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. former clinton supporter

    The clintons are do not know the truth. what about the fraud case in california. You are a millionaire. you do not know what it means to loose a job. so stop lying. The are trying to use the whites to vote for her because she is white. I am disappointed. you will not get may vote in november if you win

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. John, OH

    It's not a sinking ship. Clinton is rising back up from the depths. As an Obama supporter, I have nothing to say about that. I will say that I have watched this campaign season closer than most, and I believe that there is no substance to accusations that "Obama is all talk". There are some people still bringing up the "muslim" issue. It's just shameful. Clinton supporters; you're supporting a strong candidate. Try not to sink to such depths.

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. Charlotte

    I wish they would all declare. Lets get to the General Election and elect John McCain, 'cause that's what's going to happen. Rev. Wright has pretty much sunk Obamas' hope of becomming the first black president. I have never seen an election that should have been a sure thing for a Democrat, become so convoluted as to become a three ring circus. We have been derailed by race. Obama preaches hope and change, a feel good position, that has egnited a lot of young people who are still impressionable. We all want a more responsive government. George Bush promised change? Change can come when we quit re-electing the incumbents who achive little or no progress.. They keep sending back the same people who caused the mess. Bush got re-elected because the opposition was weak. Kerry was swift-boated by the GOP, or was it something he was lacking. The GOP are ruthless, Obama is like Kerry, Dukacus, Mondale etc. Obama may become the nominee, if this happens we will be in for 4 more years of Republician rule. Obama said he is bored with this Primary, will he get bored if he is President? Maybe why he voted present so many times as a State Senator and missed 40% of the votes as a US Senator, too bored to show up? Rev. Wright will not go away and Obama is merely a politician saying what needs to be said to win? They all try to say what will get them the win. It is called politics. Will they achive the goals they set? How can Obama bring about change? How can he bring a handful of wishes to reality? A person must have the will, determination and fortitude to get it done. Talking about change does not make it happen. Wishing for change does not make it happen. Praying for change doesn't make it happen. It takes action to make it happen. You cannot change anything if you surround yourself with the very people who resist change, Kennedy, Kerry and the rest of the insiders who have stagnated and lack the ability to change? McCain has tried to cross the party line to no avail. We don't need someone to cross the line, we need someone who can make the lines meet. We need someone who can out do the opposition with the ability to think fast in any situation. That certainly does not bring Obama to my mind.

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Moses, Ca.

    Obama got another superdelegate from the Clinton's today. It's just a matter of time. The word is a lot more is coming out today.

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. pa voter

    to rif, I noticed that they also go through the comments and post a lot of pros anout obama and negs about clinton. Did you ever notice whe they read them on the air what the balance is. So one sided. Obama screwed up, and nowamerica is starting to see his true colors. If he gets into office, i have no doubt he will be back to the basement prayer groups with wright . He has to cover his past with lies. When is cnn going to ask him why it took so long. did he think he could just brush it under the rug? did he and his wife think the lack of respect for the American public would go unnoticed? cry all you want, Obama, America is waking up!

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Cynthia

    Plain and simple for me I do not trust Senator Clinton. She tells you what you want to hear, but can she deliver?

    May 1, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. ds

    Let's not let the media hype and the capricious polls take us off our square. Stay focused. Be persistent. Remain civil.

    Let's take Obama to the White House!


    May 1, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Ephy

    Who cares about the North Carolina governor, Mike Easley. He is not that popular in hi own State.

    May 1, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. Bob

    Wow Steve from New York – you truly don't get it. Let's first take a look at why people without a college education vote for Hillary. It's probably because they look at Hillary's policies and go "you know, if the last president did that for me, I would have a college education right now, and I would have a better life" They vote for her because they think she can bring about change to help the people who can't afford college education to get a college education. To say that people should not be allowed to vote because they don't have a college education goes against everything this country was ever built on. This country was built upon the principles of democracy and that every vote counted and that voting was a right of the American people to have their voices heard.
    Also, lets look at something else a little more clearly – Hillary has lied, yes she had. But what politician or person for that matter hasn't lied? I don't know anyone that is perfect. Her biggest lie in this campaign was the Bosnia sniper fire. I am sorry but that lie doesn't pale in comparison to Obama liing about Reverend Wright. Saying that you never heard those type of hate sermons even though you sat in the pews of Rev. Wright's church for the past 20 years – is a pretty big lie. This lie not only is bigger but it also shows character flaws in Obama's judgement. I am not saying Hillary is perfect, but one place to judge a person is how they live their spiritual life. Most people who go to church, go for a reason. I think this puts Obama's judgement (that he has proclaimed as being superior) on some pretty shaky ground.

