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. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    ^This is McCain on tape declaring that he relies on Green Span's book to understand economics. Green Span himself declares that his views about the economic order he expresses in the said book are wrong.
    So what left Senator?

    October 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. Mark

    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

    October 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  3. Rachielle from VA

    Ya'll smell that? That's the foul stench of desperation!

    October 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. obambi

    I see CNN is back to moderating anything but pro-Obama posts–Tina Fey is a poor imitation of the real Palin–must have had a complete makeover to even come close–mousy without make-up.such a needy woman to hate a beautiful, accomplished woman simply because she is a bigger star than Fey!

    October 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  5. Bill

    I just realized that John McCain is tragic character, much like Oedipus. He doesn't have a complex about his mother as much as trying to measure up to his father and grandfather. Unfortunately, as hard as he tries, he DOESN'T have the right stuff. He continues to only make things worse for himself, his campaign, and the country if elected. Therefore, he doesn't belong on a comedy show. He belongs on a psychotherapists couch.

    October 31, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  6. Mark

    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

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  7. Accountant Guy

    One would think McBush would be more focused on trying not to lose his home state of Arizona instead of trying to be on SNL!! Get out and Barack the Vote America!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. Bill,ca

    Now McCain is irratyic again and such an idiot.

    Whoever things MCain is honorable is an idiot too.

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  9. yen

    Yes, McCain could loose his own home state. It is the political philosophy, stupid!!

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  10. Anna PA

    Another CNN story tells us that McCain is stumping in his home state. If McCain is catching up to Obama the way some reports are saying why would he have to campaign in his own state?

    He is because the race is not tightening nation wide but is tightening in Arizona for Obama. The poll that reports McCain catching up is the Mason/Dixon poll. It is one poll not a group averaged together.

    This Mason/Dixon poll has always shown the race tighter than any other poll but has always been averaged with many other polls. So the McCain campaign has been pushing for reporters to show this poll as proof that McCain is gaining on Obama. The only thing that is true is that the area where this poll is taken the race is getting closer together but only is this area not nationally and most importantly not is PA. where McCain really needs to win to win at all.

    Nice try McCain but overall this poll shows no real proof of you gaining any real ground.

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  11. Mel B.

    It is not over until the fat lady sings. I don't hear any choirs. I am just wondering if this is going to end up being another George Bush election and wins by cheating and lying his way into the White House or is he and the poll workers for McCain going to play by the rules fair and square? I will be on the edge of my seat until 270 is reached. And by the way if he is so not race baised why is his state the only one in the nation that DOES NOT celebrate King Day????

    Please print this CNN

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  12. Murf, Jackson, NJ

    Can McCain stay up that late?

    October 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  13. Fred

    Senator,
    I am hopefully looking so forward to you becoming President of this
    country. I am a Democrat voting for McCain. I, or should I say we
    as there are 7 voters for McCain in my home, all family members and
    registered Democrats also. We are just getting tired of the media sucking up to Obama. We have seen through his phoniness and
    would encourage others to look deep also. It really frightens us.
    You can count on our votes Senator and as many more we can muster
    for you ... Hopefully we are looking at a Truman effect in this election and
    you come out the victor. We all thank you have made a great choice in
    Sarah. So you keep it up ( Mr. President ) !!!!! McCain/Palin Nov. 4 th.

    October 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  14. Trina

    @ steve ... when I heard the speech, I had the same thoughts. A hero? I was shocked. McCain is a hero. Joe is a tax dodging, unlicensed fraud. I think McCain is tired and getting delirious.

    October 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  15. indepdentvoter10

    Yawn.. This isn't what he should be doing right now.

    October 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  16. RK

    McJoke, my friend, pease pack up. It is over

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  17. Bussing kids or abducting kids?

    I'll be watching my eyelids.

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  18. PBS is better

    people should NOT watch SNL this weekend to let Lorne Michaels know people have had enough of free time to the MEGA Corrupt Party, the GOP. Get your rest or watch something else.

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  19. Mn voter

    For you obama writers writing all the insults about MCCain and Palin here are some for you. Mrs. obama is to ugly to be first lady. Her mother had to tie a pork chop around her neck so the dog would play with her. If she traveled around the world she's so ugly she would scare the other leaders so bad they would run and hide. Iran would start a war with us just to get rid of her. She is just as weird as her husband.

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  20. linda from South Dakota

    it really saddens me on how mccain has run his campign,, a disgrace to amerians,, and this joe the plumber,, what a joke,, he preys on this guy for sympathy?? lol,, well mr mccain like its been said here before, go home to one of your many homes, with your tail between your legs,,, you lost, and im not surprized,, the day you really care about americans is the day when h*** freezes over,,, obama/biden 08 abd beyond,,,(take palin with you)

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  21. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    McCain is losing in his home State of Arizona. Arizonians have not forgotten the Keating 5 scandal, his adultry life and never speaking up for Latinos who were being herded up like cattle, jailed and bused back to Mexico. Fact.

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  22. LOOK BYOND

    AMERICANS ARE SO AFRAID AND TIMID, THAT IS WHY THE REPUBLICANS WILL PUT FEAR IN THEM AND THEN FOR 4 MORE YEARS THEY WILL SUFFER THE DAY AND DAMMED THE HOUR.

    October 31, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  23. Tim E

    Hey, John, can you do "Stuck in the Middle with You?" You being a "centrist" and all. It goes, clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.

    October 31, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  24. Jeff

    McCain has demonstated himself to be a belligerent and unsophisticated man. As much as I do not agree with his politics and policies, I am equally, if not more, appalled by his poor demeanor as a leader and role model. (In addition, I find Palin to be as fabricated as a boy band). It saddens me that much of America is as naive or short-sighted as recent media exposure has shown them to be.

    October 31, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  25. Obama is a questionable candidate

    After Law school, he went back to Chicago . Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he
    did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented 'Rezar' which
    is Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office
    in Chicago . In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter
    David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money' for his U.S. Senate
    race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million
    (less than asking price).
    With ALL those Student Loans – Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day;
    Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that
    Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new
    home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

    Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now
    Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where
    was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz , Iran ! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?

    October 31, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
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