December 27th, 2007
08:30 AM ET
14 years ago

New Clinton ad in South Carolina


(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign debuted a new television ad in South Carolina Thursday, a month before that state’s Democratic presidential primary.

The 60-second spot, titled “Stand By Us,” highlights the New York senator’s record on universal health care, including benefits for National Guard and Reserve members, and on Social Security.

“Hillary stood up for universal health care when almost no one else would, and kept standing until almost 6 million kids had coverage. She stood up for seniors by fighting this administration’s plan to head Social Security over to Wall Street and kept standing until Bush backed down,” says the announcer.

“She stood by our National Guard and Reserve and kept standing until every member had access to the health care they deserve. Hillary spent 35 years standing up for people. As President, she’ll stand up for you.”

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in a tie for first place among Palmetto State Democrats in most recent polls.

–CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • South Carolina
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Kim Lee

    For all the Clinton faults, they have one great asset. They are extremly cunning. All the media focused on Hillary not being soft and likable. So at the crucial time just before the vote. Hillary sniffles and gets misty eyed. New Hampshire fell hook line and sinker. Now all day today Hillary is bragging about her human touch and connection to the people. Good grief ! SUCKERS

    January 9, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Donna Medrek

    Hillary has the intellect, experience and dedication we need to succeed as a country.

    I won't discount her for what her husband did – infidelity versus Bush's lying to get us in a war again in Iraq- wmd? ties to Al-Queda? what an idiot and he is taking innocent young American lives over his bloody personal ambition. $9 Trillion dollars later (our deficit) we need to pick someone that is ready – not a person who we really want to have a beer with – that can not be the decisive factor in our decision making!!! Obama is good, but not good enough.

    January 9, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  3. Bimmer

    As a Canadian watching this primary, I have the following questions:

    1. How can a candidate of hope and change bring in Chicago's rough and tumble politics when he lost one primary? Is not that reverting to status quo?

    2. Why does this inspiring orator becomes timid and inarticulate in the debates?

    3. How can a candidate who wants to be President cannot defend himself when challenged about his changing positions and havet to depend on a fellow candidate to defend him? Who does he think will defend him when he is in the world stage? Putin of Rusia or Ahmedinijad of Iran?

    4. If organizing community events in Chicago's tough neighbourhood is your only accomplishments, does no that make others more competent than as a presidential candidate?

    5. If excellent oratory skills are the only traits one has, why did Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton could not be President?

    January 9, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  4. lavanda

    i want everyboby that is aganist hillary to name 3 things they dislike about her and 3 things you like about obama!!! after that name 3 things obama speaks about and 3 things hillary DONE!!! -because it takes EXPERIENCE to CHANGE... i do not need another teacher to lecture me i need a LEADER to lead me!!!!! i am a strong Black female and obama is talking a lot but not on issues beleive me I CAN HEAR!!! LETS BE REAL! have a nice day. please VOTE!!

    January 10, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  5. Cliff of South Carolina

    Why people are not able to see through Obama is beyond me. He gives motivational speeches that gets people really excited about what he says he would have done in certain situations. Well all of us can do that ... hind-sight is 20/20. Also, it's easy to criticize your strongest opponent, but instead of doing that, he should concentrate on providing the voters with proof of what he's done to show the country what qualifies him for the presidency. He talks a lot about change, but exactly what kind of change is he referring to. Let's face it, he's a typical fancy talking politician, who happens to be good at getting some people excited about what he's saying ... when in reality, he's not saying too much of anything to prove his worthiness for the position.

    On the other hand, there's Senator Hillary Clinton, with a proven record and years of experience. For anyone who doesn't know the work she's been doing for the past 35 years, just take some time and do some research (most of which can be done online). If you're honest with yourself, you'll have to admit that her record speaks loud and clear. This is not only a brilliant candidate, but the only one who has the experience, know-how, and resources to repair the many damages that have been created by the Bush Administration.

    I pray that the voters will get beyond selecting or not selecting someone based on race, religion, gender, and age, but select someone who can and will do the job of running this country effectively so that we can all benefit positively. In my opinion, that candidate is crystal clear ... Senator Hillary Clinton ... and she has 100% of my sincere support.

    January 10, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  6. booneo98

    Ok, you hillary haters. Please tell me whats the big deal is about barack. The man has no record to really talk about. He never gives us his stance on anything execept healthcare. People, you can talk about change but lets here what ur going to do. He sounds more like a crowd motivator then a politician. Im a 40 yr old black man. Im a moderate Democrat and their is no way i can vote for change when i have no clue what direction he will steer the country in. For godsake the country is at a tipping point and we need leadership not hope or change or some pep talk. Please my fellow democrats lets get behind a candidate who knows how to guide us through these tough times.

