Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Politicians channeling Rocky: Baracky II

VIDEO: Baracky II

Possibly the most entertaining political video I've seen to date. Very well designed.
Updated August 22: With apolgies to Anonymous, when it comes to the funny and design its tough to beat the guys at JibJab.

This is the second time a Democratic candidate has been likened to Rocky. Hillary Clinton was first to liken themselves to the never-say-die boxer during a speech in Philadelphia Now Barack (albeit by an anonymous videographer) has been cast as Rocky.

Ironically Sylvester Stallone - the man who made Rocky, is an unabashed John McCain fan. McCain best embodies the Rocky spirit as the aging underdog going for his last hurrah.

I know Stallone has received criticism and praise from Conservatives, but I'd like to put politics aside for a moment. I must say I'm a proud fan of Sly Stallone. I would encourage everyone if they could, to find a copy of the Rocky Box Set. On the first disc you will find a talking head documentary where Stallone speaks about the journey he had to go through to bring vision to the big screen.

It is a truly inspirational and captivating story. Stallone is thoughtful and articulate and reveals him as a true artist. You'll see how closely Stallone's journey in conquering Hollywood mirrors Rocky's in the movies. Rocky has the look of a vacant but endearing brute, this coupled with his slurring speech makes it easy for people to overlook and underestimate him. You'll be reminded that whilst its a look that makes for a great film character its also Stallone's authentic appearance. Sly through his tenacity and self-belief has managed to succeed in spite of his handicaps.

VIDEO: Everyone wants to be Rocky

But Stallone clearly hopes to cast someone else as the hero
I like McCain a lot. And you know, things may change along the way, but there's something about matching the character with the script. And right now, the script that's being written and reality is pretty brutal and pretty hard-edged like a rough action film, and you need somebody who's been in that to deal with it.
Stallone Endorses McCain - Read comments at MSNBC's First Read

Read my previous Sly Stallone post here

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