April 9th, 2008
02:51 PM ET
6 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. Bacusla

    "... grabbing at straws ... a failing strategy which ever way one looks at it, a sad, negative attack & coming just as her chief strategist is busted, a shameful lust for power." More

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Alex H

    Big Bill: "HILLARY IS HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE BEST, MOST QUALIFED, HONEST, HARDWORKING AND DEPENDABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE U.S. PRESIDENCY OUR COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER!"

    Alright, here we go! You are correct about Hillary: "Best" liar. Will give out jobs for her "most qualified" crooked friends. "Honest" -> see Best liar. "Hardworking" to make herself filthy rich. "Dependable" to not accomplish anything in the Senate short of renaming public buildings, congratulating lacrosse teams and voting for war.

    Yeah, seems like you're right.

    April 9, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Reality check

    AMERICA WANTS CHANGE HILLARY!! YOU ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED ANYMORE IN THIS LIFETIME!! SO WIPE THOSE SOON COMING TEARS WITH YOU AND BILL'S GAZILLIONS$$$. YOU MAY WANT TO BUY AN ISLAND SOMEWHERE FOR THE FAMILY WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER!

    April 9, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. Voter Formerly Known As Hillary Supporter

    She lied about NAFTA, she lied about being shot at in Bosnia (on more than one occasion, so she didn't mispeak, OMG was she serious?!!!), she lied about Obama's Canada statements on Free Trade (do your research, it wasn't reported on CNN that the memo came from the Clinton camp, but it helped her in Ohio!!!) And now Mark Penn, how long before America sees through this woman? A better question how long before the media stops being scared of the Clinton Machine and call it for what it is... a faulty operation that is on its last leg...

    April 9, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. michael, ny

    Listen, if you work for Exxon or Mobile and you donate to Obama campain, Hillary will call it taking money from Oil company. That is essentially what she's saying. She has an incredible courage to mislead people. The point of this ad is: she's responding to a TV AD with a Radio AD. Get a clue, she has the most poorly run campain I have ever seen in my life. Talk about ready on day, she's not even ready to run a successful campain.

    On the side note, other news outlets are reporting on this, it is time for CNN to do the same: Clinton's cash crunch has led her to use a smaller plane: "As the Clinton press corps arrived onto the tarmac, there sat two planes: (Obama's) Boeing 757-200 series with 35 rows and 190 seats. Beside it, the Clinton plane, a Boeing 717 with 22 rows and 88 seats. Although there are not 190 people traveling with Obama, there are more reporters, more still photographers and video crews onboard his airplane."

    April 9, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. Stan

    Why are the Obama supporters always so angry?

    April 9, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. linda

    I don't feel sorry for you Hillary. For the last 8 years we've put up with a President that cannot speak the truth. Neither can you.

    April 9, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. yael

    Obama's blind ambition his harmful. His lies and distortions are harmful. His divisive politics of scarcity and fear are harmful. He is harmful.

    April 9, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Graaf - Barbados

    Duck .....here comes the kitchen sink and the rest of the kitchen.

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. Janie, Raleigh, N.C.

    Could someone please explain to me the reason Obama gets away with attacking Senator Clinton when he is doing the thing he is attacking her for. I think it would be wonderful to add some new pundits on television who would actually show this fact. Some people are too lazy to investigate and the pundits are clearly in the Obama. Camp.

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Dennis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    I can't wait for Pennsylvania to start Obama's presidential grave! he and his silly supporters think that his poop doesn't stink but it's the worst of it all. He's unpatriotic, Wright-loving and an opportunist who hasn't accomplished his thing but open his smooth-talking lips. It's too bad too many people don't see that coming, he's going to lose badly to the Republicans and if he doesn't this country is going to be worse off for two administrations in a row!

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Claudia

    Bill made $20 million dollars in oil rich Dubai, let's talk about that.

