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. Fitz

    Let's not forget... Peter Paul vs. Bill Clinton.... and how they stabbed him in the back. Hillary in involved in that as well. But no one is talking about that

    May 1, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. Yes we can!

    Obama has more states, more popular vote, more pledged delegates. These remaining superdelegates are so wrong. People are reporting how they are waiting to see what happened in NC and IN....that's wrong....this is not good for the party...i believe they are enjoying the press, media and sweat for their vote....they dont deserve to have a vote other then where they reside....the people have spoken and they are still speaking, it's clear those remaing superdelgate who are for hillary do not want UNITY.....Obama is only unelectible because the superdelgates and clinton campaign is pushing for him to be unelectible. It hurts her to admit the truth....she didn't run a good campaign and instead of taking the high road she shows reslience and a fighting doesn't look good on you. Obama 2008

    May 1, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Bit, Alabama

    News flash:

    Obama will and can do the same thing.

    Obama 08

    May 1, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  4. 43 yr. old Black Female

    Hillary is a liar and a cheat. In addition, she will do anything to win this election, and for the wrong reasons. She will never get my vote! If Senator Obama does not win the primary election, I will vote republican.

    Remember, she will need the Black vote!

    May 1, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. errrr

    Easley is a wise man. He knows that Obama has little chance in the General election with all his flaws.

    It is funny to me that the only thing Obama and his supporters cling to is the Math now. "Hope", "Change" and "Judgment" have died.

    May 1, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. John

    While the Obama surrogates are bussy fishing for superdelegates,the Clinton group are concentrating on lowering the so called Obama's electability as President! Obama once led Hillary by two digits- percentile points! Guess what,Obama supporters,the lead has shrunk to 1%.This is according to the Nationwide poll as of last night,4/30/08.Here is some thing for the Obama trackers to worry about.

    May 1, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  7. joyce

    attn; all bloggers
    go to (election center) scroll down to (tehran protest clintons iran talk)

    she made some speaches a few days ago and now iran is mad and sent their commits. she says she will obliverate them.

    super-d need to put her out and end this before she destroys our country. all the big job promises takes a whole goverment commity to get it done. want happen

    May 1, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. yanni

    Please watch Mike Easley's interview with Charlie Rose to learn more about this guy. he did not even give a chance Obama to make his case ... his reasons and comparison are absurd to say the least. he should have given Obama a chance and met him in person to learn who is more enthusiastic in person than on TV screens ..

    May 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  9. B in NC

    Easley can't run again because of term limits. He has nothing to lose and he wants a position in DC. Anyhow, he's not exactly what you would call "well-liked" in our state and his endorsement of Senator Clinton can actually benefit Senator Obama here in NC.

    May 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  10. Jason

    Don't cast your vote for a Chinese spy. Vote wisely, vote for Barack Obama.

    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 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. Dave

    To be more specific on his real estate many of us had a property gain a value of $648,000 in a year? look this man up and his property at Cannonsgate on the NC coast. Unreal. Then you can look up how he got his friends a nice deal operating a state owned marina (Southport Marina). A dirty politician endorses another dirty politician (that's the headline here).

    May 1, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. Jim

    This is good news at a time when Wright made things go so wrong for Obama!
    He will be the democratic candidate in the fall and our next president.
    That he has overcome the terrible and downright dirty attacks from the Clinton Camp and his own pastor and survived tells me he can take a hitting and keep on ticking!!
    Go Obama!

    May 1, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |


    May 1, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. John Gibson

    Why would anyone care to listen to Gov. Easley (NC). He's has failed NC with respect to Job Growth, Taxes, and financial stability.

    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  15. Dick in Sioux Falls

    Clinton has made promises about jobs many times while campaigning, and delivered never.
    When she was running for Senator of NY, talking about jobs disappearing in upstate NY, and used her "Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs." utterances before. She totally failed in accomplishing anything to help beleagured workers.
    Raised in a privileged family, she is the Elitist in the campaign, not Barack Obama. Just look at their roots.

