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. beckett70

    I'm glad she is going on Comedy Central. It lends credence to the fact that Hilary is a a fun loving, happy, and very humerous individual. That is not widely known and it should be . Some people think she is just a
    dry ,policy ridden, and pragmatic individual, and that is just not true.

    March 1, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. CMouzourakis

    When my guy friend (a closeted sexist) said Sen. Clinton does not deserve to be elected because she cries for votes (and only well-known because of her husband), I had to see it for myself. I missed those times when she, according to him, was blubbering like a toddler during a tantrum. So, my friend and I looked for those videos on YouTube. Her voice wavered and her eyes looked a little misty, but we felt she showed a little humanity, not expecting sympathy votes.
    Bravo, Tanya! Well said.

    March 1, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. Laurence "Keeping it real"

    Let's stop being delusional. Hillary has no chance to win. Evidence of this is in her campaign spinning this B.S. about Obama having to win all four of the upcoming primaries by wide margines to justify all the money his campaign has spent on them. Boo hoo! Poor Hillary can't get out of her own way. He has won 11 straight state elections by huge margines and she still gets the benefit of the doubt in the bias media. What does this man have to do? After defeats on Tuesday Hillary will be expected to bow out gracefully. If she doesn't she will reduced to a disgraceful exit. And in the aftermath to follow, the democrat(ic) party may be mortally wounded in the process. Right now she has become the democrat(ic) party's worst enemy. That's what you get when you have this high-minded belief that the world owes you something. In this case it's the United States of America owing her the presidency. Thank goodness for reasonable people this time around. Obama '08

    March 1, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. Johnny Hodge

    I am with Hillary all the way. I don't believe someone has to have a ding-a-ling to be President and it doesn't scare me to have a strong woman who is brilliant and tough, over a man scared of his own history with a wife who does not fully respect America (until her husband was running for President). AS FOR ARCADE FIRE THE BAND: ouch Arcade Fire. I used to have respect for you. Your albums and lyrics made it seem like you understood the world. How mistaken was I? At the end of the day EXPERIENCE, REAL STRENGTH (see Hillary), and CREDIBILITY (not afraid of your own history) really matter. I am a true Democrat who believes that if a candidate does not know how to handle tough issues (see RUSSIA, CHINA, ETC.) then I cannot support them. and no having a SUPER TEAM around you doesn't count (see GW BUSH). I have been proud of America since I was born. Nobody is perfect and to pretend so makes you arrogant and stupid. Do bands do this to increase album sales by the way? I hope not….or to be seen as having picked the COOL PERSON over the PRACTICAL. Pathetic indeed. REMEMBER picking the cool person over the practical smart one gave us GW BUSH instead of AL GORE. (in the electoral college anyway-lol)

    March 1, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Hillary For Ohio

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

    March 1, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Juan Carlos(Vegas)

    Tanya From Chicago, I wish my English were as well as yours to be more explicit when I write. I agree Obama is a successful senator, but he does not have the experience to lead this country. The republican will do everything to hold the power. Obama has not seen the republican machine working to hold the power. People cry when between democrats are attacks, let's wait the generals. We'll have the dirties presidential run, Obama will be attacked ( license for illegals,his color, his middle name, etc, etc.) and we'll see him falling down.

    March 1, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. Tony, nm

    seems that Hillary Clinton's supporters have decided to inundate the commentaries lately

    which I think is a good thing

    it's quite interesting to finally see who these people ARE and what they have to say about their candidate

    But as an Obama supporter, who of course believes in the power of words to transform lives and offer direction in scary times, I am not very moved by angry, bitter, even sometimes hateful attacks against the man I feel is the better choice.

    I hope the great state of Texas, my neighbor, votes overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. In my view, His actions speak louder than Her words.

    March 1, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. Kevin Topeka, KS

    No one can convince me that race is not an issue in this election campaign. 85 to 90% of the African American vote going to Obama!?!!. Come on!! That kind of percentage can only be based on bias. I would say the same thing if Hillary were getting 85% of the female vote. But she's not. Who would have known that the Hillary would lose that kind of support from African Americans, after all the Clinton's have done for all minorities in this country. But she did. It is a shame.

    March 1, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  9. Jim

    Thank God this will be over March 5th. Then all of you Clintonistas can return to the American Idol message boards.

    March 1, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. Rolly Txs.

    Those people who are attending concert for Obama are not really voting for him, they just want to hear and see the performer. Obama will loss this nimination I am very confident. He had lots of donations from his brothers and sisters from the mosque but I know people will realize this soon and will put him nothing but on the stage just to deliver poem of concession which is his masterpiece.

    March 1, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Rod

    Way to go Anthony make the youth of America seem like they don't matter. DId you learn this tactic from Hillary? She seems to be able to avoid whole states like they don't matter too.
    Good job.
    11 Wins and counting straight for Obama. Thats not just the informed young people in America. Nice try

    March 1, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  12. king from toronto

    bill was a year younger than obama when he ran fro president,had no experience.yet the same people who voted for him,is sayin the same thing about obama.i'm confused!lol you people make me laugh,lol obama o8

    March 1, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  13. Ray

    Clinton can't win against McCain because her disapproval rating is too high. Obama polls well against McCain and is our only hope of having a Dem in the White House. Both candidates are great – one can win, the other cannot.

