May 2nd, 2008
10:29 PM ET
7 years ago

Elizabeth Taylor urges primary voters to back Clinton

The actress and activist officially endorsed Clinton Friday.
The actress and activist officially endorsed Clinton Friday.

(CNN) - Actress Elizabeth Taylor urged voters in next week’s Democratic primaries to back Hillary Clinton's White House run, saying in a statement released Friday that the New York senator was “not a flibbertijibbet.”

“It would be magnificent for our country if Senator Clinton won the votes, hearts and minds of the people in Indiana and North Carolina on Tuesday. She’s a brilliant teacher and powerful leader. We all know what she’s about. We know what she isn’t. Senator Clinton is not a flibbertijibbet [sic]. She’s strong,” said Taylor.

“It’s also important for great leaders to have a sense of humor about themselves. The future of our great country rests in the hands of the next president. Who sits in the Oval Office will be determined greatly by the citizens of Indiana and North Carolina. In my heart, I know they will choose wisely and they will choose well.”

The actress and activist is a longtime Clinton supporter who has donated the legal maximum of $4,600 to the senator’s campaign.

In January 2007, Taylor also pointed to Clinton’s toughness as the reason she was contributing to her presidential bid. "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that," Taylor she said in a statement then. "I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics."


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soundoff (383 Responses)
  1. Linda

    OMG – I just read up about Larry Sinclair and Obama – O_O

    May 2, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. Former Clinton Supporter

    Well, they certainly have one thing in common – Failed Marriages!

    May 2, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. Rick

    I'm sorry but who cares who Liz Taylor supports? She is not a Super Delegate, nor a former public servant. This is a much news as Bruce Springsteen supporting Obama. It must be a slow news day on the campaign front.

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. Dee

    If Taylor thinks I shud vote for Hillary- here my vote for Hillary..:-))

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. Chris in Va.

    Wasn't Liz married to Reverend Wright once?

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  6. Lawrence for barack

    shup up ladie

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  7. Danny,IA

    Who cares... She should get married again...

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Alfredo

    Who can beat that?

    Wake up superdelegates!

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  9. Dal

    Is ET a super delegate?
    May be Liz wants something in return for this endorsement. What is it Liz?

    May 2, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  10. brina

    sorry elizabeth we will not support a woman whovoted on a war for oil......who lost many lives on a wrong vote......can we get te liv back NO...she sent the jobs away and lied about it.....Hillary will do anything for votes and money....she cares nothing for the people ,only for what she needs and wants..wether she kiss you or lie......s have them fooled......

    May 2, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  11. jo

    She's making a great judgement..a woman that married about 10 times....yeah lets listen to her...give me a break.

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  12. Chut Pata

    An old white lady supported another one. Race, Gender, and Age cards in play.

    May 2, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  13. Sharon

    I'm not so sure this is such a good thing to have in the Clinton camp. How many husbands did she have? Like 8?

    May 2, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. Janice

    Please post my comments. You never do. What are you afraid of?

    May 2, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  15. ShannonL

    As someone that thinks Hillary is the better Democrat...let me say this....

    Liz you are friends with Michael Jackson...you are no judge of character.

    May 2, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. Kayln

    Is she a superdelegate , by any chance?

    May 2, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  17. A.M.

    Oh! My. 'ElizabethTaylor' endorsed Hillary Clinton..WOW...how lucky 'Hillary Clinton' is...wow...wow...wow.

    Hillary enjoy her endorsement which is probabaly worth no more than a 'DIME'.

    A.M.
    Houston, Texas

    May 2, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  18. obomom

    Please..............is this the only superdelegate you can talk about for Clinton! The Clinton News Network does it again.

    May 2, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  19. Joseph, Los Angeles California

    I take it that Miss Liz never heard about Hillary's Clinton's rage about the white southern voters who became Reagan Democrats. When the Clintons were upset about the their congressional lost when Bill was president, the then first lady took a less than inclusive approach about the southern voters. She said; "Screw 'em," Bill, you don't owe them a thing. "They're doing nothing for you and you don't have to do anything for them!" See a book by Benjamin Barber called "Truth of Power:" Intelligence Affairs in The Clinton White House.

    May 2, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  20. Dan M

    Liz did always love a diamond over an ordinary lump of coal.

    Hillary '08

    May 2, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  21. Jones

    Shut your mouth and go get add another divorce to your collection.

    May 2, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  22. KE

    "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that,"

    And Hillary's supporter has a mind of their own as well.

    I read somewhere some people complaining that Hillary never would be here today if she wasn't married to the president. That is so very wrong people. People are in their place not because of one single decision they've made but the series of decisions they've made throughout their entire life.

    Hillary is here becasue of her own decison.

    Go, Hillary!

    May 2, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  23. lou

    one liar for another. how many times did this woman say "i do" Put the meds down Liz . Aren't you also the person who stuck up for Michael Jackson...What an endorsement. Who cares what this woman says?

    May 2, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  24. bernice

    Has been , just like Clinton. Who cares?

    May 2, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  25. TF

    This lady is crazy. You should see the clip that "Talk Soup" run every now and again. I crack up everytime. This lady also thinks Michael Jackson is a good person.

    May 2, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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