• Спецпроекты
  • Weather forecast
    • Exchange Rates
    • 427.83
    • 518
    • 5.92
  • SEND YOUR NEWS TO US WhatsApp +7 (777) 001 44 99
  1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Politics
  4. Politics

Obama's endorsement of Clinton 'not automatic' 14 апреля 2015, 11:53

Barack Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the White House said.
  • Vkontakte
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Одноклассники
  • Telegram
Новостью поделились: человек

Obama's endorsement of Clinton 'not automatic' Obama's endorsement of Clinton 'not automatic'

 Barack Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the White House said Monday, indicating he will wait until the general election before formally backing a candidate, AFP reports.

Keeping up the tradition of sitting presidents not publicly weighing in on the selection of their party's next nominee, the White House said Obama would wait until after the Democratic primaries to make his views known.

Asked if Obama would automatically back his former secretary of state, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said "No."

"The president has not offered up any sort of endorsement at this point," said Earnest, despite Obama's glowing words for Clinton on Saturday.

During a visit to Panama, Obama described Clinton as "a formidable candidate," "a great supporter," "an outstanding secretary of state" and a friend.

"I think she would be an excellent president," he added.

To most ears that would sound like a full-throated endorsement.

But the White House and the Democratic Party will be keen to get as much political mileage out of Obama's backing as possible.

Official endorsements play a pivotal role in US electoral politics, with candidates going out of their way to woo would-be supporters -- with promises of plum positions if necessary.

With no more elections to run, Obama may simply seek assurances that Clinton will safeguard key aspects of his legacy.

"There are other people who are friends of the president, who may at some point decide to get into the race," said Earnest.

Once "voters across the country have decided who the Democratic nominees should be, I think that Democratic nominee can be confident that they'll enjoy the support of President Obama and their campaign," said Earnest.

Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan

Firebase Cloud Messaging