May 29th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
6 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. Billy From Florida

    Going for broke

    At least Hillary is not anti american.

    May 29, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Is this one of those 'swing' states?

    No more Clintons. If she was the best candidate to run our country, then she would be ahead in ALL states.

    Clinton knew the rules and if the tables were turned, she would be SCREAMING for Obama to drop out.

    Mrs. Clinton, thanks for all your efforts, but We The People have spoken.

    Obama!

    May 29, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Montana is Obama Country

    Add three more SD's to Baracks Total.... getting closer daily......

    Three superdelegates have come out to day endorsing Barack Obama: Pat Waak from Colorado, Meredith Wood Smith from Oregon and Ben Pangelinan from Guam.

    May 29, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Is this one of those 'swing' states?

    Is this one of those 'must win' states that everyone loves to talk about?

    May 29, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. Adam

    A lot of Obama supporters blow my mind. I've never seen such blind hatred in my life. You really shouldn't complain about Hillary supporters not voting for Obama or voting for McCain as all you do is throw pety insult after pety insult at a candidate, pretend like Hillary has never done a positive thing in her life (although judging by childish insults, overuse of capitals, and immature tone I doubt many of the posters were old enough to fully experience that wonderfulness that was the first Clinton Presidency), and then say that anyone who supports her is either stupid or racist or both. Obama will get destroyed in the GE without a very high level of support from Hillary voters, so if you want you candidate to be more than another McGovern, smarten up, and be respectful.

    And stop with the Paul vs. Clinton garbage. All that shows is a lack of intelligence. If I sue Obama tomorrow for something outrageous should that make major news? No. But of course if its against Hillary it must be true.

    And as an above poster mentioned, Obama voted for the Cheney energy bill, but of course he can make the gas prices go down! I would like to see a good explanation for that vote. But hey, at least he voted, that's more then he usually does.

    May 29, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. David S., CA

    If the democrats cant run their own party how can they run the country? Hillary Clinton is the most power hungry person in America and this proves the Clintons are about the Clintons and no one else, what a joke.

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. dee

    Will The Cinton People Give up < time to get this party together People She LOST , IT IS OVER POOR LOSERS

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. Texan for Obama

    I think she was born in Montana, or was it South Dakota, maybe Puerto Rico. No I'm remembering now it was Illinois, maybe Pennsylvania, maybe New York or for sure Arkansas. Funny, none of those states are claiming HER. I feel sorry for New York...they have to take her back.

    I'm waiting on the famous line as goes Puerto Rico...so goes the nation. Revised to be South Dakota...revised to be Montana.

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. Randy M

    Hopefully only one more week of this constant dribble. She has lost so much credibility.

    To all who are encouraging her to run as an Independant: I hope she does. Clinton will come in a distant 3rd and be gone from the Democratic Party. She'll then lose her seat in New York, where I live, and we can finally be rid of the carpetbagging SOB!!!!

    May 29, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. Beltway Insider

    $20 million in debt, the nomination lost and beyond reach, and she's still blowing the hard-earned money of her supporters on meaningless commercials.

    I can't believe the naivete and gullibility of the poor, ignorant saps who are Clinton supporters. Poor bastards.

    May 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. Joseph in MN

    Clinton is a loser.

    May 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. Sunshine

    Well, if she plans to steal this election I will not be voting. Her actions are not democratic. It is unfair to not count the caucus states in her popular vote argument as well as discredit the uncommitted votes in MI. This is double speak and she does not care about disenfranchising voters. She only cares about her own votes and states she has won. That is not the definition of a democracy. I am infuirated with Hillary and her supporters. She is a hypocrite because her campaign manager Ickes created the rules for the primaries and voted to strip MI and FL of their delegates. This is overlook by her supporters. From the beginning, Hillary and her supporters have been trying to stop the democratic process by crowning her the presumptive nominee before any of our voices was heard. Her supporters did not have a problem with the superdelegates when over 200 endorsed Hillary prior to the primaries. Her supporters did not have a problem when Hillary agreed to the MI and Fl terms and her statement that the she would receive the nomination by feb. 5. This double talk of Hillary and her supporters are hypcritical. They have a sense of entitlement as though their voices are more important than the rest of us. Now their candidate is losing they are crying wolf. This is why we need to turn the page from people who believe they are entitled to something. Her supporters are mistaken that if Hillary steals this election people will just vote for her. You are wrong. I and others will not vote. I hope her supporters are enough for her to win the election. You have successfully divided the party with your gutter tactics.

    May 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Clinton and McCain voted to send 4000 Americans to there death!

    THE MEDIA LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOWN BEFORE THE INVASION OF IRAQ. NOW THEY ARE LETING US DOWN AGAIN BY NOT FOCUSING ON THE REAL ISSUE HERE!

    1.In my opinion Dick Channey is the main culprit here; he pressured the CIA to come up with false and misleading rational to invade this country! Every time the CIA could not verify that Saddam Hussein had WMD’S, he told those involved that information was not good enough. Dick Channey should resign immediately from the Vice Presidency or Congress should start a formal investigation with hearings just like they did in the Water-Gate investigations.

    2.The MEDIA has to remember here a crime was committed pure and simple. We have to remember that over 4000 Americans Solders have died unnecessarily in this conflict. Over 30,000 more have had there lives changed for ever with causalities.

