"Daily Show" falls for Ben Carson fans

Roy Wood Jr. hitches a ride with GOP-minded voters with Ben Carson bumper stickers -- and discover democracy is fun


Brendan Gauthier
February 11, 2016 6:05PM (UTC)

"Daily Show" campaign reporter Roy Wood Jr. took to New Hampshire to reluctantly do the "one thing I'd been trying to avoid: reporting on a campaign trail."

However, hitching a ride to several candidates' rallies with a "couple of die-hards," Judy and Bud Hurst, in their Carson '16-adorned Lincoln Continental, Wood found substance beneath "what you see on TV." Going to Jeb!, Christie, and Fiorina rallies, Wood "saw more people connecting with the candidate(s), having a real conversation."

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"Drunk off freedom," Wood and his chauffeurs skip a Trump rally in favor of a Hillary rally, to give her a "fair chance." In so doing, Wood discovers that Judy and Bud are not "crazy." Instead, "They're engaged voters."

"This is what politics is supposed to be," Wood concluded. "You listening to everyone and then you make a decision."

Watch in full Wood's revelatory experience below:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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