President Obama made his anticipated appearance on The Daily Show last night, talking to Jon Stewart about his vision for his second term, the financial crisis, Guantanamo Bay, his administration's response to the Benghazi attack, and Biden's wet bathing suits. But it started off with Stewart asking what happened during the first debate, telling the president, "Sometimes I'll go onstage and I'll have an open-faced turkey sandwich and a shot of NyQuil, and halfway through I'll lookup and go, 'are we on?'" Watch below.
Obama, whom Stewart referred to as the star of the new film Here Comes The Boom, responded that he "obviously" had a bad night during the first debate: "The presentation wasn't what it needed to be. But the issues haven't changed," the president said. "And that is the stakes in this election are really big. Gov. Romney makes a good presentation, but the fundamentals of what he's calling for are the same policies that got us into this mess that we've been fighting against for the last four years."
And here's what Obama said about his vision for his second term:
I do think part of the president's job is not only moving forward on things that will work, but also preventing things that won't work. So I think you want a president in the Oval Office who's going to say, 'No, we're not going to amend our Constitution for the first time to restrict rights for gay and lesbian couples. We're not going to pass a budget where all the work that we've done to make college more affordable to young people gets wiped aside so that suddenly lenders and banks are getting tens of millions of dollars. We're not going to rollback health care so that millions of people are thrown to [the] wolves. We're not going to turn medicare into a voucher system.
In the second half of the extended interview above, Obama complimented Biden on his swimwear, then talked a bit about "unsexy issues" like wire taps, and how he handled the Benghazi attack. And he made one final plea for people to vote: "The stakes on this could not be bigger: war, peace, Supreme Court, women's right to choose, whether we're creating jobs in this country or whether they're getting shipped overseas, whether our kids are getting the best education they can—all that stuff is at stake, and there is no excuse not to vote."