It was the one question everyone was hoping she’d answer.
Is Hilary Clinton going to run for president or not? The former secretary of State appeared on the Daily Show yesterday, where she was expected to spill the political beans. Instead, she danced around every inquiry with grace you only see from a seasoned public servant. Whether she answered or not, Clinton definitely proved she’s got the chops for the job. Just check out these masterful evasions taken from yesterday’s interview:
While commenting on Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, Stewart says “It’s an incredibly, I think, complex, well-reasoned and eyewitness view to the history of those four years.” He pauses. “And I think I speak for everybody when I say no one cares, they just want to know if you’re running for president.”
Clinton: “I was going to make an announcement, but I saw – you kind of spoiled it for me.”
Stewart: “So that’s a yes?”
Clinton: “I’m just going to have to reconsider where I go [make the announcement].”
WHAT ANNOUNCEMENT?! OK – that didn’t go well. The comedy show host then tries a different approach, and blames her evasions on “confusion” (maybe she doesn’t know if she wants to be president). To help clear things up, he gives her a career aptitude test loaded with references to the White House:
“Do you have a favourite shape for your office? Would you like it to have corners or not to have corners?”
Clinton: “I think the world is so complicated that the fewer corners that you can have, the better.”
Forget the world, this whole interview is getting complicated. And it only got worse once Clinton explained her views on unemployment:
“[My generation] believed we could make our way up the ladder and now I think a lot of particularly young people don’t believe that anymore, and that bothers me a lot.”
Stewart: “You know what’s kind of awesome? That says to me ‘I’m running for president.’ How easily you pivoted from that into income inequality in America.”
Clinton laughs, and goes back to her original point.
Bottom line, we think Stewart nailed it when he finally said “So it sounds to me, if I may, that you’ve declared for president.”
Gee, WAS THAT SO HARD?!
You can check out the rest of Clinton’s interview right here on The Comedy Network