December 9th, 2007
04:21 PM ET
14 years ago

Hillary Clinton unveils new ad in Iowa and New Hampshire

Clinton's campaign has released a new ad at a time when several polls have found the Democratic race tightening.

WASHINGTON (CNN)-Hillary Clinton's campaign is airing a 60-second ad in Iowa and New Hampshire titled "New Beginning."

The spot comes on the heels of several recent polls that have found Illinois Sen. Barack Obama leads decisively among Democratic primary voters looking for change.

Amid shots of the New York senator addressing enthusiastic crowds on the trail, Clinton repeats some familiar elements of her stump speech, including calls for universal health care and an end to No Child Left Behind requirements and the war in Iraq. She also emphasizes her experience, an area where surveys show she holds an edge over Obama.

"It takes strength and experience to bring about change," says Clinton. "I have a very clear record of 35 years fighting for children and families, fighting for working people, fighting for our future."

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

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soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Zack,boston,ma

    Clinton News Network must rush here before Oprah gets there....C'mon,do as you always do. Hype the country.....

    December 9, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. TAS West Columbia, SC

    “At the end of the day it’s a choice among those of us who are running. And I think that most voters understand that.” (by Hillary Clinton, yesterday)

    Now if that isn't no(n)sense double-talk Hill-Speak, then I don't know what is…..

    And believe it or not, there ARE folks out there in the electorate, who actually would put someone who talks like this, in the Oval Office.

    I have always been a Democrat, but if SHE's the nominee, I may be looking elsewhere.

    Its NOT that she is female (my doctor and vet are both females). She is simply not qualified to make the Changes we need here in the US. Unless of course you believe that talking out of both sides of her mouth is a qualification…

    The only remote advantage I can see for HER being Pres, is to make sure that the liberals regain control of the Supreme Court.

    Conservatism is lost cause, but like Racism and the rampant use of guns in our society, it still rears its ugly head now and then.

    We -certainly- need to stamp out the conservatives, but NOT with Hillary. Edwards, Obama, Biden, or Richardson… Yes.

    Hillary NOT…

    TAS, one of many liberal Democrats in Columbia, SC.

    December 9, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Judgement Check, VT

    Oh, Hillary, 35 years of what? Great junior Senator from New York, intelligent, formidable campaigner, but a scant six years plus experience in elective office.

    Sorry but First Lady in Arkansas then in D.C. just doesn't cut it. I know you've endured countless "dog and pony" shows in numerous countries, but please, this is not policy making or decision experience! Only Edwards has less experience in public office than you do.

    A lot of us remember the "Harry & Louise" national health plan that crashed and burned in 1994. Now you're plugging for a "manadated" health plan a la Romney's Massachusetts; one that hundreds of thousands are opting opting out of. How do you plan to enforce your "mandate"? Wage garnishees? Try to get that one past Congress!

    While you're talking about experience, let's talk about judgement. Gave Bush a blank check on Iraq as did others, but you never said "oops", "sorry", "apologized" or whatever. Nada! How about handing Bush a blank check for Iran adventures? The only Democratic candidate to do so. Now we find out there is not nuclear weapons program in progress. What's the explanation? We're wating for more than trigangulation and "hocus pocus".

    You can do better than this. How about starting with "This is what I beleive, this is what I want to do and this is how I'm going to get there"? Breath of fresh air and certain to pick up some votes as well.

    No ill will here, just a lot of questions with not a lot of answers. You can do better.

    December 9, 2007 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. carrol,ft.faud,fl

    I love you Hillary but you know what, we must end this dynesty.......

    December 9, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |


    December 9, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  6. ian,queens,NY

    Whenever I see this face I see lies!!!! amd more lies!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. Lee Columbus Ohio

    I'm happy that she out there put up a good fight,, Hillary has my vote and I got my friends and family that will vote for Hillary also ,,, GO HILLARY !!!!!

    December 9, 2007 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  8. Bev, Sacramento CA

    Go Hillary! You speak to real people, about real problems. . .and you clearly articulate a sensible, specific agenda for change. You are strong, smart, fair-minded, dedicated, and balanced; all attributes that make for a great president.

    December 9, 2007 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. AJ, IL

    "It takes strength and experience to bring about change," says Clinton. "I have a very clear record of 35 years fighting for children and families, fighting for working people, fighting for our future." HILLARY SAYS...

