[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/18/art.magic.gi.jpg caption=" Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson have hit the campaign trail together."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson suggests Barack Obama is a "rookie" in a new Hillary Clinton campaign ad launched in South Carolina Friday, one week before the southern state holds its Democratic primary.
"We won our first game on a last-second shot," the former Los Angeles Lakers point guard says in the ad. "I was so hyped. But the captain of my team said, 'Take it easy rookie, it's a long season, it's a long road to the championship.' He was right."
(According to NBA.com, that sage veteran mentioned in the ad who offers advice to a young Johnson is none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who happens to be publicly supporting Obama.)
"Whether it's winning championships or a president who can lead us back to greatness, I'll always want the most prepared and experienced person leading my team," Johnson also says. "That's why I'm asking you to join me in voting for Hillary Clinton for President.
The basketball great fails to point out the Lakers won the NBA championship his rookie season and he was named Finals MVP.
Johnson endorsed Clinton earlier in the year and campaigned at her side in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses. He has also been campaigning with Bill Clinton in Nevada this week, and taking subtle digs at the Illinois senator.
"We need somebody who's not preaching hope," he said at one stop on Thursday. "We need somebody who understands that there's a problem, and they're preaching solutions."
- CNN's Peter Hamby and Alex Mooney
Some of you are saying Hillary Clinton is "USING" black people such as Magic in this champaign, if thats the case, then i guess Barack Hussein Obama is "USING" the white people he has with his champaign!! Dont throw stones at Hillary for something when Obama is doing the same. Far too many are putting RACE and GENDER into this, when its the ones who are making such post who really have the Race and Gender problem, Some people have no idea who they even like one over the other, most are going along with the Media which has been unfair during the whole champaign. Most of your alls thinking is WHY America is in the shape its in.
_____We Need Change and someone who CAN get it done____
~*~*~*~*~Hillary is the one~*~*~*~*~*~
MAGIC JOHNSON AND BILL CLINTON; SOMEHOW I FEEL THOSE TWO BELONG TOGETHER.
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOHNSON AND CLINTON IS THAT CLINTON DID NOT GET AIDS FROM HIS SEXUAL ADVENTURES AND JOHNSON DID GET AIDS.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.
CLINTON AND JOHNSON BELONG TOGETHER.
Actually Jay, if you want a Dem. Admin. back you will go with someone other than Hillary. You don't think the Repubs. will come out in MASSIVE numbers to defeat Hillary? And you don't think they will have plenty of support from Indeps. that don't want to see her in office? Please. No, the only hope of returning to a Dem. Admin. is by having someone other than Hillary. Let us not forget the number of people in the Dem. party that will ALSO vote against her......
Several things bother me about Obama. First, a President is only human. He can and will make mistakes. What will he do if he makes a mistake
while President. He said he would not make any. Two, I consider myself well read but I still know, despite thousands of words written and spoken, very little about Obama. I read his book but there was a lot left out. Third, he started out as unifier. By his actions, he has pissed off many Democrats. Fourth, it is very extremely difficult to pin him down to a specific answer. Ask him how specially, he would fix Social Security, and you will never get a straight specific answer. Does he even have a clue on this subject?
the DIFFERENCE between the black famous people support for obama is that THOSE SUPPORTING OBAMA DO SO OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL WITHOUT OBAMAS ACTIVILY SEEKING THEM OUT LIKE A PACK OF HOUNDS THE CLINTONS ARE!!!
the clintons are hunting for black famous people support and desperately wanting african americans to think they are aligned with the black people. The clintons will seek out ANY FAMOUS BLACK PERSON THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON!!!
whether its a black billionaire who had nothing to do with average black people hardships, or a famous basketball player who has nothing to do with politics, the clintons desperate bids are crystal clear and dont fool anyone. You know, i really think the clintons are INSULTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF BLACK VOTERS!!! what a disgrace. Wake up black america, the clintons are taking you for a ride. They are not black and they DONT UNDERSTAND BLACK ISSUES except to get black votes when they need it.
Will the tears fall down again as Clinton frets (which Clinton?).
Oh, uhm, maybe both Clintons, this time. This is the biggest fairy tale I have every witnessed. It even has magic incorporated.
I look forward to the trinkets that will be 'handed' out (figuratively speaking) among the African Americans in South Carolina.
Sorry twins, they did not fight hard for the vote to exchange it for trinkets.
What you are seeing on the campaign trail – good cop, bad cop is EXACTLY how it will be there is a past and current president Clinton in the White House. There will be more rangling between who is right, what is right; how I did it, why it should (not) be done this way, but that way and God help us:
Give me a Break! This is indeed a fairy tale with magic in the center
Some not so smart Hillary Clinton supporters want history to record the United States was ruled 16 years by the same family. If Mrs Clinton wins the presidency, she will definitely want a second term.
