April 2nd, 2008
03:15 PM ET
7 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. rob

    why does it have to be 3am?

    April 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  2. William O. in Michigan

    Same old tired message... by the way, did anybody tell her she's not going to be running against McCain? That's Obama's job.

    April 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  3. FL FOR OBAMA

    SHE WOULD ANSWER THE PHONE AND MISSPEAK, AND THE LATER SAY THE RINGING PHONE WAS SNIPER FIRE !!!

    April 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. tips

    come on clinton camp........over night foreclosure ,economy crisis
    you guys are just kidding .... nice joke..

    April 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. Queenmumm

    Hillary can not even run the finances of her campaign...and people are to believe that she will work wonders in our economy and solve the little guys money issues?!?!

    Plus, I'm way too busy paying for my home and supporting my family that I can not afford to bail out mortgage companies who became way too greedy and some (not all) people who decided to live outside of their means.

    April 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. HP Boston

    I think Obama will rather answer ANY phone, just DON'T take his picture, he is so shy and gets real pissed off!

    April 2, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Hillary

    ********************************

    Hillary 08 -

    ********************************

    nomore yes we can, haters and media dirty BS please

    April 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  8. Emma

    What is this, recycled ads? Oh I forgot, Senator Clinton is a little low on cash...................seen it, been there!

    Enough! Enough!

    Senator Obama '08

    April 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  9. vic nashville,Tn

    This red phone advertisement to save the white house from Jeremiah Wright

    April 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Michelle

    OMG. Can she be any more original *rolls eyes*. I look at it this way, if you are on the verge of going bankrupt that money owed to Mom & Pop businesses remain unpaid, that you aren't even paying the bills on your employees health insurance, that you have a debt exceeding 8 million dollars because you can't manage your campaign, how can I trust that you will be able to manage the economy? Your right Hillary, actions do speak louder than words.

    Hillary for president '09....... On Mars.

    April 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Lanny Davis

    It's 3AM where? In Hawaii, then it's like 8AM in Washington?
    I guess just like beer thirty, its 3AM somewhere in the world ...
    Oh these suck.

    April 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. FNJ in PA

    OH NO! I DONT WANT TO SEE THIS

    April 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. bill

    I think everybody is forgetting that you don't have to be president to solve this nations problems. All three candidates are spouting off that they have the answers. Last time I checked, most legislation starts in congress and with three senators running for president that have all the answers, it would be nice if they got something done rather than tell us why the other persons plan is all wrong. Lets go senator, you want my vote, get something done now, promises don't feed the kids, heat the house or fuel up the car.

    April 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. Nick

    "Time for a president who's ready."

    Surely, that add must be talking about OBAMA there... :-)

    OBAMA '08 – Time for a President with the right kind of judgment

    April 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  15. Kim

    RING RING, Hello this is Hillary. Hi Babe, this is Lou Dobbs from CNN. I told everybody in TV land that the media is still picking on you just like you asked.– Oh goody Lou, now I can cry again and demand that the voters send me more money. CLICK

    April 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  16. Sharon

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!

    April 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  17. Jen in FL

    The old adage... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The last time this ad ran Clinton gave Obama a wooping in Ohio so I was not surprise to see that Obama supporters are still against this. At least she is targeting John Mccain. Comon people, give her some slack.

    April 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  18. Jennifer

    LMAO!

    Sorry, that's all I got on this one. HRC gets more ridiculous as the days go by. Lord, please let this end soon.

    OBAMA 08

    April 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. Ifeanyi Azubike Houston Texas

    Weather diected at McCain or Obama, the only red phone calls clinton will be answering are from bill unless she decides that Washington is not so cool any more and opts to be the night shift clerk at some fancy hotel like MAY FLOWER PERHAPS.

    April 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  20. Grif

    White! Is Right. Turn on the Light... Hillary's Home..

    Sitting and Waiting by the Phone...

    Ding aling, a ling!!! Hillary's Here...

    April 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  21. The Tax Man Commeth...

    Its 3am and the IRS is calling. "Hillary...its time to show everyone your little secret."

    April 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Dan (TX)

    It'll be the collections agencies calling Hillary at 3 a.m. demanding that she settle her huge campaign debts to small businesses!

    April 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Bob Stephens

    I wonder if they have sniper fire going on, in the background, while she is talking on the phone...

    April 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Lee WV

    Boy she is getting really desperate again.I hope our neighbors in PA don't fall for this too.You can never be sure what woman would answer the phone in the Clinton"s home.

    April 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. Interesting

    She must be out of cash. She is even recycling ideas.

    Can some one explain what kind of economic crisis occurs at 3 am? The whole premise is flawed.

    She needs to get some sleep & stop dreaming of snipers.

    April 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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