April 15th, 2008
04:18 PM ET
6 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. NickNas

    Quick, Concise, and accurrate response to an attack that was false and misleading.

    THIS is how you run a campaign. THIS is a man who deals with Issues head on and doesn't just Laugh them off like we are all silly children who wouldn't understand that answer if she gave it.

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Daniels

    The clintons has very strong supporters who truely believe at this point in the campaign ,she can't win the primary. In november she will has a even harder time.No one will like to lose ,but in all contests someone has to lose.The clinton campaign just didn't believe that America people are looking for real change. They are tried, angry, bitter and not as dumb as the normal politics has treated us in the past.!!!!.

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. vince - Phoenix - (forgive me cnn, for I have sinned)

    THE IMMEDIATE COMMENTS ON THESE THINGS...... GEEZ.....
    Why are so many people NOT actually listening........... to what is being said...

    How can so many people so easily zone in on the minutia of a verbal slip, of an opponent, then turn around and ignore with a brick wall a SERIOUS mis-step by "their" candidate.

    This is NOT voting based on facts... it seems to be voting on ANYTHNG 'BUT' FACTS....

    (now watch each candidate's supporters twist this to suit 'their' cause)

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Lee WV

    Keep the pressure on,Hillary's adds are pitiful and are probably paid actors like the people she pays to ask questions at rallies.

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  5. kab

    Poor Obama...

    2 more weeks dude...then she will be a HISTORY..

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. Cammi317

    LOL...I have a feeling she will stop her spot from airing....straight away. It's interesting how her camp manages to get these negatives campaigns going within the blink of an eye, but can't manage to pay the bills on time. She's not even trying to run on a platform of she's the more experienced candidate anymore, but instead a devisive hate campaign. This entire mess has gotten way out of hand.

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. @americans

    Hillary's attack is falling flat on it's face....the end is coming Billary!

    Give way for the democratic nominee – BARACK OBAMA!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. carlo

    Wow, some of you people are freakin unbelievable. When Kerry got swiftboated, you said he was a wimp. When Obama tried to be a gentleman with Hillary and didn't respond to her tactics, everyone said he was a wimp. When he responds to her attacks, you say that he is copying or that he is playing dirty politics. What if your kid let other kids beat the crap out of them every day? Would you think that they were doing the right thing?

    It's clear that some people are so dead set against Obama that nothing he does will ever be seen as right. These kind of people don't want to hear the truth. Do us a favor-just be honest about your feelings. You don't want a black man to be President, and he is being held to an impossible standard by the media and by those who he has to be twice as appealing as anyone else available for them to even consider voting for him.

    April 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  9. Obama will be President

    Read Bernstein's article on AC 360....Very Interesting!

    April 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  10. jerral

    good to see you rebound, he who throws dirt boomerangs back in (HER) FACE GO OBAMA

    April 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. Pot, meet Kettle

    And Hillary Clinton went to Yale– does this make her an elitist, too?

    OBAMA '08

    April 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  12. Bitter + Hillary = Billery

    Woman acting badly. She makes America look bad.

    April 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  13. Bayou joe

    Change you can Xerox

    Hillary or McCain in 08, Obama never.

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  14. Bitter + Hillary = Billery

    Woman acting badly. She makes America look bad.

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. ROY

    GREAT RESPONSE AND PERFECT ADD. THIS IS WHAT THE CLINTONS ARE ASKING FOR....THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY THE
    PRICE FOR THEIR ARROGANGE AND MRS CLINTON BETTER
    THINK TWICE BEFORE MAKING MORE NEGATIVE REMARKS BECAUSE "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND"
    MORE AND MORE I GIVE CREDIT TO MR OBAMA .

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. Doug, Florida

    Way to go Barack. We will win Penn.

    Obama 08

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Jim F

    When will that tired, selfish, patronizing, bloodthirsty, power-mongering old lady give up? IT"S VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE for her to win, and close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Here's some news for you crybaby Clinton supporters – it's already over! Go home and take a nap.

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. vince - Phoenix - (forgive me cnn, for I have sinned)

    “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…”

    HEY... SO-CALLED "AMERICANS"....

    WHAT SAY WE SPEND TWO WEEKS TALKING ABOUT 'THESE' WORDS?

    ANYONE........... ANYONE......... BEULLER????????

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  19. Mike from Calgary

    When Hillary throws dirt, all she does is lose ground. No wonder she blew a huge lead and trails so badly. After the factories moved offshore and to Mexico (not to Canada as also we have stringent environmental and labour laws), and after blue collar workers were thrown overboard, too bad the BUSH and CLINTON administrations wouldn't toss such industries and workers some tax incentives or other initiatives to keep American industry and workers humming, or some lifeline or life preserver to cling to. If my government encouraged industry to leave my country I WOULD BE BITTER. I WOULD VOTE FOR A CHANGE.
    Mike

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  20. Dan

    Good ad. It will be interesting to see how this thing plays out with the voters.

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Good Start Obama...................Now another one asking... who has Mark Penn still employed on Her campaign?............Who recieved $800,000 from the Columbians that COULD be a conflict of interest to her? AND who will share in the 109 million dollars of income, some of which come from foriegn trade interests???? AND then has the phoniness to present herself as a Pro American Labor Candidate. Maybe those folks that are supporting Hillary in Pennsylvania could get new jobs if they paid Bill $800,000 for several speaking engagements???

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. Moderate

    They are not just rejecting her attacks...they are rejecting HER! The
    Clinton campaign has made one screw up after another and the best
    she can do is attack Obama. She is about as presidential as my dog!
    He is more loyal and dependable! The only thing consistent about the
    Hillary-ous campaign is her lies and deceit! How people support her
    is beyond me!!!??? I'll vote for McCain before Clinton!!!!!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  23. OH my.... I am Bitter too

    HE IS A SCARY DUDE... NO WAY-

    REJECT OBAMA – I CAN JUST SEE THE NEXT 4 YEARS WITH THIS JOKER.... HOW CAN HE JUSTIFY HIS OWN WORDS... THERE YOU HAVE IT AMERICA.... HEY BY THE WAY IT'S HILLARY'S FAULT AS WELL...

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Eric-PA

    One way to avoid the politics of division is for Obama to drop out of the race. The people who defend Obama's comments either haven't heard the entire quote or don't understand what he said.

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  25. Mike, Land O Lakes, FL

    Why can’t the Clintons and Bush families just go away??? I think we all are sick and tired of the these two corrupted families for the last two decades now!!

    April 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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