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. Rob

    I am bitter! Barack is right. Hillary is the on who is out of touch with common folks. Hillary got to go to her cottage on the lake near Scranton while Barack was diligently working to make grades so that he could get scholarships to pay for his education.

    April 15, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |




    April 15, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. friedrich

    really amazing how everybody makes a huge deal out of comments that were actually missspoken and totally forgets about clinton having merely lied to peoples faces about sniper-fire

    April 15, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Rick in Oregon

    This is an embarrasing ad for Obama. Really? He is going to lower gas prices? Talk about saying anything to get elected. Why doesn't he promise a chicken in every pot.

    Again, Hillary has taken the lead and Obama just follows and gives us rhetoric. This is just like the debates where he copied her.

    Bottom line though, no matter who wins the nomination, we have to stop the republicans from destroying our economy any more. No more Reaganomics.

    April 15, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. seah Ohio

    Sorry Obama, Your Wrong.

    You were wrong in making your statements, and your fumbling to explain them you told us "you know your bitter" That was as bad or worse than the first statement.

    Hillary and McCain can never catch up to you on smear tactics, half truths,mudslinging, misleading remarks and lies. Blaming and condemning, demanding records. You have the corner on that, since the first day of your campaign.

    Hillary has been saying that the whole campaign. To get all departments to work together in government. No matter which party they affilate with.

    April 15, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. Lady C

    I say do one with her pretending to be sleep deprived as she's running away from "Sniper" fire. That's the way Barack, give her a taste of her own medicine. She lies and gets away with it. The media just let it go, but If I was under attack, that's just something I would not forget, never the less, make up as she did and spoke on it on several occasions.

    I will have to give it to her, she a bold woman to take on a challenge like that after she lies and thinks people have forgotten. This is no Bill this is Hillary. Just remember that while she continues to lie her way back to the White House.

    April 15, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |

    Obama reminds me of Michael Vick.

    "I had nothing to do with the dog fighting."

    "I plan to clear my good name."

    Where is he now? Oh yeah, IN PRISON.

    Obama's time will come. May not go to prison, but his "good name" and "words taken out of context" will defintely shine through.

    It will just likely be too late.

    April 15, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Sam from Georgia

    I lost my job to overseas competition. I have to work two menial, temporary jobs to support my kids. Am I "bitter", you better believe it...

    April 15, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. rezagui1@hotmail.com

    It's not a matter of if, but when. Obama 08

    April 15, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. John




    April 15, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. Dinesh

    Thank you obama, this is at least uplifting and not just an outright ridiculous attack.

    April 15, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  12. Rick from NJ

    Obama is so wishy washy.
    First he said "words matter"
    Then when Reverend Wright said some antiAmerican racial comments, those words didn't matter.

    First he said "words matter"
    Then when he spoke his words about "bitter" Americans
    he comments, those words didn't matter.

    The words said by him and his pastor are rude and belittling to most all Americans.
    He keeps supporting the pastor and now won't apoligize for his bitterness.

    Obama should step down.

    April 15, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. Lynn in NM

    Good answer!

    April 15, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  14. Change&unity

    Barack Obama will bring change, unity, hope, and pride in the American people. PA bring it home for Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton is a politician and Barack Obama is a statesmen. Barack Obama 08!

    April 15, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  15. Julie

    Go Obama!!! Make fools of those wanting to play the rovian and clintonian politics.

    April 15, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. Donna

    We as a society is going on about a comment made about being bitter. Will I am. It just blows me away Hillary can make a bold face lie on more then one occasion. So lying to our faces is ok, but maybe not choosing words is not. Hillary just like her husband, lie right to our faces.

    April 15, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  17. John

    No matter what Obama said, it is all just a stupid mistake, he doesn't mean it!

    Is that the mentality that people are going right now?

    April 15, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. Quinn

    I'm so glad to see Barack hit her back.

    The people of Pennsylvania are smart. They know that all Barack was trying to say was that both the Clinton and the Bush administrations have failed to protect people's jobs in small towns from being shipped overseas. They felt frustrated and ignored by both parties, so instead of voting on economic issues, they voted on social issues.

    Barack has a much better understanding of what is going on in America and his electoral roadmap to victory is very different from Hillary's. He is actually listening to the people in the red states and respectfully asking for their votes. Democrats can no longer ignore them and expect to win a general election.

    Obama 08!

    April 15, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  19. mike


    America wake up-

    NAFTA stole millions of jobs

    foreign interests own our mortgages

    Clinton campaign, library, is bankrolled by foreign interest.

    now she says he's an elistist- hmmm- does 109 million dollars
    make you elitist or rperestn blue collar?????

    Vote for Change- vote Obama

    April 15, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. Dan

    Get use to these Clinton fans! If you think the republicans are going to sit on all of the goodies, you’re kidding yourselves. These are just a few things for you to look up about the very dark side of Hillary and Bill. (Not counting their impeachment from the Whitehouse).
    FIRST FIRST LADY to come under criminal investigation
    FIRST FIRST LADY to almost be indicted according to special prosecutors
    NUMBER of Hillary Clinton fundraisers convicted of, or pleading no contest to, crime: 5
    NUMBER OF TIMES that Hillary Clinton, providing testimony to Congress, said that she didn't remember, didn't know, or something similar: 250
    NUMBER OF CLOSE BUSINESS partners of Hillary Clinton who ended up in prison: 3. The Clintons' two partners in Whitewater were convicted of 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy. Hillary Clinton's partner and mentor at the Rose law firm, Webster Hubbell, pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges, including defrauding former clients and former partners out of more than $480,000. Hillary Clinton was mentioned 35 times in the indictment.
    More. Jorge Cabrera, Mark Penn, Peter Paul, Abdul Rehman Jinnah, Whitewater, Frank Giustra, Johnny Chung, James Riady, Ng Lapseng, Monica Lewinski. Filegate, Travelgate.
    Look up these names, it makes her Bosnia and health care stories seem bland.
    I am an independent. I seldom vote democrat, but McCain is an idiot. Obama 08!

    April 15, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. BL

    This guy is seriously the biggest baby... Just what we need Governing our nation...
    Seriously, it is amazing!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  22. Mike

    Obama will never NEVER be America's pres. There isn't enough young or black people to vote him in. Obama is a uniter, he will unite all kinda of democrats and rep and ind to vote against him in the general. Trust me on that one.

    April 15, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |


    April 15, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  24. Nando, Florida


    April 15, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  25. Audrey, San Francisco

    you said it Barack!

    OBAMA 08!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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