Maya Angelou Calls Clinton 'My Girl' in S.C.; Biden and Paul Release New Ads
Clinton is Angelou's 'Girl'
Hillary Clinton is airing a new radio ad in South Carolina starring poet and author Maya Angelou.
"Let me tell you about my girl, Hillary Clinton," Angelou says in the ad. "As a child, Hillary Clinton was taught that all God's children are equal. So as a mother, she understood that her child wasn't safe, unless all children were safe. I know what kind of president Hillary Clinton will be, because I know who she is. Hillary Clinton has always been a strong woman and a passionate protector of families. For 35 years, that is exactly what she has been doing. Each generation of African Americans stands on the shoulders of those who came before. Today, the challenges facing us threaten the dreams we've had for our children. We need a president with the experience and strength to meet those challenges. I am inspired by Hillary Clinton: A daughter, a wife, a mother, my girl."
The Angelou ad is airing only a few days after the Barack Obama-Oprah Winfrey campaign rally in Columbia, S.C.
Biden Taking 'Action' in Iowa
Joe Biden is airing a new TV ad in Iowa called "Action."
"Being president is not the same thing as running for president," Biden says in the ad. "When this campaign is over, political slogans like 'experience' and 'change' will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act. The Biden Plan to end the war in Iraq has already earned bipartisan support. When Pakistan erupted in crisis, I spoke to [Pervez] Musharraf before Bush did. You don't have to guess what I'll do as president. Just look at what I've done."
This direct-to-camera is similar to an ad by Chris Dodd and another by Bill Richardson, who, like Biden, are trying break into the tight race for the Democratic nomination lead, which is now dominated by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards.
Another Ron Paul Radio Ad
Ron Paul started a new ad blitz this week. The Texas Congressman is airing a radio ad about health care in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, while a new TV ad is airing in Iowa and New Hampshire. The newest radio ad is about taxes.
"I want to end the IRS and replace it with nothing. No income tax, no sales tax, and responsible constitutional spending. That's a formula for prosperity and the way to a brighter future for our children and grandchildren," Paul says in the ad.
This is the sixth radio ad of Rep. Paul's campaign, according to his YouTube channel.
-- Ed O'Keefe
By Ed O'Keefe |
December 11, 2007; 3:58 PM ET
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