Tuesday, June 16, 2015
President Obama calls Hillary, O'Malley, Sanders, and Chafee excellent candidates
In an email to supporters on Tuesday, President Obama said all of the current Democratic presidential candidates are "excellent."
"After two races and some tough fights together, it would be easy for us to get tired or wait for someone else to pick up the mantle and fight for what we believe in.
"But let's be clear about one thing, our opponents are already getting organized for 2016. Everything you and I have fought for together is too vital to too many hardworking American families for us to put it at risk of being undone.
"We've got some excellent candidates in Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, and Lincoln Chafee -- and no matter who becomes our party's presidential nominee, I know that he or she will make us all proud to be Democrats. But that nominee will need the full support and resources of the Democratic Party behind them from the moment the general election begins.
"So I'm asking you to commit to supporting Democrats right now, so we can make sure we're ready when it's time to win," Obama wrote.