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. None of the Above

    Obama, Hillary, McCain...they are all the same person. None of them are willing to press any change that the country needs because they are all puppets to Special Interests aka Big Corporations. They can't make any real moves without releasing the bonds of their masters. The only candidate that had any chance of real change was the one that hadn't already served up their soul on a silver platter to Big Business.... Ron Paul. But since he chose not to pander to special interests, Big Media has intentionally ignored him, thus never giving a chance to a politician that won't scratch the backs of the other candidates masters. They don't want him to have any chance because they know he would uphold the great Constitution of this country that has been torn to bits, not for just the past 8 years, but for the past 100 years! He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve System which is a non-government institution OWNED BY THE BIGGEST BANKS IN THE WORLD!

    You want change? You think that things are bad and only going to get worse? Go take a in-depth study of the Constitution and see exactly what is wrong with this country and where it went wrong! You'll see that anyone who is funded by the huge banks (all Obama, Clinton and McCain's top 10 campaign contributors are 3-5 of the biggest US banks, which coincidentally all are member banks of the Fed) will have no chance at any real change that can make a true difference. You'll see! You'll see! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!

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

    I'm hoping for Hillary to make it! I still haven't figured out what Obama stands for. In the several debates that I have seen he points fingers at her and drops a bunch of names (Ted Kennedy, etc...) Atleast she has a plan and has the experience to know how to follow up and make these plans happen!

    Clinton in '08!

    March 1, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. From School of hard knoks

    CNN, and to most of your reporters Like Don King called Hillary supporters" the lunch bucket crowd those type of Democrats " This one of my main reason for supporting Hillary's I'm sick of CNN reporters putting Hillary hopefuls down. Some of the your reporters if not all have continued to say the "Well Educated and the Wealthy," Meaning that someone like myself and my family are not Educated. The NPR crowed are not with Hillary. This is just not true. I would say its the opposite.
    So i will never again look at CNN without the knowledge that you are never going to give the straight news to American citizen! We have lost something very vital. So many vital parts to our country are in ashes, we walk in the fog of disillusionment of what our country has become. We can no longer expect the news media to be unbiased unopinionated or acting in our country's best interest.

    March 1, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. sivananthi


    March 1, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. tito

    Obama is the one who can beat Republicans in November! Independents and Republicans will support Obama in November because he is reaching across the party lines! Can Hillary win republicans or independent voters, not really? She is so divisive person and everyone will vote for McCain come November! Don’t give republicans chance in November and Vote Obama!

    March 1, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Shey

    Despite everything she's done during this campaign I will not vote for Hillary under any circumstances, even if it means sitting out this election, I will not vote for McCain either.

    Hillary lost my vote forever when she consistently rolled over and played dead and fetched for Bush. She's been Bush and Co's lapdog for the past several years..........UNTIL it wasn't prudent to do so because NOW she wants to be president.

    IF you've been paying attention for longer than the past 6'd know this is the truth.

    March 1, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. PS in VA

    VL-NO, I am not 18, thanks though. I know who BIll Clinton is, I voted for him!

    I also remember George Bush running against Bill Clinton saying he was the most experienced candidate and Clinton lacked experience. Ironically, Bill's argument was that he gained real experience working with ordinary people instead of gaining it in Washington.

    Well, can't Obama use the same argument Bill Clinton used against George Bush. If being a governor is the only experence needed to become president, then Huckabee would be the only candidate qualified in this election.

    March 1, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Peg



    March 1, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. 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 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. pd4hillary

    I don't care about Hillary's tax returns, I care about mine. That is why I am voting for Hillary. The slime attacks of the Republicans have been adopted by the Obama supporters. Let's drag out every personal item on them and find something to hammer about for years. I don't care because no one is ever perfect about anything, but if you have some memory, you will remember how well we all did in the 90s with the Clintons. For goodness sakes, recognize that they know how to run an economy!! And, right now, that is all I care about. I don't care if the person who drove us in the ditch is the same person that can drive us out of it. Just get us out. My sense is that the person driving us in the ditch, still has more driving skills than the one who has never driven. Not only that take into account the amount of hydroplaning we hit. Come on and let's get real about winning the election in November, getting the economy back on track, getting everyone healthcare and start enjoying a prosperous and peaceful life again. The Clintons– and yes I count both of them, because they have always had a deep intellectual respect for each other and have always drawn on each other for decision making– they know how to run a country!
    Do you want out of Iraq? vote Clinton
    Do you want to turn the economy around? vote Clinton
    Do you want to once and for all have universal health care? Vote Clinton
    Do you want core Democratic values to become part of mainstream American values again? Vote Clinton
    This is a no-brainer!!

    March 1, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. michael

    Sen. Clinton accepts donations from troubled firm
    1 march

    March 1, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Good for Senator Clinton, who in the last week has shown the Voters just how unqualified Obama is for the position of President.....

