April 14th, 2008
12:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton answers voter questions in new ad

Hillary Clinton aims to answer voter concerns in North Carolina through a series of ads.
Hillary Clinton aims to answer voter concerns in North Carolina through a series of ads.

(CNN)— Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign released the second of a series of “NC Ask me” ads aimed at answering North Carolinian voter concerns.

The ad called “Tammie” comes one week after Clinton invited North Carolian’s to ask her “anything and everything.”

Tammie Bright, a working mother of three from Cherryville asks Clinton: “What are your plans on reducing the rising cost of gas?”

Clinton responds that she would “invest $150 billion in research and development of new kinds of energy.”

“Let’s put more hybrid vehicles on the fast track. And when we create new clean energies and technologies, we’ll be creating new jobs right here in North Carolina.”

According to Clinton’s campaign, they have received nearly 10,000 responses to their request for voters to submit their questions online. The campaign says that staff and volunteers will reply to each submission regardless of whether the query is chosen for an ad.

Click here to watch Clinton's new North Carolina ad: "Tammie."


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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Hillary-ious

    You are losing this one Hillary. As an ordinary voter, let me tell you how most people seem to be reading this:

    This is very transparent to most of us. After the boos you got today, you should be aware of how transparent it is. You see, the truth speaks for itself. People have an innate ability to recognize the truth. Obama stands up and speaks, and people recognize that he is speaking the truth. You stand up there and you spin, and you take things out of context, you lie, and you try to hurt Obama with your half triths and mudslinging. You stage your photo-ops, you pander to any segment of voters that suit you, you cackle at legitimate questions, and people recognize that you are not truthful. People recognize that you are insincere. It isn't working. You are losing this.

    One last thing- Most people like Obama. For you to stand there and slander him, to try to tear him down, it doesn't do you any credit. Especially when you aren't straight with people. We see what you are doing. You are trying to manipulate us and people don't like being manipulated. You try to lie and twist anything and everything to your advantage. This is what everyone means when they say that you are willing to do or say anything to get elected. You talk about being worried that the Republicans will exploit Obama's comments and use them against him in the general election, yet you have been the one exploiting them more than anyone. You can't stop talking about it. You have attacked Obama more than McCain has by a longshot. Is there really nothing positive you can say about yourself, that you feel the need to bash Obama endlessly instead? You are losing this, and we are losing all respect for you.

    April 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. v.ananthan

    HILLARY CLINTON, LEADER WITH SOLUTIONS.....

    -Hillary 08, 12.

    April 14, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. keep her accountable

    and if Hillary Clinton does not personally answer each and every one of those 1000 questions, we will know that this was just another one of her cheap, insincere, stunts!

    April 14, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Jim, Burlington

    I saw the "new" add featuring her responce this morning – there wasn't a response – she never did answer the question about how she would lower fuel prices.

    Hillary is 20 points down here in NC and will NEVER carry this state.

    April 14, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Johnny Boy

    150 billion huh, sounds like you do not have a clue lady.....good luck in NC, NOT

    April 14, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. honkey white guy from cali

    Sorry Hillary I was your supporter once but after all this I do not want you or your husband in the Party please get out now both the race and the party!

    Go Obama 08

    April 14, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. NickNas

    NO NO NO NO NO

    Going back to your huddle of multimillion dollar advisors and lawyers and dreamimg up EXACTLY what to say so you cannot get in trouble for telling lies while hiding your answers and the REAL truth is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!

    She didn't answer any real questions anyway.

    PEOPLE this EXACTLY how BUSH has treated us for the last 7+ years. The Clintons want THEIR turn ruling without ANY accountability. Being able to completely ignore us and our laws and manipulate the meanings in the constitution to give them the cover they need. BUSH got away with it. DO NOT LET HER GET AWAY WITH THIS!!!

    April 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Mama Not for Obama

    Hillary Clinton you are the only candidiate who actually understands the voters and who listens to us. Thank you Sen. Clinton.
    I believe in you Hillary because you believe in me.
    Hillary '08

    April 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Ryan from Indiana

    I think this is a great idea for Hillary! Way to go!

    Obama is an arrogant elitist. I'm not voting for him. Neither are other people. Keep up the hard work Hillary.

