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"ROCKY" John McCain - Get up and Keep on Fighting to the End

Updated on November 3, 2008

Rocky Balboa and John McCain

The Story of Rocky Balboa reflects the Story of John McCain

Rocky Balboa is called a truly inspirational story. It is the story of a man who has had it all, lost most of it and rebuilt what he could. The film was written, directed and starred in by Sylvester Stallone. But this story is older than even that. For Stallone wrote the first Rocky story and held on to it for years. He would not sell it because no one would let him star in it. With his perseverance and determination, he held onto the script until he could play the role of Rocky

Sylvester Stallone endorses John McCain

Here is what Sylvester Stallone said about John McCain

"I like McCain a lot. Things may change along the way, but there's something about matching the character with the script, and right now the script is being written and reality is pretty brutal and hard edge and like a rough action film, you need somebody who's been in that to deal with it."

Just like Rocky is the Underdog in the Movie McCain has been the Underdog in his Campaign

In this film, Rocky is again the underdog. He is 53, retired, and running a restaurant. He is also widowed, and looking for something more in life. He decides to try and fight again - he is thinking something local, for charity. And yet he is given a shot at the champ.

Many John McCain supporters say he seems happier leading a crusade than a traditional presidential campaign. McCain doesn't completely disagree.

"I probably should say I'd rather be in the lead - and I really would rather be in the lead - but in my life, I've always kind of been the underdog," McCain says. "I don't know why, exactly, but I've always been the guy who wants to stand up to who I think is the bully, either real or imagined. I'm always the guy who's taken a contrarian view or attitude."

Few modern politicians operate by the code of honor that drives McCain. As he says over and over again, he'd rather lose a campaign than a war.

"That's McCain's strength and great weakness," Murphy says. "McCain is never really interested in campaigning on anything that will help him get elected. He's interested in telling the truth and what he believes, and he kind of figures it will work out for him in the end."

The story of Rocky is also about overcoming difficulties and obstacles through prayer, hardwork and perseverance.

Here are Rocky's inspirational and insightful words that speaks to all of us.

Rocky states: "What is it you said to the kid? The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very rough, mean place... and no matter how tough you think you are, it'll always bring you to your knees and keep you there, permanently... if you let it. You or nobody ain't never gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit... it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. If you know what you're worth, go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit." And he lives that in this film.

When Rocky said, "and no matter how tough you think you are, it'll always bring you to your knees and keep you there, permanently... if you let it" he meant that you should not think that you are a tough guy and go on in life without dependence on God. When you have difficulties that you cannot overcome it will bring you to your knees and you should keep on praying till you overcome your difficulties. In the movie it showed Rocky knelt down to pray and asked God to strengthen him. Rocky is truly an inspirational film.

Rocky's words is a lesson of living a life accepting suffering to achieve success when he said, "You or nobody ain't never gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit... it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. If you know what you're worth, go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit."

Now watch the movie clip of Rocky's fight to the Finish!

The Final Word to Rocky McCain- "Get Up and Fight"

It's not over yet! McCain can still win the 2008 Election

We need to win in Pennsylvania on November 4," McCain said at the beginning of his speech. "With your help, we can win. We need a new direction for this country."

"The pundits have written us off again, like they have before," McCain said later. "When I see this great support, I know we're gonna win."

"We've been a few points down, but we're coming back," he said.

McCain and others pointed to McCain's military background and Vietnam War experiences as a prisoner of war, with McCain telling the crowd, "You know I've been fighting for this country since I was 17 years old, and I have the scars to prove it."

Lower taxes help the economy and provide more jobs, he said.

"I'm gonna make government live on a budget, just like you do," McCain said, promising to veto pork barrel spending.

McCain said he supports drilling for offshore oil in the United States, along with working on other alternative energy sources.

"We'll lower the cost of energy within months and we will create millions of new jobs," McCain said.

McCain also took aim at Obama's "spread the wealth" comment that brought "Joe the Plumber" into the campaign.

"My friends, that's been tried in other countries and it didn't work. We're not gonna do it here," McCain said. "Senator Obama is running to be redistributionist in chief. I'm running to be commander in chief."

McCain said he has worked to protect Social Security in the past and will continue to do so.

"When I'm president, we're gonna win in Iraq and win in Afghanistan," McCain said. "Our troops will come home with victory and honor."

McCain said he knows people are worried, but closed by encouraging the crowd to keep on fighting.

"Stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for," McCain said. "Let's go win this election and get our country moving again."

Other speakers at the rally included state Rep. Paul Clymer, R-145; Tom Manion, candidate for U.S. Representative in the 8th district; Pa. Attorney General Tom Corbett; South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Cindy McCain, the candidate's wife.

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      nicolas t 

      6 years ago

      good movie but yes rocky loss at the end by a judge vote and McCain loss the election. McCain can always try again hopefully

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      julie k 

      7 years ago

      i believe sly knows what matters,that we have leaders who believe in god and want to do whats right for the people,because god wants good things for all of us.god loves and cares about us.ask jesus into your heart and life now,read a bible,watch bible teachers online,on tv,listen to it on cd or audio,watch it on dvd,and vhs,and your life will be great. god bless,and best wishes. julie k anoka minn

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      9 years ago

      It looks like McCain has been knocked down but he is not knocked out yet. He should get up and fight. He can still win! Keep on praying for him.

      May God bless you.


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      Len Cannon 

      9 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Rocky lost, fyi.


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