BARACKY - The Movie to watch in 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton versus Barack Hussein Obama
Hillary “Rocky” Clinton in Philadelphia
Senator Clinton has been telling Pennsylvania voters that she's in this race to the very end to fight for them, and now she's adopting the mantle of the Keystone State's biggest fighter - Rocky Balboa.
In excerpts of a speech she's set to give to the AFL-CIO in the City of Brotherly Love, Senator Clinton says "just as it's getting time to vote here in Pennsylvania, Senator Obama says he's getting tired of it. His supporters say they want it to end."
"Well, could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten half way 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 the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up. And neither do the American people."
She also promises to take the fight to the Republican nominee. "I know taking on Senator McCain in November won't be easy. The Republicans aren't going to give up without a fight. And no matter how beautiful your rhetoric, the Republicans aren't going to turn off their attack machine - it doesn't have an off switch," she says.
"But one thing you know about me is that when I say I'll fight for you, I'll fight for you. I know that there will be hurdles and setbacks between now and November. But I also know that I'm ready. I know what it's like to stumble. I know what it means to get knocked down. But I've never stayed down, and I never will."
Now watch the movie Baracky and see how Hillary's opponent responds.
The Fight to the Finish - Only One will be left Standing. Which One?
Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee-in-waiting for the Presidential Election in 2008
John McCain watches the Fight between Obama and Hillary from the Sidelines and Waits for his turn to Fight the Winner in November.
WASHINGTON -- John McCain's standing in the presidential race grows stronger each day as he benefits from the increasingly personal and extraordinarily protracted Democratic nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Not that he will publicly acknowledge his advantage.
"I'm glad to be where we are" but "there's a lot of hard work to do," the certain GOP nominee said last week, dismissing the notion that he has an upper hand for the general election as the Democratic primary tussle continues.
Even with the Clinton-Obama struggle, polls show either candidate would be in a tight race with McCain, who readily lists a host of tall-order tasks ahead. He must:
-- Raise money to compete with better-funded Democrats.
-- Energize a party that was divided over his candidacy.
-- Introduce himself to voters beyond his Vietnam war-hero status. McCain is starting a made-for-TV tour of places in the country that shaped his life and giving speeches on how the lessons learned will shape his presidency.
MAC is Back! Go McCain!