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

Clinton up with new ad starring Easley

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" 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. Brazza Man


    Yes, Hillary probably needs a new set of friends at this late stage.

    A bit of baggage we don't want to resurrect, since both Clintons have been less-than-transparent on many, many issues of concern: the Vince Foster affairs, manipulative Travelgate under Maggie Williams, Bosnia under fire, Monica Lewinsky, and does the list go on and on and ....

    America, we do not need Clinton redux. We, all, domestically and internationally, need, and deserve a fresh start. That begins with Barack Obama. Let's face it, and move forward.

    May 1, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. CBH

    Too bad the majority of North Carolinians, myself included, think Easley is a moron. He has very little respect in this state.

    May 1, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Sonyi

    Hillary is using anyone and anybody to get elected. I hope she pay her bill before she leaves. Easley don't rock that boat for Hillary, you may not get elected again. Brainwashed Easley.

    May 1, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. nannie bouroughs, Kenosha, WI

    Very good ad.

    Now if we could only get the Obama supporters that can actually READ out of the SANDBOX, perhaps we will be blessed, as a nation, with HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON for our PRESIDENT!


    May 1, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Chris from San Antonio

    Why isn't the media covering Peter Paul v. Clinton?
    Why isn't the media covering Clinton's pastor convicted of child molestation?

    Why, because they want ratings, even though there is no mathmatical chance of Hillary catching Obama.

    May 1, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. Frosty

    I agree with Steve from New York. I think we should require some college education before anyone is able to vote. People should know the difference between a spin and a fact as well as lying and misspeaking before they are eligible to vote.

    Los Angeles, CA.

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  7. Jim, Indiana

    Upset in the brewing in North Carolina! Indiana and North Carolina wins would seal the deal for Hillary!

    Come on John Edwards, where are you?

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. MJ Walker

    To the person who thinks we should restrict voting to the college educated: Are we really looking for a meritocracy so elitist that hard working, intelligent Americans who undergo other forms of job training should be disenfranchised? No. I'm highly educated with an advanced degree, but that doesn't mean I think that an apprenticed electrician or a Manager at McDonald's should not be allowed to vote simply because they didn't get an education. All of adult America should be allowed to vote.

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  9. bill pike

    hope this is ex governor soon. i still have lost something. clinton signed into law NAFTA, billary said it was the biggest achievement of billies time in the white house outside of those little girl things, billary says she is against NAFTA and the clintons are making hundreds of thousands of dollars off NAFTA, billary helped bush/mcain invade a country that had nothing to do with 911 and now has obama said to clinton "you got the bus in the ditch now i have to get it out". AM I MISLED, MIDFED, OR JUST PISSED OFF over the fact that the clintons feel they are entitled to the white house and will lie and do whatever when they are under sniper fire??? i am confused i guess about this governor.

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  10. Teri

    The primaries need to be completed. The DNC instituted the rules that say they're not over until June and the rules about the superdelegates. All voters should be allowed to vote. If they change that now I am dumping the Democratic party and becoming an independent. I am voting for Hillary.

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Mike in Columbus

    It is very sad, and telling as I look through the posts responding to the latest super delegate to leave hillary and switch to Obama...

    All of the hrc supporters call him a traitor. As though Clinton is owed their allegence by these people. Its EARNED not owed. She hasn't earned... or more likely, she's lost it.

    They also say, "better watch out when hillary get the Nom", again as if she should spite them for their disobedience.

    Even her supporters believe she is simply entitled to the presidency because after all, she is clinton!

    Oh, and to the posters who say that hillary should be the nominee because she has no scandals the GOP can use in November...
    As I suspect his the case for most of her supporters.

    May 1, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. Nancy

    It is about time CNN notes who are going with Hillary. All we hear is who jumped to Obama, while everyday the SMART ones are going with Hillary. But we dont hear about them.

    What about PA pres of AFL-CIO? He went with her too. Put this all on the news please.

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. Erdie





    May 1, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. Levae

    Bill and Hillary the new Bonnie and Clyde. Crooks in the White House again. We must stop the Bushes and the Clintons before America really falls. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird it's a plane, know is OBAMA-MAN

    May 1, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  15. Brent

    The kitchen sink is on it's way Hillary, just in time for the next primary. I know you will use it.

    May 1, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. Eddie G

    Resilient with determination vs Honest, determined, resilient and with Integrity...I pick Obama!

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  17. David in Rocky Mount, NC

    Mike Easley has been a lousy governor. He insists he isn't interested in serving in any legislature, therefore he didn't run for the U.S. Senate (i.e., he knew he wouldn't beat Elizabeth Dole, who could be beaten by the right candidate). He's just bucking for Secretary of Education, Attorney General, or a federal judgeship in a Hillary administration.

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  18. Louis

    she knows how to lie, pander and lose the support of her closest allies and friends as she becomes more and more the Republican nominee for VP. .

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  19. HRC vrs. Peter Paul

    She's going through a civil suit on may counts of fraud. HRC is a part of the special interest system that condones lobbying for legislation. That's a problem. The Clintons picked up over 100 million dollars after leaving the White House; they'll do anything to get back in the White House.

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  20. no more Hill-Billys

    just give it up. don't waste our money.
    hill-billy go home.

    obama is president

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  21. sam

    why new ad……… after all the game is over………she knows that very well……….. but she won't quite onlt because she does not want Obama to no no………she will not let that to happen…….

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  22. Tone

    bucking for attorney general

    May 1, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  23. Pam

    Where did she get the money for this ad?

    May 1, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  24. Eddie G


    Get a clue..she isn't fighting for you, she isn't fighting for the people of the nation, she is fighting to satisfy her ego, she is fighting for herself and noone else!

    May 1, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. Lee WV

    May have worked in PA but don't think it will work in NC.Give it up Hillary.

    May 1, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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