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. Georgian for Obama

    Mn Voter: It saddens me to know that people like you exist. Your hateful remarks about Michelle Obama's looks are a disgrace. How shallow. It is no wonder that the superficial McCain/Palin campaign appeals to you. But, I have faith that the majority of the voters in this great land are NOT like you. Soon, we will have a man of integrity in the White House, and even YOU will benefit from his leadership.

    October 31, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. Ernestine

    All these people who claim that they have not made up their minds needs to stop fooling themselves think about this if ANd That"s A big If McCain should steal his way in this election the world would be in even a bigger diaster with Palin in the White House she has already overused her power in Alaska so she would try the same thing in DC so please don't give her the chance to do so. That is why you now have a lot a Republicans backing away from McCain. Then I understand she said she would cut funding for special needs children just thinking of all the familys that would hurt. The Republicans would get rid of her but it is to late to do so, so they are stuck with her and her family trailing alone with her.

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. Concerned in MA

    @ Advocate50 -

    It's not that $1800 is insignificant. I'm simply saying that the Obama supporters think that because they're going to get a tax break (or for those who don't pay taxes, a welfare check), they should vote for him.

    Just trying to put it into perspective, my liberal friend. A cheese pizza for electing an unknown quantity?

    No thank you.

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  4. globalgroove

    To Concerned In MA

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

    I take that to mean if I vote for Obama I will get cheese pizza every week and if I vote for McElmerFud I will lose my job. Thanks for enlightening me. I think I'll take the pizza!!!

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  5. PARIS

    JOHN WHAT ARE YOU THINKING MCAIN TAKING ARNOLD ON TRAIL WITH YOU THE GOV OF A STATE THAT IS BANKRUPTES DA' AND THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE OF THW WORD: AM I MISSING SOMETHING DID YOU SPEAK WITH YOUR PRO LIFE ONE MAN- ONEWOMAN RUNNING MATE WILL ARNOLD GIVE YOU ADVICE ON THE ECONOMY .THANK ABOUT IT , BY THE WAY IAM AN OBAMA SURPOTTER

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. Gracie

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    McBORING! HE CAN'T EVEN DRAW A CROWD AT HIS RALLIES!!

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. Betty Larson

    We want leaders now, not MAVERICKS. Duh!! Do they think all Americans are stupid?

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  8. a real person

    Everyone who is bashing McCain-Palin are just afraid of how well the republicans will turn this country around.

    October 31, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Darrell

    Well lets see here. Obama has been campaigning with the Clintons and had the most impressive 30 minutes ever on TV and spoke in a calm rational manner about hope, unity,and a brighter future. McCain has the "Joe Duh Plummer" campaign along with Palins tour of fear,hate and lies.Quite the differences there. Now I will watch SNL if McCain finally brings out Ashton Kutcher to announce to the world we have all been part of the longest running Punked episode ever.Maybe McCain could get some international respect back if he did this. If he carries on it will just show the world that he has run the worst campaign in history.

    October 31, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  10. John. Austin, TX

    Concerned in MA:

    Next year, when Obama gives you that $1800 tax break, can I have it since you don't want it? I promise you, i'll still have my job and i'll put it towards a vacation!!

    October 31, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Rosa Birmingham, AL

    oooh. That is a mistake. The less people see of him the better. It didn't do Palin any good.

    October 31, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  12. JIMBISCIELLO

    THE SHOW HAS NOT BEEN FUNNY IN YEARS.
    I HAVE NOT WATCHED IT IN YEARS AND WILL NOT WATCH IT NOW.
    MAYBE JOHNNIE BOY IS REHEARSING TO TAKE HIS SHOW ON THE ROAD AFTER TUESDAY.
    MAYBE HE SHOULD CONSIDER TOURING WITH THE ROLLING STONES...

    October 31, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  13. Mickey-Texas

    McCain is so old his social security number is 3. Adam and Eve were 1 and 2. He is still waiting on his tips from busing tables at the, "Last Supper."

    October 31, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  14. Dem from AZ

    Still not funny and he has been trying to be funny at times on this campain. Boooooo. Sorry my friends. He is not a comedian. lol either is Obama lol

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  15. A Canuck

    SNL is the perfect place for McCain......because his entire campaign is a joke !!!!!

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  16. THE US OF WHAT?

    Look McCain only thing funny is you trying to be the PRESIDENT, you picking SARAH PAILN as your VP. And your wife acting like she loves America so much that she would steal pills to support her drug habbit. And what else is funny is "JOE the no plummer license" bald heaed idiot that you keep calling to your rallies to save the day. Oh one more thing is funny, that you had to send thousands of KIDS to fill in on your rallys and your the TOP of the ticket.

    NOW THATS FUNNY

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  17. Bubba

    And the guy cracking on Michelle thinks Cindy "Quaaludes" McCain is pretty? Imagine those big watery stoned eyes for four more years. She's so obviously high at these rallies I'm surprised someone hasn't called her on it.

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. Katrina in New York

    Last night in his speech in Missouri Obama said he wanted to fundamentally change America. Can someone please tell me what fundamentals he wants to change? Because I like America's fundamentals. He already said he is going to change from capitalism to socialism with his spread the wealth plan. Is he also going to change the fundamentals like the ability to bear arms, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and one person one vote? I know many of you feel the way I do that things need to be fixed in our system, but I for one do not want the fundamentals that built our nation and made it the great nation it is, changed. That is why I will not vote for Obama on Tuesday.

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  19. Don

    Fox is reporting that the Obama campaign is kicking the Washington Times off their plane. This paper endorsed McCain. What is this about, CNN?

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  20. ANGIE

    Mccain no need to go on SNL for comedy all one has to do is watch your Campaign I mean fake Plumbers standing you up,A Girl beating the crap out of herself carving her face A VP That has no Idea what shes talking about and is gonna try to stab you in the back for her own political gain MCCAIN YOUR CAMPAIGN IS COMEDY ENOUGH!

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. IowaMom

    MN Voter: Grow up

    October 31, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  22. Ugh

    Mark – you do not speak for anyone supporting Obama. Go ahead and spew your lies. Typical Republican crap.

    October 31, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. JIMBISCIELLO

    THE SHOW HAS NOT BEEN FUNNY IN YEARS.
    I HAVE NOT WATCHED IT IN YEARS AND WILL NOT WATCH IT NOW.
    MAYBE JOHNNIE BOY IS REHEARSING TO TAKE HIS SHOW ON THE ROAD AFTER TUESDAY.
    THINK ABOUT THE PROGRAM-AIRHEAD PALIN OPENING FOR JOE THE PLUMBER AND MC CAIN

    October 31, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  24. D&D

    To Mn voter October 31st, 2008 9:28 am ET

    Your comments are so stupid that I'm guessing that you have a terrible complex...it's sad that one could even think like you do!

    October 31, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  25. Real Mavericks are Independent

    It's good to take the state home from McCain, he needs some humility, after telling lies, slandering, liable, and enticing hate and fear, this will put him in his place, which is the losing column! McCain choice of Palin would make a complete joke of the Office of the President and Vice President!

    October 31, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
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