October 31st, 2008
08:18 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain to appear on SNL this weekend

McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.
McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (CNN) - Mandatory stops on the GOP campaign trail this year: Pennsylvania. Florida. Saturday Night Live.

Two weeks after running mate Sarah Palin made an appearance on the late-night comedy show, a McCain campaign aide tells CNN that the Republican presidential nominee will appear on the NBC program tomorrow night.

The Arizona senator has appeared on the show several times over the years.

McCain's most memorable appearance on the long running show was in October 2002, when he hosted the program for a night: In a spoof commercial hawking an album called "McCain Sings Streisand," sang several of the Democratic loyalist's songs.


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  1. Dee

    @MN VOTER...does it hurt to be that dumb??? Do you draw a disability check for it?

    October 31, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. loaebag83

    He last appeared on the show during this election.

    October 31, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  3. Nobody Asked Larry But...

    When a campaign needs to resort to the likes of Joe the plumber, ad nauseum, and where SNL might garner more votes than attendees at a rally, McCain has really hit the skids. Sad. But, what do you expect when he has caved in to the right wing whackos? Heaven help us if he wins the presidency.

    October 31, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  4. Jackson

    whaa whaa whaa! My friend's (Cons) Stop the whining and crying. Don't blame us Dems, that your candidate is a loser and out of touch and your VP is a bigger moron than GWB. have her trot out her retart baby at the next campaign stop, I am sure it's worth one or two additional votes from you compasionate conservatives.

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Sevin

    Does he not have anything better to do? It seems like these appearances and spoofs on themselves is not productive for the campaign.

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  6. Thx but NO Thx

    No Watching...not Interested....

    BTW, the reason we had tunned to watch the VP debate was to see Sarah making a fool out of herself- DUMB NUT!. Her answers were memorized, it is amazing, I think I can do a better job running as a VP....

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  7. Brad

    It's possible he could lose his home state, though pretty unlikely. Though it'll probably not be an overwhelming victory for him AZ though.

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  8. Frank G in Deerfield, IL.

    We need overwhelming Democratic ticket victories at all levels to send a unified message to all America (and the Republicans in particular) that bombastic messages of hate, distortions and lies will no longer be accepted in political campaigns.
    Maybe, then in future, we can have (all) contestants from all parties focusing upon substantive issues that affect our lives.
    IF WE VOTE LOUD ENOUGH, MAYBE WE WILL BE HEARD.THE BEST WAY TO SHUT DOWN THE GOP TACTICS IS TO MAKE SURE YOU AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW VOTES 100% DEMOCRATIC. GET OUT THE VOTE; TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED; IRRESPECTIVE OF THE POLLS.

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  9. Accountant Guy

    I wonder if SNL will stand McBush up, just like Joe the Fake Plumber did yesterday!! Get out and Barack the Vote America!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  10. Jess

    "Mark October 31st, 2008 9:26 am ET

    POST THIS COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    obama supporters go to OHIO today and vote multiple times….they are letting us use park benches as home addresses if we are "homeless"…go up there and vote 20-30 times…you have to do it if you love obama"

    You are pathetic!

    October 31, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  11. SDunn

    Concerned in MA October 31st, 2008 9:21 am ET

    My vote is NOT FOR SALE – AT ANY PRICE.

    But if yours is, here's some FACTS to all who love the Obama Tax Plan.

    I went to his website and used the "savings calculator". Some quick numbers for you…

    My wife and I combined make about 100K. We no longer have dependents, and we have a mortgage. Popped those numbers into his calculator – I save $1800.

    So let's see… averaged out, me and my wife each get a raise of 42 cents an hour.

    YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    So if my vote was for sale… which IT IS NOT… we'd get an extra Domino's pizza (no toppings) every week!

    Do the math people. What would you rather have – a cheese pizza or your job?
    -------------------------------

    Wow really? We're suppose to have sympathy for you because you both make 6 figures?? Go cry me a river.

    October 31, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  12. Cynthia a conservative voter

    McCain will need another career soon. Maybe it's showbiz as a comedian or jokster. Following the footsteps of Huckster. Palin has already made herself look silly on the show. Just remember, Palin said God's will, will be done on election day. So McCain and Palin need to look to other means of employment since they will be blown out of this election, by God;s will.

    October 31, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  13. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    SNL PUTS DAGGER IN McCAIN!!!

