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. Americas ah ha Moment

    Let's not " TALK " about or " THINK" about what I say behind closed doors! nO, nO, Now U all just go back to sleep !!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. Madison , PA

    Hillary deserves this feed back.... American please accept the true that we are angry, because we can't afford the gaz price, the food, ...our jobs are shifted overseas... We really are angry , maybe bitter... Obama is right... sometimes we don't use the correct word... everyone makes mistake... he apologized if he offended anybody... Hillary laught at us when she mispoke, and for her lies... she looks down at American people....Wake up guys..!!

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. Edd

    I will abandon HILLARY if you can win one big blue state like PA, if you can close the deal. Just close one big blue state! The problem is you cannot, I am not convinced that you can carry the Democratic party to victory.

    In HILLARY, we trust!

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. j

    And The 109 Million Dollar Woman calls Obama elitist. Give us a break Sen Clinton! He paid his own way through college and was still paying off his loans until a few years ago while you were racking up your 109 Million writing mediocre books.

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Karen

    This is the President we have been waiting for. This is the man to lead this country and the world and take back our moral standing in the world. Hillary Clinton is not the person to lead she is a follower (of Mark Penn) and she will never be a President for all the people. Obama, just made her swallow her tounge and ears on this one when her and Penn over reached.

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. GoHillary

    Barack you have a serious case of foot in mouth disease. It's just a matter of time before you speak out of turn again.

    If Hillary really wanted to she could squish you like a bug.

    You are going to be such an easy target for the Republicans.

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. Sallie Mae


    Barack OBAMA – Conan O'BRIEN '08 & '12

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  8. bigben

    Oabama supporters this means war.

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Chris

    And that is why Obama is rising on the poll numbers. He has actually increased his lead by 11 points today on the Gallup polls. Good one Obama. We do not want anymore dirty old politics or politicians.

    It is not working Hillary. Stick to the issue. Address your Bosnia Lying, Address your NAFTA and Colombia Trade Deals.

    April 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Peter Mooney

    When will people stop being afraid of the truth? Do you want to be pacified or really helped? If you want REAL improvement there is only one choice. The muslim elitist negro for you "bitter" people.
    Obama's the man!

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Frank, CA

    Hillary, we're tired of your negative politics of destruction.
    You have nothing positive to contribute.
    We all see you're nothing but a destroyer and congenital liar.
    Even when we all start to boo and jeer you, you still don't get it.
    We don't like you, we don't want you.
    Go away and we'll all be better off.

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Chuck in Oregon

    I agree, when we finally come together as one nation there is nothing "WE" can not accomplish

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. And I'm from New York

    What does Hillary know about being poor or struggling to pay bills? Nothing!

    Since when does she speak for the residents of PA. She can't even speak for the residents of NY. She's a pseudo – New Yorker.

    He more than her would understand the sentiments of the PA residents. Sometimes, the truth hurts, but it will set you free.

    Obama 2008!

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. FRED Atlanta, GA

    I tell yah clinton just makes this man stronger and stronger you would think she and her campaigne would simply give up she keeps throwing everything plus the kitchen sink but nothing is STICKING if Obama can ride thru the WRIGHT controversy he will simply slide thru this much to do about absolutely nothing. Some of hillary supporters are truely sleep walking! It's time that you WAKE UP!! Obama is TEFLON nothing is really sticking that they are throwing at him.

    Obama 08, YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL!!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  15. Seth

    After all this and he only lost 2% in the polls, which is even within the margin of error. This didn't hurt him, it hurt Hillary. She has run an astoundingly poor campaign. She was up over 20 points last month in PA!!! 20 points. And know she is under 10. That isn't good at all.

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  16. No McSame

    Thank God for this MAN. He needs to show Hillary getting off the plane shaking hands with the little girl while playing the sound of her telling how she had to duck sniper fire. Show her for what she is and that is a LIAR.

    April 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. CN

    Right on target !... 1 advertising add and Clinton attacks are ridiculed. Now watch for the Hilarybots to be bitter....

    She is actually coordinating her attacks on Obama with none other than McCain. So now she has 3 Clintons (including the 'nothing is her business' daugther) and a Republican attacking a fellow democrat, talk about taking the democratic party to the gutter!!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Skipper

    Wonder how he likes having to spend all the California money he kissed butt for on covering up his little mistake?

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  19. Chris

    Paul, If you pay attention, Obama apologized a number of times, unlike Hillary who comes up with excuses such as "I misspoke", "I did not have enough sleep", or "I was told by a deputy".

    Paul, open your eyes.

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  20. Independent

    It's mathematically impossible for Clinton to reach Obama's lead with the remaining primaries....most of America has voted and they have chosen Obama...let's finish up the rest of the primaries and close this thing up by June 3rd...if she pushes this all the way to Denver then she means to destroy Obama's chance of winning the general election so she could run in 2012....this woman is smart...but not in the way that will benefit the Americans!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  21. Raoul

    Here's an interesting fact I just thought of; I will take me a little more than 3027 YEARS of work at my current salary to have 109 million in my account, and that's if I save 100% of what I earn 🙂

    Hillary is right on people "rolling up their sleeves", but for those who lost their jobs, it's only in order to send hundred of unanswered job applications..
    I'm still working, yet bitter at times! give me a break

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  22. Madison , PA

    Hillary you push it too far... You started... Obama has the right to fight back...!!!

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  23. Harvey in Va

    Obama has spent three days on the offensive not Hillary has him spending his supporters money on an add defending himself. What Obama said is an insult to all americans.

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  24. James, PA

    Good... People of Pennsylvania will discover Hillary's lies on

    Iraq war
    Bosnia trip
    Her husband's deal in Dubai.

    And explain what she means by “real men are for Hillary”.

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. Bitter Voter

    I'll admit it - I'm bitter. Haven't turned to guns or god and don't intend to - but bitterness? You bet.

    Read through the comments on any subject in the Ticker any given day and you'll find plenty of voter bitterness.

    On the other hand, I hate the divisiveness that's feeding right into McCain's hands and is likely to give us another 4 or 8 years of Republican Rule. Do you people really want that? Think about it, before you pout off and use your vote in protest.

    Eugene, Oregon

    April 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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