May 1st, 2008
10:15 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton up with new ad starring Easley

 Easley stars in a new campaign ad for Clinton.

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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (285 Responses)
  1. Brian

    Good luck, Hillary. You're still toast.

    May 1, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. Steve, New York, New York


    Hillary Clinton is the best candidate? Will she take the 3am call and start crying, or maybe invent some story that she answered the phone under sniper fire?

    The only reason she's still in this, is because the media LOVES her, while she and "Mr. Half-billion dollar library" have been playing some incredibly ugly politics.

    Maybe we should restrict voting to those who have at least SOME college education (if that were to happen, Hillary would be "out" of this one).

    ANYONE BUT HILLARY IN 2008!!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  3. Snowcat

    "She knows how to deliver"...That is the point. While the Obama camp is playing it's "We can change the World" song Hillary is the one to have the experience and the know how to actually get things done. One can only hope that the good people of Ind. and NC can see through the hype and vote for the one candidate that has a hope of winning in Nov. The Gov. is right . Come on people. wise up and stop Obama before it is too late.

    May 1, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  4. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Who cares?

    Devoid of ideas (Marx already attempted to start most of them–unsuccessful).
    No real world experience. How can anyone expect to manage the economic powerhouse which is America–with no, absoutely none–real world experience in the capitalist ideal?

    Americans–all desire to possibley be the Horatio Alger of their generation. "Eliminate the drive to aspire to greatness–create a nation of mediocrity." Me..2008

    May 1, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. mama4obama

    Go home chose the wrong side. Hope you enjoy being hung out to dry, because as soon as you are no longer needed...that is exactly what will happen.

    Im on the side of Americans and that means we need change. I HOPE we will get it.

    Obama 08

    May 1, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. bigben

    Polls shows NC close. This guy could tilt the state.

    May 1, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Bill in Idaho

    I don't care for "King of the HIll" or the governor who compares himself to Hank Hill!!

    Bubba's World

    May 1, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. DoneWithDems

    Dems...pleez give us Hillary. We want to get this thing over with!!


    May 1, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. rj

    it's funny how all the hilbots berate Obama for sticking 20 years with Wright, yet don't mention the fact that she stood with Bill for years while he constantly cheated on her. We know of 3, but how many others were there. She had a former pastor who was convicted recently but that's okay–cuz it's her and she holds herself to a different standard than she does others. Check out the videos concerning her dealings with Peter Paul. She is not above reproach by any means.

    May 1, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Mr. Easley,
    These are tough times in American, And Hillary and Bill receive
    personal money from Columbia to continue selling our jobs.
    $800,000 in pocket for Clintons is just a small payment of what
    they will receive. When the deal is secured, thanks to the Clinton's
    and Mr. Penn, how much will they get paid then?
    If Bill Clinton gets in the White House, he won't have to walk far
    to talk to the lobbyists. He will be able to accept personal funds for
    favors and Mrs. Clinton can turn her head. These people are crooks,
    in my opinion.

    May 1, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. R.I.F.

    I noticed that you guys put every add that Clinton has on the ticker and only about half of the ones that Obama puts out.

    When are you going to put a ticker up about Iran amost being ready to go to war with Hillary or one that says that every economist in America thinks that the Clinton/McCain gas tax holiday is a horrible idea?

    My guess, never. If she loses IN & NC then no one would watch your station until the fall.

    May 1, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. 28 year old White MAN in FLORIDA


    He will not be reelected

    but who cares... OBAMA will still Win the State, my aunt lives in Charlotte and she says... no one is talking about hillary... all od the excitment is for OBAMA

    OBAMA 08

    May 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. Alex in TX

    At least this message is about why she is a good candidate and not about why Barack is a bad candidate.

    I appreciate the tone of the article but still believe Barack is a better candidate.

    May 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. shirley

    Why isn't Iran's reponse to the United Nations about Hillary's comment that she would obliterate them front page news? This is a perfect example of her foreign policy for this Country if she was President. Shame on CNN.

    May 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Observer

    Quit wasting your money and the airwaves time.

    Why is this woman still running?

    Delusional, egomaniac.....and I actually support her, but the PARTY must come first. If I was a Super Delegate, I would vote Obama just to end this.

    May 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  16. NC Voter

    Sometimes what the country needs is a fighter... but this is not one of those times.

    What we need now is a reconciler, a uniter... one who can reach across party lines and collaborate. One who is willing to listen to viewpoints other than his/her own.

    What we do NOT need is more partisan, divisive politics... which is all Hillary knows. I think it's in her DNA.

    May 1, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. bad move Easley

    Wow you are going to live to regret that endorsement my friend . I guess you will be the next Governor who says a black man can't win in N.C. huh ? Well come re-election time . Most Governors like when the President come down and endoreses him . Bad move you are on your own now .

    May 1, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Jay

    Go Hillary! Your going to do better then people think in NC and a good win in Indiana. After Tuesday...The Superdelegates will take notice that Obama can NOT win!!

    May 1, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  19. jean-TX

    Resilience and determination does not lead the country. You can have those qualities, but ultimately cannot make any decisions.

    Obama has demonstrated the good decision trait, that Bush did not have, the economy stinks, our troops dying in Iraq, people loosing jobs, the last thing we need is a bad decision maker who is forgetful of important things to lead the country.

    And for the record, is Wright running as presidential candidate? NO. So he should shut up and do what he does best.

    Let the spirit of God lead the nation of America to choosing the right candidate. God bless us, God Bless America.

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Truth

    I'm afraid he will switch to Obama too...
    Hillary problem is not getting superdelegates, rather it is keeping them.
    Her negative tactics started to hurt her.
    Super Delegates who cares about the party are now backing OBAMA. Her vote for the war and her lies about Bosnia made her loose the nomination. Now, she need to backoff and support Obama

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. Obama will be President

    She's still running?

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Jack

    When is the media going to report that Obama was at the sermon where Rev. Wright made those horrible comments of 9/11? He wrote about it in his book "Dreams of my Father" and states in the book how he was sitting next to "boys doodling on the church bulletin" while the Reverend was talking about Sharpsville and Hiroshima...the same clip that is shown on youtube. Come on people wake up and do your work!

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. D

    Good job, governor Weasley.

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  24. Mentor

    Who cares?

    Richard Moore is our next governer and is supporting Obama...In NC, we are looking at the future...road ahead...

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  25. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Surprise! Surprise! Gov Easley starring in a new Rocky Balboa video....

    May 1, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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