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. Jan E

    It is really sad that there are so many people who are still fooled by Hillary's campaign, I wonder how people can allow their rational judgment to be suspended like this and not take the time to look at what Hillary done to create divisions and ill feelings in the country. Yes she is tested and the test results are in, she can create enemies quicker than any other politician, she is a fighter for sure, but only for her personal ambitions and power. She has proven over and over that she is not reliable and will go wherever the wind blows to score. Yes, Hillary thrives on conflicts and will succeed in creating new ones. A leader that can resolve conflicts, she is definitely not. Good luck to all !!

    March 1, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. king from toronto

    all she does is gives armunation to the republicans,to use against democrats,this is all the experience and leadership she talks about.she's destroying the party.

    March 1, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Kelly Anne

    Maybe she will announce she is dropping out for the good of the party?

    Please Hillary, don't ruin 2008 for the Dems! The longer you hang on with no chance to win, the better it is for the GOP.

    DO THE RIGHT THING!!!! We know you will!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  4. Luz

    Why is the headling of this"Clinton to take on John Stewart"? That was the link leading into this article even though the title here is "Clinto to appear in the Daily Show". Nothing in the content explains why the contentious title.

    Is it because John has been too quick to pick on Hillary but has left Obama mostly un-touched? I am sure there is as much unused material from the Obama campaign as he has presented against Hillary. I used to like John Stewart. He was my one person I would like to meet. He has thrown some deserved punches to Hillarry. But as of lately he has been blind to his own bias against her, and then mock Hillary for pointing it out.

    March 1, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  5. Ardnuas

    Time for her to start CRYING again.............or saying how unfair she is being treated!!! We want a women president, but NOT THIS WOMEN!
    Obama/Edwards08 Si Se Puede

    March 1, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  6. no longer a democrat


    I and my 5 family members changed our affiliations from Democrats to Independent yesterday. I am disgusted my the way the media has been sexist and potrayed everything as pro-Obama. The left extreme of the democratic party has taken over. Last night I saw that Quicny Jones and someone I REALLY admire Dr. Maya Angelou endorsed Hillary CLinton, YET NO ONE HAS ANYTHING positive to say about HILLARY CLINTON

    The Obamabots think that all the Hillary supporters will vote for him this November should he be the nominee, well they should think again.....and I am not the only one.. c-span had 4 callers to say this as well...they will support mccain or nader or write in hillary

    As for John Stewart, maybe he will have the guts to question Obama while Mrs. Clinton is on his show..........


    THanks you.

    March 1, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  7. me

    Clinton all the way! AMerica loves you!

    March 1, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Chris

    tick tock...tick tock. Time's running out for you Hillary. Can't be soon enough. We've avoided the potential disasters of either an Edwards or Clinton Presidency, and that's a victory in and of itself, regardless of the eventual outcome of the general election.

    I want to thank Senator Obama for sending Hillary packing. It's the greatest contribution he could make to the country.

    Of course, I'm going to vote McCain come November.

    March 1, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. rowland

    Experience is important but not everything. How much experience did Bill have before becoming President? The answer coming up after the break.........................................Welcome back....Bill Clinton had no experience. He was the govenor of Aransas....if that doesn't prepare you to run the most powerful country on the planet, I don't know what would!
    Vote your conscience, vote for competence, stick to the issues people.

    March 1, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. James

    Bill Clinton circa 1992 himself said it best:

    If one candidate wants you to vote on your fears, and one wants you to vote on your hopes, choose hope.

    March 1, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Trev

    I think it makes sense for her to go on the show. She needs to try and connect with younger voters. As for the timing, it makes sense to do it late because 18-30 year-olds make up their mind on who to vote for later.

    BTW, it is fun to listen to the Obama supporters launch personal attacks on Hillary supporters. Great way to foster unity. Stick to talking about the candidates. I think Hillary supporters should do the same thing, but I find fewer examples of her supporters insulting Obama supporters. Speaking of sticking to the candidates, it is interesting that Obama responded to a "fear monger" ad with another "fear monger" ad. Doesn't sound like change to me.

    Hillary 08 (without the hate)!

    March 1, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. rhurst

    CNN header Clinton to take on Stewart ,,,,please "take on" does anybody else think of a prise fight when they hear these words..You can be sure if it wasObama appearing CNN would wording would be "he graces the stage" . Everything you read from CNN and see on tv begins with Obama fires back,,,,,yes CNN this makes him seem so powerfull,,,,,go Hillary I cant wait to see you on Stewarts show

    March 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Laura

    I can't wait to see it. I miss nice HIllary, it will be nice to see her.

    This campaign has not brought out her best qualities.
    Whining about debate questions, beyond the grave Ann Richards endorsement, Michigan and Florida delegate votes, plagurism attacks, not able to control her emptions, she's all over the place.

    Having just seen her new attack ad referring to the 3:00 am white house call, she has made it clear to me who I want in charge in a moment of crisis and It is not her.

    Experience is useless if you don't learn from your mistakes, she has not learned anything except better campaign tricks via Rove.

    March 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. Anonymous

    Regarding David's comments-You are right on. The best long term bet for the Democrats is a Hillary/Obama ticket. I strongly believe that McCain will easily win if Obama is the nominee. Counter to what Obama believes, Obama supporters would be more likely to support Hillary and it is unlkely that the majority of Hillary supporters would turn to Obama. In general, Obama has more than 90% of the African American vote and democrats leaning toward the left of the party. This block will never vote for a republican; however, Hillary's more moderate supporters would definitely find McCain's more moderate positions perfectly acceptable.
    The Democrats should push for THE SIXTEEN YEAR PLAN! Hillary could lead us in the right direction for the next eight years, followed by a then seasoned Vice President Obama taking the presidency for the next eight years. At that time, Obama would be a very young 52 years old. Democrats should be working together for the long term benefit of the party. It would be great for them to come to this conclusion very soon and trample John McCain.

