Indecision 2012 - Elephant Stampede to the White House - The Media Turns to Paul Ryan

  • Aired:  08/17/11
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Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry excitement belongs to the ages once media talk turns to Paul Ryan, and Ed Schultz sees racism in Rick Perry's "black cloud." (3:28)

[THEME SONG PLAYING]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAIL

SHOW.

I'M JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT... OH, YOU'RE

TOO KIND.

OUR GUEST, FORMER REPUBLICAN

PARTY CHAIRMAN... OUR GUEST

TONIGHT, FORMER REPUBLICAN PARTY

CHAIRMAN MICHAEL STEELE HERE

ONCE AGAIN IN NON-PUPPET FORM.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

MUCH MORE DYNAMIC IN NON-PUPPET

FORM.

OUR COVERAGE OF THE ELEPHANT

STAMPEDE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

CONTINUES.

AS YOU MAY RECALL, SUNDAY

BELONGED TO THE FIERY

CONGRESSWOMAN FROM MINNESOTA

MICHELE BACHMANN, WHOSE

PERFORMANCE AT THE AMES STRAW

POLE VAULTED HER TO THE FRONT OF

THE RACE.

>> FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS

ON YOUR VICTORY.

>> Jon: BUT THAT WAS SUNDAY.

[LAUGHTER]

AFTER CAREFUL REFLECTION, IT WAS

DECIDED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

BELONGED TO TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK

PERRY, WHOSE STUNNING ENTRANCE

TO THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE VAULTED

HIM TO THE FRONT OF THE RACE.

>> CHARISMATIC.

HE BRINGS A NEW EXCITEMENT AND A

LOT OF BUZZ TO THE G.O.P.

LANDSCAPE.

>> Jon: IN FACT, PERRY REMINDS

ME A BIT OF A FORMER REPUBLICAN

CONTENDER MICHELE BACHMANN, WHO

BROUGHT SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AND

BUZZ TO THE G.O.P. LANDSCAPE LO

THOSE MANY HOURS AGO.

[LAUGHTER]

AS OF TUESDAY NIGHT, MICHELE

BACHMANN'S WIN AND RICK PERRY'S

JOLT OF EXCITEMENT BELONG TO THE

AGES.

SQUIRREL.

>> SO DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE

FIELD, OR ARE WE WAITING FOR

PAUL RYAN?

>> ARE WE GOING TO SEE SOME

OTHER PEOPLE LIKE PAUL RYAN?

>> SOMEBODY WHO CAN MAYBE APPEAL

TO MODERATE VOTERS, PAUL RYAN.

>> HE'S VERY YOUNG AT 41.

>> BUT HE HAS IDEAS.

>> I HOPE HE RETURNS.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: THAT WAS ALL FROM

TODAY.

WHY IS THAT?

IT'S NEVER ENOUGH FOR THE MEDIA.

THEY'RE LIKE CHILDREN.

"MOM, CAN I GET A PAUL RYAN?"

"I JUST GOT YOU A RICK PERRY,

AND YOU ALREADY BROKE YOUR

MICHELE BACHMANN."

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

OH, AND BEFORE I GET YOU

ANYTHING ELSE, WHERE THE

[BLEEPED] IS YOUR RON PAUL?

[LAUGHTER]

AND DON'T TELL ME HE'S NO FUN TO

PLAY WITH.

[LAUGHTER]

OF COURSE, IT'S NOT LIKE DURING

THOSE TWO DAYS WITH RICK PERRY.

WE DIDN'T HAVE SOME GOOD TIMES.

>> PERRY COMES FROM THE RADICAL

COUNTRY CLUB THAT LOVES TO

REMIND WHITE AMERICA PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS OTHER, NOT LIKE YOU.

>> GETTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK

IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT

FACES THIS COUNTRY.

BEING ABLE TO PAY OFF $14.5 OR

$16 TRILLION WORTH OF DEBT, THAT

BIG, BLACK CLOUD THAT HANGS OVER

AMERICA.

>> THAT BLACK CLOUD PERRY IS

TALKING ABOUT IS PRESIDENT

BARACK OBAMA.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> Jon: WAIT.

WHAT?

[LAUGHTER]

PRETTY SURE PERRY WAS SAYING THE

BLACK CLOUD IS THE DEBT.

IN FACT, IF YOU KEEP THE SOUND

BITE GOING...

>> THAT BIG, BLACK CLOUD THAT

HANGS OVER AMERICA, THAT DEBT.

>> Jon: SEE.

"THAT DEBT."

AND WHILE THE NEXT DAY ED

SCHULTZ DID APOLOGIZE FOR NOT

PLAYING THE WHOLE CLIP, HE NEVER

ADDRESSED HIS INSINUATION ABOUT

WHAT PERRY MEND WITH THE PHRASE

"BLACK CLOUD OVER AMERICA."

BUT I GUESS THAT'S THE THING

ABOUT BLACK CLOUDS.

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