April 17th, 2008
08:34 PM ET
14 years ago

Both Obama, Clinton to appear on Thursday's 'Colbert'


GREENVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) - Barack Obama taped an interview with Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's 'Colbert Report' Thursday early evening to air later that night.

Obama will participated in the interview with Colbert via satellite after his event in Greenville, North Carolina.

Also set to appear on Thursday's program: Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. April in Texas

    Woot I was planning on skipping tonight but now I will be watching as usual!!

    Obama 08

    April 17, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  2. Apollyon

    I'll bet this'll be conducted in a more professional manner than ABC News debacle... and that's sad since Colbert' is a comedic show. Did anyone catch the "Will you promise to take the other candidate as VP if you win the nomination?" One: It's been asked three other times, and not even a moron would believe it'd be any different. Two: If one or the other did happen, it'd be a freakin' disaster. Obama wouldn't be able to trust Billary as VP. And Billary could trust Obama, but to be second fiddle to Bill? Why would ANYONE what to do that?

    She claims Barack can't be trusted to do what he says. What about her being trusted? In anything? Her past accounts can't be trusted; the very words coming out of her mouth can't be trusted; so by making a reasonable judgement, she certainly can't be trusted to do what she says she is going to do. That's why only 38% of democrats believe she is trustworthy, compared to 69% for Obama.

    ( I wonder if that would have worked with my mom years ago when I got caught in a bald faced lie? "I'm sorry mom, I misspoke." She would have wooped my natural @ss.

    April 17, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Get Real

    If it wasn't for the republicans funding & voteing for Obama, than Hillary would be miles out in front. When it comes to the general election, if Obama unfortunately get the nomination, then ALL the republicans will switch & vote McCain,not to mention All democrates who have the common sense not to vote for Obama.

    April 17, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  4. Erin - WA

    I hope Colbert asks both of them about flag pins - otherwise I am not voting for either of them. I am a stupid American and that is all that is important to me. The war isn't important. And the economic destruction of this country isn't important. Nor is all of the corruption. Only flag pins are important!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  5. PK

    "Obama will participated in the interview...."

    What kind of english is this ?
    CNN, edit youself before you edit my comments.

    April 17, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. TeamObama

    Good.I will not miss it.

    April 17, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. Christian, Tampa FL

    YAY! Now Colbert only needs President Bush and the Pope to come on his show, and he will officially be the most awesome person ever on television!!!

    April 17, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  8. Teresa W. of Newport Bch, CA

    Obama has brushed his shoulders of with Hillary - literally. He's is done with her and the attacks on his integrity, electability, and patriotism. She's pretty much lost the entrance of the nation's people after pulling her attack stunt and making republican comments about her fellow democrat. She's totally turn republican after attacking her democratic colleague with republican/racist statements.

    April 17, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  9. Silly Season

    Howard, you needed a decision a month ago. Why are you so late to join the party? The Clintons have done major damage to the dem party and nominee Obama. Richardson, Leahy and others tried to tell you to get on ball. You wouldn't listen. HilLIARy needs to end her attacks and run a clean campaign or be forced out by superdelegates who are supposed to protect the party.

    April 17, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  10. Tanya K


    I will vote for who ever the Democratic nominee will be.
    I am a Hillary supporter, however I will vote for Obama.
    McCain will be atleast another 4 years of the Bush policy.
    Are you so stubborn and immature that you would vote for
    McCain if your candidate does not become the nominee.
    It is so very obviuos that you people are full of hate and
    need to grow up, with an exception of a few that seem
    somewhat old enough to vote. Could some of us act like
    adults and work together?

    April 17, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. stephen colbert

    obama is a boss

    April 17, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  12. GJ

    Hillary wouldnt be funny on the funniest day of her life with an automatic faunny making machine.... BUT she could just go back to telling everybody how she shot a duck as the first lady.

    April 17, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Obama must be really desperate!


    April 17, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Katie


    April 17, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  15. John

    So obama brushes Hillary Clinton off his shoulders-Literally!!That is not a way to treat a Lady.Unless you continue to harbor animosity from being defeated at the Pennsylvania debate yesterday.Don't mess with Ladies.Next time a lady throws you off their shoulders,you will learn alot more.You are so blatantly arrogant,to admit you are doing that because the Republicans did that to her(Hillary) !!How do you know the Republicans will not do that to you?? By now you are aware that Hillary is as tough as nails.She fought the republicans off,and they gave up.It is the reason most people are confident she can defeat John McCain in the General Elections.

    April 17, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |


    April 17, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  17. Delaware

    History may repeat itself for the Democratic Party like it did in 1984 when Walter Mondale ran for office if superdelgate vote against the popular votes.

    April 17, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  18. dl

    Having just watched a tape of the NC speech ...
    "Sen. Obama brushes Clinton off"
    He did not brush her off...
    He gave her the finger...
    And his supporters went wild..
    The got the message.
    How long is this going to go on.....
    Come on already....
    I"m sorry this one is over the top.
    What is our country in for..

    April 17, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  19. Jay Jay

    Yes! We need to end this practice in frutility.

    April 17, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  20. Jay Jay

    Do I have to repeat this again? Let's end this practice in frutility.

    April 17, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |




    HILLARY 08

    April 17, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  22. juliemn

    I.m sure Obama will spin some " words " to him, he is very good at that, I hope Colberts not to hard on him, or Obama will be whining again tommorrow, He is one dangerous man.

    April 17, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  23. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    Stephen Colbert is a genuine traitor against his own country for having the audacity to give Obama coverage. Only Hillary is entitled to coverage.

    Hillary and Nader 2008

    April 17, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  24. mili vanili

    obama needs to stop being seen in public with the enemy. Quit aiding and abbetting her. Quit agreeing to these senseless debats.

    April 17, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  25. Sarah Smith

    gotta luv her – so full of it!

    she's not only going to bake cookies, shoot pistols, throw kitchen sinks, but she's going to manage the wars instead of military generals!

    West Point close your doors, you're not neccesary anymore. (Custer nearly flunked out of West Point and Hillary's campaign reminds me Little Big Horn!)

    The love fest is soon to begin.. example set by Frisky Bill.

    Hillary knows how to wage war.. with a "love in."

    Super Delegates COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!!!

    get off the stinkin fence! you cowards!

    April 17, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
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