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. POPE in Boston

    The fact is Hillary and Obama's platforms are almost identical. Both candidates are backed by staffs who are intelligent, knowledgable and patriotic Americans. Both are itching to get to the White House to get this country on the right track again. And by extension, the world. Both are forces to be reckoned with. So then it comes down to nuance.

    Obama does have a plan. And he does have experience. Just like Hillary. And just like McCain. And those who categorically say Obama has neither are just wrong. Plain and simple. Google Obama's Blueprint for Change online and read it. Go to his website and learn about him. There is substance behind the man and the rhetoric. And the fact that he is able to mobilize people the way he has in this campaign says something about what of President he will be when he is dealing with partisan issues here at home, as well as foreign relations around the world.

    And please don't compare Obama to Bush. Bush rose to power because he is a Bush. He could've run on name recognition alone. Obama came from nothing. And the recognition he is getting right now is founded on his hardwork as a public servant for 20 years. No, he didn't come out of nowhere. So, please, if you want to have an intellectual and mature discussion about who is qualified for the job, don't throw around the "no experience, all rhetoric" line. Because the irony of that, is THAT is all rhetoric.

    Discuss the issues and policies and discuss how each candidate affects the American populace they are going to govern. Right now, it's a fact that Hillary is polarizing people on a very superficial level, which is categorically wrong, but a fact nonetheless. Obama, on the other hand, is bringing new people into the process and is giving hope to those who feel they have been disenfranchised for the last 7 years. Much like Howard Dean did during his run. And despite Dean's ill-advised, seemingly un-presidential yell that was the harbinger of his campaign's downfall, he was qualified to be president. John Kerry was qualified to be president. Al Gore was qualified to be president. But there are reasons why none of them motivated enough people to get behind them. And the beauty behind Obama, as a leader, is that he can overcome those hurdles that rendered Dean, Kerry and Gore un-elected, as he is already proving to so in this campaign.

    So imagine then what a man of substance, who is easily more intelligent, more reasonable, more accessible and more transparent in his politics than this current president or any run-of-the-mill American politician in recent history, can do as the Leader of the Free World in 2009 and beyond. Imagine the good he's already espousing and the good he can do for our country and the world.

    March 1, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Chris

    Dems crack me up sometimes. I read all these posts concerned whether Obama will be able withstand the "repugs dirty attacks", and how it pains them to see Hillary pull a page out of the Republican play book.

    The Dems give lip service to being the party of choice and the party that stands up to disenfranchised voters.

    However, what happened when Ralph Nader announced he was running for President? Dems couldn't toss the hate fast enough. I don't agree with Nader on much, but he is one thing that most politicans are not - sincere, and that says a lot about him.

    These same Dems who believe in choice schemed to keep Nader off the ballot in as many states as possible in 2004, citing technicalities. Weren't they disenfranchising those who wanted the choice to vote for Ralph?

    Hypocrites.

    March 1, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  3. Paul

    Hillary Clinton for president. I will watch the show!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. joe

    I AM A FLORIDIAN

    IT WOULD BE A DIFFERENT STORY IF OUR VOTES IN FLORIDA

    WERE COUNTED..

    MANY HERE WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN IF OBAMA IS THE NOMINEE

    HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Caryl

    I have always believed that your coverage was objective and honest up
    until the political races . You have consistently anointed Mr. Obama
    and because of your slanted perspective some Americans may become disenchanted because of your own inaccurate reporting. I have attended events for Senator Clinton and can tell you with complete accuracy that hundreds are turned away because only half of the gymnasiums are opened for these events. cnn pans their cameras on the "closed side" Falsely stating that crowds are slim when former president Clinton stumps for his wife. I live in a srongly populated republican county in Ohio. Mr. Clinton could have filled up our high school many times over. Shame on you CNN!

    March 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. You are not Funny

    Love how you Hillary Clinton workers come to this site and post under many different names. You are not fooling anyone. It is a easy way for you to make your five dollars per hour. You are the same kind of people that voted for DUB-YA twice. Not this time.

    Obama 08

    March 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  7. Jonathan

    Let's quickly remind ourselves this is politics and that means things are not ever going to be fair or truly clean. I mean look at Bush, he hustled his way into his first term and then used fear from 9/11 to get re-elected, this is a prime example of manipulating politics at its best.

