May 29th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton launches TV ad in Montana

Clinton campaigned in Puerto Rico over the weekend.'
Clinton campaigned in Puerto Rico over the weekend.'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton is hitting the television airwaves in Montana, five days before that state holds one of the primary season's last two contests.

The 30-second ad, called "Only One," is a largely positive spot that promotes the New York senator's plan to tackle the special interests in Washington.

"She's the only one in this campaign who voted against the Bush energy bill against six billion dollars to the oil companies, the only one taking on the insurance companies to guarantee health coverage for every American and she's the one who'll end fifty five billion dollars in giveaways to corporate special interests and cut taxes for the middle class instead," the ad's narrator states.

The American Leadership Project, a pro-Clinton independent group also launched an ad in the state earlier this week.

Montana and South Dakota hold the final two Democratic primaries next Tuesday. Barack Obama is widely viewed to have an advantage in both states.

soundoff (307 Responses)
  1. David

    Yawn.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    May 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. And so it goes....

    Hillary may be "more electable" (in her own mind). She shouldn't waste her money in Montana, however. That's Obama's state by double digit leads.

    On another subject, the Peter Paul v. Clinton case will come to court in the first part of the next presidential term. This case is about lying and manipulation of the political system for personal gain. The Clintons are the defendants. The case against the Clintons is extremely strong. It is very likely they will lose. If this happens, it is likely a special prosecutor will be appointed (much like Kenneth Starr was for Bill Clinton) to investigate the case further. It is quite likely that, in the unlikely even that Hillary is elected president, she will be considered for impeachment in the first year of her term.

    Obama has his problems, but his political career has always been one which has worked within the framework of the political system, rather than trying to illegally manipulate systems and people. He is NOT being potentially indicted for anything. He has beaten a huge, powerful political machine (the Clinton Machine) through hard work and political savvy, and done it while staying in the black on his budget. He's hired good people and put them to work doing good things. He believes in women's rights and the rights of the "little people" (he's proven that time and time again on his voting record).

    Who do I want for president? Someone who can get good work done, without me having to worry if they're going to jail in the next 18 months.
    I'll take Obama, thank you very much.

    May 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. TESAP

    THIS IS JUST NONENSE, OBAMA IS CLEARLY THE FRONT RUNNER AND SHOULD BE THE NOMINEE, THE MORE THIS THING DRAGS ON THE MORE IDIOTIC CLINTON AND HER SUPPORTERS LOOK................. THIS PARTY WILL NEVER BE TOGETHER AGAIN, CLINTON AND HER GOONS HAVE OFFICIALLY KILLED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY... THANKS :(

    May 29, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. NO-BAMA

    ALL THE WAY **** KEEP FIGHTING FOR US HILLARY

    WE GOT YOUR BACK

    WE ARE NOT QUITTERS.

    May 29, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Paul

    Too bad the one vote that mattered–Iraq–you were in step with Bush.

    May 29, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. FactCheck

    > IF OBAMA WINS THE DEM NOMINATION HE WILL LOSE TO MCCAIN

    Keep dreaming... we don't need any favors from you haters. Go vote for McCain. I am tired of my hard earned dollars being shuttled to Medicare and Social Security to support the likes of you. Most of us Obama supporters are well off and can handle 4 years of McCain. He's still worlds better than her.

    May 29, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Generation X

    For the few Hillary supporters blogging on this page, get over yourself; joe, Joe TX, Yvonne, Josh, Paul and Dennis TX. You guys are really funny. You type the same crap of each blog with no real information. For the heck of it go back to blogging: YOU GO GIRL!! Then, the rest of us will know that it is you or Republicans. LOL

    May 29, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. amb

    Jan in Boca-

    How can you trust Clinton to run this country when she can't even manage the funds for her campaign. That deep debt our country faces now will only get deeper with Hill handling the purse strings!

    Obama 08/12

    May 29, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. bleh

    Let the republican fembots flee to mccain. True democrats will vote for an end to the Bush Regime come November.

    May 29, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    I am very cynical when it come to the Clinton campaign. They are doing the few supporters she has left a disservice and not being forthright.

    But... maybe not. I think we are all terrified that she has something nefarious up her sleeve and some of us probably won't rest easy until Obama is sworn in on Jan. 20th.

    It's been a long, painful process but maybe this is just another aspect of politics that needed changing. And the initial steps toward that change has happened. While it's not perfect or a smooth process yet we will learn as we move forward and this "craziness" is a necessary step. The Dems are a step ahead of the Republicans, hence the challenges the Republicans face. This has been a tumultuous primary, but I can't help but wonder if this is a natural evolution – difficult and uncertain as it may be.

    The DNC has been the "bad guy" in all this, but I feel that is unfair. Gov. Dean has been trying to make sure everyone's vote has an impact and that each States votes played a role in terms of selecting a Dem. nominee. Ironically, because of the way things have turned out, this will be one of the most democratic elections we have ever held. In short, the DNC set forth a goal and reached that goal. It's not elegant yet, and it's a rather long process in it's current form, but each states votes are of significance and every vote in that state is of significance.

    The DNC, with it's mistakes and warts, should be held up as an example of what change will look like during the transition. Not always pretty. Not always easy. Definately not comfortable. But necessary.

