Why is SNL injecting itself into the election?
Because Saturday Night Live never gets bigger
Ever since Chevy Chase, one of original cast members from the show's debut in 1975, first mimicked President Gerald Ford's clumsiness, Saturday Night Live has shown again and again that its best moments come when it has a little fun at the expense of the Commander in Chief.
Most recently Saturday Night Live is being accused (or credited), depending on your perspective, with changing minds of some voters about which presidential candidate they support - Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
When the show returned to the air in March 2008 after the 2007-08 writer's strike, host Tina Fey's pro-Clinton commentary, in which she said "Bitch is the new black," was later credited with giving the New York Senator a boost in support and visibility that contributed to her victories in Texas and Ohio primary elections.
Hillary Clinton later appeared on the show alongside Amy Poehler, who was dressed as Clinton for a sketch. Barack Obama also appeared on the show in a brief cameo as himself before the strike began in the fall of 2007.