Clinton, in Philly, Invokes Rocky

Candidate, fictional underdog 'have a lot in common'; bloggers come out swinging
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2008 4:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton compared herself to Rocky Balboa today, saying “I know what it means to get knocked down. But I've never stayed down, and I never will." Even as the RNC issued a reminder of Sylvester Stallone's fondness for John McCain, bloggers raced to weigh in:

  • "Let's hope for her sake they don't have too much in common," blogs Daniel Nasaw of the Guardian, after the obligatory observation that Rocky lost.

  • Below the Beltway’s Doug Mataconis enshrines today's claims as "perhaps the most absurd analogies of all time."
  • Wonkette's Sara K. Smith plays the fashion angle: "We look forward to seeing her run up the steps of the Museum of Art in an unflattering gray jersey pantsuit."