    I really like Hillary Clinton. She is a very intelligent woman and I can't deny part of her appeal is because I have fond memories of her husband's time in office, but i would prefer Obama in the White House as the President. He may not have the experience, but he has the judgment and a certain like-ability that will come in handy while negotiating deals that are in the best interest of Americans. It seems to me a great deal of people are petrified of real change.

    I define one example of change as meeting with your enemies. Look at it this way. What parent tells their 8 year old child" when you go to school tomorrow, go right up to Timmy and knock the *%&4 out of him because he is mean and I hear he has the ability to hurt you because he has been doing push ups. There is no need to communicate with him because you are better than that. Use violence to solve your issues and you won't ever feel insecure, like your dad does when he hits me."

    We are teaching our future generations there is no place for dialogue and violence is the way to solve issues and then you wonder what is happening to the youth of America and why there will be street gangs. They are just following the examples set by our government.

    I define real change, for the good of ALL Americans as:

    Barack Obama.

    OBAMA 08

    March 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  8. Andrea Fuentes, Miami FL

    Guys, I wish nationwide we Democrats would tone down the hatin' rhetoric. Any bashing or dirt brought up against either Obama or Hillary will probably come back to haunt us for November.

    I happen to support Obama, but am not going around bashing Hillary on the internet. I kind of hope for a dream ticket with both of them... probably just dreaming as Hillary probably wouldn't accept VP.

    I admire her strength, intelligence and convictions, but think Obama can unite people in a unique way that this country RED OR BLUE badly needs.

    Look forward to The Daily Show; love Jon Stewart!

    March 1, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  9. Elle

    Soon to be president Hillary Clinton, to appear on 'The Daily Show.' She has huge, huge, huge support from US.

    March 1, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  10. emmy

    so glad she will be on the Daily show..she is the best

    March 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  11. heliosmou

    I think what we will see is a woman who has a great sense of humor.

    March 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. Sarah Smith

    where are the tax returns?

    and WHO is Chelsea's dna father? she does not have one single resemblance to bill.

    March 1, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. Melanie

    I hope my TV will be set up by then, so I can watch! Honestly, its a good way for her to cry again! Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me! It won't work Hillary, pack your bags and go home!

    March 1, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. Matt Meyer

    Am I the only oine out here who thinks John Stewart is goig to tear her apart? As a regular viewer of The Daily Show, I've seen John Stewart tear through plenty of politicians for their silly games. I can't want to hear him take her on regarding her fear-mongering. This will not be a happy appearance for Clinton. Did anyone see the episode after the last debate? John Stweart ragged on her for whining about having to answer questions first and overall stated that she was grabbing at straws. Direct quote from John Stewart after a clip of Obama responding to Hill's "reject vs. denounce" silliness:

    "He's KILLING her."

    March 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  15. TIME FOR CHANGE

    Tanya, Chicago: THOSE WERE A LOT OF WORDS JUST TO SAY " HILLARY 'O8.

    I BELIEVE AS MANY AMERICAN DO HILLARY CHANGE BEGANS AT THE TOP. BREAKING THE CLINTO/BUSH STRANGEHOLD WILL INSPIRE AMERICAN TO SUPPORT THIER LEADER. OBAMA NEEDS A CHANCE JUST LIKE CLINTON AND BUSHS HAND THEIRS.

    ONE THING IS FOR SURE...NO ONE PERSON CAN FIX THIS MESS IN FOUR YEARS.

    I SUPPORT THE DEM NOMINEE WHOEVER IT IS... CAN YOU AND OTHER HILLARY SUPPORTERS SAY THE SAME???

    March 1, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  16. emmy

    Hillary i am your no.1 fan and after you do the Jon Stewart show..go over to do the Colbert Report he is just great..i laugh so hard when i watch him my stomach hurts

    March 1, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  17. Bean Counter, Motor City, MI

    I wonder if John will float her a bunch of softballs like he did B.H. Obama.

    March 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. melania

    So... now that the Clintons are crying that she isn’t getting “fair coverage” ...all we see is ads about her?

    Have any of you that are screaming the "experience" card, actually ever even LOOKED at what he's done? Do any of you know that he has actually been in elective office longer than her? Clinton may have more experience in Washington than him... but there are many (even those in important political positions) that don't necessarily see that as a good thing. Sometimes it takes a fresh view. It's been happening that way in business for many, many years.

