May 5th, 2008
10:30 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton wins Indy racer's endorsement

 Sarah Fisher is backing Clinton.
Sarah Fisher is backing Clinton.

(CNN) - If only Indy drivers were superdelegates.

The Clinton campaign on Monday touted the endorsement of Sara Fisher, the first woman to earn a pole position at an IndyCar series event.

"We need a president who will stand up for us and be a fighter for Hoosiers and all Americans," Fisher said in a statement released by the campaign. "Hillary will be a president who steers our country in the right direction and puts our economy back on track.

"Something Hillary and I have in common is our commitment to achieving our goals, leaving roadblocks behind and refusing to be knocked down," she also said. "Hillary is a doer and a fighter who keeps getting out there, going for the checkered flag.”

Fisher has completed in six Indianapolis 500s and will try to qualify for her seventh this month.


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soundoff (247 Responses)
  1. Steve Gilbert

    These typos are ridiculous!
    "Fisher has completed in six I"

    "Completed" ???? Are you folks in such a rush to "make news" that you forget to proofread your material? It's not as if this is huge, breaking, important news that you need to be the first to report.

    May 5, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. John, OH

    Well, another endorsement from someone who has nothing to do with anything. I'm deathly afraid that what she really wants to say is "What we need is a woman president."

    I really hope that that's not the case, but more and more...

    May 5, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Andy

    All these famous people are letting themselves be used. What a shame! Hillary knows this nomination is over, it has been over since Wisconsin – she's working to bloody up Obama, with the help of the republicans like Rove and Limbaugh, so she can run in 2012.
    Wake up, say no to being used!!

    May 5, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. BigAce

    HRC's female supporters need to chill!!!!!

    I see a lot of talking points posted by what I believe to be Clintonian plants. "She will fight for our country and she is experienced" is all the general description that I see about her qualifications. I'm positive that OBama will do the same and has more legislative experience than HRC.

    To H above, Race??? Is this a factor for those of us who support OBama??? I see his as being half black and white?? The question is what do you see him as???

    I'm sure either candidate will do a good job as president, but the turnoff for me has been HRC tactics to get the nomination. Policy wise they are almost identical in their proposals, so I can't justify not voting for HRC based on policy, It's the tactics.

    May 5, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. Ravensun

    Sarah Fisher....

    2000: Started 19th, finished 31st after an accident in Lap 1

    2001: Started 15th, finished 31st after an accident in Lap 7

    2002: Started 9th, finished 24th

    2003: Started 24th, finished 31st after an accident and engine trouble in Lap 14

    2004: Started 19th, finished 24th – rain shortened race

    2005: Did not race

    2006: Did not race

    2007: Started 19th, finished 21st

    Sounds like a great endorsement for Senator Clinton to me... just about right.

    May 5, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Denise Duplessis, Jamaica,

    Obama can talk but he does not have the qualiafications to be the commander in chief. This country needs someone like Hillary – though as nail – for this job. Thanks INDIANA, keep the momentum rolling for Hillary

    May 5, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. L.Bowie

    Kalyn Free, an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee, today announced that she supports Illinois Senator Barack Obama for the party's presidential nomination. As a DNC member, Free will serve as a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention. Free is also founder and President of INDN's List, an organization dedicated to recruiting and training American Indian candidates.

    So my question is why is this Indy driver's endorsement important. She is not a superdelegate.

    OBAMA 08....

    May 5, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  8. MD Houston

    Dumb and dumber...

    May 5, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. Rhonda

    She just lost a fan! Probably has the same "Politics" as Billary

    May 5, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. Hillary or McCain

    democrat1981 – the only racist in this race is Barry Obama – belonged to an anti-White, anti-Jewish, anti-Italian, anti-American church for 20 years and has a racist wife and a racist minister and a lot of African-American racist followers. Shove your cries of racist where the sun don't shine. They just don't work anymore and I doubt they ever will again thanks to your RACIST hero Obama.

    May 5, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  11. Ravensun

    Folks: get your racing league right!

    IndyCar is NOT NASCAR!!!

    Furthermore, IndyCar is not racist, and I resent being called a racist for being an IndyCar fan.

    You people are stupid.

    May 5, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  12. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Obama was the only one against the tax credit, because it
    will do nothing except put the contractors OUT OF WORK
    and keep them from repairing the crumbling bridges across
    Americia.

    And a break for us will come only when the Oil Companies
    keep profiting Billions. and Billion. Thank you Mr. Bush.

    Elizabeth Taylor for Hillary? I love her but is she getting her
    news right? GOOGLE CLINTONS OUTSOURCING. GOOGLE
    CLINTONS. IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. READ BEFORE
    YOU VOTE IN INDIANA THE INDIANA GLOBE??????

    May 5, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  13. Jamie, NC

    In response to comments posted by Marty from CA (and others along the same lines): isn't it indicative of an uninformed electorate that endorsements by celebrities and sports figures actually influence how some people vote?

    I tell you, this primary season has made me marvel at how unintelligent the vast majority of people in this country are.

    ~Jamie

    May 5, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  14. demwit

    Sara Fisher is fast..., but evidently not to smart.

    May 5, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  15. jw, canadian,ok

    Jeez, some of you people are so anal.

    May 5, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  16. Ready for Change

    You go girl !!!!!

    May 5, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  17. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    I wonder if this endorsement will help gain the "Ricky Bobby" vote in Indiana–or run it off?
    So far the only candidate who clearly likes to drive fast–is John McCain.

    May 5, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  18. Pat in Cali

    You have to be able to "buy" gas to get the gas tax break, right?

    So is this a trick to get us to buy more gas, so we can rack up a lot of savings?

    And if you don't drive? How does this help people who need an extra $30 for food.

    May 5, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  19. Cheryl

    Hiliary, can you spell "disingenuous.?" Maybe you have fooled people like Campbell Brown on CNN, but not me.

    May 5, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  20. HillarySkank on myspace

    She is entitled to her opinion no matter how much I disagree with it. And she only gets one vote, just like I do.

    1st choice: Obama 08
    2nd choice : McCain 08/Obama 12

    May 5, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  21. Pat in Cali

    You have to be able to "buy" gas to get the gas tax break, right?

    So is this a trick to get us to buy more gas, so we can rack up a lot of savings?

    And if you don't drive? How does this help people who need an extra $30 for food?

    May 5, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. Curious about the cost of gas

    How many gallons of gas per car are used in a typical NASCAR race?
    How much gas is consumed by race car driving as a whole? Does this use of gas contribute to demand which then leads to higher prices?

    Just asking...
    any answers out there?

    May 5, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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