10/31/2008 AT 11:30 AM EDT
John McCain may be locked in the fight of his political life
, but he just found time to appear on Saturday Night Live
With only three days to go until his Nov. 4 ballot box clash with Barack Obama, the GOP presidential hopeful will duck from the campaign trail to appear on NBC's live broadcast, according to the Associated Press.
McCain last appeared on SNL
in May, after he became the Republican nominee. During that appearance, the candidate, 72, joked about his age, saying: "I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."
The Arizona senator also hosted the show in 2002 – and performed a medley of songs by Barbra Streisand, a well-known Democratic Party supporter. Ben Affleck
, also an Obama supporter, is slated to host this week's show. American Idol
winner David Cook
is the musical guest
McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, appeared on SNL
two weeks ago with her satirical doppelganger, Tina Fey
. That show won SNL
its highest ratings in 14 years.
Obama was on the show last season but canceled a scheduled appearance on the season opener in September, because of Hurricane Ike.
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