April 7th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
7 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. The Austrian

    A spine of steel and a heart of ice. Who is this man trying to fool?

    April 7, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Mary

    BAD TIMING HILLARY!!!

    Hillary, you are in it deep with the trade scandals!!! You will just remind all of Indiana......

    NAFTA, COLUMBIA, TAX RETURNS!!!!

    You didn't fire Mark Penn!!!
    You didn't fire Carville!!!
    You didn't fire G. Ferrara!!!
    You have NO CONTROL over Bull Clinton!!!

    What kind of leader are you Hillary?

    April 7, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Give us a break

    I guess she got that spine of steel when that sniper hit her and she spent all that time in a military hospital where she learned about the bad treatment of our veterns. What a crock of SH**. I have friend who were military aids in the clinton whitehouse and she wanted nothing to do with them. She only spoke to them negitively. What a Commander in Chief. I have said this before in this forum..."As a 22 year military vet and one who fought in the clinton conflicts, I would follow her into battle only out of morbid curiosity to see who shot her first. The enemy or our troops. Catch a clue America and see her for what she is...A BIG FAT LIAR, just like her husband. I can say that now that I am retired.

    April 7, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Jack Hicks, Fort Myers

    We've know her for 20 years too...and don't know which whiff of thin air you pulled the executive potential from!!

    Bye, bye Bayh. Your crediblity has fallend to an all time low. Perhaps the voters of your state will now vote you off the gravy train and put someone in who is more interested in creating jobs and security than increasing welfare roles.

    April 7, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. Shane

    Sen.Bayh is absolutely right. We need Hillary to bring the economy back on track. Obama will be on probationary for a year. By the time we will be gone further down into the ditch.

    April 7, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  6. Peter

    Hillary will "fight for our jobs, our troops, and the America we love." She is "strong" and "seasoned."

    Barack could not even get through the 20 debates without glancing over at Hillary and waiting to hear what she had to say before he decided what he was going to say.

    Perhaps if he does get the nomination he will have to name her as his vice presidential candidate. Who else will tell him what to do?

    April 7, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. JOE

    The Obama over zealous Obama supporters need to realize that this race is not over. Neither Obama or Clinton can win enough pledged delegates to win the nomination outright. Florida and Michigan delegates will be seated at the convention and once the superdelegates realize that Hillary is the most electable of the two in November, she will win the nomination. I do believe that both campaigns have made mistakes, but Obama is the only one that had a racist and America hating minister advising him for the last 20 years. The End! Go Hillary!

    April 7, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  8. Wayne

    Before each candidate is becomes a president of the U.S. they have to be president of THEIR CAMPAIGNS. Think of it like this. BOTH Hillary AND McCain's campaigns have been broke or in financial trouble. Both of their campaigns fired very high ranking members of their staff.

    Obama is the only remaining candidate who managed his finances well, who got millions of average people involved in his campaign and did not take money from Fed. Lobbyists or PACs. They way they run their campaign is indicitive of how they will run the white house. OBSERVE> Obama is the obvious choice.

    April 7, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  9. Mel

    I just threw up in my mouth.

    April 7, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  10. MP

    Does she really think the Nafta thing will work again? She lied the first time to Ohio. Her record shows she supported Nafta while being first lady. She gives a "shame on you" speech about mailings that were correct. Ireland, lied...Bosnia, Lied....Nafta, lied......Cafta, lied,.....Hospital, lied, Indiana, she is in the process of lying. Her supporters can't believe the fact she lies so much. They are so disappointed. All they bring up about Obama is his pastor. You mean the Pastor that meant Bill at the Whitehouse? You mean the pastor that Hillary's own pastor calls a great man? They hate that fact that a woman is destroying herself and they are blaming everyone for it.

    April 7, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  11. Women 4 Obama

    This is another example of a politician "returning the favor".

    The majority of Hillary's endorsement are from people who "owe them". That is why they were so upset with Bill Richardson.

    April 7, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  12. Mary in Oklahoma

    Good for Hillary. She is the only candidate who truly cares for the average American family. Senator McCain is just another George Bush who got us into this mess in the first place and Senator Obama is doing this for his own political gain. He did nothing to help the people of South Chicago and will do nothing to help the rest of America.
    Senator Hillary Clinton is the only viable candidate who is capable of putting things right for America.

    April 7, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. SBvoter

    Obviously HIllary's ads are better than Obamas.
    Go! Hillary..let him spend all his money and still not win.

