October 20th, 2010
08:00 AM ET
12 years ago

White House Dispatch: Obama to do "Daily Show" on eve of election

(Program note: Jon Stewart will be on "Larry King Live" at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday)

(CNN) - In the final week leading up to the midterm election, President Obama will appear on the "Daily Show" for the first time since taking office as host Jon Stewart takes his popular show on the road to Washington.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said Obama will tape his appearance on Wednesday Oct. 27, just three days before Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" on the National Mall.

The appearance follows several recent Obama campaign rallies at high-profile college campuses, including Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin.

The announcement comes as Obama's schedule for the final week leading up to the election comes into sharper focus. After a four-day campaign swing that begins this Wednesday in Oregon and ends Saturday in Minnesota - with stops in Washington state, California, and Nevada in between - the President will hold a fundraiser next Monday in Rhode Island for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Then Obama will technically stay off the trail for the first four days of the final week of the campaign season, tending to business at the White House from Tuesday Oct. 26 through Friday Oct. 29.

But the President will end with what aides are promising will be an aggressive final push the last weekend before the election, though they are not revealing which states he will visit until they've had more time to sift through data showing where he can be most effective.

"We will have a significant presence that final weekend," vowed Pfeiffer.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Debbie from Arizona

    I think it's great. Can't wait to see the show. Go Democrats. Everyone please get out there and vote on November 2.

    October 19, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    After that Agenda of non-STOP rallying – the President needs to take a REST – a LONG REST – before those RepubliCAN'Ts take over – IF THEY TAKE OVER!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 19, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We support you Mr. President, keep up the good work. We won't let the Republicans repeal the 21st century.

    October 19, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. Steve (the real one)

    Is Stewart now over his "Obama saddened me" moment? I wonder if he will even get asked about it.

    October 19, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    Since Obama's name (as such) will not appear on any ballot Nov. 2, it would be considerate of him NOT to campaign for Democrats who have supported his ludicrous policies.
    However, the President is trapped into campaigning for them anyway, because his respectfully staying in the White House with the windows shuttered on the eve of Election Day would illuminate his inability to do anything but hurt the Democratic Party.

    October 19, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Cool. We watch the Daily Show regularly!

    October 19, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. WTF

    This is gonna be awesome. But if Pres. Obama thinks Stewart will only ask him favorable questions he is sadly mistaken. The show could cost him the very votes he is trying to woo. MSNBC would have been a safer bet.

    October 19, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  8. Debby

    Oh brother while the country goes to pot Obama goes on comedy shows. This man has no integrity.

    October 19, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. CHARLES Bonetto

    Good send him (bring nancy too) and who ever he is there to support will suffer at the poles

    October 19, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  10. valwayne

    I think it entirely appropriate that Obama do a comedy show on the eve of the election. He's given us so much corrupt spending, debt, and UNEMPLOYMENT that there hasn't been much to laugh about. We can all use a good laugh before we go to the polls to fire every Democrat on the ballot so we can get the recovery of our nation started!

    October 19, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  11. sammy

    Obama is on target doing what he said he will do despite tough times: pick each other up and not tear each other apart.

    October 19, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. gcole

    Go John go. It's what the people want:)

    October 19, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. Monster Zero

    What a fitting place for the Clown of clowns, a comedy show. Our highest office reduced to a comedy show of desperation as the house of failed policies comes crashing down. Maybe our President can do some slapstick or tell a few jokes, here's one: Knock knock, who is there? China....China who, China I want my money now. Barry don't live here no mo', go away!

    October 19, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. Reality Check

    When's Obama going back on the ORiely Factor?

    October 19, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |