March 1st, 2008
12:58 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton to appear on 'The Daily Show'

 Clinton last appeared on Stewart's show in 2003.
Clinton last appeared on Stewart's show in 2003.

(CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ on Monday, March 3, according to a press release by the cable outlet.

Clinton has previously appeared on the political talk show but her upcoming appearance will be the first since announcing her run for the White House in 2007.

The scheduled appearance comes a day before crucial primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont where some pundits believe Clinton must do well in order to keep herself in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain, the two other leading contenders for the White House, have both appeared on the popular show since the presidential campaign started in early 2007.

–CNN’s Sasha Johnson and Martina Stewart


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  1. Mary Smairat

    This is another "play" on the American people, apparently people in politics undermine the intelligence that we posses. I refuse to believe that Lewis had a change of heart and jumped over into the obama campaign because he truly believed it was the right thing to do... THIS IS POLITICS MY FRIENDS! Unfortunaltely the American people are not taking the time to peel back the outer layer of propoganda that the media is presenting. It is a shame that in today's world, we are letting the media companies control and determine what information in important for us to see. I refuse to believe that this country is that corrupt... the only hope that I have left is in Hillary Clinton. She just might be the last patriotic American left in this country. If this were a job interview... I hope those obama supporters are ok with not getting the job of their dreams because of dirty politics... if this were the "real world", the person with the most experience and credibility would get the job based on merit. For those of you who are working... this should make perfect sense to you.. for those who dont see it this way... well when you dont get success in life you will feel the injustice.

    obma is not who he says he is, nor does he have the merit to be given this position. There is alot of information that we are not seeing... doesnt that trouble you? For example, if someone were to tell a rumor about you and you were hurt by it, yet there was NO way for anyone to see the truth, wouldnt that be upsetting to you? Wouldnt that be injustice to you? Look at it that way... when we see the Hillary bashing continue... dont you stop and think that there is somthing sketchy about how THE MEDIA IS PORTRAYING OBAMA LIKE THE NEWEST CELEBRITY IN TOWN!". I love rap music... but I do not want a president who listens to Jay-Z "I got 99 problems but a bi*ch aint one" (he played this song when he came out for a speech). Do you want a president with his own sneaker out (he has a new air force one on the market).

    Unfortunately, if Hillary Clinton is not the candidate for president I WILL NOT VOTE IN NOVEMBER... this does not make me less of a democrat (as if that matters... hello we live in a FREE country). I refuse to buy into the propoganda and dirty politics of the Republican party. See, they must be really nervous about the country's sentiment with the Republicans productivity with the Bush administration. What better to put all of their energy and money into obama... at the worst they would have either mc cain or another puppet in office.. obama. There is alot of sketchy business going on.. too bad the media wont play fair.

    March 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. maxine

    Don't tell me Hillary isn't getting media attention. CNN has had more articles about her than any another. Also, Tanya in Chicago is posted on every Hillary article today. How much power do the Clintons really have; can't talk about Chelse, can't talk about Hillary's voting history, can't talk about the Clinton past–Google Clinton Convicts, can't talk about NAFTA and above all we can't press Hillary for her tax records and her WH records.....HMMMM Media doesn't like Hillary doesn't make a case for me..Fox news loves her, they are constantly defending her over Obama....so people chill. Hill and Bill will get into the WH again....and nothing will change...she doesn't play well with others. :) Live and learn.

    March 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. Bob

    She is someone who use the country for their political gains.....

    Say no to Clinton dynasty......

    March 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Laylah

    I hate to use the right -or left- wing conspiracy theory, but what is Jon Stewart doing by having his personal choice of presidential candidate on his show 8 hours before the polls open? Besides ratings, that is. There will be more to this encounter than meets the eye, beyond just crying. Billary is looking for an election day headline. She loves to create controversial news coverage.
    Does this mean that now Oprah will have Obama live on her show on Monday, too. Beware, Billary, her ratings are a lot higher than Jon Stewart's, with a largely 30-70 year old, female audience.

    March 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Leah

    can't wait to see you, hillary.
    hillary 08!

    March 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. decider1136

    I agree that the last video was poor. It was not a good choice, but remember that a candidate's campaign is run by a lot of people, not just the candidate. It could be easy to view that thing and not really realize at that moment that the video wasnt the right message. Still that shouldnt overshadow the whole campaign.

    March 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. usa, maryland

    1-Talking about Hillary: 35yrs of experience; how does this benefit the country when those experiences can not give her the basic wisdom she needs to make sound judgements and run the country. talking about being ready day one; how about getting it right day one? All these yrs should have sharpened the sense of judgement and helped make sound decisions. Got to be realistic here. 35yrs, great but it all sounds like a bragging thing that only "benefits" one person, not the country. sound judgement is the measure; and it appears Obama has it despite his relatively short life in politics. you are right, no room for trial and error and that's why you should vote for Obama.`

    March 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  8. Jess

    I'm hesitant to support a leader whose followers are so hateful. When you hate someone so much, and idolize another so obsessively, it usually means you are lacking strength and confidence within yourself. I am looking forward to Hillary in 08.

    March 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. kate

    Sorry, but if that phone does ring at 3 a.m. and the country is in trouble, I want Hillary there. There is not enough time for Obama to site and chat with foreign leaders as he wants to do. Obama has great ideas but in reality, he cannot carry them out. Not enough experioence from Obama for me to put in in the Oval Office.