    March 1, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. donna

    I saw the response from Obama to Hillary's 3 am call add. I thought it rather amusing that his response was the real threat was from afganistan and yet he can't be bothered to hold a meeting regarding afganistan in the committee he chairs, after all if that is where the real threat came from should he be more involved and concerned in keeping the country safe to at least hold meetings regarding it.

    March 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Chris

    This is unbelievable. How can people support Hillary?

    2 of her biggest arguments – Health care and Nafta. Nafta is good for country but she flip flops when she visits states like Ohio. Healthcare? Well didn't you have 2 TERMS Of presidency with your husband as president. If you did not get something done in 2 terms , how will you get it done in next 4 years?

    Obama – doesn't have experience but at least he looks sincere.

    McCain – Has experience but in last few years he seems to be making a pact with the devil just to win the republican nominaton.

    Out of the 3 evils – I will pick Obama because he has less experience in being one.

    March 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. yaumb

    I love all this talk about Hillary's "experience." Fact is, John McCain has more political experience and goodwill built up – on BOTH sides of the aisle – than anyone in the race.

    Obama appeals to the Utopians, but translating that Utopia from the high-level concept down to the practical application is something that nobody in his campaign or, to be frank, his supporting throng really knows how to do.

    Clinton is relying strongly on her gender and the few good echoes that still resonate from her husband's presidency – but in terms of her own experience she has precious little more than Obama does as a legislator in her own right. As a spouse, sure, she has years... but unless we accept the idea of Bill Clinton being the puppet for Hillary that doesn't really count.

    Sadly, the large majority of the American people still seem to see this election in soundbites and rhetoric instead of voting with their conscience on the issues. For me, John McCain is far from the perfect candidate... but he is certainly the best option when you consider who else is eligible.

    March 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Kate

    I'm not American but am still intensly following the run for US presidency. Just wanted to say that here in Europe people will have to stifle their laughter in case this Obama buffoon is elected in November. After Bush, just another sign for not taking the US seriously anymore. McCain or Clinton give a much stronger impression and show leadership skills where Obama is just talking and talking and talking....

    March 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. ZAREH


    March 1, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  18. Pia

    Any third rate actress would jump at the chance for free television exposure and Hillary Clinton is no exception.

    March 1, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  19. Robert

    I think some people need to think about what they are saying before they say it. Obama's "present" votes are perfectly normal in the Illinois Leg. It's a way of asking for compromise or amendment, NOT a way to duck the hard choices. People here are saying that Obama is all inspiration but not perspiration. Well, the Clinton campaign is worried about his large ground forces overwhelming them in the Texas Caucuses BECAUSE of their hard work for Obama. That's what inspiration does. It LEADS. It motivates people to action. The president doesn't "work hard and make change happen." The president inspires thousands or even millions of people to act in sync to make that change happen. Clinton has a few fat cats funding her campaign because of what she can do for them. Obama has convinced over a million individuals to donate to him because they know he can do what's best for the country.

    March 1, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  20. Obama all the way....

    And this is newsworthy????? I think John Stewart should be concerned about his ratings! I bet money on the fact that she is practicing an * authentic, emotional connection* moment in front of a mirror right now! Welling up a tear or two to sway the women voters in Ohio and Texas. Well, I am a women voter .....and I won't fall for her load of fake crap!!!!


    March 1, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. GoHills

    Time for OBAMA to drop out of the race. He's done. Stick a fork in him. The only people voting for him are Repubs who know he can't beat their guy. It's time to elect a REAL candidate... Hillary Clinton! Come on Democrats, don't be so naive... you know that a large portion of Obama's votes are from Repubs who don't have to vote for their own party now that McOldy has the nomination all but wrapped up. Come general election time, those same voters will be voting for McOldy and Obama will lose this race and we will have ANOTHER 4 years of GWBush's policies... we cannot AFFORD this!!! Be smart, vote Hillary!

    HILLARY '08!!

    March 1, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  22. vincentjohn

    Hillary on Jon Stewart.... give me a break... Why doesn't she want to go Bill O'Reilly or another fox news show...... What is she afraid O" Reilly will rip her another butt hole..... Hillary you and your bunch of wimps should pack it in and go home.....

    O'Reilly has asked you so many times, what are your so very afraid of.... Simple questions that you can't answer... Shame on you...

    Jon Stewart that's so lame....

    March 1, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  23. Lori

    Rise Hillary Rise!!

    March 1, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  24. KAREN

    Has everyone forgotten about Michigan and Florida?? Hillary won both which if counted would put her easily ahead of Mr Obama.
    The people in Michigan and Florida should not be punished for getting out and voting....the popular vote should count above all!!!
    I wish the African American nation would realize what is really at stake here and vote for a person who can get the job done instead of having to just say " We can"

    March 1, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  25. Becky Montgomery

    I love Jon Stewart and can't wait to see this. He is VERY intelligent and perceptive and will ask good questions. I don't know that she will "get" his sense of humor and tone. The audience will be younger, smart people. That's all I am saying....

    March 1, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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