Live From New York! It's...Mitt Romney?: Candidate Considers 'SNL' Stop
Once upon a time exactly 20 years ago, playing one mean tenor sax on "The Arsenio Hall Show" became a pivotal, iconic moment in Bill Clinton's eventual successful run to the White House.
So if Barack Obama can moonlight during his first term in office as an ESPN college basketball analyst, it's not entirely impossible that stopping by "Saturday Night Live" could lift Mitt Romney to a hit presidential campaign.
The former Massachussetts governor and current Republican lead dog to challenge Obama this November is considering stopping by if someone can concoct something "funny," The New York Daily News reports. He's recently been pretty taken with Jason Sudekis' take on his several attempted off-the-cuff quips and Serious Business demeanor. He's supposedly looking at the possibility as a chance to "unzip" - his wife's reported words - and show that he's got a funny bone in his body after all.
"Of course, it would depend on the nature of the skit," Romney told ABC's Diane Sawyer Monday.
The previous campaign certainly had its memorable pop-in moments featuring the candidates. Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin actually showed some grace and a sense of humor of her own in a back-and-forth with Tina Fey, sparring with the "30 Rock" star and "SNL" alum who riffed on Palin's famous 2008 interview with CBS' Katie Couric.
Even the Commander-in-Chief-to-be stopped by, telling Amy Poehler's Hillary Rodham Clinton impersonator "I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself. I'm not going to change who I am just because it's Halloween," Obama said.
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