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Top Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said President Obama won't let the Clintons retake control of the Democratic Party because “no one likes to get off the stage,” in an interview on "The Cats Roundtable," host John Catsimatidis's Sunday radio show on New York AM 970.  

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"For the last eight years it's been the Obama Party, it hasn't been the Clinton Party for quite sometime and there's certainly a rivalry between the Clintons and the Obamas. The question is does Obama give it up and allow Hillary to be elected president? Likely not."

He added that Clinton will also face pushback to win the presidency because other major powers in the Democratic Party are not committed to her.

Obama has made “it a lot more difficult for Democrats to get into power again” because of his inability to confront the threat of radical Islam, he added.

Sheinkopf predicted that Clinton would likely face off against Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida governor Jeb Bush for the 2016 ticket, who recently announced he's actively exploring a 2016 run.

"You have to give Bush and edge, and he's not going to be a pushover."