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

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  1. someone smiling in Texas

    Obama is sure full of surprises, middle name, terrorist friends, voting threats, corrupt money for his campaign, photo of non-american attire and last but not least unable to answer a simple question are you liberal? I know where were getting, what Martin Luther King did for this country changed the lives of many people and mostly African-American People because he had a dream and now Obama is forcefully trying to do the same in forcing African-American people to vote for him for what? so that tomorrow he can say he was the only Black man to be president of the United States even if he doesn't know what the most important job in the world is all about. People dont be fooled, he's not your Sunday preacher and the only reason I say this is because I've seen some of his rallies on TV and many people behind him say Amen after he finishes a sentence or counter attack on Hillary or McCain. I know African-American would like to make history.........look a Bush now........and me being a Latino would like a Mexican-American to be president as well, but just because I want that doesn't mean I will vote for Pepe or Pedro because he's Latin or Mexican.......I would Clearly vote for the most prepared person and in this case is Hillary.

    March 1, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. decider1136

    OK Clinton supporters, here is something to note.
    All I did was question Obama, I dont even have a real criticism of him, except his lack of experience, but my comments are repeatedly refused by this Obama leaning news station. If it happened to me I bet it is happening to a lot of people.
    No, I didnt even call anyone names, which is what Im seeing a lot of people here doing to Hillary. Does anyone question the bias of the news media?

    March 1, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. angelita

    Obamamaniacs read the following that I took out of an article written by someone regarding Sen. Obama and the war.


    Let’s start with his signature position against the Iraq war. Obama has sent mixed messages at best.

    First, he opposed the war in Iraq while in the Illinois state legislature. Once he was running for US Senate though, when public opinion and support for the war was at its highest, he was quoted in the July 27, 2004 Chicago Tribune as saying, “There’s not that much difference between my position and George Bush’s position at this stage. The difference, in my mind, is who’s in a position to execute.” The Tribune went on to say that Obama, “now believes US forces must remain to stabilize the war-ravaged nation – a policy not dissimilar to the current approach of the Bush administration.”

    Obama’s campaign says he was referring to the ongoing occupation and how best to stabilize the region. But why wouldn’t he have taken the opportunity to urge withdrawal if he truly opposed the war? Was he trying to signal to conservative voters that he would subjugate his anti-war position if elected to the US Senate and perhaps support a lengthy occupation? Well as it turns out, he’s done just that.

    Since taking office in January 2005 he has voted to approve every war appropriation the Republicans have put forward, totaling over $300 billion. He also voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State despite her complicity in the Bush Administration’s various false justifications for going to war in Iraq. Why would he vote to make one of the architects of “Operation Iraqi Liberation” the head of US foreign policy? Curiously, he lacked the courage of 13 of his colleagues who voted against her confirmation.

    And though he often cites his background as a civil rights lawyer, Obama voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act in July 2005, easily the worse attack on civil liberties in the last half-century. It allows for wholesale eavesdropping on American citizens under the guise of anti-terrorism efforts.

    And in March 2006, Obama went out of his way to travel to Connecticut to campaign for Senator Joseph Lieberman who faced a tough challenge by anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. At a Democratic Party dinner attended by Lamont, Obama called Lieberman “his mentor” and urged those in attendance to vote and give financial contributions to him. This is the same Lieberman who Alexander Cockburn called “Bush’s closest Democratic ally on the Iraq War.” Why would Obama have done that if he was truly against the war?

    Recently, with anti-war sentiment on the rise, Obama declared he will get our combat troops out of Iraq in 2009. But Obama isn’t actually saying he wants to get all of our troops out of Iraq. At a September 2007 debate before the New Hampshire primary, moderated by Tim Russert, Obama refused to commit to getting our troops out of Iraq by January 2013 and, on the campaign trail, he has repeatedly stated his desire to add 100,000 combat troops to the military.

