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. eva

    Hillary we love you, you are the best !!!
    Hillary 08

    February 23, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Ken

    Oh brother...Hillary is one to talk about "when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it." . She's nothing but talk. I'm from New York State and as far as I know, she hasn't done much of anything for us, unless you want to count the thousands of jobs that have left the state because of the outrageous high tax rates (highest in the nation, if I'm not mistaken). When she ran for the Senate, she said that she would work to bring thousands of jobs to Upstate New York.

    Again, nothing but campaign promises and empty solutions.

    Washington politics have to change. I think Barack Obama is the one who can deliver solutions. At least he won't cause the divisiveness that Clinton causes.

    February 23, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Interested in Fairfax

    Nineteen debates and Hillary is now touting one of her answers in the last debate? Perhaps after another 19 debates, she might have another such moment and be able to overcome Obama's momentum. You know what they say in politics, sincerity is a winning attribute, and once you can fake that, you've got it made. :-)

    February 23, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Dee

    The last and crucial Ohio debate was where Hillary and her team planned an all out attack to put Barack on the defensive. But he's too smart for them – he's going into the debate swinging with actual facts that she needs to defend herself on. Let's see if she shakes his hand this time. Many senators from both parties carefully read and understood the implication of Bush's war bill and they voted against it. She wasn't one of them.

    February 23, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. Charlotte

    Go Hillary, Obama thinks you should quit, that's 'cause he is a quiter and will quit if the going gets tough. He dosen't have any idea what he'll be up against. If he gets the nomination, the GOP will skin him alive. Hope they don't get the chance, because you will win. You know what it takes and have the courage it will take to get it done.

    February 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. a.smith

    The ending moment was more of a hint that in her heart she knows she has lost the Democratic nomination. I don't think thats anything to be proud of.

    February 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. Byron in CA

    It's good to see HRC talking about what she's about and others like John Glenn reminding people that she has been working for us in the US for so many years. It's terrible for those that have supported her for so long to be so short sighted now. She was a hero in the 90's taking on Universal Heath Care when most wouldn't and I'd bet the bank on her doing the same as President with all the issues that face us now. There are things I don't agree with HRC on but I don't expect that of any candidate. I go by what I've seen of the person as well as what they stand for. I've seen so much more of a track record from HRC that the choice seems obvious to me and hope that others come to the same realization on March 4th.

    February 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. joe m.

    another new message from the clinton team. it is a little frustrating that this campaign keeps changing its message. she is probably the most qualified and experienced candidate, but she keeps changing her position. it is no wonder that some complain that she is willing to say anything to win. i'd really like to hear one consistent message from her team.

    February 23, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. Donna

    I think I have heard these words before from Bill Clinton and John Edwards. I have yet to see who the real hillary Clinton is.

    February 23, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. Agat, NYC

    Wake up people ! He's right – what would you and media say if the roles were reversed? You'd accuse him of splitting democaratic vote.
    This is so hypocritical of Clinton's supporters to say....bleh

    February 23, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. ChicoSez

    Sen Clinton did very well in the debate. Obama did almost as good as Clinton but her closing statement was excellant. Its a very smart move to include that part in her new ads. The news media and the Obama camp seem to think that the primaries are all over and Obama won. Maybe I missed something but aren't there more primaries to come?
    And can you imagine the heat if Bill Clinton said that he was only now proud to be an American like Michelle Obama said. That sound bite will be in Republican attack ads if he gets the nomination.

    February 23, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  12. soflindie

    Wasnt that last moment out of Bill Clinton's play book ?

    February 23, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  13. Adam, Plano, TX

    she turned her debate ending into an ad? did she say at the end of the ad that she stole the lines from bill and john edwards?

    February 23, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  14. Deb

    Clinton's closing remarks were a joke. The audience did not give her a standing O as she'd like to think. It was the end of the debate. The only thing missing were her fake tears.

    February 23, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  15. William from Brooklyn, NY

    Kudos to Senator Clinton,

    By accpeting the invitation to attend the State of the Black Union, you demonstrated to the people of New Orleans and all people of color that you are the one who will be there for them when needed.
    Take note; Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont... Hillary will be there for you when you call.
    Hillary again demonstrates why she should be our President.

    February 23, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  16. Jim

    Gee, didn't she borrow much of that little spiel from others?

    February 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  17. aware

    Hillary is the best possible candidate for 08. :)

    Her arrogant opponent is really showing his true colors now. The king of hype didn't get a standing ovation in the last debate. It was Hillary who sparked it.

    Barack is the most ungracious, phony, self serving, ego driven, power hungry guy that has ever had the nerve to run for president of the USA. He can't even fake humility – it isn't in his genes.

    No wonder Nader is considering a run. I hope the Barack obsessed media is enjoying this possibility.

    If Barack is the nominee, the Republicans will be back. There will be many Dems who will not vote for this over the top media/money/hype candidate. I for one will not vote for Barack.

    February 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  18. LS

    I think Hillary is full of BULL!!!!! If she stills the nomination than I will not vote for her nor any other Democrat in the general election.

    February 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  19. Hope

    Well, I wonder if they'll add the parts where her HUSBAND and EDWARDS said the same thing, to show her HYPOCRISY about attacking Obama for using someone elese words. This race is over and she lost, but she wants total proof, I guess the March defeat will show her how much the American people want another clinton in office. She's done!

    February 23, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  20. Drew

    Too bad those weren't even her words. That whole final answers was her husband's from a debate a decade ago (see youtube) and quite similar to one that Mr. Edwards gave at a prior debate. And it was utters 20 minutes after she busted out the "change you can Xerox" comment.

    February 23, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  21. Diamond

    All these ads are a waste of money, Hillary. Americans know you 100% and they know your achievements 100%. That's not the point.

    The point is is, there was once a moment that belonged to you. That moment was yesterday. But yesterday is gone and NOW this moment belongs to Barack Obama and to us. A professional like you should know when it's time to give up – when it's time to retire – when people have had enough of you.

    When the wife of a former DEMOCRATIC president running for the DEMOCRATIC nomination loses 11 contests in a row and still stays in the race, THAT IS ARROGANCE and DANGEROUS DENIAL.

    February 23, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  22. deepak

    You are so arrogant Hilarry. After 11 straight losses, you still don't see yourself in the mirror. Did you ever thank those voters from WI who voted for you in that 5 degree cold? No. Of course not. Why would a selfish person like you need them again now?
    This election is all about you and your pitiful selfishness.
    And your moment in Texas debate? Those were Edward's words you shamelessly stole...Everyone knows.

    February 23, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  23. Barbara

    Hillary is worried ! She sees how much the people in this country are hoping for a candidate that actually returns the government to one that IS "by the people ..for the people". She has been advised to "get tough" and show she's a fighter. Well... look at her now. Her angry attacks make me dislike her even more.

    February 23, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  24. Art

    Wake up America. The real Obama, the one that thinks he's JFK, Martin Luther King, Jesus Christ and "good Ole boy" rolle into one is showing his true colors. He's the democrats "Bush", and his team is the democrats' Karl Rove". Hes is a brilliant speaker but he's one of America's worst nightmares.

    February 23, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  25. dharma pup

    Yeah, let's cash in our that little bit of line-stealing.

    February 23, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
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