    3.Further John McCain, Hillary Clinton as well as the other members of Congress should apologize to the American people for there votes to allow this tragedy to happen. Those in Congress can redeem there creditability with formal hearings and pressuring Dick Channey to resign.

    4.Those families that have lost loved ones in this war should compensated for the lost of there loved ones. Further, those that have suffered causalities should be receiving compensation also.

    5.The MEDIA should have done substantive investigating pre-invasion of Iraq. Checked the information the White House putting out and verified the sources. The Media today has lost its way. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and even in the 80’s the MEDIA did not back down from White House pressure. Now they are easily intimidated by FOX News, Right Wingers and the current administration!

    May 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. Obama is more electable

    Hillary is far from being the hope for a Democrat getting into the white house. She is down right sleezy in her tactics to win the nomination, and is doing nobody any favors by prolonging the primary process. GET THE HELL OUT!

    May 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. FreshAir

    She's the Only One still campaigning but no longer in the race to be president. Keep donating, this is going to be the best concession EVER!

    May 29, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. chograda

    WHO CARES I THINK HE THIRTY WITH MONICA LUSICY HE FIND HER IN BATH ROOM

    May 29, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    CNN STAY ON THIS

    Clinton and McCain voted to send 4000 Americans to there death!

    THE MEDIA LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOWN BEFORE THE INVASION OF IRAQ. NOW THEY ARE LETING US DOWN AGAIN BY NOT FOCUSING ON THE REAL ISSUE HERE!

    1.In my opinion Dick Channey is the main culprit here; he pressured the CIA to come up with false and misleading rational to invade this country! Every time the CIA could not verify that Saddam Hussein had WMD’S, he told those involved that information was not good enough. Dick Channey should resign immediately from the Vice Presidency or Congress should start a formal investigation with hearings just like they did in the Water-Gate investigations.

    2.The MEDIA has to remember here a crime was committed pure and simple. We have to remember that over 4000 Americans Solders have died unnecessarily in this conflict. Over 30,000 more have had there lives changed for ever with causalities.

    3.Further John McCain, Hillary Clinton as well as the other members of Congress should apologize to the American people for there votes to allow this tragedy to happen. Those in Congress can redeem there creditability with formal hearings and pressuring Dick Channey to resign.

    4.Those families that have lost loved ones in this war should compensated for the lost of there loved ones. Further, those that have suffered causalities should be receiving compensation also.

    5.The MEDIA should have done substantive investigating pre-invasion of Iraq. Checked the information the White House putting out and verified the sources. The Media today has lost its way. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and even in the 80’s the MEDIA did not back down from White House pressure. Now they are easily intimidated by FOX News, Right Wingers and the current administration!

    May 29, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  18. Gabe in TX

    With Clinton still doing so well in the Primaries, this should be a RED ALERT to those who think BHO is bullet-proof. He's barely scraping by with the improvised rules the DNC gave him to work with. He'll never survive the General Election. If Pelosi steps in, it better be to take him out!

    May 29, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  19. Concerned Democrat

    Hillary,
    Fight for your principles.
    Work for every vote.
    Lead our country.

    HRC '08

    NO BO!

    May 29, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  20. not her please

    who is paying for the ads? oh, yeah, probably the working (hardworking) white uneducated people that she claims only she will get. The ones who still think they're going to be saving $70 this summer because of the gas tax holiday she proposed (but never introduced or took action on-but wait, isn't she the candidate of action not just flowery words??). They don't care though because whatever she says is the truth...so they sent in the $70 she is going to save them i guess. Between the gas tax holiday and the whining about the rules that she agreed to (but didn't work in her favor so they need to be changed)..... i can't believe there would be a superdelegate that would fall for it. unfortunately there is and that's a good reason not to have them.

    May 29, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  21. tom

    Go Hillary – keep fighting! She's the hardest working politican out there. No doubt Obama keeps thinking "when is this thing going to be over so I can go on vacation again?"

    May 29, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. Hillary Dems for McCain

    I think it is so funny that Obama supporters want to blame Hillary for the division in the Democratic Party.

    This division has been there all along. Why do you think that we cannot elect a democrat as President?

    The reason is because the liberals keep trying to run the most left wing candidate in the party instead of running someone in the middle that can appeal to everyone.

    Hillary has not been too mean to Obama. I'm sorry, but the Rev Wright issue, ect was going to come out in the Fall anyway. I think what really screwed Obama was talking smack about small town, white voters. Not a good strategy, you think?

    As for me, I cannot vote for someone with no experience. Obama's foreign policy is a joke. He can't even decide if Iran is a big or little threat. For me, the answer is simple. Any country that threatens Israel, to blow them off the map, is a big threat. Furthermore, It would only take one nuclear weapon to take out a major American city.

    I like Hillary's stance. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, we will obliterate them. Plain and simple. Tough talk works. I think that is how Reagan ended the cold war.

    McCain 08

    May 29, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  23. Unempressed voter

    funny that she follows Obama's lead in Positive advertising... she makes a great follower, or copycat (he came up with the "change" slogan, the special interests idea, the "i love you" and many more)

    May 29, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. Mfelder

    Although Bill Clinton did an excellent job as president, we cannot attribute any of his good qualities to Hillary. If many of you were voting for Hillary because of Bill, think again. Bill is not exactly the bright bulb that he use to be, I am seeing a touch of old age creeping up on him. He may not be as sharp as he use to be.

    May 29, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  25. martin

    wasting your money,not mine.

    May 29, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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