Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 8:45pm
Obama a Hit on Saturday Night Live
Despite Hillary's lead in the polls, it is Barack Obama making headlines. In a SNL episode hosted by Brian Williams, it was Obama that stole the show with his surprise cameo appearance. The good Senator from Illinois showed up at the end of a Bill and Hillary Halloween party skit with a mask of himself.
Saturday Night Live is great at exploiting the personalities and flaws of these presidential candidates. They were right on the money in exposing Bill Richardson as a Hillary suck-up pining for the vice presidency. Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel was characterized as a lunatic with a straight jacket and Hillary was revealed as a conniving and unlikable person.
This appearance was a great move by Barack Obama, not only to control SNL's depiction of him, but also to show a lighter side of his personality. He will need to gain a lot of ground on Hillary in the next two months, so every little bit of good press helps.
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