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

Clinton to appear on 'The Daily Show'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" 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

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (393 Responses)
  1. kathleen

    For the people that think Hillary is getting a bad rap with
    CNN and the media is that Hillary showed her true colors
    and Obama is an honest man. Did anyone ever tell Hillary
    the "Honesty is the Best Policy." NO. I can't listen to her
    voice and cackel of a laugh. I believe the same women
    that will vote for Hillary are the same ones that voted for
    BUSH. Come on tell the truth, DID YOU VOTE FOR BUSH?

    The nastiness that began in this DNC race, began with
    Hillary. Obama just goes about his business until SHE
    attacks him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. Cyndi, MD

    Hillary couldn't get her health care plan done 15 years ago – and that was with an ally in the white house – her husband. What makes her think she can do it now? She is so polarzing!! No republicans would ever vote for her health care plan! They would go out of their way to make sure she fails – again!

    Obama has the right leadership skills to get everyone excited about making positive changes for the whole country. That is what it is going to take. You need to be able to get other people to join your effort. That is the only way any health care plan is going to get approved by congress.

    She knows she has NO WAY of ever getting ANYTHING through congress – she lacks the leadership skills to accomplish anything in congress – unless she agrees to another tax break for the republicans!

    We NEED Obama to lead this country. He has what it takes!

    March 1, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. lin


    March 1, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  4. phil

    I guess I missed the foreign policy and economic experience Hillary Clinton has?

    March 1, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. BkMSW

    Lets see if CNN posts this, as I frequently comment on these articles and have yet to see my comments posted.

    Am I the only one who thinks Hillary is VERY UNSTABLE?? I am sorry. While I believe we do need someone in the White House with experience, I also believe that we need a leader who can keep their COOL. Period. Not some hothead who gets aggressive because something is "personal" to her.

    Obama '08

    March 1, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. Bill

    If your biggest argument against Hillary is that she will cry, then you are really mis-informed. First, she has never cried. This is stupidty at its best. I must ask why are Obama supporters so hateful toward Senator Clinton. I can atleast understand the republican position, but not Obama supporters. You all come across looking silly. You claim your more intelligent, yet you have no real argument against Clinton and most of you can not support real reasons for your own candidate to be elected.
    Bash Hillary as much as you like. It shows your imaturity and true lack of knowledge on this women. All the things that are thrown out here are rumors and speculation, nothing factual. The facts are..Hillary is the most experianced, best qualified and should be our next President. Also, the women who dislike her seem to be even nastier. Is there some jealousy going on??

    Hillary will always be thier for us, regardless of the outcome of this election. Smart people should really look at the issues that face this country and vote for substance over super stardom.

    Also, I watch the Daily Show every day. I have never seen anyone boo Clinton.

    March 1, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. maggie

    Good Luck, Hillary! We love you!

    March 1, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |


    March 1, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. ClintonNever

    Tanya – Aren't you the one that works for HRC campaign?

    Come on! You people make me sick. This is one reason why we shouldn't want to have Hillary to be the democratic nominee for the presidential race, leave alone becoming the president.

    CNN – Not even 1 of the 100s of comments I said so far have been posted. THANKS! And I have no idea why people (INCLUDING the candidate herself) whine about media's bias for Mr. Obama. What a bunch of losers.

    March 1, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Terry

    Hillary Says She Can 'Answer Phone' my 2 years old do some thing...LOL

    March 1, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. marge

    AR March 1st, 2008 10:20 am ET

    At least logic won't be required. Latest example – HRC campaign says Obama will be in trouble if he doesn't win all of the contests next Tuesday because he spent so much. I guess that's why we had president Perot and why Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee, right…? no…wait

    Who is advisng her????? This was the most senseless statement they have made thus far.
    The pressuer is NOT on Obama ...its ON Hillary...
    She is BEHIND in delelgates...She has LOST 11 straight!
    Obama doesn't even have to win,and will still be rewarded MORE delegates than Hillary. Its all about the delegates!!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. Jim

    I would rather see a new Wilmore piece or even a Hodgman reair.

    March 1, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Tim Richardson

    My fellow Americans: John F Kennedy did not have much experience either but he kept us from going into world war III. The country needs a new direction. But what scares me the most is that President Bush and the elite will rig the election...Now we all know how the democrats are turning out in large numbers,the largest in our natin's history..Yet President Bush told reporters with so much confidence that he guarantees that Mccain will wiin in Novermber and that he will be there to help him. Now that sounds pretty scary to me...Please we must look out for the possibility that they will rig the election. How can stop it? Remember who's ever President, will have experience advisors around them...

    March 1, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. vl

    To PS in VA, ...........ah, excuse me, Bill Clinton was the Gov. of Arkansas....just so you know. You must be like what, 18?

    March 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Steve R., New York

    This country and the world are ready for someone like Obama. He should choose Joe Biden as his running mate. Biden, or someone like him (Bill Richardson?) will bring the added experience that some are concerned about. Such a change will be a breath of fresh air to Americans and our allies who want to respect us again. Today, America is widely despised and not trusted by many of our allies after seven years of manipulation by Bush/Cheney.

    Obama is practical on matters such as civil liberties, foreign relations, and restoring jobs in America. Most importantly, he spoke out strongly against the Bush/Cheney spin machine which McCain and Clinton bought into regarding Iraq. Someone posted that 90% of America supported the Iraq war at the time. Please, 90%?..a lot of people were bamboozeled but I suspect the quiet majority was strongly opposed to this illegal attack on a sovereign nation.

    Hillary continues to insult our intelligence when she proclaims "had I known then what I know now, I would not have supported the war."

