May 13th, 2008
04:05 PM ET
7 years ago

McCain to make SNL appearance

McCain, who has been the subject of several SNL sketches this season, will appear on the show this weekend.
McCain, who has been the subject of several SNL sketches this season, will appear on the show this weekend.

(CNN) - John McCain is known to tell a joke from time to time, but how will the Arizona senator stand up next to comedian Steve Carell?

McCain is slated to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, during which Carell will play host, a McCain aide confirms to CNN.

The aide says the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will head to New York Saturday to rehearse for his role, though it remains unclear exactly what part he will play.

McCain hosted the comedy sketch show himself in 2002.

Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have also made appearances on the show this year.


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soundoff (193 Responses)
  1. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Dems:

    Pay no attention to the group that is posing as Hillary supporters trying to rally support for McCain or Hillary as an independent candidate. They are just Operation Chaosers trying to stir things up.

    Vote Democrat in '08!

    May 13, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. greg

    Is the country still racist? Simply read the comments my friends.
    Shame on you all. Your grandparents were simply ignorant racists.
    Your generation is much worse. Youre a much evil form of racists. One who knows better but still does wrong has a special place prepared for them.

    May 13, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Kiah

    Wow after reading some of these comments, you guys are harsh. I'm not a McSame supporter but I'll tune in to at least get a laugh at the old-timer. LOL!

    May 13, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. SophieL

    Someone asked, "How can Hillary beat McCain if she can't beat Obama?" Because the Democratic primary is a race to the left whereas the General is a race for the center, where Hillary is stronger. Most Americans see themselves as moderates or centrists. MoveOn endorsements get you the Dem nod, but make you a big loser in the General.

    May 13, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. It's not late

    HILLARY CLINTON IS ALREADY THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE!
    As much as 30% of Obama's primary, and caucus votes are Republicans trying to choose the weakest democratic candidate for McCain to run against. These Republicans have been gaming the caucuses where it is easier to vote cheat. This is why Obama has not been able to win the BIG! states primaries. Even with Republican vote cheating help.
    Hillary Clinton has been out manned, out gunned, and out spent 2 and 3 to 1. Yet Obama has only been able to manage a very tenuous, and questionable tie with Hillary Clinton.
    If Obama is the democratic nominee for the national election in November he will be slaughtered. Because the Republican vote cheating help will suddenly evaporate. All of this vote fraud and republican manipulation has made Obama falsely look like a much stronger candidate than he really is. The democratic party needs to fix this outrage. I suggest a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket. Everyone needs to throw all your support to Hillary Clinton NOW! So you can end this outrage against US the voter, and against democracy.**

    May 13, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. Patricia

    Belle ~ you are not a Clinton supporter. It is evident from all your posts that you are a republican and you only post on these tickers to create animosity between the the supporters of the two democrats. You are showing your true colors constantly and I have to admit that I find them offensive. You should apologize to all the true Clinton supporters, as you are giving them a bad name.

    White, catholic, and senior lady for Obama!!!!

    May 13, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Tejano

    So much hate and not enough time. The smart Obama supporters can't even spell, construct a sentence or make coherent comments.
    They resort to name calling and finger pointing.
    Hillary didn't ruin your guys chance of winning. Obama chose the company he keeps and now has to face the consequences.
    We don't like him because of his race, we don't like him because of his ideas and lack of substance.
    That is why Hillary is the only one that can beat McCain. She is one of us and will protect American interests in the international community.

    May 13, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. HILLARY CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER!!

    IF HILLARYS PEOPLE WANT TO VOTE FOR McCAIN THAT IS THEIR RIGHT!!!!!

    THAT JUST SHOWS YOU HOW DISENFRANCHISED WE FEEL!

    THE MEDIA HAS HANDED THIS ELECTION OVER TO OBAMA!!!!

    HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE AND NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

    NOT TO MENTION ALL HIS DIRT WHICH I WILL NOT LIST HERE I DON'T HAVE THE TIME!!!!!!

