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. Interested in Fairfax

    Hillary is shocked, absolutely shocked, that there is politics going on in a Presidential primary. Oops, Hillary, please don't accuse me of plagiarizing a line from "Casablanca". I didn't mean to xerox my words. πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. J. Neumann

    Maybe they should just splice together clips of Bill Clinton and John Edwards saying those words the first time around. It is laughable and sad that Hillary would attack Obama over "plagiarism" then turn around and co-opt the words of others during the most touching and "personal" sound bite of her campaign.

    February 23, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  3. Ankie

    Wake up America!!!!

    February 23, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. AJ, IL

    Isn't this funny, Bill Clinton asking the Hillary-supporting public to donate another $1.3 million dollars to run a single ad? After seeing the Clinton campaign wasteful spending as reported by the NY Times as well as the poor campaign planning, I would not donate anything to her campaign. Bill Clinton is expecting to get $20 to 30 million from his Uranium mine deal in the next two months. He and Hillary can afford to make another loan to Hillary's campaign if he truly believes in it, instead of asking the public to waste money so that Hillary and her staff can pay lobby-consultant fees and 5-star hotels stays.

    Obama in 08!

    February 23, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Rob

    It was all an act to set up this ad for her...lol I actually at one point thought she was for real...guess not, I guess Karl Rove works for her, get it, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton

    February 23, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  6. Carlos P. Bulling

    Hillary 2008!!!

    February 23, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  7. Robert

    sympathy vote LOL

    February 23, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  8. Tim

    Of course she's pushing that moment. It's all she's got.

    Her plagiarism charge: laughed at.

    Her charge that Obama isn't ready to be commander in chief: He slaughtered her in the debate on that one.

    Her charge that he's "all talk and no plans": He shared his plans in the debate for immigration, education, the economy, the war and healthcare. Proving that Clinton was relying on the laziness of American voters to not check it out themselves.

    She's got no other legs to stand on. So what's the one card she can still play?

    The "I've been a victim of my circumstances" card. "Look, I can cry if I have to."

    That's it. That's all she's got.

    Time to hang it up, Hillary.

    February 23, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |

    I really dont care for hilary's old or new ads, I think that some one should call the police and put out a APB, another clinton gone wild! This woman eyes were buldging out of her head. I think that she is going crazy, it's like I said before the clintons will do and say anything to win! Hillary and her husband as well as the clinton name is going down in flames!! this is really starting to get ugly, and I dont see no end in sight. Hillary was actually yelling from the top of her lungs, how can you say that you are ready on day one and you can not even control yourself or your emtions in a campaign? If she was loking for a front page piece in the papers then she got it!!! I just dont think that she is going to like it very much.

    February 23, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Todd S.

    Shame on Hillary Clinton. It's obvious she knows that she is losing the race...she is firing away at anything and everything personal about Obama. We need to take Obama's advice from their last debate and leave the bickering behind and talk about the real issues. Hillary is just trying to find any personal ammo against Obama. Is this who we really want for president?

    Woodridge, Il

    February 23, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  11. Ray Suelzer

    That line was lifted from a Bill Clinton 92 Speech.

    Bad move, this will backfire.

    February 23, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  12. Darryl, Arlington TX


    This is what you do if you mis manage $ 120. Million Dollars:

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

    What is a former president Husband good for than to beg for money since Hillary has no real support base.

    Didn't Hillary just lend herselft $ 5 Million, raised $ 16 million in January, and another $ 20. million in feburary. HOW IS SHE CONTROLLING HER SPENDING? WE NEED A NOTHER GEORGE BUSH. IF YOU SPEND MORE THAN YOUR MAKING IS THIS ADDING TO HER DEBT?

    February 23, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  13. Ann, MO

    Is that why you worked for the Children's Defense fund for less than a year, and then took a job with a large legal firm, and took the position on the board of Walmart. I guess your logic is that if you say it enough times then it will become the truth.

    February 23, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  14. Shoshana Gross

    For those who do not understand what is NAFTA. NAFTA is a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States. This agreement was supposed to be the best thing that the United States ever did. Unfortunately, with the republican in power, they extended NAFTA to China and the rest of the world. By doing that they destroyed our economy and brought us to were we are today.
    We must now realize that today with the Euro β€œthe currency and joint economy of 11 countries in the European Union, introduced in 1999 as part of economic and monetary union.” The Americas will not be able to survive economically and our powers will deteriorates compared to the rest of the developed countries.
    Hillary understands the fact that like any other new program there will be errors that will need to be fixed and changed with time.
    It is in the Americas best interest to create a Union with each other to be able to succeed in today global economy.
    I believe that Hillary with here past experience is the right person for this job.

    February 23, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  15. Shoshana Gross

    Barack Husain Obama and Medical Plan
    In regard to the medical insurance, FACE IT AMERICA!!! I personally know several families who spend their child support on cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, beauty supplies, junk food, jewelries and high definition TV. They never have money for medical or dental insurance for their kids; but they always have money for stupid things
    Punishment will not help those parents.
    Do you believe that those parents will purchase medical insurance for their Kids?

    February 23, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  16. Hillary PLEASE SAY THE TRUTH!!!

    Hillary, those words were John Edwards NOT yours. Also, those were said in the '90s by Bill Clinton. So what are you expecting people to get from that?

    Anyhow she doesn't even get it. It wasn't what she said, it was that she didn't "look" negative and divisive as she usually is and people want to see that. Unfortunately, Hillary is Hillary so her true side shows up more often than not. Personally, I PREFER seeing her TRUE side so America can judge her for who she is and not something fake where she is using acting like John Edwards or Bill Clinton would act.

    Also, how can you put the words "Deliver" and your "Health Care" results in the same ad!!! You did NOT deliver in the '90s after 2 FULL terms in the White House. With that type of "non-deliver" your Day 1 comment becomes meaningless.

    Also, for your ad on the economy please include the NAFTA mess and that you have had a bad financial campaign. You also said that America can't afford all your ideas!!!

    With that kind of record, can you imagine Hillary as President?

    February 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  17. Donavon

    why would she do that if its a direct quote of two quotes of bill and john edwards

    February 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  18. Ted

    My take away from the dialog and message from the 2 candidates is that Clinton really cares about people and Obama is a bit arrogant.

    Clinton's 'care' message really came through during that final moment of the debate.

    February 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  19. prakash chand

    GOOD job camp Hillary.

    Obama does not know how to speak.

    HEthinks ..he is MLK.

    MLK did not borrowed speeches.

    February 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  20. Ken Austin, TX

    Oh yeah...I remember that final response....the one where she DIDN'T answer the question.

    February 23, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  21. Charle

    I just don't get this HRC team. How can you publicly admit that you and Obama agree on 95% of the issues and justminutes later suggest that he is just words and no substance? How can you say that you are honoured, very honoured to shar the stage with Obama and at the same time dismiss him as not being good eneough? This gives me theimpression that SHE is all words no substance. Just campaign rhetoric, hot air coming from her mouth. I'd be very modest if I were in her place. If you lose 11 contests in a row, if you are outspent, outplayed strategically by a junior, a freshman, a newcomer to mayor league politics, than you're just not fit forthe title.

    February 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  22. Jay

    Why did CNN take down the blog about Obama saying "I would quit if I lost 10 in a row like Senator Clinton" ????
    Too negative??? Obama campaign cried and complained...lol

    February 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  23. prcleburne

    Defining moment rhymes with whining moment.

    February 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  24. John NC

    Hillary is getting DESPARATE, DESPARATE

    February 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  25. Grace


    February 23, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
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