Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Snarky Jon Stewart Compares Obama/Clinton to Dimaggio/Williams
"The thing that people I guess shouldn't lose focus of is either way this is an historic race. You have done better than any woman in the history of this country running for the highest office of this land. Barack Obama has done the same for African-Americans. It's almost whoever wins or loses, it's almost like in 1941, this is a stupid analogy so bear with me. In 1941 Ted Williams hit .400. Nobody has done that since in baseball but that year he didn't win the Most Valuable Player because Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak. I feel like we as Americans are watching two historical figures battle it out. I don't know if people will be able to appreciate that because it's unfortunately one of you guys is going to have to yield to the other."
For video, see around the 2:10 mark...