Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams Dems running away from President Obama

"Like he was the bad guy in one of those chainsaw massacre movies"

Published October 29, 2014 1:30PM (EDT)

Jon Stewart              (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Tuesday was Night 2 of "The Daily Show's" week-long residence in the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas. In this edition of "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Jon Stewart slammed Democratic candidates for running away from the leader of the Democratic Oarty: President Barack Obama.

He specifically singles out Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska (who doesn't think the president is relevant anymore).

Stewart also shares his disbelief that Sen. Shaheen is statistically tied with "that guy" Scott Brown for Senate in New Hampshire. Watch below:

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