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Well it makes sense. Rocky seemed to go from retarded to smart to retarded [again] an awful lot throughout the trainwreck movies.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 1, 2008 10:09 AM

Rambo would have killed his way out of the Hanoi Hilton, stolen a helicopter and single-handedly defeated the North Vietnamese.

Unlike that wuss, John McCain, who just sat there.

Being tortured.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 10:13 AM

is the working class underdog appeal to all those blue collar workers who have lost jobs in philly. though its changed a lot since i lived there, unlike seattle, philly still has a working class soul and it has not been completely taken over by newcomers.

like most of her latest strategies, it will most likely not work, but not a bad move.

'm not sure the abc analyst is right about rocky losing, thats too simplistic. the whole film is about how, eventhough, apollo won the fight, rocky won the battle. he came back from the dead. he made it up the museum stairs, blah, blah.. besides,rocky won in rocky 2.

Posted by SeMe | April 1, 2008 10:18 AM

And, just like Rocky (in the first movie), she will lose to the black man. Yes, quite an appropriate analogy.

Posted by Hernandez | April 1, 2008 10:20 AM

Rocky's victories are just as fictional as hers.

Posted by AMB | April 1, 2008 10:22 AM

If Rocky was really like Clinton, he would have claimed that he actually won the first fight and had grand stories about knocking out Apolo Creed. Then he would have claimed to have won an NBA Championship, a world series and a been Super Bowl MVP. Then, we would all get to watch reporters showing video of Rocky watching those games on TV.

Posted by Clint | April 1, 2008 10:25 AM

I still prefer Maureen Dowd's Terminator comparison.

Posted by bma | April 1, 2008 10:27 AM

And just like Rocky, she would rather see McCain win than Obama.

Posted by midwaypete | April 1, 2008 10:31 AM

You'd think Clinton would think twice about comparing herself to one of the great he-men of pop culture given her emasculatory reputation.

Posted by shub-negrorath | April 1, 2008 10:32 AM

Um, well... I guess that would make Obama... Apollo Creed?

(waiting for the umpteenth scream about "injecting race" into the campaign)

Posted by Andy Niable | April 1, 2008 10:35 AM

So he CAN raise his arms!

Posted by Paulus | April 1, 2008 10:36 AM

I'd pay to see Dolph Lungren go nine rounds with Hillary.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 10:45 AM

Jesus, who writes her speeches? They're pretty consistently full of ham-handed crap like that...

Posted by Aaron Huffman | April 1, 2008 10:50 AM

I agree; that's a TERRIBLE speech, and a terrible analogy, badly delivered. It's idiotic pandering, of the "OK, Philly, what do I know about Philly? Rocky, yeah, that's the ticket" type. It's worse than "in it to win it". She really is a terrible speaker. Compare to virtually any delivery by her opponent (who actually makes you want to hear them again, and read them), or even her husband, who could at least make meaningless gibberish sound like intelligible speech.

Posted by Fnarf | April 1, 2008 11:03 AM

So, when candidates start saying "I'm not a quitter, I never give up" that's when their candidacy is officially over.

Posted by Fnarf | April 1, 2008 1:45 PM

She may lose this time but she gets five more chances.

Posted by BobH | April 1, 2008 2:30 PM

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