Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hillary Clinton Compares Herself To Rocky

The only thing that she and Rocky Balboa have in common is a face that looks like it went twelve rounds with Apollo Creed.

PHILADELPHIA - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has something in common with legendary film boxer Rocky Balboa — she's not a quitter.

Recalling a famous scene on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the 1976 Oscar-winning film "Rocky," Clinton said that ending her presidential campaign now would be as if "Rocky Balboa had gotten halfway up those art museum steps and said, 'Well, I guess that's about far enough.'"

"Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing a fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up. And neither do the American people," Clinton said in excerpts of prepared remarks to be given Tuesday to a meeting of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.

This is pandering on the lowest level. I mean, what else was she expected to say in Philadelphia to get some cheap applause? On an entirely different subject, who's here from new York? Go Rangers!

Clinton warned that Democrats won't have an easy time against Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain in the general, and implied that her rival for the nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, may not be up to the task.

"The Republicans aren't going to give up without a fight," Clinton said. "And no matter how beautiful your rhetoric, the Republicans aren't going to turn off their attack machine — it doesn't have an off-switch." (H/T - Yahoo!)

Ah, yes, the dreaded Republican attack machine. I just wish the GOP could be more like the Clintons and stop all of these personal attacks. Please. Hell, just the other day, Bill and the Hill-dabeast trotted out that horse-faced daughter of theirs to attack President Bush. But ask her a question about hummers in the oval office, and Chelsea will retort, "That's none of your business."

Personally, I hope Hillary stays in the race until the very end, because there is always the chance that her "Superdelegates" will propel her to the top. See, after the 1968 debacle in Chicago, the DNC created this honor to bestow upon political bigwigs and party hacks to "guide" the nomination process in the way they see fit. The voters can shout that they want Obama on the highest mountain, but if the delegate count is close at the election, the "Superdelegates" can turn the tide in favor of Mrs. Clinton. (In 2008, Superdelegates will comprise about one-fifth of of the total number of delegates.) All this from the party that laments "voter disenfranchisement." Astonishing.

Hillary needs to stay in the race until the final moment. And with the shenanigans the DNC have in place, she may just win the nomination after all.

(bRight & Early has a terrific photoshop of Hillarocky HERE.)

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