It’s hard to guess what, exactly, the SNL skit will look like. I think the press is congealing around the (erroneous) idea that Obama won precisely because that’s what the focus groups seem to be saying, or at least what the focus groups are saying allows the press to get away with claiming Obama won (for the record I think McCain won the parts I saw, but I’ve long argued that the press mostly cares what the polls say about these sorts of events). And SNL’s instincts are, lamentably, to go with liberal conventional wisdom.
It is going to be John McCain going to great lengths to avoid looking Obama in the eye. I can see them having Darrell Hammond holding up his hand to shield his eyes, I can see them having him hide behind the podium, I can see them having the moderator force them to move their podiums so they face each other and McCain then looking down.
That is my bet.