    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. Samuel, Winston Salem, NC

    And all my comments always disappear..

    Hillary –

    Already angered Iran by threatening to obliterate them with a nuclear attack

    Campaign Fraud case vs Peter Paul

    Pro-Nafta in 90's and now against it when needed to be elected

    AGAINST unions while on board for walmart

    Lies about Bosnia and everything else under the sun

    Requested an earmark 3 times larger than any other senator

    Takes 4.2 million for current lobbyists

    Uses a firm to help campaign that lobbies for issues directly against what she "believes"

    800,000 from Columbia

    Experts agree her Gas solution is a joke and of no help

    I could go on for days yet people still support her... YIKES.. I am sad to be an American if people in my country want her as president.

    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  17. Mike from Calgary, Canada

    I can't understand why any Democrat, who is not a racist, would supoort Hillary and her lies. Nevertheless it is good that superdelegates get off the fence now – even if they happen to fall on Hillary's side. That is democracy!


    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. 60 years old White Lady

    Bill Clinton said last month Hillary was is usually tired aroud 11 at night... and mispoke about the Bosnian trip... If she is tired and she is 60 years old lady... can she be able to take a call at 3:AM and make a good judgement... Let face the true... She cannot be a great president... She will be mispeaking all the time... and won't hear the phone ringing at 3:00AM...!!!
    Wake up America and vote for Obama or McCain

    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  19. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Just think, Bill Clinton will be able to make his own personal
    money from Lobbyists when he lives in the White House. He
    won't have to walk far. And it will not even be illegal ! You talk
    about scams? 5 Million from Dubai. $800,000 from Columbia
    and more to come. They can just send Mr. PENN! and deny!!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. Scott, Charlotte

    "Polls shows NC close. This guy could tilt the state...
    – bigben "

    What have you been drinking, bigben ? The Polls show Obama with a double digit lead in NC. It's a landslide Obama victory here.

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. Ms. Smith

    There are just too many strange Obama supporters. You are rude, closed minded, and lacking in respect for democratic fairness.

    You certainly have the right to enthusiastically support your candidate and to see virtues in him that you do not see in Hillary Clinton or John McCain. You do not, however, have the right to insult and threaten every other voter who does not share your opinion, as many of you do here toward Governor Easley. The people who do that are not the kind of people I want to listen to – and it is about time your candidate Obama spoke up and told you all to calm down.

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  22. Reese

    Easley's endorsement and ad means absolutely nothing to me. I saw an interview on PBS last night with Charlie Rose and Easley basically admitted he never game Obama a chance. He had already made his choice and told Obama's campaign not to even bother calling him to try to make their case. That makes him very close minded to me, therefore his opinion has no value. He read about both candidates, but only talked to one. Is that how you make important decisions in life. Only look at part the informatin available and ignore everything else. Sounds a lot like someone else I know (Hillary ignoring the Iraq intelligence report).

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  23. becky

    To the woman who said the people who endorse Obama better hope they don't need any favors in Washington if Hillary wins.

    Really, isn't it the favors of Washington that have brought down our country to the level it is at now?

    Thank you for sharing that insight. I believe I will vote Obama.

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  24. Patricia

    H. Clinton is using the same approach she did in Pennsylvania hoping for a win. Will it work here?

    Her foreign policy scares me to death. Her economic plan won't work – according to two economicsts who are Nobel Prize winners.
    They have heard Obama's economic plan and believe his is superior.
    Reason 1 – Clinton is using the plan her husband used. One economist said that too many things have changed since then and that plan won't work because NAFTA is hurting us today among other reasons.
    Reason 2 – The other economist said that we need a new approach with new ideas if we are going to get beyond the problems with the current economy.

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  25. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Don't be afraid, just stupid. Read my above comment.

    May 1, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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