    I'm honestly interested in this answer (please CNN give me a chance to ask the question) – just exactly what rabbit will Hillary pull out of her hat to win the general election in '08? Do you believe Clinton will somehow, after all these years in public life, suddenly win over the people who are averse to her? How will this happen? She will lose against McCain according to every data point I've seen. If you don't think so, tell me why not!

    Obama '08

    March 1, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  14. kate

    How long is Obama going to go on about the mistake of going to war? We all get it. We shouldn't have done it. But make no mistake, he didn't vote for it because he couldn't. The fact is, we are there. The real issue now is how are we going to get out? Immediately as he claims, I don't think so and neither does Obama. Instead of cheering wildly at his rallies, listen to what he is saying. It is not much. We all want change, but who can provide it? Don't fall for all the hype....go with the facts.

    March 1, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  15. Athan from MD.


    "With John McCain well ahead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and because Texans can vote in either party's primary, Republicans have been voting in the Democratic race, University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray said."


    March 1, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    these two phoneys deserve each other

    March 1, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. Devin

    If experience truly was what mattered in this election, Bill Richardson would be the President in 2009.

    March 1, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  18. James

    Hillary, for the good of the party, please DROP OUT NOW!!!!!

    Quit gracefully, otherwise you will ruin the DNC chances in November against the RNC.


    March 1, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  19. dean

    well, jeez, now she's on t.v. making lots of promises but failing to mention how she will raise the taxes to do it.
    you better start saving and hiding your money before she chases more jobs out of the country.

    March 1, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. zerville

    I am getting sick of people touting Hillary an experienced and capable in this Presidential race..
    I think her opponent has failed to challenge this free ride all along..

    Also she claims her plans has details while her opponent lack details.. I have read both plans on economy, healthcare and policies..But she has no better details than Obama!!!

    Where is Hillary 35 yrs of experience from?
    By being the first lady for Bill Clinton for 8 yrs?
    By being a Senator and not really known for any major legislative but the costly and wrong decisions of Iraq war?

    The only Healthcare project she is known for during Bill years failed due to her serious inabaility to work with others but have it her way..

    So where is her proof of credibility for God's sake??? What pivotal goverment position has she held to prove this credibility and experience pitch?

    Hilary has not held a goverment position apart from being the first lady and then a senator with nothing major done.

    She is more known for her high temperament and uncontrollable personality that cannot handle presssure of leadership but hides under the umbrella of fighting for the people as an excuse for irate tempers and inability to handle perceived defeats.

    let's call it what it is and stop this illusion..

    March 1, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  21. Brian

    I hope she has learned how to sing opera.....

    March 1, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  22. Politra

    Hilary Clinton is simply a political mediocre. She can only act as commander in chief, but never can truly perform that. Compared to her ability she has already gained more than enough. For her, politics is a way of building someone’s carrier. That is why she could compromise with her husband few years ago.

    March 1, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  23. Shirley in California

    Juan Carlos(Vegas): I understand that you and many others have the fear that Obama might be targeted by the republicans. Let me tell you, he will be. And, Hillary will be too! So far, we have seen a whinny, angry, sarcastic Hillary who plays racial, gender, fear cards on the public and demonstrates the jaw-dropping worst of the dirty politics when she is frustrated and when facing challenge from her party opponent. She is there struggling to figure out what to do and yet to get a solution to her problem for several weeks now. Juan, can she really face any other challenges? So far, she is a joke!

    March 1, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. Abby

    March is Women History Month. Yeeeaaaah Hillary will make history!!!!

    March 1, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  25. Jan E

    As a resident on upstate New York, let me tell you ...

    This premise that Hillary has "experience" is puzzling and is being used by her supporters as a given!! I know that Obama is focusing on her lack of good judgment but that is because this is the more obvious of her shortcomings. If we put aside her lack of good judgment for a second, anyone who is accepting her "experience" has a lot of education to go through. Hillary got into power mainly because of her husband's influence in the party and not on her own merits, to deny that is unreasonable. She got the powerful position as the NY Senator after her husband twisted few arms and called in favors from the NY power brokers. She never had a history in NY to run on nor the qualifications to warrant it. As a resident in her district in New York, I see nothing but misery around me from her lack of action to help upstate areas. This is real folks!! not politics. She has been representing this area since she was elected and the people here are baffled how she won again after failing miserably in her first term!!

    I am not saying there was fraud or anything like that, but suffice to say that people here are depressed and have become cynical about the system that they are tuning out and giving up, allowing her and her husband's influence to trump the representation process.

    If you are supporting Hillary because of her so called experience, look at what she has done to her constituents in NY. We are the ones who had that "experience" with her, and it was not a good one!!

    March 1, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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