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Clinton Made Comments Similar to Charlie Black's

John McCain's top adviser Charlie Black is not the first or the only political veteran to suggest that another major terrorist attack would be a political benefit to the Republican Party. Last summer it was Hillary Clinton who made a similar remark during a town hall meeting in Concord, N.H....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 24, 2008; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Says Thank You and Goodbye

Three days after suspending her campaign for the White House and acknowledging Barack Obama as the Democrat's presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton released a message to her supporters on YouTube. The video was made on June 3 -- the night of the South Dakota and Montana primaries when it became clear...

 

By washingtonpost.com | June 10, 2008; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Twists and Turns of The Clinton Campaign

The Post's Dan Balz reviews the final months of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign in this video report, which features footage shot in the past few months by several washingtonpost.com videojournalists:...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 4, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (2)

New Clinton Ad Uses Interesting Numbers

Hillary Rodham Clinton's newest ad "17 Million" suggests she has won more than 17 million votes, a figure sure to be disputed by almost everyone else. Here's the ad script: Tuesday it's up to you. You can over 17 million people who voted for a leader to fix the economy....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 1, 2008; 02:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Getting Ad Help in Montana and Puerto Rico

The American Leadership Project is airing ads for Hillary Clinton in Montana and Puerto Rico. Different production elements, announcers, and characters, but basically the same message: Clinton's plan is best for middle class Americans, and she should continue her campaign. The Montana spot: The Puerto Rico spot: -- Ed O'Keefe...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 05:50 PM ET | Comments (43)

'Only One' (More?) Ad From Clinton

It's not clear what Hillary Clinton will do following the Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana primaries. For now, she's still spending money on ads. "Only One" is airing in Big Sky Country. Here's part of the script: She's the only one in this campaign who voted against the Bush...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (5)

Clinton Stresses 'Responsibility' in S.D. Ad

While Barack Obama airs an ad touting the support of South Dakota's current and former Democratic members of Congress, Hillary Clinton is airing an economic message in The Mount Rushmore State. "Responsibility" outlines Clinton's stance on fiscal responsibility. "Hillary Clinton will stop spending money America doesn't have. She'll end fifty...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 27, 2008; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (5)

New Ads for Clinton in Kentucky and Oregon

Proving she has no plans to leave the race just yet, Hillary Rodham Clinton is airing new messages in Kentucky and Oregon. "Partner" delivers her economic message to middle class voters. "It's hard to pick between a gallon of milk, and a gallon of gas," says one man in the...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 16, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Last-Minute W. Va. Radio Ad

With voting underway in West Virginia, Hillary Clinton is airing a 60-second radio ad in the Mountain State. Here's part of the script: "In Washington, some people say the presidential primary in West Virginia doesn't much matter. That your voice doesn't count. But you know what? Tuesday we can show...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 13, 2008; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (5)

Wilson and Plame Star in New Clinton Ad

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, star in a new ad for Hillary Rodham Clinton. "Strongest Plan" is a 30-second spot that discusses Clinton's plans for ending the war in Iraq. "Ending the Iraq war means a lot to us, and that's why...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 10, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (67)

(Chelsea) Clinton's Mother's Day Message

A new, online-only video voiced by Chelsea Clinton urges supporters to send her mom a special Mother's Day message. The production includes several photos of the former first daughter, her mother, and grandmother. "Remember, your little girls can be anything they want to be in America when they grow up....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 9, 2008; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (25)

Easley for Clinton in New NC Ad

As she has in Pennsylvania and Indiana, Sen. Hillary Clinton is making use of her most powerful surrogate in North Carolina. Gov Mike Easley (D) appears in a new 30-second spot, singing the New York senator's praises. Here's the script: These are tough times in America and I think that...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 1, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Maya Angelou in New Ad for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has called upon a big-name supporter to help her out in North Carolina. The poet Maya Angelou is appearing in a new 60-second TV ad in the Tar Heel State, calling the New York senator "a prayer" for American voters. Here's the script: Hillary Clinton is a prayer...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 30, 2008; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Ads Attack Obama in Indiana

