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

McCain to appear on SNL this weekend

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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. torsten akerberg

    To signature Mn voter!!!
    Where do you get all your hatred from? When I, as a European represented by more than 30 million coming from my country and now Americans, read anything like that, I have to mobilize all my psychological awareness to accept the fact that within the Republican Party, there are a lot of scared people. You need a statesman like Obama who could do a lot to change your reputation as a country on the whole, because it has been low for a looong time now! I am a great friend of the US of America, having been through 41 states during a long period of time with several friends in your beautiful country (but you are not selected by God to be the chosen people on Earth). You have to start communicating with Europe and other parts of the world, otherwise the risk is big that you will isolate yourself, which perhaps will suit radical and ignorant radical republicans! Obama will be the best that has happened to your country for a long time! Fathom him, support him and unify instead of splitting! You will crack from within!!! Go Democrats, use your positive energies!!!

    October 31, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. GA Independent

    Seen on another blog...

    "I believe we are smart enough not to let that psychotic little troll and his village idiot robo-christian get anywhere near the the helm."

    October 31, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Donna

    Mn voter–I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Obama. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. She is not only physically lovely, she has an astounding intelligence, warmth, and humor.

    Putting aside the fact that she is genuinely beautiful, your hateful posting says worlds about you. You are not merely a superficial jerk, you are a cruel person.

    October 31, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. Hope is Coming

    Mc-Finished is Toast, he has ran one of the most unorganized campaigns in RNC history, I am glad we only have four more days to hear from this fool

    October 31, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  5. Rave

    John McCain lost all his respect. Most of what comes out from his mouth is a Lie nowadays. I don't even want to get to his running mate.. she is nothing but a JOKE.
    And we have this 3rd character : Joe the scum_bag.. wow...wake up my friends - do you think America needs this drama now?
    Obama will be a World leader like Bill Clinton and that is what we need right now. Restore our image, respect, faith in the entire world. We need a President who would stand by the people, for the people and it is " That One " – Mr. Barack Obama.
    He is not going to spread anyone's wealth (truely, all Mccain cares about is his wealth).. All he is saying is that he will remove the unnecessary tax breaks the " Failed One " – George Bush gave away to himself and his wealthy friends.
    Like McCain says, give aways to the rich and making the rich richer, poor poorer – is a path to life in a 3rd world country.
    So it is your choice. We have a wise, honest, well educated, disciplined, god loving, family man – Mr. Barack Obama. On the other hand, we have the worst, angry, lying, desperate, jealous – Mr. John McCain.
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    October 31, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  6. Will the Real Maverick Please Stand Up?

    Mn voter–you are a lowly human being.

    Advocate50–couldn't agree more.

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. John

    Is he going to show with Joe The Plumber ?

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  8. James

    Obama has said (saw it myself) that he will not fund MISSLE DEFENSE or ANY new Defense projects. Our military is the best because we have the best trained and best equipped forces. Not funding defense projects will not advance American power it will weaken us while China and Russia grow in strength. North Korea could hit the west coast with a Missile. Why would Obama weaken the military??????

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  9. Sarah in South NJ

    He needs the free publicity

    why doesn't he pay for ads w/Cindy's fortunes?

    Yeah, like the current economic situation


    so on election eve, MAKE FUN OF IT ALL

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  10. Susan Tarvin

    This is such an exciting election, I can't wait to see the results on all issues in California. We can usher in a new era of intelligence with Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Don't waste your vote on the Independents. At one time, a vote for an Independent was a pipe dream, but now, it's just a waste. Make an actual decision on Obama vs McCain, that's not hard to do, and it will mean your vote will really means something. VOTE!

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  11. adkman

    I stopped watching this sorry, desparete old man a long time ago. It is too bad that SNL needed to stooop to his level. BOYCOTT SNL !

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. alvino

    Maybe John will bring along his imaginary friends: Mack the Knife, Ivan the Terrible, Attila the Hun and other folksy people.

    October 31, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  13. Liz

    To concede the race?

    October 31, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  14. Is that an iceberg I see?

    Fitting. McCain's campaign of late has been one big joke. No need to stop now.

    October 31, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  15. Cleveland voter

    If I was a republican, I would feel really bad about the level of education my supporters have. Do you ever hear these people speak? Hell, just read how they post. They should make commercials of these folk at these rallies. They would be excellent examples of why we need to fix our education system and why inbreeding is just not a good idea.

    October 31, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  16. Qualified

    John McCain has a record of serving the country and knows the specifics of how to get things done while Obama hasn't even completed his first term in the senate and spent the majority of his term in the senate politicking for president. As fluent a speaker as Obama is, he has done nothing for this country except take liberal stances and pretend to be a moderate. John McCain should be our Commander and Chief.

    McCain/Palin '08

    October 31, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  17. Maggie from peterborough

    How can anyone with a lick of common sense vote for a candidate who has yet to talk about issues and how to resolve them. Unless I've missed something in this campaign John McCain has yet to show how he would do one thing different on economic and foreign policies than what the Bush administration has done for the past 8 years.

    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  18. v

    To Mn voter
    You are such a loser. Michelle Obama is a well educated, dignified and beautiful lady and she is a great mom too. Do you see the Obama kids being dragged around from rally to rally? They are in school where kids should be. Michelle has her priorities correct unlike sarah palin who parades her kids at the rallies. BTW doesn't Piper palin have school that she has to attend?

    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  19. John. Austin, TX

    I hope SNL does a skit where McCain is going bananas over Joe the Plumber not being at the rally. That would be SNL gold.

    Who the heck is Tito the builder? he's a really bad personality for the campaign.

    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  20. newlander

    Maybe McLiar can sing again on the show like his previous appearance: "Too much too little too late to ever try again..............................."

    And Palin can join him in a duet: "CRAZY....I'm Crazy for feeling sooo blue......"

    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  21. alvino

    Maybe he will sing his new hit song, "Suppress the Vote."

    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. Amy, Kazoo


    October 31, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  23. Nick

    TO: Concerned in MA

    Where exactly in the calculator does it say you would lose your job? Don't be ignorant! Your just repeating some propaganda your heard at a Palin rally.

    BTW, what did the current government give you over the past eight years other then a BALLONING DEBT?

    October 31, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  24. Canada

    John McCain does make a good Comedian and is well suited to shows like SNL.

    Sarah Palin does make a good sports broadcaster as she does read a teleprompter well and looks pretty good in front of a camera.

    October 31, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  25. Lana

    I live in MA. To Palin the Puppet – this is as "pro-America" a part of America as you can get. Come watch the proud celebrations of the American Revolution we have and maybe you will understand how offensive your comments are. But, actually, I think you are so narrow minded that you are better staying with your husband's "hate America" party and seceding from the rest of real America.

    October 31, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
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