    At the same event, Obama committed to keeping enough soldiers in Iraq to “carry out our counter-terrorism activities there” which includes “striking at al Qaeda in Iraq.” What he didn’t say is this continued warfare will require an estimated 60,000 troops to remain in Iraq according to a May 2006 report prepared by the Center for American Progress. Moreover, it appears he intends to “redeploy” the troops he takes out of the unpopular war in Iraq and send them to Afghanistan. So it appears that under Obama’s plan the US will remain heavily engaged in war.

    March 1, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. Ronald, American living abroad

    Hillary does better when she doesn't speak . . . maybe she will do a mime act . . . or just run her fingernails along a blackboard. That will definately inspire her supporters.

    March 1, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Monk Babu

    Obama complained that McCain and Bush drove the bus into the ditch and that there are only so many ways to bring it out! Great comment! Obama argued that you need judgment and not experience for a president. Bush had the right judgment to invade Iraq but no experience to dealing with the after effects of the initial invasion. People like Collin Powell had great experience in warning the President to be careful about the after effects of the initial invasion. Unfortunately President did not have the right judgment (or was too arrogant) to listen to people like Collin Powell.

    What worries me is that Obama will dig a bigger hole when he tries to bring the troops back home, and later (as he pointed out) that he will go back when terrorists camp in Iraq. Imagine the scenario, at that point when he wants to take out the terrorist he will start negotiating Syria and Iran. Obama is not a fighter, he will bend his back to please Iran and Syria. Create a bigger mess and drive many more buses in to bigger ditches...

    What you need is experience to make the right judgments at the right time based on what information you have in hand. Clinton made the right judgment to vote for the War based on the information that was available. Obama has hardly made tough choices. He quoted Terri Shivo (spell?) case as his toughest choice in his Senate! Wow, and even then he had no guts to stand up for it! Terri Shivo is one life, but the choices he has to make when dealing with Iraq and other places is many many lives.

    Believe me, he wants to capitalize on his race and background, but is not willing to get vetted when some of his other background is brought forward!

    March 1, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Rikki, S. Africa

    Hillary you are the BEST !!!!!!

    March 1, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. MIchael

    Hillary is a very Intelligent person, We do not want the Obamas in the white house. Did you see when Michelle Obama started swinging her arms like she was ready to breakdance when she found out Hillary lost a few weeks ago.. The Obamas are definetely Presidential material.. If they win the White house will be called ( MY CRIB )

    March 1, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  8. James M.

    Alice Rea, why don't you move to the USSR circa 1976? What does the religion of Obama's father have anything to do with the integrity of the man that is Barrack Obama? That's like saying, why doesn't anyone ask how can Hillary stay with her husband after he was impeached for being an adulterer?

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Gail








    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. Rudy

    I'm going to vote Democratic regardless, but the Dems better settle this thing soon if they want any of my financial support. I gave generously in '04 and '06, but I'm not going to pay for them to fight one another.

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  11. Jane Curran

    Kudos for John Stewart for giving Hillary an opportunity to show her abilities and applied intelligence....not just great speeches. My goodness, I was a great speaker in college, but it doesn't make me a presidential candidate. She is the only candidate who knows enough about events in the world to deal with them effectively. Also, WOMEN, let's not forget that black men got the right to vote before women....and now it looks like some would prefer it if women kept their rightful know, like "Iron my shirt" comment at one of her rallies. Women are coming together for her in these last days before March 4th. They do not want our rights eroded more than they are now. Go get 'em Hill!!

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  12. Larry from LA

    Here' my comment. I can't stand Hillary's face anymore. Actually both faces. Now I understand how people who were once in love get divorced. In time the real personality comes out just like Billary. If there is a god in heaven please let anyome but Hillary be President.

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  13. Enough is Enough

    She'll do anything. But she can't stop the Movement.

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. bdc

    she doesn't have presidential experience, she hung out for 8 years. She didn't have a security clearance. She wasn't in on any important meetings.

