April 9th, 2008
02:51 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton camp hits Obama in new radio ad

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's presidential suggests in a new Pennsylvania radio ad that Barack Obama is being misleading by claiming he doesn't take money from oil companies.

"In his TV ads, Barack Obama sounds like he'll take on the oil companies…What he doesn’t tell you is that “no candidate does….they cant,” according to the Annenberg Center’s Factcheck.org," the ad's narrator states. "It's been against the law for companies to donate to candidates for a hundred years."

"Obama also doesn't mention that he voted for the Bush Cheney energy bill," the narrator adds. "It was called a piñata of perks and the best energy bill corporations could buy."

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (148 Responses)
  1. linus

    I'm not sure it's wise for her to quote Factcheck.org. I've viewed their analyses pretty regularly since the beginning of the campaign, and although they've found problems with both candidates, Clinton generally comes out looking much worse. They even analyzed one of her mailers about the energy bill. In it, she claimed that Obama "voted for Dick Cheney's energy bill that gives huge tax breaks to oil companies" when the bill "actually raised taxes on the oil industry overall."

    April 9, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. gerard morei

    Obama supporters are so blind along to be so IGNORANTS, please go and live in another country where you belong and before that take your plugs from your ears.

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  3. MB

    Here we go with the "Kitchen Sink Strategy" destroy the Democratic Party in the process

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. Nick - Arlington, VA


    "If you really need Obama, go rent "Head of State" starring Chris Rock!"

    Big Bill, Boise, Idaho -> not only are you wrong, but you are quite racist.

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Joyce in Florida

    We know that this is where most of his campaign money is coming from. I can't think where else it could be coming from at such a monumental and steady rate. I also don't believe that it is from people on the phone or internet giving $25 a pop. I read an article that said employees of these same oil companies are contributing. The Obama camp is constantly dishing out lies and garbage minute by minute. Time for them to go. HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. Roger

    HIlliary you are sinking your own ship...The great folks of Pennsylvania will truly know what kind of dispicable woman that you are.. You can't win on your own merits so you attack obama who as so far runa positive campaign in Pennsylvania. Obama will have a response ad within 24 hours.

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Ross in MD

    I think Obama's larger point is that he doesn't take money from lobbyists or special interests.

    Unlike Clinton, who angrily said she would continue to take money from lobbyists at a debate.

    April 9, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  8. Lifelong Democrat



    life-long democrat
    Hillary-McCain '08

    April 9, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Independent

    I think we need an attack dog like Hillary Clinton who will go in any direction, say anything, spin up or down...the only thing is we dont need her as the winner...we need her as the loser to show the rest of the politicians and the world that we all want to move away from this kind of nonsense...

    April 9, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. John Smith

    Let us ask Gore, who served as VP for Bill whether Hillary has a different attitude than Bill. Hillary was Bill's VP; now they plan to switch roles with no one willing to accept RESPONSIBILITY. Who owns the $109million, Bill, Hillary or Both? But, we are asking Obama to take responsibility for his pastor's statements!! We really need to do some growing up in this nation!!

    April 9, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. Sharon


    HILLARY leads BO by 18 points!!!!!!!!! Yes, EIGHTEEN!!!!! Poll Covered Pittsburg, Philly, Harrisbur & Wilkes-Barre!!!!!!!!! 🙂 YAY!!!!

    BO's lead in NC down to 10 points 🙂

    April 9, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. trellskig

    She is really trying for that nomination...much respect...LOL

    April 9, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Tom

    I think Hillary is gone crazy, why she come up with stupid negative attacks against Obama why her husband became rich off his speeches. I thought Hillary said Obama is all about speeches but look who got rich off speeches, tell Hillary go and find herself she is pittiful she make herself sound like a fool

    April 9, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. candice


    April 9, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. jaylong

    the energy bill was actually pretty darn good. provides green solutions and taxes on the oil companies.

    hillaffery is going to get caught on this one.

