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Ad Watch: Hillary Clinton's First TV Ad

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is out with her first TV ad of the presidential campaign cycle. It's called, "Invisibles" and is airing in Iowa.

The 60-second spot says certain groups of Americans have been "invisible" to President Bush, but that these people would not be invisible under President Hillary Clinton.

As the Associated Press reports, "The move intensifies Clinton's campaign in Iowa, her weakest state, and comes on the eve of her latest campaign swing here." The washingtonpost.com Campaign Tracker shows Clinton making several stops in Iowa this week, including a visit to the Iowa State Fair.

The ad's release could take steam out of another AP story out today reporting that Democrats in down-ballot races are nervous about having Clinton top next year's Democratic ticket.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  August 13, 2007; 1:03 PM ET Ad Watch , Hillary Rodham Clinton
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it's a decent ad against the gop- no one belives bush cares about americans who aren't rich.

Posted by: newagent99 | August 13, 2007 2:06 PM

Hillary won't be running against George W Bush in the 2008 election. Fred Thompson will probably be her rival. He could be a tough opponent. 49% of Americans say they will NEVER vote for her and he is at the very least her equal. Both will have served 8 years in the U.S senate, both are accomplished lawyers ( Thompson passed his bar exam the first time,Clinton didnt) and both have star status. Clinton is only a major politician because she was first lady, Thompson because he was a tv and movie star. Clinton better start focusing on Thompson and forget about Bush.

Posted by: John | August 13, 2007 2:20 PM

Hillary can easily win the general election. Our current system which uses the electoral collage is the reason she will win. She doesn't need the 49% who say they will never vote. She needs to win Florida and Ohio and everything that Kerry won...very doable. As for an earlier post which makes mention of Fred (Lazyboy) Thompson. I hope that the Republican Party nominates him. What a "cake walk" that election will be.

Posted by: Daniel Elliott | August 13, 2007 3:18 PM

Actually, she doens't even need to win Florida and Ohio. If she wins the Kerry states plus Florida or Ohio, she will be the next President of the United States. Even more doable.

Posted by: Paul | August 13, 2007 3:41 PM

I am convinced that Hillary Rodham Clinton will make an excellent president. That's why it infuriates me when Markos Alberto C. Moulitsas Zúñiga (Kos) targets Hillary Clinton for criticism.

Maybe if people knew more about Kos, they would take what he says less seriously. For example, this is what Kos said in a 1993 essay that he submitted to his college campus newspaper, Northern Illinois University newspaper, the "Northern Star," in 1993:

"Military Right"
Published on: Monday, January 25, 1993


It's truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton's campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It's ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner.

Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals. I'm neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who've come out against lifting the ban.

Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit's mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum. Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who's short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities. And in any case, there aren't many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it.

Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.




The "Truth About Kos Blog" sure gives us a lot more information about Markos Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga.


Posted by: Francis L. Holland | August 13, 2007 3:55 PM

Your kidding me? You're digging out a paper that this guy, Kos, wrote as a freshman in college? A freshman paper? I kinda like Hillary Clinton and I think she'll do just fine. (And, frankly, the Kos site is a wee bit too liberal for this moderate-to-liberal Democrat). But I still think that Kos circa 2007 has a point of view that should be heard, evaluated and respected. You can't tell me the blogger community that Kos helped to create didn't have an impact on the party in 2004 or on the outcome of November, 2006, right? So, why waste your time with that kind of nonsense in pulling out what the Kos guy did as a freshman in college. Man, do you see the inanity of what you're doing? Man, I'm embarrassed to read that someone (a Democrat no less -- I am guessing) actually deemed Kos as unworthy of attention over something he wrote as a freshman in college! What next? Eighth-grade? Junior-year in high school.

For heaven's sake . . . just relax . . . Hillary's going to do well . . . and, if, for some strange reason, she doesn't, Obama or Edwards or Richardson are good candidates, too. But Hillary's going to do well.


Posted by: tony_daysog@moderatedemocrats.com | August 13, 2007 5:38 PM

boring ... She is running again Bush in this ad, it has no flow to it, its just her shrill, and its too long makes it even more boring...

Posted by: Stephen | August 13, 2007 5:57 PM

Ok, kind of weak and predictable from Hillary..and she is NOT running against W.
As for Kos, who cares!? The DailyKos is about hundreds of thousands of voices, not just one; esp. not one from freshman college, that was weak.
Hillary is a part of the problem, not the solution, she IS the etablishment.
Obama or Edwards, not Hillary. She sold out long ago to big insurance money no less.
She has no serious/strong acheivements throughout her entire career, has a long history of working against organized labor, failed to deliver healthcare b4 and takes too much money from very big corporations.

End the Oligarchy! No more royal families!

Let's get back to democracy and elect NEW voices, not old ones that are bought and paid for!

Posted by: Eric | August 13, 2007 6:45 PM

I believe the point the ad was making is that when Hillary is President she will change the way average Americans are seen. She is using the present occupant of the White House to contrast. In the general election I'm sure she will use generic republicans as the powers that don't see average Americans. GO HILLARY

Posted by: Richard Miday | August 13, 2007 6:50 PM

I support in Candidate Clinton's stand on her campaign issues and believe in her capabilities for restoring America's stand in the world. I think America needs to prove itself and to the world that we are better than investing $340 billion dollars into a fruitless war. According to the Borgen Project, whose goal is to fight and reduce global poverty, it only takes $19 billion dollars annually to eliminate poverty across the globe. However, our government is spending an average of $2 billion dollars a week in Iraq creating more poverty and hunger. As Americans, we definitely need to support organizations such as the Borgen Project as well as candidates that recognize the importance of the issue of global poverty.

