Take that, Rocky!

April 30, 2008

RALEIGH – Rocky Balboa is getting a workout on the Hillary Clinton campaign.chriskeane.jpg

Endorsing Clinton on Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley evoked the fictional fighter, played in the popular “Rocky” movies by Sylvester Stallone, to describe the former first lady as a tireless fighter.

“I’ve been accused of being persistent and downright aggravating,” the governor said, with Clinton at his side, “but this lady right here makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy.”

Clinton has compared herself to the fighter on the campaign trail, saying like him, “I never quit.  I never give up.”

Theme songs from the “Rocky” movies, in which Rocky Balboa fought as an underdog, as a champion and as a comeback boxer, have been used at Clinton campaign events.

In Raleigh on Tuesday, the North Carolina governor talked about how much he admired Clinton and also his wife Mary, who was on hand.

“There’s nothing I love more than a strong, powerful woman, so I’m in hog heaven today,” Easley said. “Sitting back in that conference room with Mary and Hillary Clinton, I just watched. You kind of got to know when to be quiet. You kind of got to know when the people in the room are way beyond you.”

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Photo credit: Reuters/Chris Keane (North Carolina governor endorsing Clinton)

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The Gov. Easly is right. We deserve a tough and tireless fighter of our values and day-t0-day problems. We need a true leader with a proven experience in dealing with tough crises. May God Bless you Hillary

Posted by george steppenwolf | Report as abusive

Yikes; she reminds me more of a Cyborg or the Terminator (I’ll be back in 2012).

Posted by arthurW from Virginia | Report as abusive

Um….I put a post on here and now it’s gone. Why is that? Ironically, the post had to do with how the media controls things and asking who is pulling the strings? I can see that my fears were true. The media is TOO connected to politics and the establishment is doing everything to control what people think. I now know that this is true, and I will do everything in my power to get this word out, which will be nothing compared to the power that you (the media and the establishment) have, but YOU are the ones going to hell….have fun with that.

Posted by Danny in Indiana | Report as abusive

Indiana and North Carolina!

You are the upcoming STATES THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Do not be swayed by the Media and other attacks from other candidates.

Barack Obama is running a clean, honest, forth right campaign.

Barack Obama will tackle all the issues concerning Americans, from the economy, create new jobs, alternative energy, health care for everyone and it all comes from a candidate with a new perspective and is positive and progressive.

McCain is a continuation of George Bush.

IT IS CLEAR, WE NEED TO VOTE FOR CHANGE.

LET’S TURN THE PAGE AND VOTE FOR “BARACK OBAMA”.

Indiana and North Carolina do not fall for this kind of rhetoric. His actions speak much louder than his words on the Campaign trail of “Uniting” Americans! As do his OWN words in his OWN book that were NOT the words he spoke on the campaign trail:

Obama followed Wright for 20 years and Americans are not gullible enough to believe he did not know that Wright spews words of hatred toward White Americans, America and basically all Americans. And he followed Wright’s teachings of “black liberation theology.” Even the tragedy of 9/11! He took his children to hear this hatred and subsequently, it continues the cycle of racism an hatred. He put Wright on his Advisory council of his campaign.

If in DOUBT these are quotes FROM Obama in his OWN words from HIS book Dreams of My Father:

“I found a solace in nursing a prevasive sense of grievance and animosity against my Mother’s race.”

“I ceased to advertise my Mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

“never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was in my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself.”

“That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, blaming “white people – some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.”

“In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim School”. “I Studied the Koran.”

“The emotions between the races could never be pure..The other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”

And these are only a few. And this does not include the same type of quotes from his book, The Audacity oh Hope.

It is without doubt, after reading these type of quotes from Obama, that he and Wright DO share many views of America, Americans and white Americans.
And it also makes sense why his wife made her comments about this country and Obama called his Grandmother “a typical white person” and put down small town America in San Franscico.
These are Obama’s words! Not Wright’s! And he asks Americans to believe he is a UNITER of Americans! He asks Americans to vote for him to run America! NO! And Indiana and North Carolina will vote NO, too!

Posted by Core Democrat | Report as abusive