04/02/2008 02:50 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Clintons: A Faded Franchise

Hillary Clinton said yesterday in Philadelphia, "When it comes to finishing a fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit."

She's a lot like Rocky, all right, but less the original masterpiece and more the desperate fourth sequel, Rocky V. By the fifth film the increasingly irrelevant Rocky Balboa was resorting to having classless fights in the streets, far from his gallant championship days in the ring. Plots like that made audiences grow quickly tired of the faded franchise.

There is no doubt the Clinton franchise is fading. Much like other horror franchises (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween are wonderful examples), it will eventually come to an end. Probably not in Pennsylvania, but almost certainly in North Carolina. If she stays in after a loss there, we'll know she's "jumped the shark."

From The Hill's Pundit Blog.