December 18th, 2007
04:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton camp launches its own 'Switchers' video

The Clinton campaign is out with a new Web video.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Four days after Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched a wildly popular Web video showing a former Hillary Clinton backer in Iowa switching her allegiance to the Illinois Democrat, the Clinton campaign hit back with its own online video of current supporters once aligned to rivals.

The two-minute video called "Switchers" includes interviews with several former supporters of either Obama or John Edwards, in which they describe why they decided to defect to Clinton.

The Obama Web video released Friday documented why one Iowa precinct captain decided to reverse her support of Clinton in favor of Obama. That video has been viewed more than 340,000 times on YouTube.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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  1. Theo, Manorville, NY

    If you look close, you can see the strings behind his head... or is that the shadow of a gun.

    December 19, 2007 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  2. Ravi, Rye NY

    Jack, Derek, Susan, Joe and all you Hillary supporters – the scary part about you all is there is not one thing you guys and gals can say that stands the test of reason, logic, rationale and common sense as to why Hillary is uniquely qualified to be the the POTUS or why he is the agent of change. Hillary and cohorts reminds of Mark Anthony in reverse during his eulogy of Julius Ceasar – I came to Bury him instead of Praise him. Hillary and her minions innluding the lame Bob Kerry, the eunuch Shahen, the vindictive Mark Penn – they say came to praise Obama and instead buried him with insinuations of drug dealing, and being a Muslim. This woman will destroy our country and liberty. ABH – Anboy but Hillary!!

    December 19, 2007 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. Seam, Philly PA

    This guy looks like Bill Clinton's cousin from Arkansas. They dressed this guy in a shirt and tie to look like a credible supporter. Gimme a break. This guy probably never wore a tie in his life. You can find him out on the barn.

    December 19, 2007 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. Bob New York

    Susan, Houston, Texas – I think you need to look at who is on the boards of the register and then compare them to former cabinet members of Clintons staff.
    The register was a pay off for previous political pay offs.

    Hillary will do anything, use any means to achieve the power that she and her husband once had. they will stop at nothing.
    Say what you will, the economy was good under Clinton, everyone was happy. But it was brought at the expense of 9/11 with understaffed military, intelligence sources, tying the hands of human intelligence and burying Clintons head in the sand when terrorism reared it's ugly head.

    The Sudan offered Bin Laden 3 times to Clinton but he refused to take him, even after Bin Laden was wanted here in the USA. It wasn't good for his IMAGE!

    I refuse to get into more debates with people. The facts are there in the 9/11 report and independent sources. I suggest that instead of playing cheerleaders for HRC, you people LOOK AT THE FACTS.

    If you want to avoid more 9/11 's but worse yet, indeed – vote for

    ANYONE BUT HILLARY '08

    December 19, 2007 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. TYSPOCK , COLUMBIA, MD

    This country will do well with Hillary and Hilary will do well for this country.
    I cannot believe the people who get their marching orders from "HATE" TV and "HATE" radio, it seems that most of them have loss the ability to think for themselves, as you can see from some of the comments which mirror the comments on hate TV and hate radio – check the newspaper comment sections. If they were really concern about where Hillary would take this country they would really be expressing their utter discuss about where the Bush administration has already taken it – which is down – way way down ! surplus long gone, thousands of lives loss for a completely unnecessary war, 1 trillion and counting taken from our national treasury – funds that our children and their children will need to pay for, 50 billion paid to insurgents to stop attacking our troops – at least for now or until we stop paying them again, 12 billion in 100 dollar bills they claim is just missing – the list of unbelievable stuff just goes on and on and with no lessons learned from the past ; the times when we gave weapons and billions to the Taliban who were fighting the Russians at that time as well as the northern alliance ( now the current leadership of Afghanistan ) not to mention all the weapons and billions more dollars we gave Sodom Hussein during the Iraq – Iran wars – this all after the horrific gassing this administration likes to point out and those plane load of weapons Ollie gave to the Iranians during the U.S. led embargo ? – Why and what for? Were any of those weapons sent to the insurgents in this Iraq war ?. Now days our economy is in shambles, we are on the verge of a recession, this administration has been wrong about so many things that our credibility and respect around the world has been badly soiled, as Scott McCulin said he lad to lend the bush administration some credibility, Tony Snow was kind with his “somewhat of an embarrassment” remark – so Do your homework folks – then decide – because one more Bush like neo-con like administration could well do us in! Our founding fathers prevail over the most powerful military on earth because bullets will never be a substitute for the will of the people – a well informed people ! Neo-cons should return to the toy soldiers of the youth and leave the real soldiers to leaders like Hillary who will make decisions as their commander and chief worthy of the service and their sacrifices !

    December 19, 2007 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  6. jack, ny, ny

    Ravi- This is free country. Just the way you are will to support fake Obama. Same way others have right to support who ever they want. You don't have to agree to us. I really pity your narrow mindedness. It is shame that you couldn't see trend with Obama. He started out taking cheap shots at Hillary for months and he became higher in polls. Then Hillary started answering him back and she started to gain momentum. Now again he is going negative on Edward because Edward giving run for his money. Trend is that Obama acts like a bull dog whose job is to attack anyone who is ahead of him in polls.

    Now let me ask you: WHy Obama has never acknowledged that he does have muslim roots which is through his father. He never addresses that and instead he starts talking about 20 yrs with trinity. That is sales tactic. whenever someone talks to you about something you want to down play You start talking about what you want to up play. Oldest trick in the book. People remember what they hear the most.

    December 19, 2007 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. Bob New York

    Susan, Houston, Texas – I think you need to look at who is on the boards of the register and then compare them to former cabinet members of Clintons staff.
    The register was a pay off for previous political pay offs.

    Hillary will do anything, use any means to achieve the power that she and her husband once had. they will stop at nothing.
    Say what you will, the economy was good under Clinton, everyone was happy. But it was brought at the expense of 9/11 with understaffed military, intelligence sources, tying the hands of human intelligence and burying Clintons head in the sand when terrorism reared it's ugly head.

    The Sudan offered Bin Laden 3 times to Clinton but he refused to take him, even after Bin Laden was wanted here in the USA. It wasn't good for his IMAGE!

    I refuse to get into more debates with people. The facts are there in the 9/11 report and independent sources. I suggest that instead of playing cheerleaders for HRC, you people LOOK AT THE FACTS.

    If you want to avoid more 9/11 's but worse yet, indeed – vote for

    December 19, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. roger, NY,NY

    some of the comments from Obama supporter sounds like from 5 yr old...lol

    December 19, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. Steve, Hartford, CT

    I love how no matter how cheesy Clinton and her campaign get, her supporters keep right on rationalizing. Keep it up, guys, and you might be deemed loyal enough to be part of Hillary's administration!

    (PS: If you didn't catch the reference to Bush, you haven't been paying enough attention!)

    December 19, 2007 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  10. nathan Davenport Iowa

    Hillary is climbing in the polls ,obambi is a crybaby,she got you back big time not with just one she has so many that switched these people are for real they are iowa residents,there seeing obambi he gave a speech he attacked edwards,hes the one who is doing it, they figure it out where these false stories are coming from his campaign staff to derail hillary, axelrod just attacked edwards today...Iowa has seen enough.

    December 19, 2007 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  11. Ajay Jain

    YouTube is a great medium for getting to focussed audience. They look for the candidate rather the candidate looking for them!

    December 20, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Ajay Jain

    YouTube is a great medium where the voter looks for candidates rather then the other way around. The Hillary campaign is good at the internet. Go Hillary go!

    December 20, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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