    And it also doesn’t look like this “fear inducing” ad that she used will be working all that well, because low and behold… Barack is being endorsed by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller… he praised Obama as: "the most qualified person – Democrat or Republican – to lead our country in the face of enormous challenges – the very real threat of terrorism, economic uncertainty, and instability at home and abroad." But it's only the young voters just throwing their blind trust at him? OK!!

    On another note, I would just add that not all of Obama's voters are "young" OR "delusional". I personally am an extremely well educated woman, am not "young", and am certainly not delusional. I also happen to know MANY other people from several different generations that support Obama and have done their own diligent research as well, which is what everyone should do… not just listen to what the candidate, or especially, what the media says!

    March 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  19. Mike

    It is comments like "Barack and Roll" that indicates the poor political and educational understanding that Obama supporters have. Obamas supportes simply see a hip, smooth-talking, VH! icon, Obama is simply a lot of empty words (and even the empty words aren't his own.)

    If we are relying on the college vote to guide our political future, we are in serious trouble. I respect anyone who opts for higher education, yet face it, college students lack the TRUE life experiences to understand the REAL political issues.

    Hillary will be great on "The Daily Show," for she knows how to articulate.

    Obama will have his concert in Ohio, after it's over he can do what he does best, plagiarize the groups lyrics and transform them into a speech.

    Hillary 08!!

    March 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  20. Why

    Why are all you women stating that Hillary should be President and Obama Vice. It will never happen because of Bill. No one wants to take orders from Bill and Hillary. Obama will NEVER be Vice to Hillary. So, forget about it.

    March 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  21. john

    CNN THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK ONLY ALLOWS HILLARY POSTS AT THIS TIME IN THE MORNING....

    IVE NOTICED THIS FOR AWHILE NOW, BUT EVERY MORNING, SOMEONE WHO IS MODERATING THE BLOGS HERE OBVIOUSLY HAS A PRO-CLINTON PRO-NAFTA PRO-CORPORATE STANCE AND DOESNT LIKE THE FACT THAT OBAMA IS FOR CHANGE ...

    HILLARY IS GOING DOWN IN TEXAS AND OHIO....SHE WONT WIN BY THE LARGE MARGINS SHE NEEDS NO MATTER WHAT...BARACK HAS DESTROYED HER OVER AND OVER AND SHE HAS NEVER WON BY ALOT IN ANY STATE...ONLY BY A FEW POINTS...BUT BARACK HAS WON BY DOUBLE DIGITS OVER AND OVER AGAIN...THAT SAYS SOMETHING....

    March 1, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  22. Independent for Obama

    1. Hillary Clinton voted for the war ONLY BECAUSE the majority of america was in support of it. A PURELY POLITICAL REASON FOR THE VOTE. She didn't read any of the reports, but instead relied on the LYERS who wrote them. SHE FAILED AMERICA BY VOTING FOR THIS UGLY DISASTROUS WAR.

    2. Barack Obama, on the other hand, WAS ADVISED by his campaign not to oppose the war, because most of the country at that time was for the war. THIS IS CALLED MORAL COURAGE. Something Hillary Clinton cannot ever claim to have.

    March 1, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  23. Lester

    Oct. 2004: "One of Clinton's laws of politics is, if one candidate is trying to scare you, and the other one is trying to make you think, if one candidate's appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes. You better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope." William J. Clinton

    March 1, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. Angie, Seattle WA

    I like Stewart's show... and I like Hillary a lot! Looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for the reminder!

    March 1, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  25. Tara F. - TX

    I cannot believe the number of Obama supporters who are falling for Barack Obama's tired "judgement on the war" stance.

    NEWSFLASH: He WAS NOT in the Senate and COULD NOT VOTE one way or the other ... duh. It's easy to say what you would or would not have done when you weren't even in a position to vote ... it's kind of like Monday Morning Quarterbacking.

    That seems to be Mr. Obama's standard defense to any and every question posed to him. It's an old and tired response. It's not about a "past vote", but who has the best plan to deal with the state of our country at present ... ECONOMY, HEALTH INSURANCE and, of course, getting out of IRAQ, safely.

    I just hope people realize hope, change and "I didn't vote for a war that I wasn't in a position to HAVE to vote", aren't going to solve our post Bush problems.

    This is not American Idol for crying out loud, it's the leader of the free world we're electing. After much thought and studying the issues, I would do myself and my country a huge disservice if I were to vote for anyone other than Senator Hillary Clinton.

    March 1, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
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