April 7th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton airs first ad in Indiana

Sen. Evan Bayh, a prominent Clinton surrogate, in her new Indiana ad.
Sen. Evan Bayh, a prominent Clinton surrogate, in her new Indiana ad.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is featuring one of Indiana's most popular politicians in its first statewide ad in the state. The spot hits the airwaves Tuesday.

In 'Steel,' Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh says:

"America faces challenging times. We need a leader who'll fight for good jobs, change trade deals like NAFTA, cut taxes for middle class families. Someone who's ready to be commander in chief from day one.

"That leader? Hillary Clinton. I've known Hillary for 20 years. She's got a spine of steel. She'll fight for our jobs, our troops, and the America we love. Strong. Seasoned. She'll always stand up for us."

Primary voters in the state head to the polls May 6.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Indiana
soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. K. Jacobs

    . . . .Hillary Clinton should not have an ad with the word NAFTA in it.
    It will only be seen as another lie. She should realize that NAFTA is
    stuck to her like a ball and chain.

    April 7, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Debbie

    Too bad Hillary has ties to Mark Penn and anti-US trade deals.

    Penn was demoted, but is still taking part in Hillary's conference calls and strategy meetings.

    He's been paid over $8 million dollars by Hillary's campaign. Penn's clients have been contributing heavily to Hillary's election fund.

    April 7, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Teddy

    Why didn't we get an announcement like this when Obama ran adds in In??? You guys at CNN really need to let this go. His has lost and need to work on uniting the party...

    This is one time being married to an ex-president will not benefit you much!!!

    April 7, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. Jerry

    Evan Byah is well respected in Indiana. He was the governor for 2 terms and has been reelected to the Senate.
    The name of the ad is so true. Steel. Hillary will provide the leadership that this country needs and will not bend when the pressure gets tough.
    Hillary will do very well in the up coming primaries and probably will win the popular vote in the end/

    April 7, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. Wayne

    2 reasons why this race is OVER.

    1. Super Delegates will NOT over turn the leader in pledged delegates.

    2. Hillary must win the last 10 remaining states by an average margin of 20% (much like how Obama won 11 straight in Feb. by a margin of 33%). The first state she loses, or the first state she wins by anything less than 20% SHOULD spell the end of this race if the media is being honest about the state of this race.

    April 7, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. Teddy

    Why didn't we get an announcement like this when Obama ran adds in In??? You guys at CNN really need to let this go. Hillary has lost and need to work on uniting the party…

    This is one time being married to an ex-president will not benefit you much!!!

    April 7, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  7. Joe

    Love Evan Bayh, but why would he cut a spot for Senator Clinton that mentions NAFTA. Is he really going to help her pull the wool over people's eyes like she did in Ohio. Senator Clinton strongly supported NAFTA in during her husband's administration and nothing has changed. You didn't see her tank NAFTA when campaigning in Texas (where they have benefited from the agreement). She's only against NAFTA when she's in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. It is somewhat like the war in Iraq. She's against it NOW.

    Senator Obama is right. We need a President who will get things right on Day One, and that is not what we see out of Senator Clinton or Senator McCain.

    Senator Bayh, I know she's your friend but still - you need to maintain your own dignity in this debate.

    April 7, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Tim

    Must be that spine of steel that saved her from all the sniper fire. And I guess setting up free trade with Columbia counts as changing trade deals like NAFTA.

    April 7, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  9. Mike in Houston

    People of Indiana. If you make over $100,000 per year, you are considered "RICH" under Clinton's definition of who should shoulder the tax increase that she is proposing.

    This is the same for Obama.

    You have been warned.

    April 7, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. bernice

    Come one now...She can't even run a campaign, much less run our country.
    Hillary didn't have the judgement to first of all not put Penn as her head strategist and then to continue to keep him on regardless of his performance. And just like her to run to the plane, feigning that she couldn't hear questions. She's just smiling and smiling her way through the lies.
    Can you imagine if she were elected president? Other countries, much less us Americans, wouldn't know when she is telling the truth or not.

    April 7, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  11. Angus McDugan

    This man's judement is in question if he still supports Hillary after admitting knowing her for 20 years. It shoudl not take that long to figure her out.

    April 7, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  12. Dan , TX

    Clinton is a strong, competent, leader. However, I will vote for Obama because, like Clinton, he is a strong leader, with good ideas, who understands the importance of transparency in government, understands the importance of being able to disagree without being disagreeable, and knows how to use technology to rally people and to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse. He raised a lot of money, but he also didn't waste a lot of money. I'm convinced he'll run the country like he's run his campaign – brilliantly.

    April 7, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  13. sasha kando

    Mr. Bayh, yes, fight for our workers on one hand and support NAFTA on the other. How can you trust someone who speaks out of more sides of her mouth than even Cheney? So many misjudgements so far in her campaign, and how do you expect one to run a country and more when her campaign has been falling apart. If we all use better judgement than Hillary, we would have been in better shape.

    April 7, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. George, Los Angeles

    Great job Senator Bayh! Go Hillary!

    April 7, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. dem08

    Lucretia Mott- a women"s rights activist, once said "The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women".
    Hillary is a great leader, seasoned, strong, and come November the world will see a truly great and virtuous nation with our next president Hillary Clinton a truly great woman.

    April 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  16. Alex

    A spine of steel and a set of juevos to match.

    April 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  17. Chris - Hemet, Ca.

    Ah yes, Hillary Clinton. Ready to lie on day one.

    April 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  18. Sean

    Backbone of steel? Obviously not from one of the many steel mills that have shut down in NorthWest Indiana.

    April 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. Jean

    More sniper fire I see, More steel in the head as someone misspoked

    April 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. @americans

    Billary will drop out and this race will be soooooooo OVER before May 6; so senator SHUT your trap!

    April 7, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  21. Sean

    Steel, or steal? I can definitely believe the latter...

    April 7, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. jl

    ASK HER HOW SHE COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT MARK PENN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH COLUMBIA?

    IF SHE KNEW, HOW COULD SHE NOT THINK HIS EMPLOYMENT AND CURRENT INVOLVEMENT IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

    WE DESERVE ANSWERS!!!!!!

    WHY HASN'T THE MEDIA ASKED HER DIRECTLY ABOUT THESE ISSUES? WHAT ARE THEY WAITING ON?

    April 7, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. Politically Speaking

    Indiana will be a difficult state for Obama.

    April 7, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. Buddy

    Finally a smart person said like it is. NOBAMA! Go HILLARY!!

    April 7, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  25. Thomas

    Try 'rusted' steel.

    Or maybe rubber for all the flip-flopping she's done on Nafta.

    April 7, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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