Candidates Climb Into the Ring

'Hillrod,' Obama, McCain play to the WWE audience
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 5:20 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. occasionally follows her trademark point at the crowd with a devastating elbow drop.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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(Newser) – The three presidential candidates have each recorded a stilted video for tonight's episode of Raw, the WWE show that attracts 5 million viewers a week. In the segments, intended to promote voter participation, the candidates do some grandstanding with goofball quotes, including Clinton referring to herself as "Hillrod," the AP reports.

Some highlights:

  • Clinton: "This election is starting to feel a lot like 'King of the Ring.' The only difference? The last man standing may just be a woman."
  • Obama: "I've got one question: Do you smell what Barack is cooking?"
  • McCain: "Whatcha gonna do when John McCain and all his McCainiacs run wild on you?"
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