April 17th, 2008
08:34 PM ET
6 years ago

Both Obama, Clinton to appear on Thursday's 'Colbert'

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GREENVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) – Barack Obama taped an interview with Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's 'Colbert Report' Thursday early evening to air later that night.

Obama will participated in the interview with Colbert via satellite after his event in Greenville, North Carolina.

Also set to appear on Thursday's program: Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. moma for Obama

    good Senator Obama
    you are the chosen nominee so start your talks everywhere,

    Yes We Can.................

    April 17, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. jeanne moore

    Ha Ha! Hillary isn't going to get all the free press this time around. You go Stephen Colbert!

    April 17, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. Cowboy Jack

    I bet most of the people watching will support Obama, but they won't be old enough to vote or even registered... HAHA....

    any campaign that relies on votes from young people are kidding themselves... ask Al Gore, and especially, John Kerry!

    April 17, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. Kay-Arizona

    Interesting since Obama had declined to appear a few days ago.

    April 17, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Spider

    I have marked my calendar for today. This is the day when I said that, if Barack Obama is nominated and, by chance, wins the General Election, he will be one of those Presidents that everyone denies voting for when he finishes his term.

    April 17, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. Ron

    At last, real journalism at work.

    Couldn't be any less professional than ABC.

    April 17, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  7. OlvrWhit

    whose copying Clinton now.

    April 17, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. mjaber

    And Clinton thinks this is fair!

    April 17, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Paul

    Guess which one is ready to lie on day one.

    April 17, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  10. Fact check Lawrence KS

    I wonder what else she's going to fabricate..... Yes, Yes, Yes.

    April 17, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  11. Barb Canada

    Guess he got worried and tried to steal the limelight!

    April 17, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  12. RJK

    WOW, this is going to be hilarious! He will announce his bid to run as an independent!

    Colbert 08'

    April 17, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  13. Sunny

    Didn't obama say that he didn't want to be on colbert show? I guess he changed his mind. He wanted to send his wife originally.

    April 17, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  14. Susan MO

    Go Clinton, GO!!

    Hillary 08!!!!!!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. Denis former Obama supporter

    1) Rev Wright (Pastor and Mentor Obama's buddy who is Anti -Catholic, Anti- Jewish, anti-American, Anti-Italian, Anti-white, Pro Hamas, Pro -PLO ++++++)
    2) Reszko ?? (Financial backer and money Obama's buddy who is on trial)
    3) Bitter issue (guns and religion issue)
    4) Ayers (Weatherman Undergroung Obama's buddy and backer of a well known PLO supporter)

    What is next??? America how can you support this jerk or do you get it?? This guy seems to support everthing that America is against. Do you care

    I have had enough and now I will support Hillary or if necessary McCain

    NOBAMA! NOBAMA ! NOBAMA!

    April 17, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. Chipster

    Some of posts over the past week have been so mean-spirited and self-absorbed that I've come to the conclusion that a lot of Republicans are posting phony hateful messages, pretending to be Democrats, just to try to set supporters for Clinton and Obama against each other. "Waaah – If my candidate doesn't win, I'll vote for McBush" ? Get normal, no Democrat would risk leaving the country in the hands of Ditto.

    Nice try but it won't work folks. When the decision is finally made, Democrats will focus solely on taking back our country from the corporate thieves, hate-mongers, and incompetent fools who only care about themselves.

    I'll look forward to seeing both excellent candidates on Colbert and ignore the media pressure to rush the democratic process to judgment!

    April 17, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Tom

    Democrats, Unite.

    April 17, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. Republicans for Obama

    Go Obama

    April 17, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    BARACK OBAMA, CLINTON AND NOW JOHN EDWARDS TO APPEAR ON THE COLBERT REPORT TONIGHT.

    SOURCE: COLBERT REPORT OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

    April 17, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Eric-PA

    This guy is such an embarrasment. He's always copying Hillary. She was announced to appear on the show several days ago and Obama said he wouldn't be on the show. Now all of sudden he's going to do the show. I guess he wants to cry some more about the unfair debate. Poor baby!

    April 17, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. pam ingram

    whoooohoooo

    April 17, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. teacher

    If Howard Dean wants a nominee now, what is the sense of having a nominating convention?

    April 17, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  23. Hope for Unity

    Will Hillary and Bill accidentally become the Ralph Nader of this election? They did a lot of good work in the past. Even if they can't catch up in delegates, they do have a right to keep running, but will ego and need for attention help be that tiny difference, the tipping point, for Republicans to win the White House again.

    April 17, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    is Dick Cheney really a relative of Barack Obama????

    April 17, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  25. Mike

    NObama is dull, and has no sense of self nor sense of humour.

    Dull, Dull, Dull.

    Go Hillary!!!!

    If he has strings attached, Rev. Wright can act as puppet master.

    April 17, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
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