Jon Stewart's new name for the 2016 GOP clown car: "19 and Counting"

With recent Rick Perry and Lincoln Chafee bids, Stewart wonders how many more can fit in the clown car

By Colin Gorenstein
Published June 5, 2015 1:20PM (EDT)
 Jon Stewart      (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Jon Stewart has a new name for the overflowing 2016 GOP ring: "19 and Counting."

On Thursday night's "Daily Show" Stewart used his "Democalypse 2016" segment to give the latest presidential hopefuls a warm welcome. Among them: Lincoln Chafee, the party-switching, O’Reilly-dueling former governor and — “ohmygodohmygodohmygod" — Rick Perry.

“Perry is running for president!" the "Daily Show" host squealed. "Wow, prayer really does work. Gimme more!”

Stewart took a look at Governor "Oops'"  first campaign video and was stopped in his tracks by one line, in particular, "We must do right and risk the consequences."

"Risk the consequences," Stewart repeated to himself, "...may be the most accurate campaign slogan I've ever heard. It's the same slogan you use to advocate unprotected sex."

Watch the clip below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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