Obama: I want to develop a whole new generation of Democratic talent

“That’s part of what makes me optimistic about our future because I know those young people are out there ready to lead,” he said, “and when they start moving into more and more positions of authority, then I think the issues that I care most deeply about are going to be well served.”

When asked if he wanted to be a “talent scout,” Obama said he also hopes to be “a coach” and “a friend.”

“Somebody who can build on the incredible work that has already been done by young people,” he said, “and that to a large degree was responsible for getting me elected.”