|April 5, 2008|
|Hillary, Reborn as Rocky, Toughens Obama Up for Championship Fight|
|By Kevin McCauley|
|Hillary Clinton is barnstorming Pennsylvania to the tunes of “Gonna Fly Now” and “Eye of the Tiger” from the Rocky movies. |
Directly addressing the forty-one percent of respondents to odwyerpr.com’s poll who want her to get out of the race, Hillary says that just isn’t going to happen. [Forty-three percent of O'Dwyer respondents want her to fight on, while 15 percent say it doesn’t matter because John McCain got the election in the bag.]
Clinton rallies Keystone State supporters, asking what if Rocky Balboa decided to call it quits half way up the steps of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art.
“Let me tell you something when it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never give up,” she told a roaring crowd in Philadelphia.
Clinton has every right to stick it out to the very end. Snarky Maureen Dowd, who regularly sinks her claws into Clinton, wrote April 2 that Hillary has performed a noble service by giving Barack Obama some much-needed seasoning.
“Without Hillary, he never would have learned to be a good debater. He never would have understood how to robustly answer distorted and personal attacks.”
The most important thing, continued Dowd, is that "gritty Hillary can teach the languid Obama--and the timid Democrats—that the whole point of a Presidential race is to win.”
“But the ultimate favor Hillary can do for the Illinois freshman is to fight him full-out until the finale and then gracefully release him…Hillary’s work is done only when she is done because the best way for Obama to prove he’s ready to stare down Ahmadinejad is by putting away someone even tougher.”
Hillary rocks on in Pennsylvania, campaigning as hard as Rocky trained for the Big Fight. Clinton, though, is following the script of the last Rocky movie in which he comes out of retirement and goes down in a split decision to a younger and faster opponent.
Gas up the Clinton bandwagon. It’s on to Indiana. Rev up the theme to “Hoosiers.”
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