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04/01/2008 01:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Five Amazing Similarities Between Hillary Clinton and Rocky Balboa

PHILADELPHIA - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has something in common with legendary film boxer Rocky Balboa -- she's not a quitter. Recalling a famous scene on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the 1976 Oscar-winning film "Rocky," 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 in excerpts of prepared remarks to be given Tuesday to a meeting of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. (AP, April 1)

1. Rocky had a frequently punch-drunk trainer, Mickey Goldmill; Hillary has a chief strategist, Mark Penn, whom she frequently punches

2. Rocky discharged his inner anger and resentment by brutalizing a large, red slab of meat; Hillary is married to Bill Clinton

3. Rocky defended America's honor by defeating the Russian giant Ivan Drago; Hillary defended America's honor by bravely confronting an eight-year-old Bosnian girl with a poem and some flowers

4. Rocky's best friend was a flashy fighter named Apollo Creed; Hillary is pretty sure she has e-mail addresses for a couple of the girls from Wellesley

5. Damaged and facing inevitable defeat, Rocky agrees not to fight Union Cane in Tokyo; Not applicable

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