October 29th, 2007
06:14 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton ad targets seniors

Clinton ad targets seniors

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton launched a new television ad in Iowa and New Hampshire Monday designed to reach senior citizens.

In the 30-second spot, Clinton highlights her role as an advocate for the elderly by focusing on key issues of the demographic: Social Security and long term health insurance. Clinton asserts she is the candidate that has been with seniors “all along.”

The Republican National Committee immediately responded with a sharp critique of the New York Democrat’s ad.

“How can Senator Clinton claim to be there for you, when she won’t even give a straight answer on how to save Social Security? The one thing we know about Hillary Clinton and Social Security is that she was definitely there in the White House when Bill raised taxes on benefits and she was definitely there in the Senate when she refused to repeal it.”

- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    How to save Social Security, Hillary?

    Admit that it's a legalized Ponzi Scheme and immediately stop taking working people's money.

    October 30, 2007 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Pat, Chicago Heights, IL

    We need to respect our seniors and give them all the care and monthly money we can. Many of them served in WWII and VietNam. Congress need to look at their pork barrel spending and get RID OF IT, redirecting that money to our senior citizens.

    October 30, 2007 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |

    She has been in the senate for how long now and with her run for president, she is now going to do something for social security! Please tell me how the hell can anyone really believe in this person. The word believe had a bigger word in it: LIE

    October 30, 2007 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Diane, NYC NY

    What exactly has Mrs Clinton done during her time in Senate for the seniors of NY?

    My parents are both seniors there, and they get more and more uncertain about their future – how will they pay their prescriptions, take care of the house if one or the other dies, get around as their eyesight/driving becomes worse. They haven't seen hide nor hair of any support from Mrs Clinton in upstate NY.

    Please, please, look at her record and not at the fact that she's (in)famous or a woman!!

    October 30, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. christian

    Diane, NYC NY

    Diane do you really think hillary, as a senator, can do anything about health care reform in NY when health insurance lobbyists are filling this administration's pockets with cash?? your argument has no merit because you have to place the blame where it deserves to be with the bush administration not a new york senator!!

    October 30, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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