    March 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. Mickey in Oregon

    All I have seen so far in this campaign is that Obama is a good speaker, but I don't hear any ideas from him on what his stance is. He keeps harping on how he didn't vote for the Iraq war. But he doesn't mention he voted for the surge. He has talked about health care but essentially he has taken Clintons platform and twisted it around to sound like it was his idea all along. Doesn't he have anything else to speak about.

    He has no agenda for foreign policy, economy, jobs, family, or inflation. He hasn't interacted with any foreign leaders and he hasn't convinced me on how he can make a change.

    I think Clinton should have been more aggressive in their debates. But I think she was afraid that people would portray her as "picking on poor Obama."

    March 1, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  16. Independent Voter, TN

    I have a sense that McCain and the Republicans are just licking their lips waiting to see who the nominee is.

    I think a moderate is going to appeal to the majority of Americans because of all the partisan BS that's been going on for the past 30 years. George Bush ran as a moderate, but unfortunately he fooled us all. Hillary has too much baggage and Obama seems to be nothing more than an empty suit who (it should be noted) was really going nowhere until Oprah endorsed him.

    McCain is the only horse in the race who has proven to be bi-partisan in his dealings in Washington and has a record of accomplishment to run on.

    I'll probably vote for the grownup.

    March 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Anonymous

    listen to the ads
    clintons phone is ringing,ringing through the entire add
    obamas phone only rings four times.
    decide who do you want to pick up the phone at 3 am.

    March 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  18. C Lee

    Eight years is a long time but don't we all remember George Bush's first speech after becoming the president elect. Hope, unification, ending of bipartisanship etc were his words. If you need to refresh your memory, you can see it again on youtube. We all know what happened. He has become one of hte most devisive president in the history of this nation.

    Saying is absolutely not the same as achieving. Americans should not make emotional decisions based on moving speeches.

    March 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. Ron

    One other thing. Everyone is now trying to say Obama will not be able to survive the BIG BAD REPUBLICAN ATTACK!! Frankly a lot of you sound like cowards hiding from the playground bully!! I believe, not only will he handle it, if they get out of hand he is smart enough and calm enough to use it against them. You all seem to forget, you've got to be pretty smart to take on the Clintons and win!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. Jenny

    What is wrong with Clinton supporters? We are all Americans, and we can vote for whomever we choose. All I hear are comments from Clinton supporters saying Obama supporters are somehow delusional or stupid. Is this how you and your candidate are supposed to unite the country?

    I respect people that want to vote for Hillary. But I don't agree with them. Yes, she has SOME experience. But she's corrupt. She got bought out in the 90s when she tried to get us health care the first time. She's lucky Obama is enough of a politician to not pull out the vast amount of skeletons in her closet.

    She has run a bad campaign. She won't release her tax returns. Everything is about her. She has done whatever she can to try to tear apart this party and scare them into voting for her.

    STOP TRYING TO BELITTLE OBAMA SUPPORTERS. It makes you look worse than you can imagine. There's nothing wrong with us. We're intelligent people who have done our research and WE CHOOSE OBAMA. If it makes you feel better, then fine, go right ahead. Hillary has no problem denouncing anyone who doesn't support her.

    OBAMA 08

    March 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |

    And noone knows about Obama's chief financial aid being apart of a bank who ruined peoples lives by giving low income people loans with hidden fee's and high interest rates, knowing they couldn't pay. This has been documented.
    And noone knows about Obama's ties with special interest groups, Lobbyists and PAC's. During his 2007/2008 Presidential campaign, he has taken money from medical/pharmasutical groups, and then lies straight to our faces saying he hasn't.
    Obama criticized Edwards for receiving money from Unions backing him before Iowa, but now that a major Union has spent over $1m campaigning for Obama in Texas and Ohio, it's suddently ok.
    And noone knows that Michelle Obama has visited a very rural poor community and told them to become school teachers and nurses because the corporate world just isn't for them.

    *sighs* cmon CNN. This will prbly not get posted because it brings out horrible truths about Obama.

    Obama only has momentum because these supposed college educated kids and near sighted adults only see the sparkly glitter in front of the camera, and not the solutions behind it.

    March 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. Jericho

    You would think that if Hillary was so smart, that she would learn, from EXPERIENCE, that her husband is a unfaithful, rapist, and womanizer. But she knows without him, she can't become president.

    She didn't run for president 4 years ago because Karl Rove would have stop at nothing to destroy her. This year, no Karl Rove, no Bush. Only her good buddy McCain – who will play nice with her.

    March 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. Liam

    Hillery Clinton's resume, In a Nutshell.

    I married a man who became a State Governor, and then the President of the USA.

    Everything that he did that worked, was because of my help.

    Everything that failed, was because I had nothing to do with them.

    When you marry the right person, you get to jump to the head of the line, instead of having to work your way to the top, on your own merits, while all the while screaming Experience, Experience, Experience.

    March 1, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Eli, Bay Area CA

    Here's the bottom line of the General Election. Clinton supporters, YOU should READ this

    Isn't TWENTY EIGHT (28) years of Bush I, Clinton I, then Bush I I ENOUGH????????????????

    March 1, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  25. Frank





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