    I AS A HILLARY SUPPORTER WILL NOT VOTE FOR McCAIN OR OBAMA!
    THEY ARE THE SAME EXCEPT McCAIN IS A LOT SMARTER AND A WAR HERO!!!!!!!

    IF HILLARY GETS SCREWED OUT OF THIS THING THEN I WILL WRITE HER NAME IN ON THE BALLOT!

    HILLARY IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS THIS IS WHY OBAMA CANNOT WIN THE STATES THAT SHE DOES!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. Thanks To...

    I'd like to take this time to thank the following:

    Barack Obama–for showing us what true courage is about.
    Michelle Obama–for not bending under the heat of the national spotlight. I knew exactly what you meant, and I KNOW you love this country and have been proud of this country for a long time, as we all do.
    Ted Kennedy–for supporting Barack very early in the campaign.
    Caroline Kennedy–for leaving your home (kids, etc.) to support Barack. And for that opt ed in the Times, wow.
    John Kerry–for his kind words about Barack
    Oprah Winfrey–for breaking your rule not to support candidates to support Barack.
    Hillary Clinton–for showing your true colors.
    Gov. Richardson–for supporting Barack.
    College Students–for proving the older generation wrong by saying you don't care about your world.
    Marie Swartzenegger (?) for supporting Barack even though your husband did not.
    George W Bush–for being the worst president in modern history and in so doing opening the door for Barack and Hillary to run.
    John McCain–for your service to America, but I will still vote for Barack.
    Iowa–for starting the most exciting presidential campaign I've ever seen.
    Indiana Barack supporters–for your support for Barack. Even though Hillary won you made your point, loud and clear.
    America–for being brave enough to ignore the rambling of Rev. Wright.
    America–for knowing that true patriotism isn't wrapped up in a medal pin made in China.
    Barack's Mom–for raising a decent, nice guy.
    Americans–every American who supported Barack who wasn't expected to support Barack, such as whites, elderly people, Catholics, Latinos, Asians-–thank you.
    Obama Girl–for making me laugh my head off, she's too funny.
    Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, for your bravery in fighting a war that should never have been waged. Hold on, we'll bring you home soon.
    Obama Superdelegates–for having the courage to come forward, no matte when.

    I LOVE THIS COUNTRY !!! WHOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    May 13, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. AIB

    This is a fabrication of the media. A ticket Obama/Hillary will not happen. This country does not need Hillary, who pretends to have all the solutions of the world's problems. Scary!!!. Her stupid gasoline tax cut is revealing. Moreover, Hillary said that she will not listen to the economists. Senator Obama has a plethory of candidates to choose from. There is not a shortage of compent VP in this country.

    Someone here, named, Fred, said that he is a Hillary' supporter and will not vote Senator Obama.
    In November, the choice will be between old and young, between past verus future, between lobbyists and the American people, between corruption/scandals and ehtics, between moving forward and going backward, between war and diplomacy. Fred, make your choice. With McCain, you will elect a corrupt and dishonest man, Have you ever heard Keating??? If not, take some history courses.

    May 13, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. Obama Supporter

    Hey, Barack! Glad to see you're instantly conceding to Clinton on WVA. Those dumbies don't deserve the attention of a guy of your caliber. I think conceding early on shows how expendable they are for you – who needs bible toting, gun toting miners. Hillary is slumming, right? You go, Barack!

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT NOW!!!

    May 13, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  12. Tejano

    Everyone but the new party members know that Obama is the weaker candidate. Since McCain had the nomination wrapped up,
    Repubicans and Independents voted to make him look good, but all the time they wanted him to be the candidate of the leftist. Hillary would have been harder to beat.

    We know McCain is not George W. Bush and no matter how you spin it, the American electorate won't buy it. McCain is a Maverick within his own party. He is the best choice for Freedom loving Americans.

