25 of the Best Political Impersonations on Saturday Night Live

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11. Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney

Honestly if you can’t watch Jason Sudeikis talking for hours, who are you? His Mitt Romney is pretty good but it’s just because it is Jason. Any other performer could have taken him on and probably done a better job but he wouldn’t have been as enjoyable to watch as Sudeikis is.

Again, it’s part of his charm. Much like Hartman, Jason just has this way about him that you want to watch and listen to everything he says. Even if it isn’t the best impersonation or even that great of a sketch, you love it because of the work that Jason Sudeikis puts into it.

Most of his career at Saturday Night Live was great because of his star power. Even in the most badly written of sketches, Jason could find a joke and make it work so the audience would laugh. His impression of Mitt may not have been cookie cutter perfect. But honestly, that’s what makes it so great. He doesn’t try to be perfect, he just wants to find the funny in a scene and get those around him to laugh.

And his Mitt does just that. He takes what is funny about the former Republican nominee for president and shows us all the insanity that can come from that man. And he brings a little bit of his Sudeikis charm to it to make it extremely enjoyable.