Can't You at Least Wait Until Jon Stewart Gets Back - 2016 Election Speculation

  • Aired:  08/05/13
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Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump all consider entering the 2016 presidential race. (3:37)

>> WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW,

MY NAME IS JOHN OLIVER.

I'M STILL HERE,

UNFORTUNATELY, FOR JON

STEWART WHO IS CURRENTLY

ATTEMPTING TO BREAK THE

WORLD RECORD FOR SMASHING

THE MOST WATERMELONS WITH

HIS HEAD IN UNDER TWO

MINUTES.

HE'S--

(LAUGHTER)

ES HE'S GOOD.

HE SPENT THE TIME WELL.

MY GUEST TONIGHT AUTHOR OF A

NEW BOOK ABOUT THE LIFE OF

RIPLY'S BELIEVE IF OR NOT

CREATOR ROBERT RIPLY NEAL

THOMPSON IS HERE.

BUT BEFORE WE LEFT LAST WEEK

WE DISCUSSED HOW RIDICULOUS

IT WAS THAT THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

SPECULATION HAD ALREADY

BEGUN.

COULD IT BE HILL ROE

CLINTON, PROBABLY.

COULD IT BE CHRIS CHRISTIE,

POSSIBLY.

COULD IT BE RAND PAUL,

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THAT IS NOT GOING TO

HAPPEN.

BUT ALL THIS SPECULATION

LAUNCHED OUR NEW SEGMENT

CAN'T YOU AT LEAST WAIT

UNTIL JON STEWART COMES

BACK.

BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, 2016 IS

THREE YEARS AWAY.

AND I'M ONLY HERE FOR TWO

MORE WEEKS.

SO IT IS NOT TOO LONG TO

WAIT.

BUT THE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

JUST KEEP COMING.

>> NEXT PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION IS NEARLY THREE AND

A HALF YEARS AWAY BUT

SENATOR CRUZ'S TRAVEL

ITINERARY LOOKS MORE LIKE A

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THAN

A FRESHMAN SENATOR.

>> WHAT'S GOING ON HERE.

ARE YOU RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT?

>> JOHN, WE ARE HAVING A

NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT WHICH

DIRECTION THE COUNTRY SHOULD

GO.

>> YOU WERE BORN IN CANADA.

COULD YOU-- ARE YOU EVEN

ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES.

>> MY MOTHER IS BORN IN

DELAWARE, SHE IS A U.S.

CITIZEN SO I'M A U.S.

CITIZEN BY BIRTH.

>> THAT SHOULDN'T BE A

PROBLEM THEN.

BECAUSE AS WE KNOW

REPUBLICANS ARE NOTHING IF

NOT UNDERSTANDING ON THAT

PARTICULAR ISSUE.

AS LONG AS YOUR MOTHER WAS

BORN IN THE UNITED STATES,

YOU COULD BE BORN ANYWHERE

ON EARTH AND BE COMPLETELY

ACCEPTED AS A VIABLE

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

OKAY.

SO CRUZ IS KIND OF IN.

OR HE REALLY LOVES SPENDING

TIME IN IOWA SO HE'S

DEFINITELY IN.

ANYONE ELSE?

>> ARE YOU LAYING THE

GROUNDWORK NOW FOR 2016.

>> I'M OPEN TO LOOKING AT A

PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN 2016

BUT GOT A LITTLE WAYS, GOT

ELECTIONS IN 2014.

>> AH, SEND YOUR SWEATER

VEST.

YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO

RUN AGAIN BUT YOU MIGHT HAVE

TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CAMPAIGN

A BIT.

HOW ABOUT THIS TIME YOU ONLY

WEAR SWEATER SLEEVES.

>> YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A

CLOSET FULL SOMEWHERE.

THAT IS FISCALLY

RESPONSIBLE.

NOW AT THIS POINT YOU ARE

PROBABLY THINKING THE CLOWN

CAR IS FULL.

BUT--

(LAUGHTER)

>> THAT'S THE THING ABOUT

CLOWN CARS.

JUST REMEMBER, THE LEGENDARY

LIST OF CANDIDATES THERE

2012.

MANY OF WHOM, LEAD IN THE

POLLS AT ONE POINT.

REMEMBER HERRMANN CAIN ONCE

LEAD IN THE POLLS.

DID HE HAVE A CHANCE IN HELL

OF BECOMING PRESIDENT?

AND PLEASE ANSWER IN GERMAN.

>> NINE, NINE, NINE.

>> WHY DANKA.

DANKA SHUN.

SO FRANKLY THE REPUBLICANS

BETTER HAVE SOMETHING PRETTY

SPECIAL UP THEIR SLEEVE IF

THEY'RE GOING TO TRY AND

BEAT WHAT THEY DID LAST

TIME.

>> DONALD TRUMP LAST WEEK

CONFIRMED THE NATIONAL

REVIEW THAT HE IS AGAIN

CONSIDERING A RUN IN 2016.

>> DO IT.

JUST DO IT.

LOOK AT THIS.

DO IT.

I WILL PERSONALLY WRITE YOU

A CAMPAIGN CHECK NOW ON

BEHALF OF THIS COUNTRY WHICH

DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE

PRESIDENT BUT WH

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