Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hillary Predicts Loss

Per the AP:
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.

Uhm...didn't Rocky lose? So she's admitting that she's fighting for nothing, but that she'll try to hurt Barack as much as possible before it's over? Is this perhaps an indicator she's planning on an Obama-Clinton rematch in 2012, beating him to deny him his second term? And should we carry this through all the way to end up with President Mr. T in 2016, just to see her win it back in 2020? How exciting!

Hey, maybe she can arrange things so she gets impeached before the mid-point of her second term, is replaced by her Russian Vice President who arranged her impeachment, just to have her beat him in the next election, in order to win a third term as president (though within the ten year limit). I'd tell you what happens after that, but I never made it to Rocky 5.

Of course, if anything, she's got the roles reveresed. She was the confident Apollo Creed who wasn't taking the fight seriously, and Barack's the scrappy fighter who knocked her down in the first round. And in this version, she's already too far behind in points and is incapable of knocking him out. So instead, we're seeing a fairly boring fight where the hero just has to wait for the final bell to ring before his opponent bows out in disgrace.

And if anything, the better analogy is that Rocky's sparring partner somehow imagines that he's more worthy of the championship fight than Rocky; if only he can hurt Rocky enough. But in any case, I fail to see how any of these analogies help Hillary. No matter who she pretends to be, she's still going to lose.


CrackerLilo said...

Not only did Rocky lose, he lost to a good-looking black man!

I'm just visualizing a new viral video. And I've had that damn song Rocky climbs the steps to playing in my head all week.

(Came via the Carpetbagger Report.)

Broadway Carl said...

Semantics I know, but Rocky and Apollo Creed fought to a draw in the first movie.

And one more thing: I believe Sylvester Stallone is a McCain supporter - which means Hillary's comparison is more apt than we might think.

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