    January 10, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  7. Emily White

    Hillary is corrupt. Ask anyone from New York if she has done a good job there. The answer is "Hillary, go home".

    Bill and Hillary made a mockery of our system of government. Please do not forget the Vincent Foster murder. Re-read the investigation of that case and demand answers from Hillary. I do not recall is not an answer.

    Our nation needs good moral leaders with vision to move our country back to a position of confidence. Our leaders need to bring our jobs home and put Americans back to work. Hillary is not the answer.

    January 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Joseph Amalraj

    I really don't understand by what Obama means by change.

    Is just change needed or a change for better needed.

    Obama is busy selling dreams. Perhaps he is more of a dreamer and less of a doer. For age of 46 years, he does not have much to show; other than his books.

    In some ways, he is like Hilter; having written his book before his campaign and has very good oratory skills, capable of moving the audience and is against the current establishment.

    America beware what you vote for. George Bush was a disaster. What will your next vote be ?

    January 10, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  9. pam s.c.

    wow hillary passing legislation on her own now.

    January 10, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. v.ananthan

    American president is the world leader.
    If you look at the past american presidents only Bill Clinton had that kind of popularity in both USA and other countries –
    Mrs Clinton can get to that level if she wins in 2008...

    January 10, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. K-Romeo

    If you havebeen apart of the past, you havebeen apart of the problem. The change we need isn't that of a black president but and honest president with new ideas and visions, and that candidate is, Obama. I would be ashame if I was Hillary or any of the other candidates to say they have experiece and have served time in the office making changes. What I'm trying to say is, look at our world today and were it stands, and listen to the candidates bragging about being apart of bringing it to this place. A lot of people just don't get it, especially the other candidates. If Obama was white or any other race I would support him for his belief, his vision, and most important of all, his inexperience. I really wouldn't support him if he had the kind of experience that have our country in the state its in today. New ideas, new visions is what we need and if a white, black, mexican or other can bring this about, I'm all for him. K-Romeo Southfield MI

    January 10, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. serah

    when people say Hillary has more experience to do the job then that means employers should follow suit give no jobs to the young eloquent speakers and fresh graduates but consider to hire those who are advanced in age. hiring should be base d on a history of experience no more of on the job training. How does this sound? I believe anyone given an opportunity can do the job. I believe if any of the past presidents of America's children show interest in the position poor us who were never born in a presidential family we can not compete. Having exposure to something more than another does not guarantee expertise i think.

    January 10, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  13. Charlie

    We don't need change.We need to Change back. Change back to balanced budgets, paying down the national debt. We need to change the news media. What happened to this country? Example : We put Paris Hilton in jail!!!!! Re-arrest Deb La Fave for giving someone a hug and that is the news. While Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Bush and Cheney commit acts of treason and the sanction human torture in the name of America. It is no wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are stupid, they get their misinformation from the news media. The real Question is What do the Republicans have on Nancy Pelosi that she would shield them from prosicution and impeachment? Democrats need to do some routine house cleaning in their party as well. 2+2 Has never been 5.


    January 10, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  14. Micahel Guinn, Ventura, CA

    Matt: I can guarantee you that the OBAMA Campaign is NOT in a "panic"! While being amazed at New Hampshire, I as one OBAMA supporter, am as confident as ever that the beltway gang, including Sen. Clinton- are on their way OUT. Exaggerations of "experience" and giving two answers to the same question in a 90 second span is something most of this country is very tired of.
    I voted for Bill twice and I'm glad I did. Yhe reason I was for him is the same reason I support Barack Obama this time: Hope and Change. Yes we can!!

    January 10, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  15. James Brown

    If you are a Bush lover , by all means VOTE for Hillary, because your sure to get more of the same.

    January 10, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  16. Latina Voter in CA

    Hillary has 35 years of experience. Got Hillary?

    January 11, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  17. SOHAN

    american people forget everything good thing fast and bad things they keep in they minds forever and keep bringing it back to you all the time do you who does that too(satan) in your face all the time. in this way this country is now it need fixing and only the clinton's careful of change it can change from bad to worst with no experience.surplus is the word america should for now the clinton's can do that, imagine canada is ahead now dollar is better than us.i like barack but by the time he gets comfortable how things works it will be a longer road back,this country is in bad shape right now.

    January 11, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  18. David

    RON PAUL 2008!

    January 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
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