April 7th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
13 years ago

Clinton airs first ad in Indiana

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/07/art.clintonbayh.cnn.jpg caption="Sen. Evan Bayh, a prominent Clinton surrogate, in her new Indiana ad."] (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is featuring one of Indiana's most popular politicians in its first statewide ad in the state. The spot hits the airwaves Tuesday.

In 'Steel,' Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh says:

"America faces challenging times. We need a leader who'll fight for good jobs, change trade deals like NAFTA, cut taxes for middle class families. Someone who's ready to be commander in chief from day one.

"That leader? Hillary Clinton. I've known Hillary for 20 years. She's got a spine of steel. She'll fight for our jobs, our troops, and the America we love. Strong. Seasoned. She'll always stand up for us."

Primary voters in the state head to the polls May 6.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Indiana
soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. Bridgette

    I live in PA and she needs to win big here first (key word, big). Thousands of us are working hard to make sure she doesn't or at least she won't win by more than 6. With her lies (mispeaks??) I hope that my fellow Pennsylvanians will join me and vote for Barack. We can shut her down and make history! One more thing, OBAMA HATERS... stop because the more you hate, the more he wins! Ask Hillary to run an honest campaign on real issues without stretching the truth or straight out lying!

    OBAMA 08!

    April 7, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. honkey white guy from cali

    Ok people I have seen it in here time and time again! that Obama nor Hillary can win the Dem nomination, Do the math!!!!! he has a very good chance of actually winning the nomination given the time he has and what we have seen in the past the longer he has the stronger he gets in every single state. regardless of what is needed to outright claim victory the super delegates will never overturn the popular vote it would be political suicide. and Hillary my friends have no chance what so ever even counting Fl and MI as the votes went in there she still loses I wonder when the media is going to actually say that all I keep hearing is how close this thing is it is not close at all. Unless she lies cheats or steals her way into it she has no chance whatsoever!

    Go Obama 08

    April 7, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. julie35

    Go Hillary, we are with you! Just say no to Obama!

    April 7, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. Jack

    This ad is gonna work.... it's really good..... That would sway me if I were undecided.... Obama should put together something quick

    April 7, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. dem08

    Obama will not be elected come November. He may win the primary nominee, but he won't win for president. We don't know too much about him. With the republicans, coming after him, he ain't seen nothing yet. He hasn't been vetted like Hillary has for so many years. He will have a harder time. What goes around comes around. To Obama supporters i say get ready to feel the negative media treatment coming toward Obama. You haven't experience as much media abuse against Obama, as we have with our candidate Hillary. To tell you the truth, I can't wait for all of you to start feeling that hurt that we have been experiencing coming from all over the media against Hillary. You Obama supporters have been nothing but rude,nasty, hateful, mean, disrespectful, arrogant,crazy, vicious, foolish in this election, and i don't want any part of supporting Obama in November. He doesn't want to support us with our votes in Fl. and Mi. to be counted, why should we suppoet him. He doesn't want to bother with our votes, why should we bother to vote for him. Millions of us feel that same way. He will be called the "Illegitimate" or "selected" nominee. Just Like Bush was called in the 2000 election. Also, but certainly not last i would say that millions of us "aren't leaving the dem/ party... the party has left us".

    April 7, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  6. Chris in Va.

    Skippy or whatever, Electorial college does not apply to this contest. To your other points, if flies didn't have wings they'd be walks. Get a grip. P.S., have you met Cheryl?

    April 7, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    And this is a man that "knows' the Clintons for 20 years.?
    Folks, HE KNOWS THE CLINTONS. And he can utter the
    words "Nafta" and Clinton in the same breathe!!!!!!!! Cut
    Taxes, Be Commander in chief from Day 1. WHERE HAS
    this man been. OUT IN SPACE!!!!! MR. Bayh!!!! You better
    check out how MOST of AMERICA feels before you lead
    your Indiana people astray. WE LOST OUR JOBS ALREADY
    BACK!!!!!, Mr. Bayh. You and Hillary still have your jobs!!!We
    are not holding our breath waiting for the Clinton's to bring
    us "old people our jobs back anytime soon. Get real, and
    go spend you money with the Clintons on vacation in Dubai!!!!

    Obama and No One Else. Thanks Richardson for telling the
    truth about someone you knew better than most.