    May 13, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. rd

    Why are HIllary supporters turning to McCain? Because their loyalty to their country is more important to them than party affiliation. McCain is the better candidate to lead this country, and is far more likely to unite this country across party lines.

    Furthermore, the intergrity of a candidate, or lack thereof, is often shown by those who follow and support him. One need only look to the idiotic dialogue and lame jokes that the Obama supporters spew out on these blogs regularly to see how he has scraped the bottom of the barrel for his support, as opposed to the far more articulate McCain and Clinton supporters.

    Obama = Carter 2nd Term (higher unemployment, inflation, and interest rates, weakness abroad)

    May 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  14. Common Sense

    mccain is just too old to be president. 72 is past life expectantcy, we need to change the law to make sure the president lives to see what the results of his actions were.

    May 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. D

    No way! This country needs someone that can work with Obama, not be opionated & domineering.

    May 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  16. Nia - AZ by way of MN

    This should be good. I wonder if they are going to have his homophobic, anti american John Hageee on the show to accompany him. Such a double standard!! John Hagee can say the same things as Rev. Wright, but no one says anything, McCain doesn't have to denounce him and he is still plays an important role in McCains campaign team as does Bush....I hope this gets added seeing as how i was sencored yesterday...ugghh! media...they only show what they want to prove thier own point/agenda. Has anyone noticed that they haven't done the voter tally at all today like they normaly do? why?

    May 13, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    We could have predicted 60 years ago how West Virgina would come out today! THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!

    It is clear to me what the difference is, the states West of the Mississippi or more progressive and educated. A lot states on the on the east side of the Mississippi still live in the past never fully understanding those who live around them. They stay locked up in there homes always afraid of those who are different.

    Obama will win every state West of the Mississippi with the exception of Arizona McCain’s home state. Obama is well loved out here in the West we always look into a mans heart and see his soul . That is how the West was won we always look ahead. We do not have all the problems you have on the east side of the Mississippi, we always look forward instead of backwards.

    The hate and racism you have handed down from generation to generation in the East does play well out hear in Gods Country. We are not perfect out hear butt we will give a man a honest hearing.

    May 13, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. Joe

    The best SNL inpersonation is Amy Poehler's version of Hillary Clinton. She is PERFECT. SNL was down right mean to Hillary this past Saturday. Wonder when the Barack paridys will start full time. He is a big player in the new afterall.

    May 13, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  19. H-ROD

    MICKEY MOUSE CAN BEAT MCCAIN!!,DOMBO, GOOFY, AND PLUTO TOO.( YES OBAMA CAN )

    May 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. Sante

    Obama is a CHAMELEON!

    Why the democrat superdelagates are abandon the stronger candidate/Clinton/, the Gullpe Poll says?
    They want to smash Clintons?
    They are affrat from black's reactions?

    Do not blame Hillary being divisive! SHe just deserves Presidency better that Obama!

    He should've waited !
    He kills one American dream; Female for President!

    God sees everything!

    May 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. Peachy Keen

    Why in heavens name Bill Schneider thinks West Virginia should change ANYTHING about this race is beyond me. Obviously, the man is totally Hillary biased. He will write or say anything to try and sway people's subconscious thinking, but I think people, other than those in West Virginia and Kentucky, are smarter than that.

    May 13, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  22. another day another dollar

    it's hilarious watching your grandpa try to seem hip.....

    May 13, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  23. Erik - Dallas, TX

    Why hasn't Sen. McCain denounced the pastor that he sought after to support him that said Hurricane Katrina was God's way of cleaning up New Orleans of sin?

    May 13, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  24. Obama Supporter

    You know what I like best about Barack? I feel like I have permission to dismiss poor people – like the ones in West Virginia. Barack won't give them the time of day. He' conceding early to send them that message. YOU DON'T COUNT! RICH PEOPLE WITH PhDs DO COUNT!! He's not even going to watch tv to see what happens. I get the message. DO YOU??!!??

    May 13, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  25. Old white mom for Obama

    Why not? He is just another joke.

    May 13, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
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