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. Unshrub

    Elizabeth Taylor sure does know how to pick them; Hillary Clinton and Michael Jackson.

    May 2, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  2. crownsy

    who cares?

    is what a former movie star who hasn't had a meaningful project in years really supposed to be news?

    hey CNN, what side does carrot top favor?

    May 2, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  3. walli

    On second thought I think Mr Obama is too decent for that job. He over qualified. Im sure that he will end up better not getting it. ITS everyone else's loss and not his.

    May 2, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. skylark

    Oh, wait!
    How can she have a mind of her own when she lost it already?
    Never mind...........

    May 2, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. Bitter Woman in NYC

    Who the hell cares!

    May 2, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. The Lady

    CNN you can keep deleted posted blogs concerning Hillary's advisor Kanton making the comment the Indiana voters are worthless white N, but it is posted every where else so the word is out there.

    OBAMA 08

    May 2, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. Samantha in Calif

    I am getting more and more convinced that there is absolutely no hope for America and that the old saying "Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It" has never been more clearer than during this election.

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. R.M.

    Sure, I will listen to Liz of all people.... ha ha...

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Hank in PA

    Thank you Elizabeth! We are happy to have your support and hope your words will swing a few votes toward Hillary!

    She is the best qualified, and even the DNC knows Obama is just about completely unelectable at this point.

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. bob in LA

    Celebrity endorsments mean little, but it;s good to hear from Elizabeth!
    Hang in there, baby!

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  11. John

    Elizabeth Taylor,a woman of substance,makes a lot of sense,when she describes who Hillary Clinton is,when it comes to knowing who our President is going to be.Not the simplistic shoving of a President to be down, the throats of the voters.No No ,this is the United States of America.Due process are considered in Courts for every citizen and all that live and try to make life better for their families .The judiciary has not got the fix it quick and we move on.When it comes to disenfenchising voters,then something is not right.This is happening in the middle of a debacle in Florida and Michigan States.Now they want to dictate what suites them best,their candidate,who they think is going to win.What if it does not work their way???? Let true democracy work.

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. JF Las Vegas

    Elizabeth,y you could have spent your money on a more wiser candidate, but you didn't, too bad...

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  13. jason

    what a ditzy sounding woman.

    i wish the endorsers of any presidential candidate would just shut up. This article says to me:

    "supporting hillary is so easy, a cave (wo)man could do it."

    May 2, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. ron

    OMG again and again – who cares what she or any other actors says regards politics. She has no more voice than I do the average voter! She is no one special at all whether she was backing Clinton, Obama, McCain or the man on the moon.

    CNN this is not news ad you shoudl be ashamed of yourselves!

    May 2, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. SLIM

    PLEASE!! Elizabeth Taylor ain't nothing. She's just another senior citizen. Elizabeth Taylor go play with your son Micheal Jackson. hahahahaha...

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. Deanie, MO

    I'm sure Clinton supporters will be happy about this, but my vote will still go to Barack Obama. He will be my next president.

    Love you Liz, but you don't know Hillary.

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  17. Joe

    Wow, another senile old woman for Clinton!!! What a surprise. She also endorses Michael Jackson as a babysitter.

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Ludovic

    mmmmmm!
    is she a super delegate ?
    can some one explain clinton the rule of the game ?

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. Steve S. From S. Florida

    Now this is one old girl to listen too.

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. Ben

    Ooh, look, another shallow pro-Clinton "news" story. Great job, CNN. You're right up there with the National Enquirer.

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  21. CliffsofInsanity

    Why is this considered a story?

    May 2, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  22. Matthew

    That's one resounding reason for us to vote Obama. ... character issues, you know...

    May 2, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  23. Whatever

    While it's not a superdelegate, I guess you take whatever you can these days.

    May 2, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  24. JS

    That's all nice and dandy.

    The problem with the Clintons is that they need to step aside and let some new blood lead this country. They had their time in the sun. More than that they have a history of deception. Of course, this is the dirty world of politics but Hillary is not truthful in almost every step of the way. Sooner or later people start to think about this.
    And the conclusion they come to is that the Clintons are misguided or frauds.

    May 2, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  25. jimmy vekmen

    ELIZABETH TAYLOR , ACTRESS EXTRAORDINAIRE, HUMANITARIAN
    AIDS ACTIVIST, MUCH ADMIRED FOR HER PHILANTROPHY.
    GREAT ENGLISH AMERICAN. I RESPECT AND ADMIRE YOUR MANY
    ACCOMPLISHMENTS . I ALSO RESPECT YOUR CHOICE AND
    COMMENDATION FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.

    MY FAMILY AND I WILL INDEED VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY.

    May 2, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
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