    HER EXPERIENCE IS A LIE. That's why she was wrong on Iraq, wrong on Iran, pays millions $$$$$ to consultants for her campaign, why her campaign message keeps changing. She doesn't know what she's doing.

    Remember when she defended special interests in the CNN debate with Edwards....? Yeah, that changed quick b/c someone told her that was wrong, she didn't realize that...

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. Lynn, SC

    Senator Clinton is ready to serve from Day 1? We need her to answer the phone at 3 a.m.? She wasn't ready for Super Tuesday, nor was her campaign. Would the media please ask how we are to believe that she is ready to serve as president and she can't even run an effective campaign ... Please!

    March 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  16. decider1136-Texas

    Here is something else that this Obama leaning news station wont print. Im leaving the Democratic party. Im disgusted by the prejudice I hear and see. Demos are included in that.
    The required convention here is causing havoc, most of us dont have an experienced chair and no one knows what to expect the night of the caucus. Tried to get help and got a really laid back half reply that didnt even begin to answer all the many questions for a process that is too darn complicated.
    If the pastor from illinois is elected im voting independent.

    March 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  17. Jack - Houston, TX

    I'm really worried that Obama won't be able to handle all the mess left by President Bush....

    I don't really like Hillary, but I just find myself more comfortable with her handling the two most important things: the economy and foreign policy

    March 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  18. Alex from IL

    A day late and a dollar short, I say. She should have shown up on the Daily show sometime in the past year.

    March 1, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  19. anonymous, chicago, il

    So, why has Hillary not released her tax returns?

    Why has she accused Obama of running a Karl Rove-style campaign and then thereafter releases her own fear-mongering ad?

    Why after the candidates agreed not to seat Michigan and Florida delegates for not following election rules, is she now arguing that they should be seated?

    Why is Hillary's campaign threatening to sue Texas for the way delegates are allocated in that state?

    Why has Hillary delivered speeches supporting NAFTA and now she claims she never supported NAFTA?

    Why is she coming across in the debates as a mean, petty, combative and very negative candidate?

    March 1, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  20. Maria Christine V from Dallas TX

    Oh please! Obamabots claim they have been respectful toward Hillary in these post?

    Now that's truly fairy tales and pixie dust!

    March 1, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  21. Moira Armstrong

    Once again an article where CNN lets the bad comments pile up against Hillary: censoring out the good ones. They only lets so many good comments in and then they stop the comments thread. CNN: Communist News Network. This is the stuff they do in Russia and China.

    March 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  22. Dugolo

    Hillary is a panderer. She has no principles. She'll do anything to be president.

    Anyone remember in 2005 when she co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Robert Bennett, a Utah Republican to OUTLAW FLAG BURNING??? This was a veiled attempt to curry favor with the right wing. Even Antonin Scalia agrees that this is protected speech.

    This is why people find her calculating.

    "It's hard to see this as anything but pandering," New York Times editorial page.

    March 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  23. Barry

    OMG Obama is TRYING to buy young votes with his rock concert...

    Wait what's Hillary doing on the Daily Show then?

    March 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  24. seg

    i think Democrats are going to blow this election . . . AGAIN!

    March 1, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  25. Gary

    You dont listen to the news to close. Bill Clinton had experience about foreign policies when he was Gov. of Ar. You keep knocking the Clintons. Hillary is your only hope for real changes for the better.She also can defeat MCcain for office. Keep believing your God Obama,that can bring you rock bands ,smooth talk and alot promises he wont be delivering if he make office.You white males want regonition in the voting ,why ?most of you are bias against a woman president and follow the leader to the dreamer Obama.These young people of America will be crying later if Obama makes office and our country goes to hell.He calls himself Christain give me a break. Christains dont keep things from the country ,dont critisize others by threatning super delagates to join him or loose out on history.They sure dont promise everyone that they can change the world.Only one can do that its not your God Obama,its the real God.

    March 1, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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