    March 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. from Boston

    Obama was not in Congress at the time so he should stop pretending that he actually had a vote about the war.

    March 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. PAUL

    HEY JON STEWART,

    ASK HILLARY IF SHE KNOWS HOW MUCH OBAMA PAID FOR A "THE BEST POLITICAL TEAM ON TV" AND A SITUATION ROOM. THAT IS WHERE SHE SHOULD HAVE SPENT HER MONEY. BECAUSE THESE 2 BUYS HAVE HELPED HIM TREMENDOUSLY.

    March 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. dave

    obama,08,o hell
    hillary 08 o really

    March 1, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  13. Judy

    Hillary is the most qualified to run for the President of the United States. But, because she is a woman, she must be tougher and then she must be softer, and then she must be prettier, etc. When will we ever elect a woman president, if not now.
    Think about it. If Senator Obama, with the same resume, wit and charm were a woman, would we listen???

    March 1, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  14. pd4hillary

    Anonymous and Dave are absolutely right!! Obama supporters if you really want to see him become President, push for VP now and President in 8 years. Clinton supporters are more centrist and will slide to the moderate candidate that the Republicans are putting forward. The Rep will beat Dems in Nov because the Dems, despite all the false and hyped rhetoric about Obama's draw of independents, Obama's predominant support is from the left in the party. In other words, Dems are fielding a less centrist candidate. McCain will pick up the middle 5-10% and that is all that is needed. Plus, you have to look at the states that are swing states, Ohio, Florida, Penn, so on, Obama will not be as competitive there as Clinton, just look at the matchups. Throw into the fact that Florida has been completely disenfranchised by the Dems, especially if Obama is given the nomination without Floridians having a say, the Nov election is already lost. The idea that winning in a Republican state during a Dem primary translates into a Nov win, does not hold water. Look at the swing states!!

    March 1, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Juanita

    We're agreed, it's "Jon Stewart" not "John Stuart". I haven't seen the "John Stuart Show" but I thoroughly enjoy the "Jon Stewart Show". I'd really like her to appear on the Colbert Nation. That would be fun.

    March 1, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  16. Charlotte

    I quit watching Oprah way back, when became so black. A school in Africa when schools in Chicago needed and still need people like her. Oh wait she said, American kids are spoiled brats.

    March 1, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  17. Randy

    Well it looks like to me all you Clinton haters are coming out of the wood work but I don't think anybody heard a peep out of you losers when Bill was in office and everybody had a job and was eating good and living the good life, just hope if the muslin Obama gets in which I don't think he will he might not make the four years, so keep on hating the Clinton's it's good to get it off your chest and don't waste your vote on Obama

    March 1, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. dee

    It is so easy to be INDEPENDENT...choose the best of 3...and I chose OBAMA....

    March 1, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. Mark

    I am so sick and tired of hearing the same old "experience" mantra. What matters is judgement and character. Hillary loses on both accounts. She has blatantly participated in say-anything-to-win tactics. She is too power-hungry to see what's good for this country. 35 years of change?? What did she do at the age of 25 that *really* made a difference for this country?

    lame.

    Barack and Roll, baby!

    March 1, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  20. Janet

    This is a very bad idea for her. Unless she has pre-screened all of the questions, she will fail miserably. She has a terrible personality and lies through her teeth. She lies so much that she can not keep up with her lies. Well if she lies in her upcoming trial in California, that is perjury and she will go to jail this time.

    March 1, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. Don Fitzgerald, Chicago

    I have been a life long Democrat and it pains me to see Senator Clinton adopting a page out of the Republican play book. She should stop the fear-mongering and speak the truth about Senator Obama. Distortions and half truths are not rhetorical tools she should be employing. They are generally the favorite tools of the Republicans. That is why they are so worn out and meaningless. So, come on, Senator Clinton, you are better tnan that, stop with fear-mongering and speak to the high ideals our Party champions, as Senator Obama is doing!!!
    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME, ALIVE. NOW.

    March 1, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  22. Basic Logic

    hmmmm ... Landing a punch with a 16 ounce (Hillary) glove should be more devastating than one with a 6 ounce (Obama) glove ... yet Obama keeps gaining.

    I think you've accidently shown why Clinton is ineffective.

    So sorry....

    March 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  23. viv

    Everyone pay attention, Hilliary has not displayed in consistency in her campaign. you all keep knocking obama but I believe he can be the president. she talks about missing in action. I don't see her on the senate floor doing her job so who also missing in action. I think it is time to clean house. As far as obama and his hope and change. I see that you and everyone else is looking for hope and change and it is constantly being said in every who speaks. so apparently his words are not empty because you all want what he is offering. so think about it people. OBAMA 08 for PRESIDENT!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  24. No to Hillary Clinton

    I do not have confidence that Hillary Clinton would make the right decision in the moment when it counts. With all of the information available to her about Iraq, she made a decision that was politically expedient. Rather than voting with her head, she voted to go along with the majority of members of the Senate. She did not have the courage to stand up to the truth. No to Hillary Clinton, he so-called experience did not help her make the right decision when it counted.

    March 1, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. Interesting

    It seems Clinton supporters can't remember history. Most presidents were never in washington because 90% were Governors. Bush Sr tried to use the experience argument on Bill Clinton. Here's what Bill said:

    "The same old experience is not relevant. You can have the right kind of experience and the wrong kind of experience."

    It's amazing that Obama hasn't thrown that back in their faces.

    March 1, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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