April 14th, 2008
06:31 PM ET
6 years ago

New Clinton ad: Obama is 'out of touch'

CNN

Watch Sen. Clinton's new ad, "Pennsylvania."

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a tough new ad Monday that features the reactions of some of her Pennsylvania supporters who say they were “insulted” by Barack Obama’s controversial recent comments about some small-town Americans.

The 30-second spot – which echoes several days of similar criticism from Clinton and her campaign - features a diverse group of voters reacting to Obama’s comments a week ago that some of the state’s residents were “bitter” and turning to guns and religion because of economic pressures.

Full script follows:

Woman 1: I was very insulted by Barack Obama.

Man 1: It just shows how out of touch Barack Obama is.

Woman 2: I'm not clinging to my faith out of frustration and bitterness. I find that my faith is very uplifting.

Man 2: The good people of Pennsylvania deserve a lot better than what Barack Obama said.

Woman 1: Hillary does understand the citizens of Pennsylvania better.

Woman 3: Hillary Clinton has been fighting for people like us her whole life.


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soundoff (352 Responses)
  1. William, PA

    PA voters better see through crap thats going on. Hillary is trying to make a fool of us.

    April 14, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  2. Mary

    Hillary has been lying to paople like you all of her life.

    April 14, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  3. Elisa, PA

    Does she have even a little shame. This is going to backfire on Hillary.

    April 14, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  4. Voice of Reason

    One word to describe this ad: Pathetic.

    April 14, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Daniel from Kansas

    SHAME ON YOU HILLARY CLINTON!!!!!!!!!!!

    How long will it take a Pennsylvania worker making 10 bucks an hour to earn that $800,000.00 you received from the Columbian Government?

    YOU ARE THE ONE OUT OF TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  6. Sara from Arizona

    God, make this woman go away. Talk about out of touch. OBAMA 08'

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  7. Mary

    Hillary has been lying to people like you all of her life.

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. melvin

    I made a oath to donate $25 everything Hillary go negative. I this rate I'm going to go broke...:)
    Lets all true Democrats join in to show going negative is not the right thing to do.

    for the record I agree we american are upset and should be up set, because Washington have forgot about us.

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. Andrew in Long Beach, CA

    If they gave awards for spin, Hillary and her team would have shelves full of them. It's amazing to me that they've spun this so much that Barack is being criticized by some for things he never actually said.

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  10. Louise, Indiana

    Hieght of desperation hIllary?.

    Stick with the issues Hillary. We need leaders who connect with us and not scamsters who try to take advantage of us.

    Obama 08

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  11. wow

    This is getting ridiculous.

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  12. Steve

    I think the ad would be more powerful if it showed Hillary getting misty-eyed, while loading a shotgun, while keeping her head down to avoid sniper fire in a bowling alley where she's been knocking back shots of hard liquor with pro-free trade reps who are arranging to have the factories in Pennsylvania shipped to China. Now THAT would send a powerful message to the 6 people who still care about, and believe what she says.....

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  13. John Smith

    How can American return an "impeached family" to the White House?

    Hillary knows that the numbers are against her; and like any Clinton, she is sinking the party with her. Is this not why this "woman" is the most hated person next to Osama Ben L? Why can't her supporters see the damage Hillary is doing to the party and this nation?

    Well, with $109 million, when this is all over, I hope Hillary will come around to pay your bills?

    Hillary simply does not have the Numbers to win this nomination; it's too late!

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  14. Video Guy

    I hope everyone involved is getting the money up front.

    April 14, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. Craig in Texas Democrat and supporter for Obama

    Political Ad paid for by the destroyer of the Democratic Party

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  16. pamela bernier

    Am wondering how stupid she thinks PA voters are.....an add like that? Now that's condescending.........

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Yes he is 'out of touch' hell never have109 million he is way 'out of touch'!

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  18. barb Canada

    Would have rather seen his ANTIPATHY line used in the commercial....Calling people bitter is nothing, calling the people in Pennsylvania RACIST is another!

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  19. Sean

    Wow... So she found someone who was offended. Big deal. I am offended by her actions. Can I be in a commercial too! It shouldn't be about who doesn't fit Obama's statement. It should be about who did fit. He wasn't speaking of all people.

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. Ray

    Not only does Pennsylvania dserve better, this COUNTRY deserves better!!
    GO HILLARY!!!!

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  21. Will, P.A.

    Oh God ...No more Hillary.

    April 14, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  22. HYPOCRACY 08

    More mud slinging... I am astounded daily at the depths Clinton and Obama will sink too... All this garbage will do no good come november... the Democratic Party is dead!

    NON OF THE ABOVE 08

    April 14, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  23. Sara from Arizona

    Talk about a bitter hag!!! Obama 08'

    April 14, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  24. NathanK

    Worst. Ad. Ever.

    He used the word 'bitter'? He can't bowl? Grasping at straws. Desperation. Because they've got nothing real on Obama. If there were any skeleton's in his closet, the Clintons would have found them by now. And you know they're trying.

    April 14, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  25. Jen DFW

    his commnets were wrong

    April 14, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
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