April 15th, 2008
04:18 PM ET
10 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. Paul

    Obama just offended millions of Americans. He did not apologize but stood by his comments, now he sees it backfired, he is trying to justify his poor judgment. Stereotypes are the result of a lack of information =ignorance. Do we need a Harvard alumni who pretends to be better than his fellow citizens?
    We do not need anyone to look down on any of us, ' cause by doing so, he is not offending a few, but all of us.


    April 15, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Ron, TX

    Obama '08!

    April 15, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. JERRY

    Why is he always rebounding what she does or copying what she says? Why can't he come up with an original idea?

    I swear this guy will be the most ineffective president ever if he makes it....which he won't.


    April 15, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Paul, Maine

    Good. I love it when he Senator Obama uses only two or three words
    to totally destroy weeks of Hillary's efforts to make lies stick to him.

    April 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. James from TX

    Take her on....it's time she stopped pushing you around.

    April 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Dale Wise

    Outstanding – score another one for truth and honesty. The American peoples' ability to see through b.s. is quite surprising, yet welcome.

    April 15, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. Roger

    Obama is a childish hypocrit. He started it with his mailers! Nah nee nah nee boo boo.

    April 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. I supported HRC because of Bill

    I love how Clinton give Obama the chance to always nail her. Tell me, which is more powerful, Hope or Despair?

    April 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. JohnS

    Thank You Barack.

    It is always refreshing to hear you speak.

    Truth is not something Hillary really understands.

    I am ANGRY and MAD that I pay $4 per gallon at the gas pump.
    At the time I have HOPE that OBAMA is the only only who can really address our dependance on foreign oil.

    OBAMA '08 & '12

    April 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  10. Hillary Lies!

    What a great ad. Wow. This guy is a true fighter.

    April 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. b-liberal

    Obama brings a new approach – an elite, rich, ivy-league, connected, lying politician – lawyer with a negative campaign. Oh wait........

    April 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  12. Now for Obama

    Do you really hate America that much to where you would deliberately try to split to party just b/c you are losing? Stop being selfish Hillary, its not about what is best for you, its about what is best for AMERICA!

    No more distraction and divisiveness from Hillary!


    April 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  13. Dan (an ELITIST)

    Good to see Obama get back to his core message of bringing people together to find solutions to the problems facing America.

    Sen Clinton has done a great job of trying to distract him and the voters with petty politics.

    Her tactics are not working, thank goodness!

    April 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. Marc

    Keep stirring the pot, Obama. Defending and parsing/reparsing your statement only spirals in on itself.

    April 15, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. Linda

    After you have been lying and manipulating for so long, it doesn't stick any more. Remember the little boy who cried wolf? After a while people don't even WANT to hear the cutdowns of good people.

    April 15, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. HEIDI

    Once again Sen. Obama has taken higher stance.

    Case closed.

    Obama 08' & 12'

    April 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. Bruce Munro

    As usual, Obama takes the high road while Hillary takes the low road.

    April 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. Fabrizio

    Thank You!
    We are tired of the same old political tricks, and we need to move on to the issues that matter.

    Obama 08 & 12

    April 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. dee

    wow...never thought of this idea...brillant

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. truth be told

    IF YOU LOVE your COUNTRY so much, there is only one LOGICAL choice for president: SEN OBAMA!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. Peter

    Obama ahead with 11% on the new Gallup poll. This shows the nation prefers Obama. Rasmussen poll has Obama ahead with 9%. These are daily tracking polls and actually shows Obama increasing the lead AFTER the bitter "controversy". Clinton should just pull out of the race, she is miles behind Obama in delegates, he leads the popular vote with over 700K voters, he has won the most states and he is leading by 10% in national polls.

    Hillary will probably win Pennsylvania with 5-10% and perhapes Indiana, but Obama will win big in NC and the it is not that unlikely that he will extend his pledged lead after P, I and NC primaries. Hillary needs to win P with 15-20%, I with 15-20% and NC to have a little glimse of hope, but will that happen? No.

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. Joe

    It's time to put a stop to Hillary's dirty politics. She used the kitchen sink strategy in OH and TX and now has sunk to using the toilet strategy. Shame on her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. April in Texas

    WTG Obama.. You only stike back when she brings the dirtyness to the campaign. You could have hit her on so many things such as Bosnia or Mark Penn. NAFTA and CAFTA both as well as her fumbling around not answering questions recently about when the last time she went to church or shot a gun was.. Well duh Hillary your the one who brought those up and now you dont want to answer about them.. What double speak are you trying to spin now..

    Obama 08

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  24. Roger

    JERRY. Your on to something there. He copies all of Hillary's advertisements and answers. Then he says that Hillary is old politics right after he copies her.

    A vote for Obama is a vote for McCain.

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. Noah

    The man was wrong. Its amazing that his supporters have overlooked his racist comments..He called millions of americans bigots. This has little to do with the word bitter and you are all blind..You talk about taking things out of context, you reaction is just that.

    Obama is not refreshing. He is condesending, arrogant and a phony.

    April 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
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