    That will be the mantra by the GOP after Obama beats McCain on November 4. They're lining up the excuses now!

    First, Bush got him due to his successful administration's antics, then Caribou Barbie piled on the misery and now SNL!!!

    When it's all done, then maybe McCain can explain how he qualified for flight school given his shoddy record at the Academy?!

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  14. last Honest Man

    Does anyone know when Chris Matthews from MSNBC actually made out?
    I'm glad to see by listening to Matthews that its really love and not just a fling. I was worried the guy was cheap.

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  15. Commonwealth of Virginia

    @ Concerned in MA

    So whose tax plan do you and your wife benefit more from?

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  16. mitch

    good. we need one more laugh, before we send him into retirement.

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  17. Clueless

    Today, I see the typical Obama supporter is posting earlier than usual.

    Yes, the Obama supporters are here with their poor spelling, syntax and sentence structure.

    Anothet way to sniff out an Obama supporter is to read their one line comedic zingers.

    Obama supporters have no depth or insight, ALL tunnel vision!

    Do you people have Jobs?

    Yes I do, however I'm in the lounge with my co-workers, we are laughing at Obama and his arrogant infomercial, yes we still find it to be a ploy, a joke, a last ditch efford to plant his feet in the lead.

    Like Reagan, McCain will wrap this election up over the course of the next few days; Obama knows this, or why else spend that kind of $$ if you knew that you had this election in the bag.

    Obama & Michelle, go back to Chicago!!

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  18. Accountant Guy

    I pray this is the last time we have to see McBush's lying mudslinging face!! Get out and Barack the Vote America!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  19. Frodo

    Too bad that after all that has been spent by McCain and Obama, the only candidate to candidly discuss his ACTUAL PLAN is Bob Barr, the Libertarian party candidate.

    McBama is an empty vessel. The Republicans and Democrats are trying to woo us through "hope and change" and "fear and divisiveness" rather than through facts, plans and strategy.

    There is a real choice for a better direction on Nov 4: Bob Barr. He is against the war, against raising taxes. He will shrink government and stop pumping up our debt. He is the ONLY CANDIDATE who will lower taxes (see the National Taxpayer Union). McBama will raise taxes, albeit one more slowly than the other.

    BARR '08

    October 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  20. Matt From NY

    Imagine if Obama and Biden were invited to be on SNL 20 times in 5 weeks...... The RNC would have a fit calling the liberal media bias completely out of control. Yet, in a time of crisis and economic failures, all the McCain/Palin camp can do is laugh at themselves.

    More the reason why I switched from Republican to Indy this year and yet another example of why I will be voting Democrate for the first time in a presidential election.

    Matt from NY
    Former Repub
    Former Guliani Supporter
    Former McCain Supporter (2000 version)

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  21. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    whoa!!!...are you that bitter MN VOTER?...hahaha...you need to take a chill pill...ok, you are gonna vote for Sen. McCain caus his wife is a hottie, huh!!!...well, one thing you should know...it won't get you any closer to her than you are now...hahaha...but i didn't know being a hottie was a requirement to be president...wowww...and i thought Pres. Bush and Gov. Palin were ignorant...silly me...you win the crown, MN VOTER...enjoy your wonderful life...God Bless the US Armed Forces and the United States of America.

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina.

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  22. Sensible Joe

    Saturday Night Live is really flogging a dead horse now. There's nothing funny about John McCain. What's he trying to do - go after the "youth vote" at the eleventh hour?

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  23. Mark

    POST THIS COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    McCain supporters go to OHIO today and vote multiple times….they are letting us use park benches as home addresses if we are "homeless"…go up there and vote 20-30 times…you have to do it if you love McCain

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. Rod

    It is funny to read the blogs – thankfully the liberal media has been fair and open regarding supporting the canidates. I would like to know why Obama issues don't become important , included comments made by Bindin about Obama going to be tested on a global front but clothes of VP choice of McCain become the primary discussion point. Thank you liberal media for reporting the real issues....

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. Anna, CT

    McCain is a buffoon, and if he had spent more time picking a legitimate VP than he does making the rounds on TV, maybe he'd be ahead.

    Sarah is a moron who needs to go back to school to learn English. Her syntax is awful, and I hate to hear her speak.

    Please God send her back to Alaska now. I can't vote fast enough to send her back to the woods because listening to her makes my brain twitch.

    October 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
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