    April 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Why isn't it relevant to ask you and your daughter about how your husband's infidelity and his lying about it affect your credibility as a lawyer and leader?

    April 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Marie in California

    Go Hillary! Only you can save us from being stuck with the horrible choice of Obama as the Democratic nominee! Obama is a dud.....no experience, no character, no judgment, no substance.

    No Obamination in the Presidency....ever!

    Hillary or McCain – 2008

    April 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. Dan (TX)

    Hey HilLIARy! Wanna' know how to be president too?

    Looks like you're finally on the right path with whiskey and guns! Now all you need is a horse and a 10-gallon hat! :)

    April 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Anne

    Obama is "tanking" in PA, latest poll shows!

    Finally the people of PA are showing America that snobbery is wrong.

    April 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. MP-Pennsylvania

    Hillary-ious
    Well said. Thanks for your comment.
    a woman in 40's from PA

    April 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. April in Texas

    Well if I were to ask a question it wouldnt get answered.
    My questions would be why is Mark Penn still involved in your campaign at all if you are so against CAFTA/NAFTA as you claim to be..
    How about If your so in touch with your faith then how can you lie about sniper fire then laugh it off when we have a war going on which you voted for but are now against?
    How can you claim Obama is an elitist when you and your husband made over 109 million compared to his 1 million?

    I could go on and this probably wont get posted but these are things I want to know.
    Selective questions I dont think will help you answer the tough ones that NEED to be answered..

    Obama 08

    April 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. A Proud and Free American

    Hillary has mastered the black arts of politics.

    Hillary is one of the most currupt politician in the history of America and we are here wondering if Obama is electable.

    The amount of scandal on Hillary including her husband's power to attack women is alarming.

    How can anyone with a conscience vote for Hillary.

    April 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. john

    what a great add. CNN please post

    April 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Edgar - Orlando, Florida

    Hillary you made a big mistake today! A big mistake listen to the voters, be truthful, give voters a vision for America, Obama is not that vision and your letting him take the nomination. Why? You have lots of people supporting you and you still have not given those supporters what they want VICTORY!

    Leave expereince along, leave attacking Obama, and get back to your strength and what Clintons are well know for being there for all Americans.

    April 14, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. nyc

    Can someone give her a fashion lecture. I'm soo tired of her neon colored suit jackets (albiet this picture is not neon). She should get tips from pelosi. LOL . What relevance is my comment,,, none. just saying.

    April 14, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. LJ Blue

    Obama isn't fighting for the average American, the average American doesn't fill their kids minds with racist ideas in the name of God.
    Small town people may go hunting when they do not have jobs, but I rather doubt that they wake up every morning to go hunting, hunting is a sport, not a chore like hunting for food. Small town people are more likely to be helping each other out.
    Keep your eye on the "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2007 (from JudicialWatch.org)
    The list mentions Hillary Clinton (D-NY), John Conyers (D-MI), Larry Craig (R-ID), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rudy Giuliani (R-NY), Mike Huckabee (R-AR), I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, (D-IL) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Harry Reid (D-NV).

    Hopefully America will finally wake up and not keep voting them in.

    April 14, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. Jennifer

    So she would tax us more so that we spend less on gas? How are we supposed to afford to buy these new hybrid cars?

    Maybe they should repeal the federal road taxes, even for a brief period. The $150 billion is never going to make it through congress.

    April 14, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  22. CB in Florida

    Hillary, my question is how were you able to turn one of your early investment of $10,000 into $100,000? I recall that you were able to do this before becoming first lady. I would really like to get my retirement portfolio off to a great start with the economy being such as it is. Many may want to hear the answer to this one Hillary, so please respond soon.

    April 14, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  23. Annamica, OH

    It would be nice if people posted responses to the content of the article instead of attacking the other candidate. Take note.

    This is was a great idea by Sen. Clinton to show how connected she is with the people.

    April 14, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. Annamica, OH

    It would be nice if people posted responses to the content of the article instead of attacking the other candidate. Take note.

    This is a great idea by Sen. Clinton to show how connected she is with the people.

    April 14, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  25. HYPOCRACY 08

    Wow... not a word in here about a negative statement towards Obama... yet that's what the thread turns into...

    Once again... the Dems are their own worst enemy...

    NON OF THE ABOVE 08

    April 14, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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