Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain all appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) last night "Monday Night Raw." Here are highlights from each of their taped appearances:
Clinton: "Hi, I'm Hillary Clinton. But tonight, in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hill-rod. 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."
Obama: "To the special interests who have been setting the agenda in Washington for too long and to all the forces of division and distraction that have stopped us from making progress for the American people, I've got one question: do you smell what Barack is cooking?"
McCain: "I believe that America is the greatest nation in the world, and Americans don't watch wrestling because we're bitter. We watch WWE because wrestling is about celebrating our freedom. It's about fighting to be the very best. So, can you smell what the Mac is cooking?" (USA, 4/21).
The candidate appearances will be used to promote "Smackdown Your Vote!" -- the WWE's voter registration drive (AP, 4/22).
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This article appears in the April 22, 2008, edition of Latest Edition.