The issue is not about the first female president. The issue should be the record of the Clinton years. America is a great nation and the American people are suppose to look toward the future. Hillary and Bill Clinton will divide this country once again with all their past baggage. Don't cast your vote according to hollywood sparkle, check their record.
I don't like the idea of Bush passing it over to Bush, Clinton passing it over to Clinton, we all know the consequences of passing over power, look at the Middle East right now, now Bhutto's son is in trouble if he takes over that party, so now America might be a mess if another Clinton pops up, but to be honest I have respect for Bill he was great, I don't know about this one yet, we rather go for the fresh one.
If your white and have black supporters your pandering. If your black and have white supporters your not pandering. If your black and have black supporters you are the answer to all their dreams. If your a Senator who votes on issues, as present, rather then YEA?NEA, you don't make mistakes, or do you?
I don't know whats the big deal having Oprah supporting Obama she has no expiriance about politics.She dosen't even have her prioratives straight is't she whom is leaving all those millions of dollers to some dogs ,instead of given it to starving childrens in Africa or here in the U.S.A. or to the sick poeple who are dien cause the lack of medical attention like ,iads .
first time i make an opinion abuot this comment .
And the "bucks" just keep on running out there to speak highly of Mrs. Clinton. As a black man I find this funny.
They, the Clintons, know how black sheep think. Thus, they don't confuse us black folk with substance. Rather, they run Rangel, Lewis, Bob Johnson, and now Magic Johnson out there. Who will be next, the Globetrotters? Maybe 50 Cent or Katt Williams?
Go Romney or Thompson! It's time for a conservative to rise to the top.
Who is the most electable Dem?
Barack Obama is "..the only one with a decent chance for a landslide."
Uh, who understands the issues more, Magic Johnson or Oprah Winfrey?
I'll take brains over brawn any time. Obama's the only candidate that will change this country for the better.
CNN really needs to lose these anti Obama, pro Clinton moderators.
They don't like the truth.
I wasn't aware that to convinse the American people you were the right person to be President of this country, you had to be a good comic so you could make fun of your rivals. Well Obama certainly made a fool of himself if that is all he could do. Maybe TV could use a good comic. Rush sure is old hat! NOW THAT IS CHANGE FOR YOU!
I wouldn't vote for this joker if the moon turned to Swiss Cheese. He sure has hit bottom when all he can do is make fun of HILLARY. Is this an example of how he intends to make change – and deal with World Leaders? I feel frightened that anyone could stoop so LOW and ask the American people to vote for the HIGHEST OFFICE.
lOVE TO SEE bo COME HEAD TO HEAD WITH BILL. PERHAPS OBAMA COULD CRAWL AWAY ON ALL FOURS
Magic's endorsement is really not going to make any difference. To have a bunch of "B" celebrities or washed up athletes come out for you campaign is almost pathetic.
Who's next Weird AL Yankovic, oh wait I know John Rocker.
I prefer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Seems like this is going to be decided by the Britney Spears generation,all style and no substance.We are going to replace a moron with someone who compares himself to Martin Luther King and JFK after spending 2,repeat 2 insignificant years in the Senate. Obama wasn't beaten,jailed or shot for his beliefs.only things he has in common with MLK ia that he speaks well and HE IS BLACK.OBAMA you're no MLK.more like JESSE JACKSON WITH A HARVARD DEGREE!!!!! ALL TALK,JUST TALK.
Wow.. the jokes that come to mind seeing Bill Clinton and Magic together are endless. Magic might be the only guy to sleep wiht more women than Bill.
THESE TWO WOMANIZING FOOLS NEED TO SIT DOWN. BOTH ARE KNOWN CHEATERS, SO THERE FOR HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE ANY THING THEY SAY. IF THEY WILL LIE TO PEOPLE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN LOVE WITH, WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY WILL SAY AND DO TO AMERICAN PEOPLE THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW........JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
"I actually took the time to wonder how long it would take for Obama to pull out the race card
….Didn't take that long at all….first, he was the hero of African-Americans"
She started with the race thing, and Obama was never a Hero to AA.
And keep talking like that about latino, it will just help Obama even more, I'am from Brasil and I am more tuned than you are.
Bill Clinton is running for a third term under Hillary's name.
How will we ever miss the Clintons when they just refuse to go away?
Obama brings a message of hope for a better America. Hillary just brings more of the same old politics. Americans can do themselves a big favor by voting for Obama.