Bad analogy of the day

Hillary Clinton compares herself to Rocky Balboa.

Addressing a meeting of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Tuesday, the former first lady and New York senator said that she, like Rocky, wasn’t a quitter.

Recalling a famous scene on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Clinton said that ending her presidential campaign now would be as if “Rocky Balboa had gotten halfway 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 a fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up. And neither do the American people,” Clinton said.

Rocky wasn’t a quitter. However….

He lost the fight to Apollo Creed if narrowly(It was a split decision)

Dr. Steven Taylor at Poliblog writes

He fights to the very end, never quits (which is her point) BUT at the end he almost wins, but still loses.1 That might be an accurate description of this year’s race for the Democratic nomination, but not the narrative that Clinton should want to play out.

Indeed, not only is there the losing issue, but moreover, Rocky was beaten by a black man.

I think Mrs. Clinton needs a different Pennsylvania movie. How about The Young Philadelphians? Any other movie suggestions for Hillary?

Update- One of Dr. Taylor’s comments comes up with the following.

Worse-the black man lies when he says “ain’t gonna be no rematch” & then the white man (Hillary in this case) lies right back: “Don’t want one.” Greed & pride make for at least one rematch.

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