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Hillary 'There For You'

Hours after Barack Obama released an ad focused on his Social Security proposals (complete with senior citizens in the audience), Hillary Clinton is out with a new ad reminding seniors in Iowa and New Hampshire that she's "been there for you all along."

"These days it seems every candidate on earth is coming here for you. But which candidate has been there for you all along?" the announcer asks. Zing!

Incidentally, a quick glance at the washingtonpost.com Campaign Tracker shows Clinton has held 80 events in Iowa since we started tracking appearances at the start of 2007. By comparison, Barack Obama has hosted 133 events in the Hawkeye State, while John Edwards has done 166.

As for New Hampshire, Clinton has held 48 events; Obama has held 43; and Edwards has held 88.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  October 29, 2007; 5:21 PM ET Ad Watch , Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I agree with Obama Hillary cannot lead if she cannot tell us her position...she is blurring the line in the ad. Obama have made his position known on the issue of social security...watching Hillary AD i still did not get what her position is on the issue...

Posted by: Stan | October 29, 2007 5:55 PM

Unfortunately, Hilary did not respond to the question posed to her by Senator Obama. What she did was to engage in self-promotion and normal obfuscation of issues per Washington conventional-speak. The issue is not if she visited elderly in the nursing homes but what is her plan to make social security solvent when boomers are retiring as life expectancy is growing.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 29, 2007 6:15 PM

My response to Senator Clinton's question:

"But which candidate has been there for you all along?"

Senator Clinton, you were "there" in 1993 and with your high-handed incompetence, mismanaged the first real opportunity we had to solve the healthcare problem. If that's what your being "there" results in, I can do without any further assistance on your part thank you.

Posted by: Teach53 | October 29, 2007 9:09 PM

It's sad to see Obama being forceful with Hillary. Or that he's going to show the differences between him and Ms.Clintion. If he has not been able to do it in the last 10 months, what makes him think that he could do it during the debate tomorrow? Here's what going to the happen. Obama will be given the chance to attach Hillary and he will go mablegamble like he had done several times in the last dabates. Hillary is good at doing her homework. She will deliever a one liner sting, and Obama will be history begining tomorrow. Mark my works. Hillary knows what she's doing, but Obama is trying to ride the waves without doing any work.

Posted by: ej | October 29, 2007 9:10 PM

A Hillary nomination is the GOP's only hope.

Posted by: zbob99 | October 29, 2007 9:12 PM

Hey Teach53. You sound likey you are really a big Obama supporter. That's really good. I admire you heartfelt support for Mr. Obama. The problem is your canadiate belaves like he is running to be the head of a preschool in DC. Do you know what's like to work with Republicans or fight them. It's war out there. I just don't see how Mr.Obama can fight and defeat the Republicans. One thing Mr.Obama doesn't get about Republicans is that they don't care about fairness or rule of law. Republicans care about winning and they are the law. That's why they are scared to death of Hillary.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 29, 2007 9:24 PM

Hillary has been there all along. It seems that we all forget that she was fighting for Universal Healthcare and fighting to save Social Security long before she ever entered the Senate. In fact, the surplus that was inherited by George W. Bush and that is now only a memory, was supposed to be used to shore up Social Security.

Seems that Hillary is on everyone's mind and for good reason.

Posted by: TX | October 30, 2007 12:08 AM

Lets be real. Hillary is our salvation.The USA needs her as Hillary can and will lead us.

Posted by: stan harhut | October 30, 2007 12:40 AM

Hillary is bought/owned by corporations. She cannot be very truthful.

WE need either Obama and/or Edwards.

Posted by: Oscar | October 30, 2007 1:38 AM

over everyone else hillary shows true leadership. she is the only one who has a real plan for our future as a nation.now she has a plan for health care everyone else says they have one too,but they cannot
describe theirs in detail like she does.
come on obama you got to stop beleiving and
know something if you want to lead a country

Posted by: jcg | October 30, 2007 6:04 AM

Bush Clinton Crime Cartel

Posted by: sapperinthewire | October 30, 2007 6:20 AM

Hillary has only chance of beating the Republicans. I like them all but I want the Democrats to win and she is the choice to beat them.

Posted by: billy depp | October 31, 2007 2:16 AM

Obama lost his chance to criticize Hillary on her vote on Kyle-Leiberman when he failed to show up to even bother to vote! You cannot have it both ways.

Posted by: billy depp | October 31, 2007 2:18 AM

I keep hoping and praying that HIliary will win the election. She has the answers to a great many issues and for the 1st time I am voting not just for a women at last for the right person to lead our country.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 8, 2008 1:01 PM

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