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