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. Tell the truth

    Everyone should know that money came from workers like me not the oil companies. Key word workers not uppper mangemnt or VP or CEO. Clintion is trying to mislead again. Do the research vote with facts not BS

    Vote for you and your family Obama

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Mike_in_OR

    Now Barack does not want to end the war in Iraq, he just wants to "threaten" to end it. Senator Clinton stands firm and is commited to ending the war.

    Obama is sounding more and more like fluff – no substance.

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. b-liberal

    Time to expose the Obama lies! Finally. Time for Obama to stop lying about his money and big contributors. He is a rich slick lawyer politician.

    I really am disturbed by the Obama hate comments. When asked about something odd about Obama claims – "Hillary is a monster." Um, good come back. What are you like 5 years old?

    April 9, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  16. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    What a stupid ad!

    April 9, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. April Garlow

    Go Hillary! It is about time people realized how Obama plays the game.He is a politicians' politician, he spins and spins. He isn't about change, he's about more of the same only with a fresh young face and youth spin. The young people support him because they haven't been around long enough to have seen it all before. They weren't even teen agers when Bush claimed he was the young, hip, change and when he got to Washington he would change the way things were done.Well he did change things, yuk. Obama has Bush's first stump speech, look it up.Gullible, innocent youth being taken advantage of by a snake oil salesman.

    April 9, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. dgTN

    Hillary, Really like to see your last resort.

    April 9, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. An American in Canada

    I SUGGEST YOU HIT HIM WITH THE KITCHEN SINK, THE BATHTUB

    AND THE RADIO AND IF THAT DOES NOT WORK LETS THROW IN

    HIS GRANDMOTHER, YOU KNOW THE ONE HE THREW UNDER

    THE BUS.....YOU ARE NOT HALF WHITE OBAMA, NO ONE WHITE

    WOULD TALK NEGATIVELY ABOUT THEIR GRANDMOTHER

    ESPECIALLY ONE THAT PRATICALLY RAISE HIM. SHAME ON YOU.

    April 9, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  20. Suzanne

    HILLARY DON"T FORGET TO STATE THE FACTS AS YOU CLEARLY DID WITH THAT HOSPITAL STORY. BOSNIA, IRELAND AND WHITE WATER.

    SENATOR CLINTON HAS SUCH AN ONGOING PATTERN OF DISTORTING THE TRUTH I CAN'T TELL WHAT IS REAL WITH HER. SHE IS CORNERED AND DESPERATE. IF SHE DID NOT DISGUST ME SO MUCH I WOULD ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR HER.

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. DC Insider

    So what is new Obama has been barely skirting the truth for months -- half truths – letting others do his dirty work – 20 years sitting in a church with a preacher that hates whites and this country - gimme a break, this guy has no business in DC

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. Joanne

    Did school just let out for the day? No intelligent life forms here.......

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  23. Arturo Castillo

    Hillary is the best candidate for president, she has the experience, and that was reflected on the years Bill Clinton governed, whre the country enjoyed of great prosperity.

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. DemcracyNow2008

    April 22nd in America and PA its Earth Day.
    So lets clean up the Political Garbage on Earth Day once and for all.
    Clean up Senator Hillary Clinton on Earth Day the day of the PA Primary .Clinton pollution levels are out of control.
    If you really want to be a good Political Environmentist in PA Vote against Clinton and Vote for Obama a breath of Fresh Air.
    The Clinton Pollution right now smells really bad .
    Let the Winds of Positive Change sweep through PA .
    Lets sweep Hillary right of of the race for President and put her in the Trash can where she belongs.

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Obama Two Thousand Never

    Obama is a con artist and thats what he will always be. Where does Obama get his money from? If Hillary gets her money from Lobbyists, its not hard to see that Obama gets his money from the drugs industry.....
    and i do not mean pharmaceutical material.
    Americans are always fooled. Fooled by Bush, now fooled by the biggest con-artist in the country"Barack I am ashamed of my middle name Obama".

    April 9, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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