May 10th, 2008
09:58 AM ET
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Valerie Plame, husband appear in new Clinton ad

Ambassador Joe Wilson and wife, Valerie Plame, appear in new Clinton ad

Ambassador Joe Wilson and wife, Valerie Plame, appear in new Clinton ad

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign released a new ad in Oregon Friday, featuring two familiar faces: Ambassador Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame, who was the undercover operative in the highly publicized CIA leak case.

In the ad, they say Clinton has the "strongest plan to end the Iraq War and bring our troops home safely," according to the campaign.

The 30-second ad, dubbed "Strongest Plan," comes as Oregonians vote by mail in advance of the state's May 20 primary.

The Clinton campaign says the Wilsons played a "critical role in drawing attention to the Bush Administration's exaggerated claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and have been outspoken critics of the conduct of the war."

Watch the ad here.

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Michael

    Be quiet Joyce

    May 10, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. StopThinkVote

    Obama just picked up superdelegate Kristi Cumming of Utah. Wonder how long it will take CNN to post this in the Political Ticker.

    May 10, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. The O

    Sharon Minnesota. I think you might want to tuck your WHITE SHEET back into your skirt your RACISM is showing. It's no longer about our country for you it's about your ignorance, and intolerance. You are the most dispicable person on here, you should be ashamed of your self but I don't think a closed minded person like your self could or ever would. You are the reason why some people don't like the US around the world.

    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!

    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Billy from Fl

    Yes hillary did vote for the war and millions of americans were all
    for it too. Everyone was lied to and told facts that were not there.

    Obama sais he was against the war, but he couldn't even vote, and
    he has changed his mind so many times and lied, how do we know
    how he would have voted, probably the same as Hillary.

    People need to get a grip, if Obama is the nominee we can kiss the
    White House Good Bye.

    And Now I hear Obama is involved in a Gay murder cover up, here we
    go again.

    May 10, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  5. Debby

    Obama wasn't even a Senator when the war vote was on the table. He was at an anti-war rally when he made his statements about he wouldn't have voted for the war and then he said well I don't know how I would have voted if I was in the Senate then. DUH

    May 10, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. Desmond Sequeira

    And the point is?

    True to form from way back when, Clinton voted for the war because she saw that was the way the wind was blowing. She now says she wants to end the war because the winds have changed . On the other hand she speaks of "obliterating" Iran, thereby creating another Iraq, because she thinks Americans want to hear that. Great way to encourage peace. She has always been a panderer.

    She is as much of a war- mongerer as Bush and McCain. That is why we need CHANGE, because we need PEACE.

    May 10, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. Ramelan Z

    I am an educated, affluent, minority male who was an ardent and actively-campaigning Obama supporter until it became evident that his candidacy and his campaign seek to FAN the flames of racism, not extinguish them. If anybody outside Camp Obama mentions anything about race, even in the form of simple demographics that are basic to the measurement of every election, his supporters and surrogates cry "race card". If we're all supposed to be so PC, how is it that it's perfectly all right for Obama to make an issue of McCain's age, or for him to call a female supporter "sweetie" while on his televised walkabout in Washington this week (the comment was aired on CNN) ? And we're all just supposed to perish the thought that he's being ageist or sexist when he does so because he waxes poetic about hope and unity?

    Race IS an issue with Obama, as is every other manner of division that only HE seems to be allowed to discuss. As someone who has been discriminated against for my own race many times in my life, I'm appalled at the thin skin of this "post-racial" imposter. How can this country have a "dialogue" about race if anyone who mentions it is summarily labeled and dismissed as a bigot?

    I had such high hopes for you, Barack. Now the only "change" I'm looking forward to is casting my first-ever Republican vote this November.

    May 10, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Darryl

    Hey Joyce,

    OBAMA is the nominee. Even certain polling agencies are starting to ignore her. WoW

    May 10, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Educated And Proud

    Funny, the first people to oppose the war are backing somebody that was behind it full force. We already know Hillary didn't want to get the all the troops out of Iraq but wanted a continued American presence on the land. If families want to get back together with their sons/daughters, brothers and sisters fighting in Iraq, with ALL of them and not just some of them, Hillary Clinton's judgment should be questioned.

    May 10, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. YES WE CAN

    CNN "Clinton News Network" doesn't ever post any Super Delegates that Barack Obama gets. It's all about Hillary. I guess they are scare of her, too. It's such big news that she is ahead in West Virginia. Barack has closed the deal with twice as many states, more popular votes and delegates. Hillary is so obcessed with her ego and power. She can't quit. If she has it her way she will destroy the Democratic Party. I'm a 60 w/female – Republican voting for Barack Obama. Hillary doesn't carry all of the older w/females. Barack is going to be one of our greatest Presidents. YES WE CAN IF WE ALL UNITE TOGETHER.

