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.

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soundoff (285 Responses)
  1. robert ga

    Easily : ) has no idea what is going, does he want to win the general election or he is just paying his dues to the clinton clan.

    May 1, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. CP-Texas

    These politicians that are on there way out are only backing her to secure jobs they think they will get if she were to become Preident. They have nothing to lose and they will lose since she is not going to be the nominee.

    OBAMA 08' & 12'

    May 1, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Cyn

    Go Hillary Go!!

    You have proved yourself to the American people on what you can do. You ARE the CHANGE. It's happening now.


    May 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Pat in NC

    Hillary's economic plans are irresponsible. Listen to a podcast of todays Diane Rehm radio show on public radio for detailed discussion of her gas tax moratorium. Her ideas are aimed at getting votes not fixing problems. As a middle aged white woman from NC I solidly support Obama.

    May 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  5. thohillaryclinton


    May 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. Mack

    I hope the democrat delegates that are switching to Obama when he's losing know what they are doing. It will be hard for Obama to be elected in the general election in Nov. I hope these delegates make better decisions in Washington then they have during this primary season. They had the presidentcy rapped up but they let it just slip away with all of there bad decisions.

    With all of the bad decisions made by the DNC and some delegates the democrats don't deserve to win the White House in Nov.

    May 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. Ric

    I does not matter who the Clinton's try to use now, it's over. People are begining to open their eyes and seeing the Clinton's for whom they really are.

    Obama "08"

    May 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  8. Gal from Geogia

    As a Hillary supporter I cannot wait to see the ad. And just for the record Bill was NOT impeached, he went trough impeachment hearings which did not result in his impeachment. There is a difference. To Obama supporters: Why do you support your candidate? What are his accomplishments? Anything concrete besides his message of hope? Well, I hope Hillary wins.

    May 1, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  9. goodcitizen

    Great AD! This is a REAL AMERICAN IMAGE. Let's get our country back.

    Hillary is the ONE who can do that! We love America!

    Go Hillary!

    May 1, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. Anonymous

    No one elese, but Hillary in 08

    May 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Linda

    Great ad,smart man.

    Hillary gets my vote!

    May 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Keyon

    Yes! Who cares! She still going to loose.

    May 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. Mandy, California

    Yes, but she can't pump her own gas? Come on! How many of you out there think that after 14 years of NOT pumping gas that yu couldn't figure it out now?

    I bet Obama could pull up to a pump and figure it out!

    Who is out of touch? Hillary!

    May 1, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. joseph

    This primary would have ended for long time now except for the media that is campaigning for Hilarry and Bill(CNN). That is why they are not allowed inside CHINA cos they never report things as it happens.They are the one that Senator OBAMA is running against. U can report whatever u like but the will of the people must prevail. I know my comment will always be under moderation but i will still be saying the truth. OBAMA FOR LIFE.

    May 1, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  15. R.I.F.

    Clinton's about to start a nuclear war with Iran and she's not even close to being in the White House.

    If that phone rings at 3 am and she answers it, let me know so i can go hide down in my Bunker. The only thing she's Determined to do is get us all nuked.

    May 1, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  16. SBL

    Obama will never be a president. This country need someone who can unite peoples and races . Who will chose a man who can only talk nice and have no experience to do the real job. He is not tough enough to lead this great country out of problem we all facing now? If not Hillary, then I vote for McCain. At least I know what to expect from him

    Go Hillary, Go!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. Navyvet8192

    This coming from a guy who personally helped outsource many of the good paying textile and garment jobs out of North Carolina. Many of my family lost their jobs thanks to this mindless rabble rouser of a Governor. We see who is buttering his toast. Hope the Governor can collect unemployment after this election! He'll need it!

    May 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. edgar from Sunny California

    I dont get why this is something to talk about, when we have a bigger issue of seeing how Hillary and McCaine have no idea about simple econ.

    Holiday Tax cut that Hillary jumped into is what we should talk about. How nost economist thing its a crapy idea. Well look who she takes after the smart economist McCain.

    CNN I watch you and many news agencies the holiday gas issue is something you should discuss rather then this ad.

    OBAMA .08

    May 1, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  19. elm

    You correct Gov. Easley, it is tough times. This is why this country needs a President with a stable mind. Sen. Clinton talking about a nuclear war with Iran. If she starts a war, she won't have to worry about the 3 a.m. phone call because we all will be obliterate by Iran.

    Sen. Obama may have problems with Rev. Wright and the bitter statement, but that is nothing when it comes to starting a nuclear war. So, I ask the Clintons' supporters, do you really want someone in the Whitehouse that can cost all of us our lives? They can strick over here just as we can over there in their country.

    Think about it!

    May 1, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. robert ga

    This a given, if (Big Big if) Clinton is Nominee all the talk about the issues will not be relevant anymore, the only issue will be Trust. Not even her own campaign trusts her, that is a real negative for her against Mccain. Not to mention that she will be limping into the general election from the bruising encounter it will take for her to win the nomination.

    Dems wise up and get it done now. This soap has ran its course.

    May 1, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. Go home HILLARY

    Who cares?

    May 1, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  22. Lynn

    Go Hillary !!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  23. hrao

    The Obama backers are in full force to influence the voters in Indiana and are tryinf to diffuse the Wright episode. Some obscure ex Clinton backer is being welcomed into their fold. All these rats can also dump Obama if Hillary wins Indiana and North Carolina. Rats abound – Richardson, Reich, the latest nameless one – Good riddance – At least they help Obama red flag them – Obama is keeping great company – Wright, and other rats who will dump people like Obama dumped Wright . RATS abound in the Obama camp –

    May 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  24. Antonio

    Some people want to to sweep Rev. Wright under the rug., and "turn the page". They want us to focus on somewhere else.
    That is exactly what the Obama's had to do during their 20 years carreer as Rev. Wright followers.

    Also, why is the Media hidding Michelle's Obama's Princetown thesis from the public?

    May 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. gene

    The Supporters need to get a "grip" on themselves and start reading some poll results. Two new poll came out today, one for Indiana that has Clinton leading 50% to 42%, with 8% undecided, added 4/30/08 and the other poll was for N.C. and it too had Clinton leading by a 42% to 40%, but the pollster qualified the results and said that it could be off by a few percentage points based on the turnout and expected it could be a little lower. Further he claim the big change came as a result of the Rev. Wright remarks at the National Press Conference

    May 1, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
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