April 14th, 2008
06:31 PM ET
7 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. Rick from NJ

    I love Senator Clinton and President Clinton.
    You go girl!

    April 14, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. An American in Canada

    OBAMA IS OUT OF TOUCH AND HIS SUPPORTERS ARE RACISTS

    RACISM IS FRONT AND CENTER AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATED THEIR RACISM WHEN THEY SUPPORTED BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA BY 80 AND SOMETIMES 90 PERCENT...

    THAT IS RACISM... IF THE WHITES VOTED FOR HILLARY R. CLINTON A SOLID 80-90 PERCENT THE BLACKS WOULD BE SCREAMING RACISM RACISM...

    OR DO THE BLACKS THINK THAT RACISM IS JUST A ONE SIDEED AFFAIR... AND THEN WE ALL HAVE THE HONOUR OF LISTENING TO WHAT GOES BEHIND CLOSE DOORS OF THE BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTHSIDE CHICAGO... THE GREAT MENTOR AND SPIRITUAL ADVISOR OF OBAMA, THE REV. J. WRIGHT THE BIGGEST RACIST WHO LOVES TO COMMENTS ABOUT THE WHITE, THE JEWS, THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA.

    SO DO NOT BE SURPRISED THAT IT WILL BE AN ISSUE

    AND DESPITE YOUR RACISM, HILLARY R. CLINTON WILL STILL BE THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA IN 2009...

    AND AS FAR AS YOUR RACIST RANTS, AND INSTULTS GO, WE DO FORGIVE YOU BECAUSE
    CHRIST PRAYED TO GOD ASKING; FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY NO NOT WHAT THEY DO.
    THEY ARE SIMPLE RACIST.

    April 14, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. Josh, Los Angeles

    No, rather this $109-million-woman called Hillary is the one out of touch. The ordinary Joe is struggling to pay for mortgage and fill his truck, while Billary are raking millions from foreign governments and companies. The end loser is the American worker. Obama is right on! I'm ANGRY!!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  4. Ravi

    1) $109 million in annual income
    2) Connections to pharmaceutical companies that dwarf those of most hospitals
    3) An adultering racist of a husband who continues to campaign for her
    4) A "populist" campaign run until very recently by the same people who tried to revamp Blackwater's tarnished public email; and
    5) the belief that parading a daughter with the enthusiasm of a brick wall around colleges will somehow reach out to younger voters.

    – I leave it to you to decide who is more out of touch.

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Allan

    Yes Hillary, good on you saying like it is. The real Obama is showing. Haha.

    Hillary 08

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. Melissa

    haha. And the bull piles on...

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. Elizabeth

    hahahaha...I wonder who paid you and bill to speak. I believe you earned a few millions. May be they were your big fat rich buddies. i would not pay a cent to hear you speak.

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. Sherry in Kentucky

    This is going to backfire. Just look at the jeers she got in PA. Even Bill made similar remarks in 1991. Although unartfully spoken, the words were true. People are so fed up and sometimes when we lose hope, we fall back on things that comfort us. . . it's human nature. Even I am not immune. I just hope we all wake up and realize that politicians. . . especially Republican politicians like to use our faith and patriotism to scare us into voting for them. . . Like gay marriage and flag burning in 2004 . . . I, for one, will not be fooled again.
    Obama 2008

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  9. Mike

    This is the PA version of the Ohio Nafta trick. I was wondering what she would come up with and when she would spring it on us. It is a lame sad attempt but with the help of CNN and other media idiots she will be able to fool some people and do some damage.
    Hillary, you are an Elitist with 109 Million dollars of sleazy Lobby group money. You are the one out of touch with how bitter we working people have become with the farce of a democracy we have endured for twenty years of Clinton/Bush mis management and greed.

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  10. 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 truths 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 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. Boye

    Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, really? You have outdone yourself yet again. Actually, you have not only outdone yourself, you have outdone the republicans. Karl Rove ain't get nothing on you.

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. Pat

    Not to worry, Obamaniacs, Obama will doublespeak like he always does, throw in some words like change, hope, yes we can, and you'll all by it just like we did 8 years ago with Bush. Try to start thinking for yourselves and not what Messiah Obama tells you to believe.

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  13. STORY

    THAT IS VERY GOOD¡¡¡
    IT IS TIME FOR UNMASKING OBAMA¡¡¡¡¡
    OBAMA IS A CREDIT CARD WITH NO CREDIT¡¡¡¡
    OBAMA IS THE REPRESENTATION OF PETER´S PRINCIPLE, THE MOST INCOMPETENT TO POWER

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. Brenna

    Talk about spin... You seem to be a witch doctor Hillary

    April 14, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. christine

    hillary can do anything to hurt the demo party, now she is a republican she is really now out of touch because what obama said is true people do not want president who tells them the truth obama opposed this war in iraq, and clinton voted for it. she also played a big role with nafta

    April 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  16. ANOTHER FEAR TACTIC

    Does Hillary really think everyone is stupid or just her supporters? How in the world can she expect anyone to believe she is in touch when she made over 100 mill in less than 8 years. This doesn't seem to average to me!!!!!!

    April 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  17. Look out!

    Here come the desperate potty-mouthed Hillary attackers!

    April 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  18. Mark

    Oh stop it please Hillary.. will you??????

    I am sick and tired .

    April 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  19. Hillary Will Win

    If Hillary had said one word like Obama has said over the last week she would be hung out to dry by those of you who support Obama. She is simply pointing out the hypocrisy of his WORDS so that voters hear how Obama feels and what he is thinking. Go Hillary - you are the only Democrat who can win the White House in a competition with John McCain.

    April 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  20. Rhianna

    oooopsss...

    you just lost my vote Hill...

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Tyler

    This would make me out of touch

    1. I am behind in delegates
    2. I am behind in states won
    3. I am behind in popular
    4. I can laugh off my direct lies to the american people

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. Pope Clinton

    Give me a break Hillary. Pope Clinton, what church do you go to? Everyone knows where Obama goes to church yet she can't name the church or her own pastor. Typical Hillary, all words no substance.

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  23. Fabian

    Doesn't she realize that most voters aren't interested in personal attacks? I hope PA voters take this ad as just the same old politics. I wonder if this woman ever get ashamed of anything. Everyone knows she 100 times richer than Obama.. So for all those of us who know what "Elitism" means can who it applies to. Geez!! Can she let this go?

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  24. Arthur-Texas

    Thats a wonderful ad.If that doesn't hit home ,I don't know what will..

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  25. Ron R

    You are PATHETIC Hillary!!! Every time I see you on TV now I can see the desperation in your face getting more evident.

    April 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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