February 23rd, 2008
06:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton pushes debate moment in new ad

A new ad shows Clinton's final moment at Thursday's CNN debate.
A new ad shows Clinton's final moment at Thursday's CNN debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democrat Hillary Clinton is launching a new ad in Ohio and Texas Saturday that features portions of her widely-praised final answer in CNN's debate last week - the campaign's latest effort to make the moment a defining one in the New York senator's White House bid.

The 60 second spot called "Resolved" shows much of Clinton's final moment at Thursday's debate during which she said, "You know the hits I've taken are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country."

"I resolved at a very young age that I'd been blessed and that I was called by my faith and by my upbringing to do what I could to give others the same opportunities and blessings that I took for granted," Clinton is also seen saying in the ad.

Bill Clinton also sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters Saturday seeking $1.3 million dollars to run the ad in all the March 4 primary states.

"Everyone in the upcoming primary states of Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont needs to see that moment," the former president writes in the e-mail.

The spot is one of four new ads launching in either Ohio or Texas - the two delegate rich states that Clinton's campaign has deemed crucial.

A 30 second spot hitting Texas airwaves called "Deliver" touts the New York senator's accomplishments with regards to healthcare and education, and the ad's narrator, in an implicit swipe at rival Barack Obama, says, "In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it."

In Ohio, former Sen. John Glenn is the star of a new 30 second ad called "Proud," in which he touts Clinton's economic record: "As long as Annie and I have known her, Hillary's fought for working people," Glenn, who endorsed Clinton earlier this month, says.

Another 30 second ad hitting Ohio airwaves called "level" also pushes the New York senator's economic record, characterizing her as a fighter "for America's middle class."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Donna

    Do as I say, not as I do...says Hillary "the hypocrite"

    February 23, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Shirley

    Hillary is out of control, i would not vote for her.
    She thinks the White House belongs to her, not so Hillary.
    Hillary don't hate congrulate!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Frank

    Hillary, please step down honourably. You have lost 11 states in a row for crying out loud. Don't make this harder than it is.

    February 23, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Simba

    These wont cut a slice of bread; Americans are smarter! The Clinton era is over!

    February 23, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  5. Cali Voter

    Texas and Ohio,

    If you vote for this woman on March 4, America will forever look at you the way it does at New Hampshire; as being gullible and as having been played. This was as calculated a moment as the first one in New Hampshire was. Disgusting.

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. ron

    And everything she said was stolen from someone else!

    Come on Hillary

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. JohnS

    Have we not heard this before:

    Meet me in Texas (Obama won that debate, hands down)!!!

    Now, meet me in Ohio? What is there new and strong that is left in Hillary to keep sending these challenges?

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. EM NC

    The polls in NC show Obama with 45% and Clinton at 30%.

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. LM

    As we can see from Hillary's outburst today – in sharp contrast to her "moment" at the end of the debate – Hillary should be making her case for an Oscar, not the presidency.

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. xavier

    I wonder if the add credits Bill Clinton and John Edwards for her words? Oh wait... She can use other peoples words if she wants. It is only Obama that cannot do that.

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  11. Kevin Zelko

    The ad should come with a peice about how she flopped on the health care issue when she used to be against insurance companies and then went on to vote and support the interests of the bad health care companies when she was elected.

    She's a flopper and I see why Nader is considering running if HRC was to win the nomination.

    Obama 2008

    February 23, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  12. Can't seem to get comments approved by Clinton News Network

    First she criticizes Obama for using Deval Patrick's lines, then she steals Edwards' lines and now wants to milk them for all they're worth. We don't need this kind of hypocrite in office.

    February 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  13. Alexandra

    Boy I am so convinced Hillary.
    You are the plagerist who stole rhetoric from Bill Clinton and John Edwards. How sincere is that?
    GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!

    February 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  14. LM

    As we can see from Hillary's outburst today – in sharp contrast to her "moment" at the end of the debate – Hillary should be making her case for an Oscar, not the presidency.

    February 23, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  15. EW

    For weeks Hillary has attacked Obama's health care plan, now she says democrats should not attack eah others health plan???
    Hillary is not being herself, just following the strategist plans, one day neing soft, another day being hard, just be yourself for 5 minutes.

    February 23, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. jamie

    Hillary is making a fool out of herself. The mailing was over a month ago, and there was nothing in there that was inaccurate, unlike the numerous attacks she's made on Barack.

    February 23, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. Concerned in NJ

    Utterly Unbelievable!! This is a Plagiarized line!!! Go back and show Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign speech, where he said "Y'know, people are gonna say Bill Clinton took a lot of hits during this campaign....."

    Verbatim

    Hillary Clinton CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

    February 23, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. Joel

    Another cheap campaign tactic Hillary. Your emotions are deceptive Delilah. Yes we know you by name – you will do anything anything to win. Remember NAFTA – HILLARY IT IS COMING BACK TO HAUNT YOU AND BILL

    February 23, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Christiane

    I think the People know the Truth. She voted for the Irak War, but the Soldiers are good enough for her Satement in the Debate, for having a great moment and Applause. But the standing Ovations was not about her, the Show was over, that was the Reason.
    I feel sorry, all Soldiers all over the World, you deserve better then used for a Campaign. i hope the People in Texas, ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island make the right Choice.
    Obama
    Yes we can

    February 23, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Jan E

    Hillary, please take the high road and stay relevant for the country's future. If it was Obama in your current position, he would be called to step of the race. Please step back and help Obama win the country from the republicans in Nov. Do something that is above the Clintonizm motes operandi. PLEASE!!

    February 23, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. jamie

    shame on you hillary!

    February 23, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Obama all the way....

    Isn't she just the little actress. Great performance! Why not run the *xerox* comment along with it....

    February 23, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. Violet

    If the media won't acknowledge Clinton's victory in the closing remarks, then she has to bring it to the public. Maybe if you guys presented fair coverage...

    Oh yeah, I forgot you guys are giving Obama a free ticket and all the publicity you can shovel toward him while still maintaining a "unbiased" press image. Not everyone is fooled CNN.

    February 23, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. sunshine in nj

    I love when she talks about the wealthy people who have been benefitting in this country – does that not include her? She was born into money, married into money, and still contrinues to have enough money to hand her own campaign $5 million dollars. WHERE ARE HER TAX RETURNS???????? Why doesn't someone ask her about that at the next debate!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. matt

    come on america, wake up, this is the same lines that Bill Clinton used. This is just a tactic to win vote. Please vote for Obama, he is genuine.

    February 23, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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