President Barack Obama’s “The Daily Show” Appearance

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Thursday, October 28, 2010

WASHINGTON ( Comedy Central’s late night program “The Daily Show” is known for its withering humor and satirical take on the news of the day that somehow or the other always manages to keep the viewers glued to the television screens. This fact was reiterated once again last night when the special guest of the show was none other than United States President Barack Obama who appeared in an interview with host Jon Stewart. The latest episode of “The Daily Show” created history as this was the very first time that a sitting president made an appearance on the program in an one-on-one with Jon Stewart.

Although the Comedy Central program is known for its humors as its mocks top politicians while showcasing a completely different take on the present-day issues, the mood on last night’s episode of “The Daily Show” was mostly serious as the United States President took the opportunity to defend the initiatives undertaken by his administration since he assumed the responsibilities of his office. With polling surveys suggesting that the young voters, who played a pivotal role in President Barack Obama emerging victorious during the 2008 elections, likely to stay away from the polling booths, experts feel that appearing on the Comedy Central program was the United States president’s attempt to win their support once again.

During his “The Daily Show” appearance, President Barack Obama told all the viewers of the show that the voters had completely misunderstood the ‘change you can believe in’ campaign that was proposed by him, emphasizing that he never meant ‘change you can believe in 18 months’.

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