While Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Obama goes viral after sporting black bomber jacket with '44' on sleeve at basketball game Obama attends UNC-Duke basketball game MORE appeared presidential during the debates, he looked silly appearing on The Daily Show less than a week before the election, writes Kathryn Jean Lopez. Obama's 30-minute ad didn't work, since it exploited the middle-class voters it showcased and unfairly blamed their problems on government policies, writes Mark Hemingway.