Hillary Clinton, and the pro-Clinton independent 527 group American Leadership Project are attacking Barack Obama in Indiana with new ads about the economy. ALP has been airing ads in support of Clinton's economic proposals since February. Members of the group told The Post's Matt Mosk that they started the organization...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 30, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Same Ad, Different States for Clinton

Hillary Clinton is running "Cost" in both Indiana and North Carolina. The message discusses her energy plans, and proposed efforts to help reduce gas prices -- including a temporary suspension of the gas tax. "These days it costs 50 bucks to fill up the tank. How can Indiana/North Carolina families...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 27, 2008; 09:00 PM ET | Comments (21)

Four More From Clinton in Final Day of Campaigning

SCRANTON, PA. -- The latest poll suggests four percent of Pennsylvania's likely Democratic voters are still undecided about tomorrow's primary. If they happen to watch TV today, they'll be coaxed by several new ads from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, Obama started airing two new messages, touting...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 21, 2008; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats' Ad War Continues in Pa.

With less than 48 hours before Pennsylvania's presidential primary, Barack Obama is up with a new ad. "Exactly" responds to Hillary Clinton's response to his two most recent ads that criticize her health care plan and her character. Here's the script: "Newspapers call Hillary Clinton's negative attacks the "old politics."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 20, 2008; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Critical of New Obama Ad

YORK, PA. -- On a hot day in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama starts airing two new ads that criticize Hillary Clinton for her health care proposals, and her character. "Afford," calls out Clinton's health care proposals by stating in part that: "Hillary Clinton's attacking, but what is she not telling you...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 19, 2008; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Defending American Jobs in New Ad

Hillary Clinton is airing a new ad in Indiana that talks about her plans to save American defense jobs. "Right here over 200 Hoosiers built parts that guided our military's smart bombs to their targets. They were good jobs, but now, they're gone to China. And now America's defense relies...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 16, 2008; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Hits Obama on Oil Money

The ad wars continue in Pennsylvania, with Hillary Clinton now hitting the airwaves to criticize Barack Obama's acceptance of campaign donations from "executives and employees of oil companies," according to the ad. "Pocket" lists some of those donors, and their employers, while reminding voters that no federal candidate can accept...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 16, 2008; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Releases Tough New Anti-Obama Ad in Pa.

As reported by The Post's Anne E. Kornblut in The Trail: PHILADELPHIA -- Keeping up her pounding on Sen. Barack Obama for his "bitter" remark a week ago, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally launched an ad off the event -- and it is arguably her toughest so far in...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 15, 2008; 12:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Amateur Viral Video Goes On... and On

The latest political viral video comes to us courtesy of the Venetian Princess. She does "a lot of random comedy sketches and celebrity parodies," according to her YouTube page. So it's not quite clear where this video fits in: "When you're sad Barack's in the lead, I'll be there with...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 9, 2008; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton: 'I Was Raised on Pinochle and The American Dream'

The Clinton campaign is airing five new ads in Pennsylvania, highlighting the candidate's plans for the economy, health care, and the state's Latino community. Of the five, "Scranton" stands out. It's a biographical spot narrated by Clinton that uses old family films, driving home her personal connection to the state....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 8, 2008; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Looking Ahead With New Ads

Looking beyond the Pennsylvania Primary, Hillary Clinton is airing new ads in North Carolina and Indiana (both states hold primaries on May 6). Last week in the Tar Heel State, Clinton urged voters to visit NCAskMe.com and submit questions. Her new ad delivers the same message. "I think you actually...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | April 7, 2008; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

'My Husband was Head of Surgery for 8 Years!'

As two surgeons are about to start operating on a patient, a Hillary Clinton look-alike barges in wearing surgical clothing and a stethoscope. After a humorous back and forth between the Clinton actress and the two surgeons, Clinton says, "I am ready to operate on day one. Now hand me...

 

By washingtonpost.com | April 4, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton: Ask Me!

"If you're looking for a typical commercial, switch the channel," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a new ad that will hit the airwaves in North Carolina on Friday. During the 60-second spot Clinton outlines problems and issues that voters in the Tarheel state have brought to her attention... and...

