Less than a week before an Election Day in which Mr. Obama’s party is in danger of losing crucial seats in the House and Senate, the show dedicated the full half hour to the President’s interview.
Stewart, who is co-hosting a “Rally for Sanity” on the National Mall Saturday with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, asked Mr. Obama if he would be more pragmatic in future campaigns.
“Yes we can, but…” the President was cut off by the audience’s laughter. “… It is not going to happen overnight,” he finished.
Discussing legislative achievements, Mr. Obama said there were things his administration accomplished that people “don’t even know about.”