    I'm no smarter than Hillary, but I knew. How? I read and listen. We were lied to and the press reported we were being lied to. One example? Go back and read Joe Wilson's op-ed in the NY Times in the run-up to the war. We were told by Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, Rice, and others that we were unpatriotic if we questioned the reasons for going to war. I'm glad that Obama questioned it.

    Now McCain scares us with such self serving comments as, 'if we withdraw from Iraq, then our brave men and women in uniform will have died in vain'. Sadly, they did die in vain. These innocent victims followed the orders of their deceiptful Commander In Chief and were sent in to kill innocent Iraqis.

    Obama simply wishes to end the madness. I fully support his intent to withdraw. Iraqis can never allow us to "win" after we killed so many of their brothers and sisters. Besides there is no war to win; it continues to be nothing more than an illegal attack. We have nothing against Iraq except for their past leader.

    I look forward to voting for Barack Obama as a statement to try to restore our standing in the world as we try to seek peaceful relations with other countries, like-minded or not.

    March 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  16. Jed in Texas

    Hillary can be funny Im sure but the last thing we need now is another comedian in the White House.Look what Mr.Chuckles has done for us.I would rather see her cry and mean it and THEN GET MAD AS HELL AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I have more respect for horse thieves than for Texas politicians or any other ones for that matter, they are the lowest form of life on Earth.

    March 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. B. Smart

    Here we go again. Its about the same old faces on the same old talk
    shows. Same old faces. Clinton,Bush,Clinton,Bush................

    OBAMA 08.

    March 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  18. jt

    Hillary will win! More smarter!! More polished!!!

    Obama still sleeping having a dream!! Wake up do something in Afghanistan, you are the chairman of the sucommittee that has something to do with NATO (that has troops fighting there). You have not done anything except good speeches.

    Obama did not vote for the Iraq war, because he was not in the senate at that time. He was just a war protestor. He did not have the privelage to see the strong evidence provided that we needed to go to war. If he did, he probably voted for it just like most of them did.

    Now he is now in the senate and has the responsibility to do something in Afghanistan. He is not doing anything. He is just making speeches saying he could have done better. Like what, not doing anything...just talking? speeches??

    Hillary is a better choice!!. She is smarter!! More polished!!.

    March 1, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. Jefferson Madison

    How could Hillary possibly win against McCain? She is running EXACTLY THE SAME CAMPAIGN!!

    March 1, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  20. Krishna & Ranga

    One time correct vote by Obama does not mean better judgement for all time to come. nor Hillary is going to be wrong every time. As is human every President has judged issues correctly & incorrectly. Ultimately it is the experience folks. From childhood till death we always have to bank on experience and draw from it as we grow.. It iis therefore good for our nation if we vote for a person with more accumulated experience and among Democrats that person appears to be Hillary.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  21. Ken

    To all of you who think Hillary is the best choice to be our next president, I have this to say :

    WAKE UP !!!

    She and Bill have had this plan since the early 70's. He would run and hopefully become president, and then a few presidential terms later, she would run because he was so charming. Well, they're trying to fulfill that dream. Unfortunately, Bill was not so charming. A great speaker, I'll give you that. But charming? Hell no. Snake charmer, maybe!!

    She makes all kinds of campaign promises when running. Just as she did when she ran for the Senate seat in 2000. But she did not fulfill those promises. In fact, NY is worse off because of her.

    Obama on the other hand has done alot of wonderful things as a State Senator of Illinois, and as a United States Senator. He has really helped the poor and disabled citizens of Illinois and has the good of the people in mind when voting for the various bills. And for those of you who will say "he only voted "present" for several of the bills that were put in front of him"... remember, he explained why he voted "present". He could not, in good conscience, vote "yea" for the bill in the wording that it was being presented. So by voting "present", it would not get approved in the way it was worded, and could be revised and re-submitted.

    This guy has shown that he really cares about the American people. Hillary has shown that she only cares about herself.

    Please try and see the difference.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  22. Inquiring minds of Central California

    Nobody cares. File Hillary clinton under the Bill Richardson and other has-beens category.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  23. Patty

    You know it is a real eye opener reading comments such as these. A vast majority of the Obama supporters express their support for him by repeating the same mantra of invectives against Hillary. They tout her lack of experience yet feel Obama's lack is not a problem. They disregard any criticism of Obama as being unfair journalism but just relish when a negative story appears again about Hillary. For those who feel he so likeable to fix the world, then remember he thinks Canada has a President, and he knew absolutely nothing about the new leader to be of Russia. He also hinted that when he pulled out of Iraq and if AlQaida continued or strengthened, he would do whatever, which was to me reinvading and pulling another George Bush routine which is the opposite of what Obama is using as his sole platform to run on – I was against the war. So now he thinks it would be fine to reinvade Iraq if needed?????? Sorry, to go back to another thread here, I want Hillary answering that phone at 3:00 AM. The rock star, eloquent speaker image will soon fade and I want to know what more is behind that facade before it is too late.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  24. Ann Aloha FairMedia, PA

    At least we know Jon Stewart won't spin the show to favor Senator Obama...the way the media does to glorify him...
    Nevertheless when to right change takes place...I hope all the people that polarized Senator Obama(especially the media) will eat their crow well and not cry about it.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  25. Ed, Philly

    Hillary's chances of beating Obama in the delegate count is slim to none. IF she becomes the Democratic nominee, it will be the best possible thing for the Republican party.

    The Democrats have the Congress majority and they can't get anything accompished.

    Now she may lose Texas, so suddenly the TX caucus system is not proper.

    Hillary is the definition of what's wrong with this country. If things turn bad, it's not my fault. It's Obama's enormous spend on commerials, it's his negative flyers, it's the TX voting system, it's the Bush administration. Maybe GW should shed a tear during the national address.

    March 1, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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