April 2nd, 2008
03:15 PM ET
6 years ago

New Clinton red phone ad airing in Pennsylvania

A New Clinton ad is similar to “Children,” a spot that aired last month.
A New Clinton ad is similar to “Children,” a spot that aired last month.

Hillary Clinton's campaign has gone live in Pennsylvania with a new ad that features sleeping children, and a 3 a.m. crisis call - but this time, the spot takes aim at John McCain. The 30-second spot - "Ringing" - highlights Clinton's "readiness to be steward of the economy on Day One."

On a conference call with reporters, spokesman Howard Wolfson said that Clinton had not faced any economic crises before, but that she possessed "a rich and deep understanding of complex problems" that gave her the tools to deal with them.

(Full script after the jump)

Hillary For President
“Ringing"
TV :30

Announcer: It’s 3 am, and your children are safe and asleep.

But there’s a phone ringing in the White House and this time the crisis is economic.
Home foreclosures mounting, markets teetering.

John McCain just said the government shouldn’t take any real action on the housing crisis, he’d let the phone keep ringing.

Hillary Clinton has a plan to protect our homes, create jobs.

It’s 3 am, time for a president who’s ready.

Hillary Clinton: I’m Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Pennsylvania
soundoff (277 Responses)
  1. Carrie PA

    Please don't torture me!

    April 2, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Vig

    Of course, more jokes will be made of this ad – but who cares. Hillary will eventually secure the nomination, not pretty boy.

    April 2, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. ticker fan

    I'm glad that Hillary Clinton is finally taking aim at the true enemy.

    April 2, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. VOTER FOR TRUTH AND DIGNITY IN AMERICA

    That i'll do it, Hillary. Did you get a different girl for the ad because
    she is all grown up now and she is voting for Obama.

    Retired Professional white woman for Obama from Day 1. never faltered.

    April 2, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Barack the Vote in RI

    Hillary's recent comment about being "sleep deprived" as the reason she blatantly LIED about getting caught in "sniper fire" – on more than one occasion, i should add, should really make you wonder what would happen if that 3am call really happened. Scary isn't it?

    OBAMA '08

    April 2, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Brooke

    Hillary put the phone ads to rest it is old!!!!!

    Obama 08

    April 2, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. Change 4 America LA, CA

    Oh no, not the 3 am add again, what a poor choice especially after she chose to duck sniper fire. Hillary is totally being lead down the path of destruction with her campaign which is good.

    Obama 08!!!

    April 2, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. Public eye

    It's 3 A.M. Hillary, and one of the children in your ad is an Obama supporter. Maybe next-time you won't use stock footage in your ads.

    April 2, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Lancaster John

    The phone doesn't look red to me! Maybe I'm colorblind. In any case the target is correct this time. Clinton is the only one who can give McCain a run for the money. But I think many people have been strongly turned off by the fighting between Clinton and Obama. If Obama gets the nomination the Democrats can kiss the general election goodbye because they will lose a large number of voters to the Republicans.

    April 2, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. Cindy

    At least she's aiming at the right guy this time.

    April 2, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. Hillary and Obama Agree!

    In my opinion, the media has it so wrong; it's not that Hillary and Obama tend to agree on most issues, Obama agrees with Hillary because he has no plan or clue.

    Replay the debates! "The proof is in the pudding." If he becomes the Democrat nominee, he will have to stand on his own to feet when debating against McCain.

    April 2, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. April in Texas

    It about time she goes after the other party.. To think it only took her most of the campaign to get rid of that crush she had on McCain.

    Obama 08

    April 2, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. You've Got To Be Kidding, DC

    Announcer: It’s 3 am, and your children are safe and asleep.

    But there’s a phone ringing in the White House and this time the crisis is Monica!

    .....Hello Madam President....Just want to let you know that Bill is on his way home.

    Good Night and Good Luck!

    April 2, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Daniel from Philadelphia

    Very interesting – looks like she's finally coming around...a real team player. Maybe she wasn't so selfish as to put herself in front of the party and ultimately, the greater good of the country?

    I guess we'll see over the next few weeks. Still can't believe McCain actually said that, this guy needs to retire already...

    April 2, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. jyh1920

    That is so lame.
    She is like those people who keep wearing something because somebody told them it was cute and it worked for their body type.
    But then it's worn out, tattered, discolored, faded, out of style and no longer cute, but they still keep wearing it. And they look stupid.

    Hillary let it go already. I know it worked for you before. But everyone's heard it. The novelty has worn off. You have talented people working for you. THINK OF SOMETHING NEW!

    April 2, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  16. Mike

    Obama told his pastor before his presidential run that he is going to keep him out of the public's eye because his sermons are too controversial. A reporter stated he was with Obama during some of the sermons Wright was blasting America on.

    Is this the person we want as president?

    Hillary honors and represents those lost in 9/11 and America. Obama is a slap in the face to those who lost their lives in 9/11.

    April 2, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. You've Got To Be Kidding

    Announcer: It’s 3 am, and your children are safe and asleep.

    But there’s a phone ringing in the White House and this time the crisis is economic.
    One of your campaign workers needs their paycheck.

    April 2, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. Norisha

    That's the cheesiest thing I've ever seen. If that's what she's gonna do in the election if she's the nominee she will definitley loose!!!! She has all this fire when debating and attacking Obama, where's the fire in this?????????

    OBAMA 2008!!!!!!!!

    April 2, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. Chris in Columbus

    Just hope the gunfire in Washington isn't as bad as in Bosnia...Hillary might not get out from under her bed!

    /Gobama

    April 2, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. Former Obama supporter

    Great Ad!!!!! Hillary is clearly the best choice for President.

    April 2, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Rena

    Everyone is so tired of that strategy now. She needs to concentrate on issues and stop proving what has been said all along about a woman president–too emotional. She is showing that side instead of her intelligent side. Can you imagine her as president when someone says or does something which may bring about a disagreement on her part? "Shame on you." We do not need silliness as an adjective to describe our president.

    April 2, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  22. Matthew

    Awesome! Even better than the Texas one!

    April 2, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

    Announcer: It’s 3 am, and your children are safe and asleep.

    But there’s a phone ringing in the White House and this time the vendors in OH you seem to be stiffing.

    Where's my money Ho!

    April 2, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  24. Jean

    It seems the Cliton campagn has a real lack of imagination .Maybe, there are tired . This add is non sense because an economy crise don't came out just at one specifict hour in the day is a process,it's different form an national security crisis.There are tired.

    April 2, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  25. sophia nyc

    Senator Clinton: release your tax returns.

    April 2, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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