    The confluence of Gov. Dean, the DNC, and Sen. Obama is serendipitous.

    May 29, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. CNN loves Hillary

    WHERE does she get the money for this?

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. KHAL Houston,Texas

    Hillary....please go away....go away...!

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  13. Extinct

    Sounds like a reenactment of the battle at Little Big Horn, which took place in Montana. Just like Custer's advisors told him not to do, Hillary is pressing on. Her antics will go down in history as, "Hillary's last stand."

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. Concern

    Try to find out who are the financial supporters of Barak Obama campaigne, you might be surprised,
    all will come out soon, when Republicans start rosting him.

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. kathe oakland, california

    Well well. First that ad is a lie and you folks need to get your facts straight when it comes to what "HILLARY" has done for anyone – what is it that she has done for anyone other than Hillary and bill. the degraceful ex-pres

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    I'm glad the leadership is going to ... lead. Ironically, it's a woman who is stepping up and being the bold leader. Go Nancy!

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. Keifer S.

    to Democrat against Obama, Go "Florida" yourself! You are not a democrat if you vote McCain, so shut up, fool.

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Luke

    In response to Adam.

    Let me get this straight...

    Clinton supporters aren't going to support Obama because they think Obama's supporters are mean? That is very messed up! Most Obama supporters I know respect Hillary, but think she isn't electable. It's a charisma issue. Thus they are voting for Obama.

    To all you Clinton supporters who are thinking about voting for McCain: get a grip on the principals that make you a democrat, liberal, or progressive! Vote based on political platform. I bet most of you voted for John Kerry in '04. Kerry is supporting Obama. Why? Because their political stances are similar.

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  19. Boered1

    Times were good when the Clintons were in office, we had a surplus now it's all gone,

    Again with THIS tired LIE. First thing the economy being good had less to do with Bill Clinton than with Bill Gates but I would not suspect you uneducated types to understand that. Second Even if you discount Bill Gates and allow that the economy was great under Bill Clinton (it really was not but lets give oyu this one also) than ask me how someone who ahs STATED she DISAGREES WITH HER HUSBANDS STANCES ON THE ECONOMY (NAFTA ETC) will make the economy right again? Moronic Clintonistas you do not even ahve internal logic just whines!

    Oh yeah and SHUT UP ABOUT FL and MI the VOTERS of those two states lost their voice in this SELECTION process because they did not bother to speak up to their representative while the decision was being made. Do you honestly believe that if they had cried as loud THEN as they are doing now that the states would have done this to them? NO! Both the repubs and Dems were affected morons aand together they could have FORCED THEIR STATES TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES! But iunstead they were quietly complicent in throwing away their voices this selection.. maybe next time they will get up off their dead butts and cry when it counts not after they have LOST! but I doubt it Moronic Clintonistas!

    May 29, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. Ben

    HRC has got to realise that the stain on Monica left by Bill caused this disaster..

    May 29, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Linda iowa

    It is not over what is wrong with it going to the convention. Do not let the power brokers decide ahead of time. If Pelosi steps in I will leave the Democratic party and register Independent. Let the people speak. Super delegates should wait to let the people decide instead of trying to sway opinions. What happened to going the way your state went? Or was that only in states that supported Obama. I cannot believe the hypocrisy of the Obama campaign.

    May 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. KINGS

    DECT SHOULD STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH, DANCING ON TROAN OF HILLARY.
    FOR THE HISTORY OF DEMCT, AT THE END OF EVERY PRIMARY B/W THE TWO CANDIDATE THERE MUST BE A COMPLICATED ISSUE WHY????. THEY WILL NEVER LEAN A LEASON NOT EVEN NOW.
    AMERICA SHOULD VOTE WHO ILL TAKE THEM OUT OF THEIR KAGE.
    PELOSI LETS GEORGE THIS CASE WISELY B/4 THINGS ILL BE LATE. DEMT ARE MISSING A LOTS OF CHANCES............IS KNOWN TO THE WORLD WHO ILL BE DEMOCRATS PESIDENCIAL NOMINY LETS JOING THIS PARTY TOGETHER..

    May 29, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Audrey Thompson

    Grapes are sour....
    What does one call a "desperate last call"... She knows she lost – but I guess she wants to keep it alive who cares

    May 29, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Wake Up Democrats!!!

    When are most of you going to realize that there are quite a few Republicans on here perpetuating this internal battle between Democrats???? The more you argue...saying you won't vote for Hillary if Barack's the nominee or you won't vote for Barack if Hillary's the nominee...the more idiotic you sound....And they are loving it!! Just sit back and think about that, We need one of our Democratic nominees in the WhiteHouse........Come on people, WAKE UP!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. John Smith

    I am not really sure what Hillary and her active supporters want:

    1. Given that Hillary started this process with big advantages: name recognition, more super-delegates, more experience, more electability as the "wife" of a president and the list goes on,

    2. Given that she had Bill, Chelsea, and some big names campaigning for her,

    3. Large amounts of personal ($109million) and other donations

    Yet, given the numbers that she now has: low
    -approval ratings
    -delegate counts
    -super-delegate counts
    -popular votes,

    Can any reasonable and fair-minded person give Hillary this nomination? This is about integrity and honesty. Is this the way the Democrats plan to win the general election- keep fighting even when the electoral numbers are against you?

    May 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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