Obama: I’m Confident in the Wisdom of the American People to Elect a Democrat

‘Just with respect to my successor, let me first of all say that I’m anticipating a Democrat succeeding me’

Obama: ‘I’m Confident in the Wisdom of the American People’ to Not Elect a Republican President (The Washington Free Beacon)

President Obama said he was “confident in the wisdom of the American people” to not elect a Republican to succeed him in 2016 during a press conference Tuesday in Paris.

“To put a finer point on the climate change question, can leaders gathered here believe that the United States will keep its commitments even after you’ve left office, if a Republican succeeds you in the White House?” a reporter asked.

Obama sighed.

“Just with respect to my successor, let me first of all say that I’m anticipating a Democrat succeeding me,” Obama said, to laughter from the assembled press. “I’m confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front. But even if somebody from a different party succeeded me, one of the things that you find is when you’re in this job, you think about it differently than when you’re just running for the job.

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