ABC News: America Wants a “New Car Smell” in 2016

According to the latest from ABC, Americans do not want another Clinton, Bush, or Obama in the White House. It seems the Democratic Party at least recognizes this. But will they still run Hillary Clinton in 2016 as their favored front runner? Will the GOP Chair get his wish to have Jeb Bush, or Mitt Romeny, as the Republican favored candidates?

ABC reports President Obama, acknowledging he’s taken some political “dings” during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that “new car smell” when it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, suggesting he may not have a prominent role on the campaign trail as the country prepares to select his replacement.

“I think the American people, you know, they’re going to want — you know, that new car smell. You know, their own — they want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me,” Obama told ABC News Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

The president, who said there were “a number” of potential Democratic candidates who would make great presidents, said he would do everything he could to ensure that a member of his own party succeeded him.

“I am very interested in making sure that I’ve got a Democratic successor,” he said. “So I’m going do everything I can, obviously, to make sure that whoever the nominee is is successful.”

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Many Republicans and Libertarians are hoping Rand Paul makes a run for the White House. There is a major roadblock to Rand Paul running for President. Senator Rand Paul is up for reelection in Kentuckay, and there is this little Kentucky law which forbids a candidate from appearing on a ballot in two races. Seems like a very sensible law. This means Senator Paul must choose between attempting to remain in the Senate for 6 more years, or risk it all on a White House campaign.

This could potentially take a serious contender out of the GOP race.

What does all of this mean for the VPA? Voters are tired of things staying the same. Voters have stopped voting in record numbers. The VPA, with a very strong candidate who can attract votes from both parties, as well as from other Third Parties, and the Independent/Unaffiliated Voters could make a strong showing. If the disgruntled Voters seeing a reason to return to the polls, for a candidate they can support, this candidate will raise our chances.

We are currently speaking with a few very viable candidates. While we are doing so, we are lining up candidates for races in 2016. Our primary focus will be the unopposed races and races without any candidate. These can be the key to our successes and an end to the Two Party system.

Mark Wilder

National Chair

Veterans Party of America