May 1st, 2008
10:15 AM ET
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Clinton up with new ad starring Easley

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Easley stars in a new campaign ad for Clinton."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign launched a new ad in North Carolina Thursday that features the state's governor, Mike Easley.

Easley, who endorsed Clinton earlier this week, says the New York senator is "so resilient, so determined."

"These are tough times in America and I think that Hillary is the one we can count on to get the job done," Easley also says in the 30-second spot, titled "Determined."

The ad comes five days before the state's May 6 primary. Barack Obama is considered the favorite, though recent polls suggest Clinton is gaining support.

Full script after the jump


TV :30

Gov. Easley: These are tough times in America and I think that Hillary is the one we can count on to get the job done.

She's going to turn the economy around, she's going bring new jobs, she's going to get some tax cuts for the middle class for a change.

She's going to make health care available to everybody in this country, and she's going to do everything she can to help every child reach their full potential.

She is so resilient, so determined.

She knows how to deliver.

She'll be a great president.

Hillary Clinton: I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.

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soundoff (285 Responses)


    You can do for us what no other candidate can do in getting our country back on the right track.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the White House in January 2009!

    May 1, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. Ali

    As a bystander watching American elections and often listening to non insightfull comments by America political pundits- best political team- it suprises me why Americans should pay attention to them. It is obvious to any idiot that Cafferty is pro Obama, and anti Clinton. The majority of CNNs political pundits are for Obama. It would serve Americans best if media and individual whether pro or anti- clinton discuss substance. This focus on personalities, gender or race gave America BUSH. I am a black Muslim, leaving in Norway , I listened to a couple of debates between Clinton and Obama- apart from Obamas rhetoric of change – i do not know what the guy stands for. I know what Hillary stands for and some I agree with her but other I do not. Politics is about ideas and visions and ideas are divisive. I prefer a partisan politic rather a consensus politics. Is American going to choose Obama because he is less threatning image of blacks- thus making certain liberal and well educated whites feel good about themselve- I wonder .

    May 1, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |

    It's not going to work. Stop wasting money, pay off your debt work on getting back your 5 million dollar loan to your campagine and start back Obama. You can't child you got to get out of the game.

    May 1, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Dick in Sioux Falls

    Deb. You will not get a balanced budget from a Clinton without Newt Gingrich's Contract For America, that balanced the budget by cutting taxes for the rich even further, and totally destroying formerly Democratic concerns for those with little.
    Neither Bill nor Hillary has ever challenged the immoral Reagan Tax Cuts for the Wealthy that removed $Trillions in Tax Revenue from the Rich, to the backs of all Americans.
    You may remember we paid for those immoral tax cuts by sending this country into spiraling Federal Debt, and began the almost total decay of this country's infrastructure.
    Now Hillary wants to steal $10 Billion from highways, bridges, and tunnels to give the average commuter a reduction of $1.80 on a fillup.
    She panders and panders, and you Clinton supporters fall for it!

    May 1, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    If Senator Obama read some of these posts by his supporters, he would denounce them too.

    The fact that most of you never knew what a super delegate was before this year and never voted before says a lot about how your character.

    Easley is a two term Governor which, I suppose in most people's minds, makes him a successful winner.

    May 1, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  6. kenny cole

    Honestly i see no reason one would vote for CLINTON, i may be wrong but i allways think that anyone that vote for her doesn't like this COUNTRY,it is good to have a woman president for the first time but not HILLARY

    May 1, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. Dick in Sioux Falls

    I forgot to mention that Hillary's plan to have the Oil Companies pay for the cancelled tax on gasoline will inevitably be vetoed by Bush. So much for immediate help!

    May 1, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  8. BBI

    "We need fixes right now, this country is too messed up. Changes need to come after we clean up this mess, then make changes so it doesn't happen again by anyone." --Oh, let us go with the quick and easy and forget about what impacts it will have on the future of the economy or our nation. It's been the same year after year election after election, president after president; let's have a quick fix, give them what they want to hear, do for the "now". We need a "change" from this old way of thinking by having leaders who can be forward thinkers influence our nation and create solutions for the future, so my kids and everyone else's kids don't have to deal with the mess we've left them.

    Also, can someone please send me the job description for "President of the United States"?? All the experience in the world doesn't make a leader nor does it always make for a sound decision maker. I’ll take a leader and sound decision maker over experience any day. And can someone define what constitutes experience?? Being the wife of a President and taking on miniscule tasks and then running for Senate using your name and so called “experience”?? Please! Where is that experience in a failing campaign, unclear campaign message, funding issues (mis-management, debt), diplomatic relations (reference to her message in handling Iran in the event of an attack against Israel), and unclear direction for our country?? All I see from her are quick fixes to “now” and more “reactive” than “proactive” responses.

    How about tell me like it is, don’t promise me the world, but make me realize that it’s going to take an effort from every American not just our leaders to make a “Change” in this country. Quick solutions and what I want to hear are not going to do me or this nation any good if things only get worse.

    Undecided 08

    May 1, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  9. Bob (PA)

    No matter what is said by "experts" this fight will not end with one candidate quitting or someone forcing them to quit.

    At the beginning of this campaign I was all for the field of players we had representing so many faces of the American society. However I now realize America isn't ready.

    No matter who wins the Dem nomination there will be an entire segment of the population that's not just upset but downright Angry. My fear is how far this anger will go and how much turmoil will be created from it.

    No matter who wins America will lose from the fallout.

    May 1, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  10. Belle

    Let's see...Obama supporters dangle the VP slot to the governor of Indiana right before the primary in Indiana...on National TV no less....

    Clinton said she would not go after Obama's delegates, while CLEARLY he has been going after hers....

    Well...if Hillary does not win, certainly McCain will. 15% of PA will vote for McCain...a swing state...FL will vote for McCain, another swing state, Texas will vote for McCain...Ohio will vote for McCain, CA will vote for McCain because of the REP GOV and the Hispanic vote, Idaho is REP, WYO is REP, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Kentucky, Tennesse, ARK, NC, possibly NY, Maybe MI, I would say McCain is happy he does not have to campaign very much....

    May 1, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
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