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  16. DemcracyNow2008

    Again Senator Hillary Clinton goes for a last ditch effort in attacking Obama with her Gutter Political Capaign ads.

    The key word CNN uses is suggests .
    She Suggests.
    I suggest Senator Liar Clinton stop with the negative attacks .
    You lied about Cafta
    You lied about Nafta
    You lied about Sniper Fire in Bosnia
    Now you create a Radio add that takes th low road.
    I guess when your low in the PA Polls you become desperate.
    I hope Senator Clinton Obama beats you on April 22nd and we get this thing over with once and for all.
    You will not be the nominee of the Democratic Party .
    PA Voters Vote for Obama I know you wont be fooled by her negative tricks and lies.
    Hillary your a greedy,power hungry liar.
    I am sick of seeing your face on the News period .
    Vote Obama for real positive change .Obama 08

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  17. rose

    it is scary to see someone want something so bad, it is like the man or women addicted to drugs, they will do anything for it, and that is her attitude with this race. I am from Canada and to see this from outside looking in, i dont understand how she got as many states that she did, she needs mental health.

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. Terry Williams

    So people here would rather vote for the man who supported the Bush/Cheney energy bill that created the economic problems we have today where the rich get richer, the oil companies making tons of money, and the everyday people have to pay increasing costs to heat their home, gas up their cars, and turn on the lights? I think millions and millions of lives were affected by that bill, which Obama VOTED for in the senate. Obama didn't VOTE AGAINST the war. He just made a speech and when he arrived in the senate, he said he doesn't know how he really would have voted.

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  19. Ifeanyi Azubike Houston Texas

    Hillary, I wish I can believe you.

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. Rob

    All LIES!!! I might vote for you Hill in maybe.......2028

    What's that Mrs. Clinton? Oh, you might not be around then? Well I promise to write your name down on the ticket in loving memory. 🙂

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. chuck

    Its about time that she went after Obama's lies. He lies about "not taking oil money" to imply that she and McCain does.

    His has been one of the dirtiest campaigns I have ever seen. Nothing but smeers of Clinton over and over again. He claims a "new kind of politics" by implying that she is old school politics. He claims she will do anything to win and when she hits back they say see she's doing it! And the media lets him get away with it.

    South Side Chicago gutter politics at its finest. Accuse the other guy of being a creep over and over again.

    April 9, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. Sharon

    Wow...this ad really put a fire under BO's supporters...Does it ring too true???? The supporters doth protest too much, methinks......:)

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. wyoming dem

    The kitchen sink needs a garbage disposal!!!

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. Democrats United

    Hillary must be following her poll numbers. Obama has had a widening margin over her in both the Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking polls. Furthermore, she knows that the race in Pennsylvania may be tightening. She may only win by a single digit number, which could translate to victory for Obama and convince the Superdelegates that the white vote is still with him.

    Regarding the Ad, Senator Clinton is right. It has been illegal for companies to donate directly to a political campaign. That has not stopped lobbyist money and PAC money from donating to campaigns of the past. This is what lobbyists do. They donate to campaigns (i.e. Senator Clinton) on behalf of certain organizations.
    Now, Obama has taken in hundreds of thousands of dollars from people who work for or is married to people who work for Oil companies and healthcare Companies, but these were donations from thousands of individuals. Clinton has accepted money directly from heads of special interests groups and in greater numbers than Obama (though she fails to mention this in her ad).

    The point is that going negative does work. Especially on less educated people, which make up Hillary's base support, particularly in Pennsylvania. I'm just glad that I was smart enough to do some research and shed some light with the rest of you on this issue

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. Maggie

    Yeah, how does this woman sleep at night?? Hillary neglects to tell the whole truth once again. Obama voted for the Cheney bill because it had things in to help the people but she wouldn't understand that making a million dollars a year. And besides if you read the donations given to Bill Clinton for his library, there are plenty of oil companies listed as donors.

    And with the dispute with her and Bill about trade, how is one to believe anything she says???? You know he will be a co-president. Wonder who will win that round????

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
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