Jon Stewart Just Commented On ‘The Problem With Hillary,’ And It’s Perfect (VIDEO)


Though there are still several primaries remaining in the Democratic race for the White House — including the delegate-rich states of New Jersey and California — it would appear that Hillary Clinton will indeed be the nominee and face Donald Trump in the November general election. Granted, nothing is written in stone and circumstances can change on a dime in an election, but Clinton has a nearly 800 delegate lead on challenger Bernie Sanders, who would have to win 77 percent of the remaining delegates to catch the front-runner.

And yet, despite the apparent inevitability of Clinton, who is seeking the nomination for the second time in three general election cycles, voters often complain that she leaves them cold, or that she seems too polished, too scripted, too robotic at times. She simply isn’t the natural politician her husband, the 42nd President of the United States, is. It’s almost impossible to put into words what it is about Clinton that distances her from the public, but former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart recently took a stab at a definition.

Stewart, speaking to Democratic strategist David Axelrod on Axelrod’s podcast, had this to say about the former Secretary of State:

‘What I think about Hillary Clinton is–I imagine (her) to be a bright woman without the courage of her convictions–’cause I’m not even sure what they are.’

The former Comedy Central star then said the best comparison he could think of would be a talk show that former basketball star Magic Johnson hosted several years ago:

‘Magic Johnson was a charming individual, but he wasn’t a talk show host … so, he would sit and he would go, [Stewart affected a flat tone here] ‘Uh, my first guest tonight … my first guest tonight is [with lots of enthusiasm] CHER, everybody!’ But he never seemed authentic and real to his personality. It seemed like he was wearing an outfit designed by someone else for someone else to be someone else, and that is not to say that [Clinton] is not preferable to Donald Trump — because at this point, I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump. But I think she will be in big trouble if she can’t find a way, and maybe I’m wrong. Maybe a real person doesn’t exist underneath there. I don’t know.’

That’s a fair criticism, and it’s one that has dogged Hillary since she first ran for the White House back in 2008. And now, eight years later, her campaign seems to be just a rerun. There is no doubt that Clinton is a brilliant, accomplished woman who is, on paper, more than qualified to be President of the United States. But the question remains: Is that enough?

Just in case you never saw Magic Johnson’s ill-fated talk show, here’s a clip from 1997:

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