THE ROCKY REFERENCE.

A friend e-mailed with an explanation of the convoluted Rocky reference Obama made during the debate's opening moments. This led me to look it up on IMDB. The movie came out in 1976, which is about a decade before many of Obama's young supporters were born. It seems an odd choice of reference for a candidate pitching himself as the candidate of the future.

--Garance Franke-Ruta

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