May 2nd, 2008
10:29 PM ET
6 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. DeJuan

    I am not trying to joke or make some thin-veiled attack, but I honestly thought that this woman was dead. I am glad that she is not, but her endorsement probably won't be enough to keep Clinton's candidacy alive.

    OBAMA 08

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

    It's over.

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Deann

    Smart people will endorse the smart leader to be the USA presidnent.

    Go Hillary!

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  4. cj-delhi ny

    who cares what she wants anyway.... i thought she was dead!!
    This is just a desperate attempt by Hillary to get more people in her camp. Taylor's statement "she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that" is nonsense, Hillary is a manipulative phoney!!

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. tim martin

    thank you elizabeth taylor...

    muah,
    timmy

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. CLEOPATRA

    HER PICK OF A PRESIDENT IS ABOUT AS STRONG AS HER PIOCK OF HUSBAND

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. ShirleyY - Seattle

    TELL ELIZABETH TAYLOR TO GO GET ANOTHER FACE LIFT AND FIND HER 20TH HUSBAND AND SHUT UP. ELIZABETH IS OLD AND ALL HER FACIAL SURGERIES GOT HER DEAF AND DUMB.

    May 2, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  8. DT

    Why should I listen to an actress on who to vote for, let alone one who doesn't even understand the concept that marriage is a lifelong commitment?

    She sounds like a good Clinton supporter –she understands the value of honest, committed relationships about as well as Clinton does; which is to say, not at all.

    May 2, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  9. alu

    you think white house is retirement viilage?

    May 2, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. GoHillary

    Obama is just a puppet for the bitter ex Clinton campaign managers. How is he going to deliver CHANGE with that lot pulling his strings?

    The only one who is fresh and offers real change is Hillary Clinton.

    May 2, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Thomas in Florida

    Thank GOD!!! I was worried we would never find out who this old, alcoholic, violent, crazy, actress would vote for.

    Now I'm sold. I'm switching my vote to HRC. Thanks for showing me the light Liz.

    Good grief.

    Do people even pay attention to Liz anymore? Shouldn't she be busy marrying another creepy guy?

    May 2, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  12. Pamela in Maryland

    The best CNN can do is to post an endorsement from a woman who has been married more times than she's probably ever voted? At least have an article dedicated to the weirdo has beensnthat are endorsing Obama.

    May 2, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  13. kia

    SHE IS STILL ALIVE!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  14. Andrew

    Well, Liz is flibberzsszZs?

    May 2, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  15. Diamond

    TOO LATE, MRS. MICHAEL JACKSON.

    May 2, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  16. Julio

    Great. Hillary's got one more in the bag.

    May 2, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  17. Veteran

    Boy there's a heavy weight endorsement ! Jes ,this democrat thing has gotten LOONEY !

    May 2, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  18. Dan (Kirkland, WA)

    Wow, what an impressive endorsement! "Flibbertijibbet"???

    I would like to officially change my support from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton due to this endorsement... NOT

    What a joke.

    May 2, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. meadowlands

    Who cares what Liz Taylor has to say. She is in Never Never Land with Michael Jackson half the time.

    May 2, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  20. Obama 4 Our Future!

    If Liz is supporting Hillary she either has her skin pulled too tight around her brain or she has to be senile!

    Billary will be the final blow to destroy this country if she gets elected!

    May 2, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. Y

    I wouldn't look to Elizabeth for advise. She does not have the best judgment. She can't choose a husband much less for a President.

    May 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  22. D

    Big surprise – one old hag endorses another old hag.

    May 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  23. IHH

    Was she hooped up on pills and booze when she said this? I thought she was already dead.

    May 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  24. billylee8

    Do you really want to listen to people who use words like "flibbertijibbet?"

    Obama '08.

    May 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  25. Regular Voter

    Why do famous people think that they should have more say who is nominated than regular Joes? Aren't our votes worth just as much as theirs? Why doesn't CNN do a special about who I am supporting and encourage people to follow my example?

    May 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
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