    April 7, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. honkey white guy from cali

    how about all that so called charity money they gave away oh yea right they gave it away to there own charity who in turn gave millions away to other charities of the very people endorsing her campaign oh my what a tangled web we weave

    Go Obama 08

    April 7, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  9. Jenny Sprowl

    A spine of steel and a brain of mud. The only thing steel about her is her blindness to the fact that she is a looser. How can you people stay with her? She has shown her self to be a liar left and right. I live in Indiana and I will be voting for Obama. Hillary is only a cry baby wannabe.

    April 7, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. miss belief

    People keep referring to Obama scandals just waiting to happen. What are they? Do tell?

    April 7, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  11. Jay

    Obama fans are just sad and pathetic. Read the above comments. You guys are sick!

    April 7, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  12. Jenny Sprowl

    Cheryl, Please get real and stop using all caps. Your I.Q. is showing. Clinton can not and will not win. People don't like to be treated as if thay are stupid. She thinks we must all be a bunch of dummys that she can control. No more....Get a grip will ya?

    April 7, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. John, Lincoln NE

    Sen Bayh must have forgotten that President Clinton is responsible for signing NAFTA. Apparently Mrs. Clinton forgot too. Maybe she was dodging sniper fire in Bosnia that day.

    April 7, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  14. 4REAL

    Sen. Evan Bayh is blind, because Hillary was the one who was for NAFTA that took the jobs. So tell me how anyone would think that Hillary would be the best choice. I hope Bayh can see the forest for the trees and knows what he is doing why choosing a liar.

    April 7, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  15. john, veteran US Army

    She's going down like a Dot.com in Indiana and elsewhere.

    April 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  16. Amy Kathleen

    Bull. Hillary will stand up for herself, first and foremost. And if she has any spare time, she'll stand up for whatever demographic will get her elected. She has already said that people from my state don't count, we don't represent Americans. For someone so adimit that Florida and Michigan get seated, she is pretty quick to dismiss over half the primaries because of their number of electoral votes. So much for count everyone, huh Hillary? You don't think I'm important, fine, I'll vote for someone who does.

    April 7, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. Irene, Kent, Washington

    Go Hillary! Don't give up. I look forward to having a woman lead this country for a "change"; the guys have had it forever: now it's our (a woman's) turn.

    April 7, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. kayla


    April 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. Dan (TX)

    What? No 3 a.m. phone calls? No sniper fire? No working the night-shift? I'm shocked! 🙂
    Must be about time for another round of crocodile tears – haven't seen them in awhile now!
    Wonder what strategy she'll try next??

    April 7, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. Patrick

    Bessie , Linda You are a few of the brilliant people on here i see , so many people have joined Obama's band wagon,and with CNN's help,obama has had a spare wheel. but i will tell you this to all the blind, just say yes people,the wheels are about to come off. Nafta, is very in depth, and what Hillary voted for has been great,the things she DIDN'T like about Nafta are exactly what she will change. She backed the Nafta deal because it was and still is good for the country,it definetly needs areas looked at which she has been saying all the time,,Open your eyes and ears people. It has now been said by few that obama will not end this war any time soon. We will be led into the dark by MR. Obama,,
    Hillary gets the nomination, or Mr. MCCain gets my vote.
    OH! By the way, some people need to search and research as i have so many hours. I have learned alot about issues in this election,and all the negativity comes from the Obamamanians, Bring it up,Repeat it and so on.

    April 7, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  21. California girl

    To the State of Indiana: Vote for Hillary.

    A vote for Obama is a vote for Reverend Wright.

    Hillary all the Way!

    April 7, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  22. Jean, CANADA

    LOL!!!! Good one......How about a SPINE-LESS STEALER and a VERY STRONG LIAR!

    Let's get real....

    April 7, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  23. ben

    To Alex
    You must be a "pocho" huevos is spelled with an H not with a J

    April 7, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. Chile

    It seems as if everyone else who has know the Clinton for that long, have gotten out of dodge as fast as they can. A woman who is made of steel can be good for the country, however that steel must be tempered with integrity and dignity. I see none of these characteristics in Clinton. Male or Female I am looking to vote for the lesser of two evils. Clinton/ Obama =Obama less evil, McCain/Obama=Obama less evil and our next president. Come on democrats we always vote for the lesser of two evils, why change that policy now.

    April 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  25. Jack in ND

    This Cheryl is as much of a boon for the Obama supporters as James Carville...

    April 7, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
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