February 23rd, 2008
06:50 PM ET
10 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. ralph tyler

    Actions, not words.

    There is an article in the NYT today about the Clinton campaign stiffing small vendors for services. The campaign paid only when dragged to small claims court or when they thought there might be some adverse media coverage. And yet, Hillary is the candidate of working people? The only way I can explain her crazy behavior from one moment to the next is by invoking Machiavelli's "the ends justify the means". Yuk.

    February 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. Butch Dillon

    Hillary is an unfortunate gasbag. The vast experience she claims is fictitious. Her experience may belong to her husband, but it is a lie for her to claim it as her own. What she is doing is very much like Xeroxing someone else's resume and attaching her name to it. Give me a break. Another Clinton fairy tale.

    February 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    Hillary please drop out, you are hurting the party.

    February 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. CNN don't be biased. Jane, MD

    Yet, she does not give John Edwards credit.
    Emotions you can xerox.

    February 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. John, Racine, WI


    NO ONE has given more for this country than you have...aand NO ONE will give more as our future PRESIDENT!

    February 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Ted

    Does the ad conclude with the standard statement of "I'm Hillary Clinton and I plagiarized these statements."??

    February 23, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. John Keating

    Thanks Hillary for running your plaigarized words of John Edwards over and over again for us. You are an intelligent person and an important democrat. Why don't you start the healing process in this party with dignity.

    That is all, from one of the 30,000+ at Obama's Austin Rally for change

    February 23, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  8. Sandra Helling

    While I think that Texas and Ohio are must states for Hillary Clinton, I am still amazed that the 2 million voters in Florida and Michigan are being forgotten. Their votes are too important to leave until the convention to see what happens. It still shocks me that the Democratic National Committee would disenfranchise the American people as punishment for their legislators moving up the primary dates. Both the Clinton and Obama camps need to agree to new primary elections in both state so the voices of all voters in these states are heard!

    February 23, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  9. Bernie Moore-Knowles

    HRC, we are supposed to believe that 'final moment' of yours at the most recent debate? Surely the American voter will see through this insincere woman? Goodness. Will she and Bill please go away? We have had enough. Tell us HRC, your comments on Paul vs Clinton?

    Bernie Moore-Knowles
    Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

    February 23, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. Carolinabear

    Won't that make her look hypocritical about Obama borrowing words? After all, her final answer has been said by John Edwards, a few times.

    February 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. Joe

    I wouldn't even show up Obama, the Clintonator's about to take you down.

    February 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. Nik

    We might finally see Clinton's camp making ads which might work.

    February 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. JMH

    HRC – washed up and bitter. How dare a black man compete against a Clinton after all we've done for them? You backed NAFTA and thought China trade agreements were just fine! Well, they aren't and voters in Ohio and Texas and then Pennsylvania are going to let you know. GO OBAMA!!!!!

    February 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Jenn

    Sen. Clinton's swipe against Sen. Obama today was precisely calculated to coincide with her desperate attempt to raise $2.2M by Sunday for ads in Texas & Ohio. Nothing about today's comments were spur of the moment – she's "hoping" she can ride this all the way to the bank.

    February 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  15. Reality check

    She should show the part where they first ask Obama about the economy, he spoke a half a second then said , let Hillary talk on this and then I will pick it back up. He never said anything about the economy and never came back to it. He just follows her cues, does a little coping of her policies and has no clue. He did make pretty bad statements about our military. The thing is,what would he know about the military? If you are an admitted cocaine user you can not enlist in the military. Why would we let a person that is exempt from joining the military run for President? Make sense of that!

    February 23, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  16. Doug

    How long until she cries again? My bet is she'll be teary eyed somewhere between the 1st and 2nd of March. Depends what her marketing people come back with. I'm sure they're checking the focus groups.

    February 23, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. Fred

    Your done Hillary Hang it up. You have ran a poor campain and you would ran the country in to the ground to. Dont blam any body but your self.

    February 23, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. pd4hillary

    Hillary supporters we need to rally for our girl one more time!!! Donate, donate, donate! Don't let this empty suit outspend and outtalk the American people out of a better life. That's what GW did. Stop him March 4.

    February 23, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  19. Kimberly in Texas

    Give me a break!
    It was so fake...the drama.

    February 23, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  20. Rebecca - Fresno, CA

    Dear Hillary.... I am a life-long Democrat.... I and many other Democrats I know DO NOT WANT YOUR FORM OF UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE..... get over it!! Could this be why you haven't been able to get it done before now??? You need to understand that it is not just the Republicans and/or the healthcare industry that does not back your plan.... there are lots of us loyal Democrats that do not support it either. Does this mean I am not a "good Democrat?" You cannot force this down the throats of every Democrat.... Your plan has many holes in it and one size does not fit all.

    February 23, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  21. Ito, Yokosuka Japan

    We've seen her cry and now we've see her act so indignant that she was nearly brought to tears.

    Shame on you HRC for treating all this like a game.

    February 23, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  22. african american for Hillary

    I am proud of you Hillary, that was a nice moment.

    May God bless you

    February 23, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  23. Wisconsin

    So Hillary shows her true colors. There is no way I want to have to hear her like this for 4 years!!!

    Notice that Hillary's heal care dose have fines for people that cant afford it AND Hillary has NEVER denied it!

    February 23, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. John

    I hate how cnn never posts my comments! Hillary is better than obama

    February 23, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. Van Palmer, Philadelphia

    Hillary is so desparate and knows she will lose which is why she is trying to use her that last fabricated part of the debate as a launching point to save her lost campaign. The sad part for her is that she is that she has to beg for more funds to run these commercials after she terribly mis-managed the finances of her campaign – what makes her think she can run the economy effectively?

    February 23, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
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