With Joe Biden standing right next to him, President Obama was awfully coy in discussing his thoughts on 2016. While he expected Biden to “go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history,” the president went out of his way to make sure to praise Hillary Clinton as well.
Ultimately, whoever the Democratic candidate is, President Obama said he is “very much interested in making sure some of the stuff we got started continues,” but expects some will take a different route on various issues.
“I’m sure that there are going to be some things that, whoever the next president is, want to continue,” he explained. “There are going to be some things that they’re going to want to do differently, but the trajectory is, hopefully, going to be one in which we’re broadening opportunity for every American.”
“If I decide to run — believe me — this will be the first guy I talk to,” he said.