By Ted Genoways
April 1st, 2008
Hillary Clinton is now, officially, weirding me out. Today, in Philadelphia, she entered a rally to the theme music from Rocky before telling a crowd:
“Could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten halfway up those art museum stairs and said, ‘Well, I guess that’s about far enough’? That’s not the way it works. Let me tell you something. When it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit.”
Okay, laying aside the fact that this reference is thirty years outdated, it’s a very strange comparison to make. First, did Clinton see Rocky? Yes, Rocky fights bravely to the end—before he loses. I’m not sure how that’s supposed to rally the crowd.
But, stranger still, Sylvester Stallone—you know, the star and writer of Rocky—has already endorsed McCain.
You can see the video of Clinton’s speech here. And note that at the end, when referring to “finishing the fight,” she stumbles over “I never give up,” instead inadvertently saying, “I never get up.” Hmm, isn’t that called a knockout?