By: E&P Staff
Appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Monday night on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama denied a hot rumor — just started by host Jon Stewart — that he planned, if elected to the White House, to “enslave the white race.”
He quipped, “That is not our plan, Jon, but I think your paranoia might make you suitable as a debate moderator.”
Obama, on a more serious note, said he had closed the gap in the state to “6 to 8” points behind Hillary Clinton, setting himself up for a “defeat” if he does worse than that.
He also said Clinton’s tough campaigning did him “a favor…She has put me through the paces.” If he wins the nomination, he said, everything’s “going to be old news” by the general election.