    April 7, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. Cecelia Gray

    I have always had great support and admiration for Senator Clinton. She is smart and a formidable opponent. The way she has ran her campaign similar to George W. either she's aware of what is going on around her (like Bush) or all this campaigning has made her erractic. I know she has to better than this campaign. She has to get on top of what is going on in her camp. CAFTA, Mark Penn, Her bowling on Ellen, the Judas comment, Her Rev. Wright comments and her husband has totally lost his bearings. What ever is going on I hope she soon get it fixed.

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  15. MP

    Its true in states that Nafta works, Clinton is all for it. You didn't see her speak out against nafta in Texas did you?

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  16. obamamama

    I will never vote for anyone that sat quietly with his young children while their pastor rant and rave against America and the very people that he wants to lead.Hillary,McCain or no one.

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  17. MR

    Are yo kidding me?

    It's 3 a.m. and your campaign is imploding.
    What do you do?
    * quick accuse Obama or his surrogates of some absurd, made up crime
    * BOYCOTT OLYMPICS
    * PRETEND TO FIRE YOU CHIEF STRATEGIST, BUT KEEP EVERYTHING ON HIS DESK, BECAUSE HE'LL RETURN LATER
    * ACCUSE OBAMA AGAIN, IN CASE EVERYONE FORGETS
    * CHALLENGE HIM TO A BOWL OFF
    * SEND BILL OUT TO THREATEN SUPER DELEGATES
    * ACCUSE MICHELLE OBAMA OF SOMETHING
    * LIE ABOUT AN EARLIER LIE YOU WERE BUSTED ON
    * PAY OFF THE MEDIA TO SUPPRESS THE STORY
    * CLAIM YOU HAVE WON ALL THE STATES THAT MATTER
    * CLAIM YOU WON THE ELECTORAL STATES
    * BLAME OBAMA'S ENTIRE FAMILY OF SOMETHING
    * LOOK FOR BILL, TO RESCUE YOU
    * START CRYING
    I AM EXHAUSTED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  18. Sante

    OBAMANIANS, YOU JUST HATE EVERYBODY HWO IS SMARDER THAN YOUR PRIMADONA -MANIPULATOR!
    TREAKY FOX, PLAY EVERY SINGLE CART THAT HE COULD, JUST TO WIN. HE SI NOT MARTIN LUTER KING , HI IS NOT EVEN NIER JFK.
    IF IS NOT HILLARY, IS NOT GOING TO BE HIM ANYHOW, BECAUSE HE PREATCHING A COMMUNIST PHILOSOPHY.B SOUNDS VERY GOOD BUT IT IS UTOPIA.

    HILLARY OR McCANE

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. Realistic

    NAFTA? Since Hillary's own appointment book clearly demonstrates that she hosted and lead several events aimed at both promoting NAFTA and also suppressing labor opposition to NAFTA, that is a quite curious claim. But I guess it is no different to her stance opposing free trade with Colombia while her chief strategic advisor secretly favored it.

    The "Commander in Chief from Day 1" stuff rings pretty funny these days after the Bosnia "dodging sniper fire" fiasco. A political advertisement that says "Ready to Tell Fibs On Day 1" would be closer to reality.

    April 7, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. Maxine

    Hillary and NAFTA...go back and do your research people. Bill signed that piece of paper like it was $109 million or more.

    Hillary worked on the board for Wal-Mart....who is the BIGGEST importer with China?

    April 7, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  21. mehrnoosh

    It's unbelievable that after Mark Penn scandal Hillary is still talking about NAFTA in her ad.

    April 7, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  22. Dan

    She and her husband pushed NAFTA through. Do the Clintons think that Indiana folks are as short sighted as Ohio. How she convinced Ohio that she didn't agree with NAFTA was mind blowing. No wonder everyone is out of work in Ohio. Hey Hillary supporters, I have some beach front property for sell in Nevada!

    April 7, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  23. dem08

    Voters are looking at the differences between Hillary and the other so call candidate. It's true that we need to hire the one best to do the job for our country. Hillary would start right away and get to work for us. She has the experience by seeing how her husband worked on issues when he was president. Whereas the other so call candidate, would take some time to get things done, because he would have to learn as he goes. How things are going on in our economy, I want to hire the one that is ready to start to work for me right away. Nothing but common sense. Hillary has my vote!

    April 7, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  24. Clinton Campaign in trouble

    After her campaigns lead strategist has to take a lesser roll in her campaign because he was in Columbia promoting NAFTA it may not be good for her to mention it in an add. If the way she has been running her campaign is any indication of how she would run the country we should be very careful in considering her bid for the white house.

    April 7, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  25. Tex

    The Penn scandal and the revelation the Clintons made $110 million in seven years has to make her supporters and/or independents wondering about Hillary's honesty and character. She is going down for the count like Rocky.

    April 7, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
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