by Josh Feldman
11:50 pm, September 6th, 2012
Jon Stewart did not hide how amazed he was at Bill Clinton‘s long speech
at the Democratic National Convention last night. Stewart said he had
never been happier to see “math” and “arithmetic” used in a speech,
gleefully contrasting Clinton’s approach of getting specific with how
vaguely the Republican ticket laid out their policies last week.
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Before getting to last night’s speeches, Stewart addressed the
controversy over the Democratic platform omitting language about God and
Jerusalem, saying that God isn’t so petty that he immediately “freak[s]
out” if you don’t mention him. Naturally, the Democrats stood by their
platform 100 percent… except for when they did a complete 180 yesterday.
Stewart found it particularly ridiculous that despite the fact that the
vote looked “dead-even” from the delegates, the motion passed anyway.
And then Stewart transitioned to Clinton’s big speech, which he
immediately noted was unbelievably long, hitting on almost every
important policy issue in the country right now, and with “more false
endings than a James Brown concert.”
However, Stewart did credit Clinton with bringing something truly
unique to the convention: numbers and facts. He said that the former
president presented an “amazing display of actually saying stuff,” and
argued that he had more statistics on his side in one speech than the
Republicans did in the entirety of last week. And what Stewart found
most amazing was that Clinton was actually more descriptive of the GOP
plan than the GOP itself.
Stewart compared the specifics of Clinton’s speech to the vague platitudes offered last week by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Watch the segment below, courtesy of Comedy Central:
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