Watch Jimmy Kimmel Keep Poking Hillary Clinton With A Stick (Video)

So here’s Jimmy Kimmel just cold prodding Hillary Clinton again and again to ask her if she’s going to run for president, almost past the point of discomfort. The little dance between interviewer and (possible) candidate is the focus of the whole bit, and Kimmel pushes on the will-she-or-not tease about as hard as we’ve seen. It’s actually kind of fascinating to see Hillary try to come up with additional non-answer answers after her initial “I’m weighing all the things, you know?” And then Kimmel pushes one more time.

Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea were all onstage in Tempe, Arizona, for a panel session at a Clinton Global Initiative University event; how Kimmel got picked is anybody’s guess. A student asked Hillary, “Ms. Clinton, if you don’t represent women in politics in America as future president, then who will?” (Standing ovation, because these people were not in town for the Gingrich Moon Initiative.) And then Kimmel started with the nudging, and it was kind of awful and beautiful all at once.

And so that happened. It never quite went into outright meanness, but there were some squirmy moments. And afterwards, Kimmel took a selfie with the Clintons and some of the attendees:

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Keep Poking Hillary Clinton With A Stick (Video)
Now it’s just a matter of waiting for someone to declare that the spectacle was a sad commentary on the debasement of our once-elevated political discourse.

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  • glasspusher

    I’d be happy to poke Jimmy’s ex, Sara Silverman…

  • AnOuthouse

    All the Clintons at Clintonfest was just a tad too Clintony.

  • $73376667

    Some weeks MoDo’s columns just write themselves…