 

By washingtonpost.com | April 3, 2008; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (38)

Is It Fair to Ask Chelsea Clinton About Lewinsky?

While campaigning Tuesday at Butler University in Indianapolis, Chelsea Clinton was asked if she thought her mother's credibility was damaged by the Monica Lewinsky scandal: This raises an interesting question: Considering her active involvement in her mother's campaign, is it fair game to ask Chelsea Clinton about the Lewinsky scandal?...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 26, 2008; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (1186)

Clinton On The Air in Pennsylvania

With exactly four weeks until the Pennsylvania Primary, Hillary Clinton has started airing TV ads in the state. Clinton's ad launch comes just days after a weekend ad blitz by Barack Obama. Clinton's "Level" message is focused on her economic proposals: A similar version of this ad in Texas, and...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 25, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (19)

Video Fact-Checking Clinton

Fact-checking has become a popular, and important part of political journalism. As The Post's Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman report today, "in a presidential contest involving three sitting senators, embellishment of legislative records may be an inevitability." YouTube user jedreport couldn't agree more. This video combines Hillary Clinton's recent comments...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 24, 2008; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (7)

Flashback: Does Michigan Matter to Clinton?

Following a report from the Los Angeles Times, the Drudge Report's Matt Drudge has posted an audio clip on his YouTube channel from a Oct. 11, 2007 New Hampshire Public Radio interview with Hillary Clinton, during which she was asked about the Michigan primary: "I personally did not think it...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 20, 2008; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is Christopher Guest Producing Clinton Videos?

A group of Hillary Clinton's Texas supporters posted this video on Wednesday, and as far as we can tell, it was not approved the candidate. Instead, Hillaryfan8 is responsible for this message. "We need a woman in the House, the White House!" the supporters chant. "We don't need no bling,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 14, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (3)

Ferraro Speaks Out Again

Geraldine Ferraro responded to criticisms of her comments of Barack Obama this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS's "The Early Show," refusing to apologize for what she said about Barack Obama's candidacy. Ferraro recently told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif. that if Obama were "a white man,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 12, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

O'Hillary

You don't think Hillary Clinton had anything to do with Northern Ireland's peace process? Well, at least consider this video proof, as provided by the Clinton campaign. The video includes clips of her speech at the lighting of the Belfast, Northern Ireland, Christmas tree in 1995. It also features clips...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 11, 2008; 06:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's Last Minute Attempt in Mississippi

Hillary Clinton is making a late run at Barack Obama in Mississippi by way of a TV ad she also aired in Texas. The ad discusses Clinton's plans to create jobs, improve the economy and end "giveaways for corporate special interests." While Clinton is not expected to win the Magnolia...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 10, 2008; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Look at Clinton's Surrogates

Make sure you read Peter Baker and Anne E. Kornblut's report in today's Post about the squabbling between advisers to Hillary Clinton. Baker and Kornblut report that "the internal problems endured by the Clinton team have been especially corrosive." "They fought over [Mark] Penn's strategy of presenting Clinton as a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 6, 2008; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (12)

Clinton Hints at Running With Obama

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared on the six broadcast and cable network morning shows Wednesday. On CBS's "The Early Show" Clinton acknowledged that Democrats may eventually nominate a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton ticket. "That may be where this is headed, but of course we have to decide who is on...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 5, 2008; 01:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Uses 'Latino Time' in Texas Ad

We picked up on a small, but noteworthy difference in some English and Spanish-language ads Hillary Clinton is airing in Texas. As you can see in the screengrabs below, the Clinton campaign urges Spanish-speaking voters to arrive at caucus sites at 6:30 p.m., while the English-language ad urges voters to...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 3, 2008; 05:46 PM ET | Comments (75)

Two New Clinton Ads on National Security, Economy

On the eve of the Ohio and Texas primaries, Sen. Hillary Clinton is out with two more ads designed to raise "central questions" about who is better prepared to be commander-in-chief, and who is the right person to manage the nation's economy, according to campaign aides. "True" attacks Sen. Barack...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 3, 2008; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (44)