    May 1, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. Joanne

    Thank You!!!!!!!! Hillary will do fine.

    Has anyone stopped and thought about how this Obama situation was created by both and planned by Obama the Obama camp and the Reverand himself. WOW!!!!!
    Much to much positive news for Hillary and to much negatives for Obama and so he panics and this now is front burner. Well, I felt sorry for him but I no longer do. I see through this situation and others will too. Michelle is so pathetic really Americans wake up.
    Hillary 08

    May 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  11. Sue, PA

    She's determined alright but I'm baffled as I try to figure out exactly what she's determined to do. She can't and won't win yet she's still in there swinging, doing and saying things that make me just want to reach into the TV and pull her aside before she hurts herself and everyone else with her. Now she's gone and riled up the Iranians with her "we can totally obliterate them" remarks (see front page CNN article). How can she, with her "35 years of experience" not know that the global stage and threats of war against nations aren't things to be trivialized or toyed with to win votes. There are people out there in this country and abroad listening and watching and of course they care what a leader says. So having created this diplomatic crisis for the country just as a presidential candidate, she'd better start thinking and stop acting because we live in a real world and this campaign is for a leader who will exercise responsibility and judgment to protect the interest of this country and the lives of people. We do not need another war to prove the USA is tough, resilient and determined. The glibness with which she made these remarks on Iran is the same glibness with which she voted for the war in Iraq. And who's paying for that?

    May 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  12. Hattie / Chicago



    May 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  13. Dave

    I live in NC and this guy is a bum. Just another politician that gives that term a bad name. Just look into his dealings with Nick Garrett around Wilmington (and his getting some nice state deals) and his sketchy real estate dealings. Just another crook in office.

    May 1, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. bigben

    The iran response was if they attack Isreal with nuclear weapons. What you going do just let them use nuclear weapons and noone is going to respond?

    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Wendy, MD

    Well done! Smart girl.

    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  16. Steve

    Breaking News! Congressman Ben Chandler who is a superdelgate is endorseing Senater Obama. Why hasn't CNN reported this. Congressman Ben Chandler has a lot of clout in Kentucky.



    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  17. Aggie

    Hey Steve, from NY, bet it just gripes your everlovin' butt that we "idiots" get to vote...poor you...sad fact of the matter, there are more of us "undeducated" morons than there are of you "high end, wanna-be intellectual, common sense lacking college grads"...tough for you my man!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Kevin in DC

    HOW resilient? HOW determined??

    SO resilient and SO determined!

    Gosh, you convinced me, Mike! What a joke.

    How about, HOW desperate? SO desperate!

    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. MP-Pennsylvania







    May 1, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. Trev

    Hillary is still the best candidate

    1. Ahead in both major national polls now

    2. The only one who can win FL, MI and OH

    3. The one with the REAL plan on the economy and healthcare

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  21. Peter

    Hillary 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. John Kay

    Mr Easley doesn't know that the phone rang at 3:am this morning, Hillary answered the call and realised that she had lost another superdelegate to Obama.

    I know she is going to receive another 3 am phone call today.

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. Jason

    What Clinton doesn't tell voters is that Magnequench, which made the magnets that helped to guide the precision-guided missiles, the so-called smart bombs, was sold to Chinese interests during Bill Clinton's administration, which okayed the move despite concerns about national security and eventual job loss.

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  24. JCB

    This endorsement validates Hillary's campaign. This man chose her because she is the BEST CANDIDATE, not because he wants to stop the election process. The super delegates who endorse Obama because they want to stop the process early will cause many democrats to support McCain - which is what they say they don't want to do. Dems need to count Michigan and Florida as is - not make any extra deals to up Obama's delegate count. And they need to let the process play out - Or, my affilation will switch.

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  25. bigben

    Obama and the Iraq war. He was not even in the senate at the time of the vote. And since then he has voted exactly the same has Hillary. What change is obama I ask.

    May 1, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
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