SNL Skit: Republican Debate Between 2012 Presidential Candidates

Posted on September 25, 2011

The Cold Open for Saturday Night Live last night was the latest Republican debate. Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis) thanked Rick Perry (Alec Baldwin) for "not playing the Mormon card." Rick Perry proceeded to alienate every group of voters by flip flopping on every issue and confusing everyone (he gets advice only from Jesus Christ and Rachel Maddow). John Huntsman (Taran Killam), the former Ambassador to China, talked in an offensive fake Chinese accent. Newt Gingrich (Bobby Moynahan) admits he doesn't really want to be president and promptly left the debate.

Andy Samberg did a hilarious impersonation of the nervous Rick Santorum, who admitted he is "confused and flabbergasted" by modern life. He shared that he worried that "half of all marriages end in sweatpants." Michele Bachmann (Kristen Wiig) said she believed paying no taxes will return this country will return to things the way they were thousands of years ago. Herman Cain (Kenan Thompson) explained that the pizza parlor is the best model for the U.S. government (he is the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza). The debate ends with Rick Perry passing out on his podium. Take a look: