February 23rd, 2008
06:50 PM ET
7 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. Andy, New York, New York

    Playing a clip from the closing moment in her last debate with Obama is a clever move to replace her cold, steely image with a humane and sensitive one. It is called acting. It is not the real Hillary. In fact, when she choked up in New Hampshire was not really her, but her acting skills kicking in. It worked back then, but will it work this time around?

    This campaign was supposed to wrap up on February 5th, but the fact that Obama has kept it alive and has taken the lead shows Hillary's vulnerability as a leader, who takes her position in life as a guarantee things will go her way. That's not how the real leaders operate, and especially given that America has to compete with other nations.

    On leadership here, she gets a 'F'!

    February 23, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. Candace

    OMG! I am so sick of this lady. She is like a bad first date that will not go away.

    Those weren't her words. She lifted the words from John Edwards and from her husband.

    By the way, there is nothing funny about the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Bringing that woman up is a reminder that the Clinton's will lie just to get ahead.

    This is very sad!

    February 23, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Yinka Lawal

    Hey Hillary you now see how it feel when OBAMA go negative on you. But Obama campaign is right about it. Because your universal health care will force people that can't afford it to buy it, and you also surport bush Trade policy that is affecting people in Ohio and across America. Your last moment in the debate is just your personal moment not because you really loves America but because you are desperate for power.

    February 23, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. Lynn

    With the recent accounting of how the Clinton campaign spent the millions and millions of dollars they had, I surely would not be sending them any of my hard earned money!!

    February 23, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Jason

    Im a college student in the state of PA. She had a GREAT moment at the end of this debate. I was never a hilliary fan before...but i now know she is ready to do it. I am a republican and cant vote for her in the primary...but im hoping to vote for her in november!

    February 23, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. MichelleJ

    Hillary's "widely praised final answer" in the Texas debate was taken from a John Edwards speech in Iowa in December. So all the accolades should be given to Edwards. Way to go Hillary, you accuse others of "plagarism" and then you copy repeatedly the words of others. I don't know how many times she has copied what Obama himself has said, tried to take his slogans, etc. Hillary's desperation is truly sad. I had no idea she could be so dirty. She should really bow out gracefully. That is if it is possible for her to do that. She appears to be a Narcissist and this is what they do: Attack others and then play "Victim" for sympathy. It is an obvious dirty tactic, from the Captain of a Sinking Ship!

    February 23, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. Jen

    HILLARY, PLEASE QUIT!!! IT IS OVER. PLEASE STOP BEING IN DENIAL AND ATTACKING OBAMA WITH FALSE CLAIMS. TRULY YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DEFINE PLAGIARISM AND AMERICA IS NOT STUPID, HILLARY! WE ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR THE RIGHT PERSON AND BARACK OBAMA IS THE ONLY GREAT FIT FOR PRESIDENT. PLEASE PLEASE QUIT NOW.

    February 23, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. Texan

    hillary clinton,

    please do the honorable thing and concede your run for president. you are destroying the democratic party, when other republicans are embracing McCain you are trying to stop Obama.
    please respect the peoples wishing and step down and endorse Obama.

    your friend

    February 23, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  9. R Tomlin

    Hillary is obviously getting desperate. This is her swan song!

    February 23, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. diane

    That's right, Hillary, use John Edwards phrases to advertise your voice! How hypocritical!

    February 23, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. dave

    HAHA Hillary, stop my sides are hurting from laughter. Lets not forget that you were boo'd during the debate as well.

    February 23, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. Ted McDonough

    As much as I hate to admit it , I think America is not going to realize that there is nothing special or new about Barack Obama until Karl Rove and the boys take him down or he's in the White House.

    February 23, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. undecided

    To bad hubby Bill used almost the same words way back when.

    February 23, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. matt

    I recently noticed my comments dont usually make it .. maybe cause Cnn backs Obama, and I back HIllary.. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem?

    On another note if you goto her website you will see she is trying to match the amount of money Obama has spent so far just on TV ads in both Ohio and Texas. I reccomend all of you going to her website and donating today. She needs our support now

    February 23, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. CHARLES

    I am not surprise Hillary will say anything and do anything to win votes. She will further divide the country if she becomes the president. I hope Obama gets the nomination.

    February 23, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. Mr. C

    Miss Hillary clinton, It will not work... the moment was because the debate was over and people had to stand and delivered an ovation. Now you want America to feel pity for you. God when will this woman ever stop all this.

    February 23, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. storytellers13

    OBAMA PLAIN & SIMPLE "THE BIG MANIPULATOR", WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS BEHIND THIS MAN

    February 23, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. Wilhemina

    The "blame is on you" Hillary, you lie too much. Yes, you and your husband were so gongho into making a name for yourselves, that you sign away the American's peoples jobs to foreigners. Remember how you and Bill loved the spotlight, well all that you said and done has been recorded. Check out the internet, old footage of you is here in cyber for all to see and hear, for all eternity.

    February 23, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. Liam

    Hillary Clinton's plan is not about providing Affordable Health Care for all.

    Hillary Clinton's plan is about forcing every person to pay High Health Care Coverage Premiums to the Insurance Industry.

    Hillary got burned by the Insurance Lobby in 1993 so now she has surrendered to them. Her plan will not provide affordable health care coverage. It is not designed to do so.

    It is designed, just the like Tom Delay's Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, to reward the Robber Barons of The Health Care Insurance Cartel.

    February 23, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  20. Sam Rose

    What a joke-
    These are not even her words, but those of John Edwards and her husband–

    Are they distributing her 'tacky' very UN-Presidential comments towards Senator Obama–about "Xerox for change?"

    Do not fall for this "Clintons" will do anything to win tactic...........

    Vote Obama or don't vote.......

    February 23, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  21. trudy mac donald

    This is typical clinton strategy look at what they did to Obama in New Hampshire,South Carolina and the heat goes on .The campaign for the Clintons have been boasting for weeks that Texas and Ohio were hers namely,her firewall.The news of campaign spending out of control the staff she fired after each loss .She accused Obama in the Austin debate and gets a standiing ovation for Sen Edwards words and her husbands how ironic.The pamphlets in question have been out for weeks and all of a sudden she is outraged and the media is buying it this ploy is to stop the media fom saying she has real troubles another well thought out diversion tactic.Some of us are not so stupid and can actually see through it..

    February 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  22. Bryce

    I don't understand...Didn't she give Obama grief for plagarism? Why is she now allowed to embrace it?

    February 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  23. Tony

    Milk it for all its worth Clinton.. milk it for all its worth

    February 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  24. Dusacre

    With the Clintons everything is calculated. They will use everything in their advantage. Very selective.

    February 23, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  25. CLINTON VOTER

    GO HILLARY!!!

    February 23, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
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