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. Hillary 2 Victory

    One great woman endorses another !!!

    AND they are BOTH survivors :)

    INDIANA
    4
    HILLARY

    May 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. Lisa in Cincy

    She's heavily medicated. Remember the howling????

    May 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. 5Jayne

    You're kidding me, right? Since when did anybody listen to anything ole Liz says? Yikes!

    May 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. Tanis

    CLINTON–YOU GO GIRL!!!!! I really can't see in my most wild political dreams, Obama getting this entire nation out of the mess it is in, BUT, with a wildcat like Clinton, &*it will definitely get accomplished,
    and fast!!!!!
    VOTE CLINTON OR GET STUCK WITH A DEADBEAT OR A WAR MUNGER.

    May 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. BH

    God bless you mam. Wise choice.

    May 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  6. Wang LI

    Elizabeth Taylor backing HRC...
    I enjoy this news..

    Obama 08 !

    May 2, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  7. Mary

    If they choose wisely and well they will not choose Hillary.

    May 2, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. No Hillary

    Sorry Oldtimer.... can't endorse your favoritte person... it is time for a new era in the US politic, it is time for CHANGE.... No to old style politic...

    May 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  9. Sly in Seattle

    Clearly Elizabeth Taylor is a dummy too... that's why she is an actress, not a politician.

    May 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  10. Ron

    I love Elizabeth But unfortunatly alot of young people are probably saying who the hell is she so I doubt she will make much difference.But I am encouraged by the endorsement Way to go cleopatra

    May 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  11. Cody S. - Montgomery, AL

    Well add one more superdelegate vote for Clin... wait.

    What?

    Elizabeth Taylor isn't a superdelegate?

    May 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  12. Ronald Schwartz

    She needs to Back McCain,The democrats only offer controlled socialisium. i won't vote for any one who doesn't believe in the second Amend.

    May 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  13. Christine D

    Thank you Ms. Taylor for supporting Hillary Clinton.

    May 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  14. buster bobo

    who cares?

    May 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    and how many times did LT pick the wrong husband?

    May 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. some guy

    instead of "winning the votes" how about earning the votes.

    Obama earned mine.

    Yes We Can!

    May 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  17. Joy

    Not much of an endorsement coming from Liz. In her younger days she had the morals of a cat.

    May 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  18. SPOT

    AND WE ALL KNOW THAT ELIZABETH TAYLOR KNOWS A LOT ABOUT GOOD JUDGMENT ! HOW MANY MARRIAGES????

    May 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  19. Adrian

    One strong woman knows another when she sees her.

    Hillary 08

    May 2, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  20. Red

    Okay, if Liz told me to give money to AMFAR, or to take an HIV test, I'm all for it. That's her area of expertise.

    May 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  21. Herman in LA

    She need to go and find all of the men that has left out of her life.

    May 2, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  22. Mike From Texas

    When do we stop worrying about the thoughts of celebs? She lost her relevance years ago. Kind of funny how y'all slipped in that she "weighs in". Freudian slip?

    May 2, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  23. Joseph Adewole

    Birds of the same feather!!!!

    May 2, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  24. MCD

    Yeah, because ol Liz is really in touch with what this country needs.

    Great article over at the Huggington post about the media hit that has been pulled out of the GOP playbook and slapped on Obama.

    May 2, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  25. Jackson

    I love Elizabeth Taylor ... and I agree with her 100%.

    May 2, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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