April 15th, 2008
04:18 PM ET
7 years ago

New Obama spot responds to Clinton ad

Clinton and Obama have traded negative ads this week.
Clinton and Obama have traded negative ads this week.

(CNN) – Less than a day after Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an ad that said voters were “insulted” by Barack Obama’s recent remarks about some small-town Americans, the Illinois senator’s campaign released a new Pennsylvania spot Tuesday that says people are “rejecting Hillary Clinton’s attacks.”

The 30-second ad opens with some members of a Pennsylvania crowd reacting badly to Clinton in Pittsburgh Monday when she said “I know that many of you, like me… were disappointed by recent remarks that [Obama] made.”

Says an announcer, “There's a reason people are rejecting Hillary Clinton's attacks. Because the same old Washington politics won't lower the price of gas or help our struggling economy. Barack Obama will represent all Americans. He offers a new approach….”

Obama himself adds: “When we get past the politics of division and distraction and we start actually focusing on what we have in common, there's nothing we can't accomplish…”


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soundoff (317 Responses)
  1. Mike

    RJ, who are you trying to fool. Obama can and don't proclame to be able to do more than hillary on the economy. If truth be told hillary's eco plan was out a whole 2 weeks b4 his. So don't talk the issues. He lacks in that department. hehehe Just like his true(joke) universal health plan.

    April 15, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. Barbara

    I guess I'm wondering if Senator Obama insulted the people in Pennsylvania, why are we finding out today that so many people in Pennsylvania are recording that hit nailed in on the head what they are feeling. I even saw one person tell Fox News to take a hike because he said it exactly how the man felt. Funny how the Allentown newspaper changed there support to him after he made his comment.

    April 15, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. Jyfranca

    Am bitter and angry when our politicians in Dc lie to us,she lied about Bosnia,Bill lied under oath shame on clinton

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. eddie, Quebec

    Clinton supporters have to stop pressing de CAP lock on their keyboards when they write. It doesn't make your point more intelligent. It only makes you annoyingly look unstable.

    Gravel/Clark 08

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Sandra

    There is nothing that a clinton supporter could say that would persuade me to vote for her. She is a destructive individual whose only goal is to destroy anyone or anything in her attempt to reach that which she believes she deserves - the White House. She is using a scorched earth campaign to ensure that if she is not the nominee then Obama will not be president. Shame on you Hillary. As a white, female over 50 I can state that Hillary Clinton does not represent my values or ideals. And as i have seen many clinton supporter state that they would not vote for Obama. I will never vote for clinton.

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Jason

    It will end soon, Hillary.

    April 15, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Senator Obama Did not insult the people of PA.....He was simply trying to tell you and everyone in small towns and big cities that your GOVERNMENT has not been working for you...that's the bottom line...regardless of how it came out that's what he ment....

    CAN I GET SOME SUPPORT ON THIS?????

    April 15, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. Hydrogen from water will cure energy problems!!

    Its a good thing he didn't "FABRICATE" bullets flying over his head or around his daughter.

    He actually "mispoke".

    April 15, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  9. John - Maryland

    Bitter and I love god....Don't own a gun coz it is my choice however, he is very right and the other folks want to spin it.........(and it includes a lot of folks).

    If this is all the dirt ya'll have on Obama – it is pathetic. I hope the PA folks can end it unless they want to see more drama which I think is part of human nature ( I'll get a beating for that). If you are bitter this will be over 04/25 if not...NC will.

    April 15, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. chelle

    Hey Tejano.....Hawaii is part of America....

    April 15, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. LL King in Ohio

    Once Obama said that American teachers are under paid. Why does he outspending so much money on the advertisement for the campaign? Does he know how much he has wasted in the large states, such as Ohio, without wining? Does he think American is too stupid to buy everything from TV ads? It apparent that what he’s doing is contradicting with what he’s talking.

    We know Hillary Clinton is much more qualified than Obama.

    All Hillary Clinton supporters will NEVER vote Obama!!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. MD

    BRAVO!!! But I don't think this ad goes far enough.

    I think Obama needs an ad that shows Hillary lying to the American people about her trip to Bosnia and superimpose that diatribe over the actual footage of her receiving flowers or a poem or whatever it was she received from the 8 year old girl. People of America need to see her in "context."

    I think Obama needs an ad that shows Bill Clinton telling the American people Hillary is old and forgets things, and then ask if we need a Commander in Chief that according to her own husband is senile?

    Let's give Hillary a taste of her own medicine.

    April 15, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  13. Dem08

    HEY... its not about bitter.....its about Obama calling people bigots..How can his super educated supporters not see that. You have totally lost any objectivity over this man and thats scary. His comments were wrong and there is no way to make them right. Of course, unless you are just denying his original comments and buy his re-vision of what he really said.

    April 15, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  14. Frank, Missouri

    Right on ! Right on !

    Nobody will swift-boat Barack Obama !

    Billary will not eat HIS lunch with hear Karl-Rowe-Smear-Campaign.

    Obama'08

    April 15, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  15. Michael Templer

    Obama wouldn't have any negative ads in this campaign but when your getting hit you don't just take. Until Iowa no one was allowed to criticize Queen Clinton. He didn't in large part until she showed negative campaigning was working for her.

    If it appears he is always responding it's because he prefers to be a counter puncher

    I can tell you this about this bitter crap

    we Obama supporters are fired up and ready to go and were going to show up and vote and vote with our pocket and drive the "Queen" or Anny Oakley back to New York

    April 15, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  16. Mia

    I find it interesting yesterday you let us play HRC's commercial but today you don't provide the same courtesy for Obama.

    Interesting...

    April 15, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  17. Enuff

    For all those people who are saying they would rather vote for McCain than Obama, if Clinton doesn't win the primary, you are DUMB. If you like Hillary because of her economic policies, then Obama's platform is more similar to Clinton than McCain. Why would you vote for McCain and against your economic interests? I fail to understand the logic here. If what bothers you about Obama is that he choose poor language to make a point, then how are you not bothered with Hillary's outright lies over Bosnia? Or McCain's confusion between Sunis and Shias? Let's try to be honest here: every candidate has had a verbal slip.

    If this is the logic of "the salt of the earth," then count me as an elitist.

    April 15, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
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