    Yes Hillary we know that you are a strong woman, politically, mainly from your years as First Lady of Arkansas and the White House, when you endured Bill's infidelities and your failure of universal healthcare reform in the 1990s. Strength comes from overcoming adversity. Even though I see Hillary as having personal strength, it is no more than say Obama's or Edward's. Now when it comes to experience of the front runners, I see Obama has having the most publicly elected experience followed by Edwards. I don't count being First Lady as political experience, exposure yes, but not experience.

    Hillary's campaign has now downplayed attacking Obama at every angle but have concentrated on Obama's lack of executive leadership experience. This is a legitimate attack area, but Hillary (let alone Bill) has not come clean on exactly what areas of executive experience Hillary has.

    December 9, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. MK, Los Angeles, California

    Fighting for people WITHOUT achieving results is NOT change nor will it bring a "new beginning." It is the same old thing and we all know the saying that doing the same old thing brings the same old results.

    December 9, 2007 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  11. Kate, gb

    A 'New Beginning'?

    Hardly...with Clinton (again) it is more of the same.

    Bush – Clinton – Bush – ?Clinton?

    Let's stop this and vote for change and HOPE! OBAMA 08!

    December 9, 2007 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. frank tulsa ok

    I'm a lifelong Dem and it's for me it's between Obama, Huckabee, and Paul.

    Same 'ole politics won't cut it Hillary!!

    December 9, 2007 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Lee, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Hillary...the only way the US can get a new beginning is to have YOU AND BILL stay out of the White House.


    December 9, 2007 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |

    I just don't get this 35 years of experience.

    December 9, 2007 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  15. shannon NY

    what position has she held during those 35 years?

    December 9, 2007 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  16. Jen, Cedar IA

    If Hillary gets in the White House, it "Change"! When will you people wake up and realize that 24-28 years of only 2 families is not at all what our founding fathers wanted; Freedom from tyranny! She does NOT have 35 years experience in politics (another lie), her husband is doing all he can to get back in the White House to thumb the nose at his Impeachment. There are other candidates, get our country out of the grips of the Bush and Clinton families! Wake UP!

    December 9, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  17. Diamond

    It's election time – all cats are grey at night. One can never expect to get a permanently reliable president from a temporally crafted message.

    You've fought (some of the fights were started by you), you've put in the time, but with devastating results – you gave us the Iraq war and the messy healthcare situation.

    Now is the time to retire and hand the baton to a new generation. Stop disgracing yourself because of selfish ambitions.

    December 9, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. Daniel, NY

    A new New Hampshire poll out today has Clinton's lead down to 2% - she had not been that low since July! Full poll here.

    December 9, 2007 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. hey allons,tn

    hey hillery all the way god we need you for are president i feel sorry for anyone that follower the g.w. bush administration what mess.

    December 9, 2007 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. C. K. Justus SC

    Hillary has my vote.
    If she is as half as good as Bill was we will have four years of prosperity and someone who will fight for the poor and lower middle class, instead of a couple of rich oil men who cannot give the rich enough and themselves tax cuts and PRACTICE VOODOO ECONOMICS TO THE EXTREME BY BORROWING AND SPENDING WHILE THE DEBT KEEP PILING UP, AND UP, AND UP.

    December 9, 2007 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  21. Shane, rockville maryland

    When you guys condemn Hillary for having more experience and that you want a "new" beginning. Please remember George W. Bush ran on that same slogan. He stated that he was not your Washington insider, but a fresh face. Be careful when you want change you have to really investigate what the person is "really" going to do.

    December 9, 2007 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  22. cathy,boston,ma

    I don't get what she is talking about. Having most of the time as a first lady doesn't cut because most of the time she was the first lady......For those 35years I want her to show me what she accomplished.....

    And by the way, CNN thank you for trying with your selection of Pictures,seems Hillary is already a president without our votes.

    I would have elected Laura Bush before Hillary......

    December 9, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  23. Geez,s.c

    I hope Hillary is enjoying the warm Blanket Oprah gave her this weekend.....

    December 9, 2007 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  24. Jon, Des Moines

    Hillary has a clear record of being married to Bill. She has little to no experience of her own. If living under the same roof as a chief executive counts as experience, then let's elect Chelsea.

    December 9, 2007 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  25. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    It's a good and uplifting ad. I hope that in the long run experience DOES count for something and people vote on who they believe is the best candidate, and not who got the biggest celebrity endorsement.

    December 9, 2007 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
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