February 23rd, 2008
10:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Huckabee wants Brad Pitt or George Clooney for stand-ins

 Huckabee has some leading men in mind on who should play him.
Huckabee has some leading men in mind on who should play him.

(CNN) – As the guessing game continues on who Saturday Night Live has tapped to play Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee said Friday night it’s clear who should play him.

"They were saying if I couldn't show up they were going to either get Brad Pitt or George Clooney," the Republican presidential candidate, who's set to appear on the show Saturday night, joked with reporters.

"People are always running into me at airports, aren't you Brad Pitt? I know I look just like him," Huckabee continued.

The show, which is set to return Saturday after a three month hiatus due to the writers strike, has frantically sought an actor to play the Democratic presidential frontrunner. Obama played himself in the show last November.  (Related video: CNN's Jeanne Moos goes looking for an Obama lookalike)

Huckabee said he "wouldn't venture a guess" on who SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michiels will choose to play the Illinois senator.

– CNN's Alexander Marquardt contributed to this report

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Walt, Belton,TX

    About as meaningful and impressive as Ralph................uh, Nader.

    February 23, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. SRP

    you know, im not a huge Huck fan, but you gotta admire his sense of humor.

    Not prez material, but deffinantly not a stick in the mud

    February 23, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. Koz

    therealmccain.com

    Check it out, please. Get to know the real John McCain and learn why the New York Times could think McCain was capable of all the things they wrote about.

    therealmccain.com

    February 23, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  4. true

    ... Snoop Dogg!

    February 23, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. J.M.

    Now this is a guy with a good sense of humor

    February 23, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Ed K.

    Everybody likes Huckabee just not as president.

    February 23, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. BM

    I wonder if SNL is setting Huckabee up here?

    February 23, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. JO

    Hilarious ! ... Brad Pitt ? ... George Clooney? ... More like Gomer Pyle !!

    February 23, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  9. Ben

    When will Americans(Republicans) realise that in Mccain they have cruelty and foul language? I dont support Castro but I would never wish someone to die. I do hope that a miracle will put Huckabee ahead....Come on Republicans!

    February 23, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Beverly

    Huckabee looks very much like Kevin Spacey whose skills at imitation would produce a clone.

    February 23, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. ED FL

    charlie daniels, he also thinks he is a guitar player.

    February 23, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Dan

    Even though I don't agree with many of his conservative stances on certain issues, Huckabee is very likable and down to earth. He is engaging and pleasant to listen to. He seems like a good guy, where McCain has an arrogant and angry disposition.

    February 23, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |