“Well, the main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you, because I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve had. It has been a great collaboration over the last four years.”

— President Obama’s reason for joint 60 Minutes interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sounds like he’s passing the torch to Hillary Clinton in 2016. He will be in a tough spot as to who to back should Hillary Clinton really throw her hat in the ring for the presidency, considering Vice President Joe Biden has expressed some interest in running in 2016.