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

"Determined"

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. Stephen Davids

    Why won't this woman just go away? This is embaressing.

    May 1, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Honest Abe

    Yea she's loaded with good ideas... Like cutting the gas tax for the summer (which everyone knows is a dumb idea). Notice how her ideas are similar to McSame's! This woman is a Republican in a democratic race.

    May 1, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. Ed

    Don't give up Hillary! You are our only chance at beating McCain!

    May 1, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Smith

    BULLoney about Hillary can fix anything!

    She did DIDDLY SQUAT for healthcare during 8 yrs running the white house behind Roaming Bill.

    Check into how she ripped off senior citizens in Arkansas with her shady deals.

    NO ONE can persuade me she can do ANYTHING about ANYTHING important.

    Just propose monuments to her rock star idols at Woodstock!

    May 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. David

    This is no time for a naive, inexperienced "trial run" in the White House! Besides, the Republicans would demolish Obama in the general elecation. Get the job done, HRC!

    May 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. Michael

    Someone claiming NC is close is seriously delusional. As far as Easely "tilting" this thing - YES, by increasing Obama's numbers. The people have spoken! Let's see what happens! I don't care if he wins by 2 points - as long as he does it in BOTH places! If so, this thing ... is OVER!

    May 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. b-liberal

    Obama supporter: "Can't Dean make her drop out?"

    Umm, no, the DNC is not quite like the arrogant lock-step Obama compound. These types of comments and anti-woman slurs about Hillary's appearance and voice should tell you all you need to know about the America that Obama pictures. My fav so far: calling her a "satanic woman" If anyone doubts this is a cult just read the comments....

    May 1, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Roger

    Obama has my pity.

    May 1, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Alex

    Obama's facade is crumbling away! We need Hillary up against McCain.

    May 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. TIME IS NOW FOR UNITY

    time to unite the clans. no more bashing. I support obama and will vote for him in NC because he will win the nomination and we have to come to that realization.
    I support Clinton as VP on the ticket. It is us vs Rush Limbaugh and Bill Oreilly and John Mccain.
    COME ON DEMS, LET'S NOT THEM CREATE CHAOS! UNITE THE CLANS!

    May 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    After watching Easley in an interview last night, there is something about this man that made me uneasy. He quoted everything Hillary says she would do but never related his state, that he is Governor, with the issues they are facing.

    May 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Chriss

    Hillary Clinton: Ready for impeachment on day 1.

    She won't be able to get anything done!

    Yes folks, she has a court case set for her to testify about her criminal activities in November, after the election.

    Isn't it nice to know we may go back to the Clinton presidency era with an impeachment to boot?

    May 1, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. my2cents08

    Governor Easely is making the right choice. He has waited long enough to see the real Obama coming to light.

    May 1, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  14. paul oregon

    why are clintons even given the time of the day after alltheir tactics
    to cnn this spin is great.for them . americans is there anybody at home?

    May 1, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. Vig

    Blacks will keep voting for Obama – that's a given. But are we going to nominate someone based on his race – which is what this is boiling down to. Obama's talk denouncing his pastor is just that – talk. If he secures the nomination or wins the Presidency (very doubtful) he will have his arm around Wright again. You know and I know it. This is all for political expediency.

    May 1, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. gene

    Posr script to above...........If you do not believe me, Google "State Primary Polls" and see for your self and you all need to stop bashing the Clinton supporters. The Govenor has been very popular and is well liked by the voters. You might need him someday!

    May 1, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  17. Tony Z-MD

    No big deal. Obama has the 2 Dems running for Governor supporting him which will drive up the vote. Along with the 43 Mayor (former, current and Pro-tem). Along with the 29 State Legislators. Along with the 49 NC Edwards backers including 3 SuperDelegates.

    I am surprised she could pay for an ad.

    May 1, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  18. Jenna, NY

    Is this same guy who used the word 'panzy?

    Dumb choice.

    May 1, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  19. No Obama or MIchelle

    Hillary is out there working hard to get the vote. Obama is sitting back and acting like the nomination is his already – no need to go after any votes.

    Easley is not a loser – the losers will be the superdelegates that voted for Obama. When Obama loses in the general election, it will also be rememberd by their states that they voted for Obama and thus the democrates lost the election – they will not be noted in again either.

    May 1, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  20. Roger

    Jerimiah Wright is past, present, and future.

    May 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Go Hillary – your no pansy and you got testicular drive!

    May 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  22. I have spoken

    The Facts:

    Obama went to church. Not a crime.

    May 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  23. Curt

    Oh well, don't know the guy personally but as my Dad always said:

    A blind chicken gets a piece of corn once in awhile.
    Get them while you can Hillary........there probably aren't many more coming!

    May 1, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  24. carol NORTH CAROLINA

    Wow what a bad endorsement to have. With all of the trouble here in NC in which I live. He is in a heat of crap with the Mental Health Reform crap. Hiding email and wasting 54 million and cant get it right yet. I guess a crook deserves another crook.

    People here in NC can't stand Easley with all of the drama he has made at the expense of tax payers.

    May 1, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  25. Montana is Obama Country

    YIME ON LINE
    May 1, 2008
    Nat'l Polls: Obama Leads In Both
    Posted by KYLE TRYGSTAD | E-Mail This | Permalink | Email Author
    Obama leads Clinton in two new national polls by CBS News/New York Times and NBC/Wall Street Journal. In both cases, Obama extended his lead from the polls taken about a month ago.

    NBC/Wall Street Journal

    Obama 46
    Clinton 43
    Und 7

    CBS News/New York Times

    Obama 46
    Clinton 38
    Und 14

    Obama leads by 3.0 points in the RCP Nat'l Average

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