UPDATE: Cary Lee Peterson, INC Chairman: Obama 2015 SOTU 'Sets the Tone & Path for a Graceful Sanders vs. Clinton 2016 Election'

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Independent National Committee Chairman Cary Lee Peterson posts comment to Facebook and Twitter Wednesday morning, voicing President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address "sets the tone and path for a graceful Sanders VS. Clinton 2016 election."

Although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has not confirmed whether or not he will be running for president in 2016, the newly formed independent political party committee has already began supporting the possibilities and concept of 'Sanders for President 2016' on social media and national press, in addition to hosting next month's Every Vote Counts - Restoring America voter and veteran rights awareness forum in Cambridge, Minnesota at The American Legion's Howard McCarty Post.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently made statement that he would announce his decision to pursue running for U.S. presidential office in March of this year and in the meantime has been active in the media, remarking on current issues that affect America's communities and businesses.

According to Live Free or Die Alliance, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization the current 2016 presidential (potential) contenders include Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Dr. Ben Carson ®, former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, former Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT), Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kerry Bowers ®, and former Governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (R-FL). Only time will determine the possibilities of the inclusion of someone as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Dr. Jill Stein (G) to the roster of 2016 hopefuls. Such an occurrence would be the first time an independent party has had a well-known presidential candidate on the national ballot since Ross Perot in 1996.