Pennsylvania Primary Pugilism Postmortem


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As if it needs another one? Well, why not?

So it turns out that professional wrestling and Pennsylvania presidential politics went together.

Illustrating the candidates’ efforts to reach every possible voter, Obama, Clinton and Arizona Senator John McCain, who has locked up the Republican nomination, made taped appearances on the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. program “Monday Night RAW” on the cable channel USA Network.

The WWE says the weekly program draws 5 million viewers, and all three candidates used wrestling themes for their messages.

“Tonight, in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hillrod,” Clinton, 60, said in her segment. “This election is starting to feel a lot like `King of the Ring.’ The only difference? The last man standing may just be a woman.”

I dunno. I’m all for the pugilistic analogies I guess — just another way to demean the highest office in the land. But thinking back on the way the Pennsylvania Democtratic Primary campaign was waged, I didn’t think of wrestling.

I thought of this:

In the post-fight interview, did you notice how it was Holyfield who went negative first? According to Tyson, anyway.

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