    May 10, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  11. Sharon

    Joe Wilson, once held in high regard by me, has lost my respect with his blog posts in The Huffington Post. I don't know what has happened to him, but he has engaged in some of the very tactics that the republicans used against him.

    I'll vote for the candidate who was against getting us into the Iraq war in the first place, and I'll vote against the candidate who talks of "obliterating" Iran.

    Obama 2008

    May 10, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  12. mike

    Is this ad some sort of big news item that Hillary is introducing to Oregon voters? Or is it a another lame attempt to manipulate them into forgetting that she voted to authorize the war? Gee, how transparent can you be? No more talk about a gas tax holiday since that flopped. Let's see if the Plame affair will work? There is no credibility here. Hasn't been for a long time. Oh yeah, all you out there calling for Hillary to run as an independent may as well just hand the presidency to McCain. Please stop this foolishness.

    May 10, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  13. oscar

    how can you annihilate iran without the military? go ahead hillary! bring them home from iraq and send them to iran. please! pleeease!!go home and take care of your family. you have already tarnished the credibility of your husband. you have gone this far because of your husband's don't have his attributes and cannot do what he did because he doesn't have your anger, hate, bitterness,lies, and discrimination when he was running. be patriotic and leave. you are not greater than the edwards and others who left the race for you and obama for the interest of the party and country. i love you Edwards and co. goooo!! Obama and do the nation proud.

    May 10, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. Danielle

    I don't understand why Vakerie and her husband back Hillary when she vote for the war, and Obama was against it. Why both change their mind... in a Clinton ad... Is at mean when they were looking for the truth was a fake....

    May 10, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |

    I always though of hillary as a good person. But now I actually see how she really is. Im glade I decided to go with oboma.

    And the raaacism in her is really starting to show.
    exspecially in bill

    May 10, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  16. Concerned

    The race was so far interesting now becomes ugly.

    May 10, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  17. Ed

    Blah, blah, for me! Only I am able to defeat McCain...Obama is not electable...Obama can't close the deal...

    May 10, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. nate

    Unfortunately for her most people in the real world have no idea who these 2 folks are.

    May 10, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Hillary KKKlinton

    Remember now. Vote Right, Vote White, Vote Hillary!

    May 10, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |


    May 10, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. Xango 4 Obama08

    firs of all dont they know who sent us to WAR?
    FOR THE IRAQ war
    and soon, if she keeps talking we will be in war with IRAN
    this woman has not limits
    no judgement
    is a liar

    I feel sorry for Hillary in a human level............ rememer she is making money all of this time no matter how in debt she is in...
    she will have time to write a book

    May 10, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. Common Sense

    John Camden May 10th, 2008 2:07 pm ET

    We need Hillary to run as an Independent—-the Democratic Party is trying to take her down by insisting she withdraw—-she can turn the tables and take them down (along with Barack) by running as an Independent—start e-mailing her to show your support–

    John – Please have some common sense – You love America? or Hillary?...Please do not take it personal and be objective. I bet you Obama supporters would vote for hillary if she won it fair and square.

    Your comment just justifies the type of folks that gravitate towards Billary – Some racists / some undeducated / and some that change to them is very alien......Please.

    May 10, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  23. Douglas

    If Bush promoted a Corporal to lead our military effort in Iraq, we'd scream for his impeachment. So how can anyone possibly justify the notion that the best person to lead our nation out of a war and a devestated economy is a man with virtually no experience?

    If this were time of peace and prosperity, I'd embrace Obama and his message with open arms. But you've heard it said a million ways – the US Presidency isn't an entry-level job, especially in 2008.

    Clinton or McCain 2008. Obama when he's truly ready.

    May 10, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  24. Jennifer - American living in Canada

    If this is an exercise if futility then the Dems need to stop this madness......Energy is being wasted in primaries than may have little effect on the outcome (in choosing a nominee) while the Reps are taking notes. Not good, not good at all!

    May 10, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. Julie mn

    I would like to clarify, that obama did NOT VOTE against the war. before the Obama clan start jumping all over this again, Obama was busy doing his best in chicago, meeting with the likes of William Ayers and family and other anti-Americans to gather support for his run for the presidency!!

    down with the democratic party–they are a disgrace to the American people.

    May 10, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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