[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/19/art.hillaryad.cnn.jpg caption="Clinton’s Ohio ad is aimed at blue-collar voters."] (CNN) – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is reaching out to blue-collar voters with a new ad that says she can empathize with the travails of the night shift.
“You pour coffee, fix hair, you work the night shift at the local hospital,” says the announcer in the 30-second spot, ‘Night Shift,’ over footage of workers on the job.
“You're often overworked, underpaid, and sometimes overlooked. But not by everyone. One candidate has put forth an American family agenda to make things easier for everyone who works so hard. ….”
The ad ends with a photo of Clinton working at her desk at night. “She understands. She's worked the night shift, too.”
Clinton’s campaign has noted a strong showing in Ohio’s March 4 primary is critical to her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
So has Clinton worked the night shift? Spokesman Howard Wolfson said Tuesday that "the reference is to her working late at night at her desk."
–CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand and Jessica Yellin
Bill worked the night shift too, but under a different desk.
Hillary working at her desk after the sun has gone down is NOTHING like real people that go out to work and HAVE TO work at night. Give me a break!
Obama '08 – the candidate for ALL Americans
So when, for example, a corporate lawyer pulls an all-nighter to get the documents for a merger finalized, that's working the night shift? Wow, i'll get instant street cred when I graduate.
I'll skip the one-liners about her husband working the night shift too...I'll just say that I don't know any waitresses or hairdresses who could loan anyone five million dollars.
Oh come on! Political advertising at it's worst. The ad is not believable.
That's a joke ... Then I am Bob the Builder because I have a hammer at home. Say whatever it takes, pretend whatever you need ...
I am 100% an Obama supporter but this is a really great ad and the kind both campaigns ought to be putting out there. If only she did more of these instead of the other negative kinds, then Obama would not be forced to fire back and we could watch all the ads without flinching.
I use to work the night shift at an Auto plant. You Hillary still have a job. When you and your husband put the stamp of approval on the NAFTA deal, I lost mine.
Oh come on!
They might want to re-word that.
Hillary should be getting credit for being exactly who she is – a hard-working mother who has courageously balanced a demanding professional career, life in the public eye and her family. None of Obama's sexist remarks (about Hillary "feeling down" and her "claws" coming out) will negate what Hillary has achieved or the fact that she is a strong, capable woman and candidate.
What a joke. Working the night shift = working late? Give me a break.
Give me a break. What's next? She works on the weekend to? She represents the State of New York, of course she is going to work nights.
Hillary is a hard worker. I am proud of the way she represents women. Go HIllary
I honestly do not think working the night shift as an attorney or even as a summer clerk while in law school can begin to compare with some poor woman working the night shift up on her feet all night just to make ends meet.
Keep up the good work Hillary, you have my full support!!!
pander, pander, pander
Mrs. Clinton I am sure your night shift is not the same as a Blue Collar night shift. This will blow up in your face!!!
Hillary will work harder for the lobbyiest when if she become the president of the United State of America.
All those money she has taken from Lobbyiest and special interest group how will she pay for them ? You have to pay them in some ways Hillary.
Working hard to ship our job oversea is not working hard for America.
Declare you tax info Hillary if you have nothing to hide why can't you disclose your taxes.
Obama and the rest of the candidate have declare their .
It is an insult for Senetor Clinton to joke about night shifts when she never worked one. She is not over worked and under paid, we are!! She should stop using us for her political mirage.
How can anyone NOT vote for this woman?
I am sure Senator Clinton has 'worked the night shift'. I am not attempting to be flippant; however, if I were attempting to appeal to the blue collar workers, I believe I would lose the pearls and the expensive suit. I am a professional, and when I work the 'night shift', I wear jeans or sweats...
That's all. Got nothing more. This is such transparent crap that all I can do is laugh.
Obama has worked the REAL night shift – as a community organizer, not an entitled politician.
What a laugh! Working the nightshift indeed! Hillary has had someone work for her, her whole life.
Wow, when I worked the night shift I did not get to wear pearls and have on a suit. I wore a uniform with no jewelry, where did she work the night shift?