Posted by: Mstessyrue | August 13, 2007 7:10 PM

Look liberals there is a concept that you need to start warming up to and that is your all telling and living a lie.
Look at America's "deep blue" cities when there is nothing but proverty and despair. Deep blue cities that have been under single party Democrat rule for decades and generations. Cities like Detroit where only 25% of the children in public schools ever graduate from High School. Deep Blue cities like Washington DC where less than 50% of the children graduate from High School and where the rich white liberals live in their safe secure neighborhoods in Georgetown and NW and where the poor people live in the crime ridden streets of Southeast and Northeast. In "deep blue" cities like Baltimore where 72% of Black male children "never" graduate from High School. Baltimore has the second highest murder rate in America. Detroit with their 25% graduation rate has the highest murder rate in America.

I'm sick and tried of you rich liberals lieing about how much you care about poor people yet in the very cities that you control and have controlled for decades and generations they is noting but proverty and neglect.

Is this what you call SOCIAL JUSTICE and WHEN are you going to fix these "deep blue" cities and when is America's corrupt liberal wolfpack press going to REPORT ON THE BIGGEST CRIME IN AMERICA...........WHEN IS THIS CRIME GONG TO BE INVISIBLE TO THE DEMOCRATS AND THEIR ENABLERS, AMERICA'S CORRUPT LIBERAL PRESS?????????

Posted by: perception5 | August 13, 2007 7:38 PM

lets focus on the future not the past, its bush this bush that.

Posted by: doesitreallymatter | August 13, 2007 8:21 PM

Yes Hollary, go, go far far away.

perception5: excellent point! and something that most dems refuse to honestly look at, its sad and pathetic.

Hillary Clinton IS part of the establishment and she IS part of the problem.

It's time to end the oligarchy and regain our democracy!

Posted by: Eric | August 13, 2007 8:34 PM

Go to hell, Hillary! The faster -the better! Bush is a bloody and a bad one. Hillary would be much worse. The latter is White supremacist, the close friend of Peoria supremacists (and others - around the country also). She might finish Iraqi war, though I doubt it very, very much, but she would inspire something similar to a seria of internal civil wars. Seems that she would be the worst choice for the future prez.

Posted by: aepelbaum | August 13, 2007 11:41 PM

Lets get one thing straight right now, there aint a damn thing worse than George Bush and 75% of America will agree with me.

If you want a lazy former Senator who has a worse record than Bush, and some one who will put the US into the grave...VOTE FOR FRED THOMPSON.
If you want someone who doesn't know what he wants, and someone that doesnt know what he is doing...VOTE FOR FLIP-FLOP ROMNEY.

But if you want change, real change to a better America from someone who knows how to lead, who will clean the floor with the disgusting, disgraceful Republicans...vote for HILLARY CLINTON.

I am a NEW YORKER...Hillary is my Senator and I can tell you she has brought real change to New York. She has faught for New Yorkers for over 6 years and I am voting for her so that she can CLEAN UP THE MESS THE REPUBLICANS LEFT!

**And a note to all of you Right wing Nazi, racist, sexist Bloggers, say what you want about me and my post, but the polls prove that I am right, and in 2009 when Clinton is your President, you'll know find out that I am right too. WAKE UP REPUBLICANS! LOOK FOR YOUR BRAINS AT THE END OF YOUR GUN BARRELS!


Posted by: Bill NY | August 14, 2007 1:11 AM

It is sad to see the venom on some of these posts but as we all know it's the same people over and over- clearly all the polls across the nation show that Hillary both can and will win.

This is a brilliant commercial and shows the Hillary that people who know her well know. A woman who is warm and compassionate as Billy Graham recently said in his book. A woman of substance and a woman who can stand up in a man's world and make a difference.

Let there be no mistake- at the highest levels of government and business it is still a man's world and it's about time that we have a strong, intelligent, creative and fearless woman to change that.

Hillary is that woman and if many of the other women of her generation, who are also highly educated and women of substance, would just get over some the jealousy they appear to have over Hillary's success they would see that electing a woman who will break the highest glass ceiling in the world will help all of us to grow.

Posted by: peter dc | August 14, 2007 12:38 PM

Hillary is an immoral and divisive character, and there are millions of us non-partisans who despise Bush and the Clintons equally.

If the NY HillBillies return to the White House, what will be the contribution price for renting out the Lincoln bedroom? Will I be able to afford a night there? And will they return the rest of the furniture they took when they last left? And will the serial adulterer ["first adulterer"?] sleep in the same bed with his adoring wife--that adoring wife who set up a separate house from him as soon as they had evacuated the White House? Or will Marc Rich help them all out again.

If you don't know who Marc Rich is, and you support the Clintons, then find out! The list goes on and on.

Character does count. Moral quality does count. Bush and the Clintons [and, yes, Ghouoliani] are the worst candidates for America just on the issues of character and moral quality, not to mention all the rest of the important qualities America needs in its next president.

Posted by: Radical Patriot | August 15, 2007 3:01 PM

We still have Rowe v. Wade..
We still have Social Security..
We still have stem cell research..
Republicans are either so burdened with their bad debts, crappy jobs and Wal-Mart wages or so bitter they'd rather win and argument then take a vacation and enjoy this beautiful world..sad, really.

Posted by: Elijah | August 16, 2007 3:21 AM

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