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. Brett

    GO LIZ! GO HILLS!

    May 2, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  2. H Martin

    Why do you always moderate everything I write? Could it be it is the truth and you don't want that do you?

    May 2, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. Sallie Mae, Ex-Hillary Supporter

    Hillary is a smart liar who knows how to bend, manipulate, cover up and distort the truth. But the voters in Indiana, North Carolina and the rest of America are on to her! What she fails to realize is that we can think for ourselves. We're smart, too! Say NO to Hillary Clinton and the politics of the past! ANYBODY BUT HILLARY IN '08!

    I'm Sallie Mae and I approve this message!

    OBAMA '08

    May 2, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  4. mr stlouis

    shes old and out dated like hillary

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  5. bill

    who is Liz Taylor?

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. ovitshio Branco

    no sens another stupid woman who divorcedseveral times

    and ths is the value of american pride?

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  7. ObamaSupporters

    this is not even news

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  8. Beverly, NYC

    Definitely will be following this advice, NOT!!! Don't need advice from someone who has been married 8 times. She will probably switch to Obama on Monday. Stich to what you know dear, writing checks and getting rice in your hair.

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  9. RJL for CHANGE

    Well, Liz, everyone can change their mind once the honeymoon is over... you did. The honeymoon for Hillary was over a long time ago... it's time for a divorce.

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  10. Janice

    Go back to sleep Lizzie. Your comments mean nothing to the world.

    May 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. White voter for Obama

    Clinton is not a strong, independent woman. She is nothing more than a feminist doormat. Most women with far fewer resources would not have stayed with a spouse like Bill Clinton. But she needs his filthy lucre and network to get what she wants. Heaven help this country if they return to the White House.

    May 2, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. Tenicka

    Wow, that'll really persuade me. Is she serious?

    May 2, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  13. GL

    She's still alive? Is she a superdelegate? If not, who cares....

    CNN- Can we possibly get some news today?

    May 2, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. Lorna, NY

    Is she still alive?

    May 2, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  15. Venus The Super star

    I'm glad one of these celebrity backers are actually paying attention to the issues that actually matter. I say good choice, she actually picked someone that has solutions that would not only change but benefit the American people.

    May 2, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  16. Ken

    Yeah, because the endorsement of a 76 year old actress actually counts. I can't wait until Michael Jackson and his monkey endorse John McCain.

    May 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  17. Susan MO

    Hillary saying to Bill O'Reilly,

    "Rich people, God bless us. We deserve all the opportunities to make sure our country and our blessings continue until the next generation."

    Who are the elitists again ? Formerly for Hiillary , now....

    Obama '08

    May 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  18. Rob

    just wonderful

    Rob from NC

    May 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  19. Leo from NV

    Thank you Mrs. Taylor.
    I know you will get disgusting attacks from the acid tongue Obama supporters for your comment. But again, tough ladies like you and Mrs. Clinton are probably used to these cruel attacks.

    May 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  20. Jed in Texas

    It takes an actress to know an actress.Hillary will make a great puppet.

    May 2, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  21. Closely Watching

    ...and she has always defended Wacko Jacko...'nuff said.

    May 2, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  22. DEANNA

    OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! THIS WAS NOT WORTH PRINTING.

    May 2, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  23. Judy

    An old uneducated white woman for Clinton!

    Talk about the past.

    Hey Clinton supporters...SCOREBOARD!!!

    May 2, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  24. Ronnie Lopez in South Texas

    Liz also supports Michael Jackson. She is a very good friend to people in desperate need of help.

    May 2, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  25. NYman

    How may men you married, liberal woman?

    May 2, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
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