May 3rd, 2008
01:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton in new ad: I'm a 'fighter'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Clinton campaign launched its first advertisement in Oregon."]
(CNN)—Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched its first television advertisement in Oregon Friday, casting herself as a “fighter,” who will meet the nation’s challenges.

“Oregon knows that with bold ideas there’s no challenge we can’t meet,” Clinton tells viewers.

In the 30 second spot called “Turn,” Clinton highlights her plans for transforming the environment, providing affordable health coverage and her mission to bring troops home from Iraq.

“It’s going to take a fighter to meet these challenges,” she says. “If you give me the chance together, we’ll turn our country around.”

The state of Oregon holds its primary May 20 via mail-in ballots. There are 52 delegates at stake.

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  1. Joe Regis

    You are a fighter all right and you have fought vaillantly.

    But you have lost Hillary.

    You must now surrender unconditionally, and maybe you may get the VP, you know.

    May 3, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. Pinocchioldilocks Maybe

    Yesterday Hillary said she felt like Goldilocks, but now she's back to being "Fightin' Fanny" again...

    But she doesn't remind me of any fighter. She just reminds me of Pinocchio.

    So maybe we should just call her "Pinocchioldilocks."

    May 3, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. cameleon116

    Yes a big fighter

    Remember bosnian sniper

    go away ILL ARY

    Come one Barack

    May 3, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Lonnie H.- Toledo, Ohio

    Too bad she's a fighter against her own party. Once a republican, always a republican....SO SAD.

    Lonnie H.- Toledo, OH.

    May 3, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Iyer

    I have never a fighter 'crying'. Lets not forget that Clinton cried right after her Iowa loss. This candidate is full of contradicting speeches – her speech and action do not always go together.

    May 3, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. Jerry, LA, CA

    oh my lord,

    I am praying that the supporters of each candidate are really not this hateful. Listen to yourselves. I have never heard such vile, nasty, ugly and downright superficial nastiness being slung at each candidate on these forums. You are SUPPOSED to be DEMOCRATS first and foremost. If i didn't know better this is a right wing conservative website. GET OVER YOURSELVES. RELEASE YOUR HATRED. How dare anyone in here call themselves true believers in the democratic agenda. This is bigger than 2 candidates, this is bigger than YOU. Get the big picture? If not, you are all as bad as the people in the whitehouse now. Quit whining and focus your guns on republican and conservative ideals that have gotten us into this mess of a country that we now occupy.

    May 3, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. John

    What exactly is it that Hillary is fighting??

    Obama is a fighter... no one thought it would ever have come to him being on the verge of the nomination, HIllary thouight it was going to be a cakewalk from the start.

    Hillary is like Rocky 3, where Balboa underestimates his opponent, Clubber Lang, and gets beat when it's time to fight.

    If a Dem is not in the white house this November we can all thank the Clinton Dynasty for bringing down their own party.


    May 3, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. MP-Pennsylvania

    If Obama is white Hillary is long gone. She is waiting to use race.

    Who invited Wright for the talk last week?????????
    A Hillary Supporter…..

    Read yahoo news today

    How Hillary prevented Whitewater case

    How Hillary prevented bipartisan health insurance program.

    May 3, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. Black woman for white Clinton

    No one is saying anything about Peter Paul, especially Obama, because then the door would open for people to investigate his Rezko ties. These people are politicians, not angels. Let's nominate the most qualified politician.

    Clinton '08

    May 3, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. Kris In PA

    Just the fighter we need in the White House during these troubling times in our country!
    Go Hillary!

    May 3, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. dgh

    Lets not forget Obama's disowning his paster because his polls were tanking! Making like it was some new revelation about Rev.Wright!

    May 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Jim

    Well, she's good at fighting fellow Dems.

    Not so good at fighting corporate interests. Not so good at fighting the telling of lies to make herself look good. Not so good at fighting against destroying her own party.

    But she's great at fighting for Number One. Unfortunately, Number One happens to be herself and herself alone.

    May 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Tammy

    "her mission to bring troops home from Iraq"

    Why bring them home? You voted to send them there. Is this so that you can give them a rest before you send them back to start the new war with Iran you are hinting at???

    You are a Republican at heart and not someone I could ever bring myself to vote for.

    May 3, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  14. Lisa

    Well i'm glad everyone agrees that Hillary is a fighter.

    May 3, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  15. DJ

    Hillary please!!! Your just a power hungry freak. She'll sell this country in a blink of a eye.

    May 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. MP-Pennsylvania

    She is a fighter without a good cause.

    She will fight for scorth earth.

    Just like Bush she will take us to war if some one cross her lines

    Same thing happened in White water case

    Her health bill. She did not want some thing less. Finally people got big ZERO.

    Read today's yahoo politics

    CNN and other media sacred of Clintons. They don't get Clinton's baggage out.
    compared to that Write and small town talk is nothing

    May 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Nando

    SHE"S A LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!


    OBAMA 08

    May 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. rosita

    Hillary R Clinton will be the Winner, despite that CNN has been for Obama while putting HRC down. CNN you are not the most trusted as you claim.

    May 3, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |


    May 3, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  20. Gary

    Clinton will fight for the American people, and Obama will sit in a racest church for another 20 years where The "rev" is preaching hate, racism, and black seperatism. The people that pay him have made him a very wealthy "rev"....

    May 3, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  21. Ziggy

    Sure Clinton is a fighter, a nasty fighter, an unwise fighter. So is G. W. Bush. See where it lead America to have fighters as presidents. We get a never ending "Cowboy Diplomacy" for 100 more years. Remember, all great powers from Rome to England, to even the Soveit Union felt because of wars they could not finance anymore. When our tresory is empty because of wars we cannot sustain anymore, China who is building weatlth and power will easily attack us and take over. You want America to be great again and keep on ruling the world, change strategy, make war when necessary and seek peace to prosperity. Patriotism and nationalism has nothing to do with wars. See what Hitler did to the country and people he loved so much. How can the Clintons and Bush call themselves patriots when they are selling out America to Big Business that is helping China and India grow at the expense of the american people. Let's go for a change, vote Obama.

    May 3, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. liar, liar, pants on fire

    Thanks to your type of politics and promotion of racist attitudes, I've had to fight all my life. I can fight for myself, thank you very much!

    Our country needs a leader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! American's aren't wimps and neither is our military who fight for us everyday in the war YOU voted for! WE WILL FIGHT FOR OURSELF, we need leadership.

    Hillary, you want to fight so much???? Fight for truth, oh...that's right, you don't know what it is!!!!!!!!!!!!


    May 3, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Craig H Easton, PA

    I have no doubt that Senator Clinton is a fighter and would fight for many things I agree with. Problem is, we can't actually win any of those battles on the big issues with yet another 51-49% Presidency. And for all those scars and battles, what I have yet to see the Senator do is actually tell her strongest supporters things they need to hear but won't like. There's going to have to be a lot of that kind of leadership to turn things around, and I don't see it. Sure, I'd rather have a tough partisan on my side than on the other, aka Bush, but it's not what we need.

    May 3, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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