Weekend Funnies

Following recent cameos on the "Late Show with David Letterman," and ahead of her appearance on "The Daily Show," Hillary Clinton provided an "Editorial Comment" on "Saturday Night Live": Meanwhile, actor Jack Nicholson exploits his personal film archive to endorse Clinton: -- Ed O'Keefe...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 2, 2008; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton en Espanol

As the most recent polls suggest she is still favored by Texas Latinos, Hillary Clinton makes a direct appeal to them in her most recent 30-second message. "I know your traditions, and culture, but I also understand the problems you face," she says. But, as the subtitles demonstrate, she doesn't...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | March 2, 2008; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Invokes Your Kids in New Ad

Hillary Clinton just brought your kids into the argument. A new 30-second spot airing in Texas raises the question of national security experience, suggesting to Texas parents that an Obama presidency means you and your kids won't sleep soundly. "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep," the...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 29, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Levels With Texas

Another Hillary Clinton ad in Texas. This one about her economic plans: "She's fighting for America's middle class," the announcer says. "She'll end $55 billion in giveaways to corporate special interests, and invest it to rebuild the middle class, create jobs, end tax breaks for companies that ship companies overseas,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 27, 2008; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (4)

Hillary En Espanol

With one week until the crucial Texas primary, Hillary Clinton has a Spanish-language theme song to help woo Latino support. The song is by Walter Suhr and the Mango Punch, and introduced by Tejano musician Johnny Canales. A rough translation of the song: "Hillary, Hillary Cliiiiinnnnton... We need a change....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 26, 2008; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (7)

Hillary's 'Moment' Replaying in Texas and Ohio

In addition to three other ads airing in Ohio and Texas, Hillary Clinton is taking advantage of her "moment" and re-airing a 60-second version of it in the Buckeye and Lone Star States. "Resolved" plays highlights of Clinton's closing statements during last Thursday's CNN debate. Clinton says, in part: "You...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 24, 2008; 06:48 PM ET | Comments (109)

Clinton Ads: Three for Texas and Ohio

Hillary Clinton is airing new ads in Ohio and Texas. Level "Corporate special interests" bad. Middle-class tax breaks good. Deliver A folksy narrator says "In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it." Proud Former Ohio Senator John Glenn says Hillary fights for "working people."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 22, 2008; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pro-Clinton 527 Releases First TV Ad

From our brother blog, The Trail: A new independent group has started raising substantial amounts of money to put television ads on the air in Texas and Ohio that appear to be designed to help Sen. Hillary Clinton in her heated primary battles there. The group called American Leadership Project...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 20, 2008; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (8)

Clinton's 'Voice' in Vermont, 'Night Shift" in Tex. and Ohio

Looking past what might happen in Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Washington tonight, Hillary Clinton continues to spend ad dollars in the states voting on March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. "Night Shift" is airing in Ohio, and is aimed squarely at working-class, or middle-class voters. "You pour coffee, fix...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 19, 2008; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (151)

Clinton Says Thank You

Following what her campaign considers a good fundraising week, Hillary Clinton has posted a "thank you" message on her Web site. Supporters received a link to the video from campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe. "In the past week alone, you went to HillaryClinton.com and donated over $10 million to this campaign....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 17, 2008; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (8)

Hillary4U&Me

A friend sends along this music video. Although originally posted on YouTube a few months back, the clip has been making the email rounds during the past week or so. It's audio-visual waterboarding....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 15, 2008; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (13)

Obama Answers Clinton's 'Debate' Ad

From our brother blog, The Trail: Hillary Clinton filed the first shot -- with an ad attacking Barack Obama in Wisconsin. Now Obama has answered back with this ad: The negative exchange may be the first on-air clash between the two Democratic frontrunners. But it is a decidedly gentle tussle....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 14, 2008; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (47)

More Ads From Clinton, Obama

A new day, and new ads from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. "Enough" is Obama's latest message, airing in Wisconsin. The 30-second spot has aired before in other states. "Ordinary people all across the country are struggling from paycheck to paycheck. If the plant moves to China, and you've been...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 14, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton Airing New Ads in Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin

Fresh from defeats in the Potomac Primaries, Hillary Clinton is now airing new ads in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Texas. Clinton is airing her first attack ad against Barack Obama in Wisconsin. It lacks the black and white photos and ominous music of most attack ads. Insteads it lightly jabs the...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 12, 2008; 01:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton's 'Obligation,' Obama's 'Mother'

Hillary Clinton is airing a new ad, called "Obligation," in Wisconsin. The Badger State votes Feb. 19. The 30-second spot is about health care. "If you believe health care is America's moral obligation, join her," the announcer says. Barack Obama is airing his first ads in Ohio and Texas. The...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | February 12, 2008; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton Woos Hispanics

On Thursday, Channel 08 reported that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was a guest on the immensely popular Spanish radio program "Piolín por la Mañana," to speak about his support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). On Friday, former President Clinton was a guest on the same program, speaking...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | February 3, 2008; 06:05 PM ET | Comments (16)

Two New Economic Ads From Clinton

Hlilary Clinton is airing two new economic-themed messages in Super Tuesday states. "Freefall" makes dramatic use of a skydiver to show that only Hillary will help release the (economic) parachute. "Can Do" delivers similar themes directly from the senator. "We know you can't solve economic problems with political promises," Clinton...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | January 31, 2008; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (5)

New Ads From Clinton, Dodd, McCain

Clinton: You Need to Work for Change Hillary Clinton has earned praise for her statement at the Des Moines Register debate that "Everybody on this stage has an idea about how to get change. Some believe you get change by demanding it, some believe you get it by hoping for...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 20, 2007; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Ads From Clinton, Richardson, Romney

Another Clinton Register Endorsement Ad Hillary Clinton is airing another TV ad reminding Iowans that she earned the Des Moines Register's endorsement this past weekend. The ad cites the Register's comments that Clinton's "readiness to lead sets her apart," that she is "emerging as an effective legislator" who "possesses the...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 19, 2007; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bipartisan Hillary

Hillary Clinton brags about getting the National Guard and Reserve health insurance by "reaching across the aisle" to work with the Republicans. It's about leadership and accomplishment, that's the message....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 18, 2007; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton Ad: 'Great Things'

Here's the latest Iowa ad from the Hillary Clinton campaign, heralding the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Hillary for the January 3, 2008 caucus. Sound Bite: "Her readiness to lead sets her apart."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 18, 2007; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Humanizing Hillary

Hillary Clinton's campaign just put up a passel of videos -- 15 at latest count -- from real people and friends talking about their pal with lots of gooshy musical accompaniment. It is part of the campaign's continuing effort to humanize her, to soften her up. Ann Henry, who...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 18, 2007; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Clinton Ad Blitz Stars Mom Dorothy and Daughter Chelsea

Hillary Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, and daughter Chelsea star in a new TV ad airing in Iowa. "Dorothy" is a 30-second spot that includes an on-screen reminder that Rodham now lives with her daughter at the senator's Washington, D.C. home. "What I would like people to know about Hillary is...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 13, 2007; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (3)

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...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 11, 2007; 03:58 PM ET | Comments (11)

Clinton, McCain, Obama, and Paul Release New Ads

Clinton's 'New Beginning' Hillary Clinton's new 60-second spot will air in New Hampshire. It tells viewers the nation needs a "new beginning" on health care, education, and foreign affairs. "It takes strength and experience to bring about change," Clinton says. "I have a very clear records of 35 years fighting...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 9, 2007; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

AFSCME Takes to Airwaves for Clinton

Read the full analysis in The Fix The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will unveil a flight of ads in Iowa today designed to promote the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading edge of a seven-figure expenditure on behalf of the New York Senator by...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 6, 2007; 07:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wesley Clark On Air for Clinton

Retired general and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark appears in a new ad for Hillary Clinton "I see that Hillary's opponents have started attacking her. That's politics. What this country needs is leadership," Clark says. Clark adds: "I know she has what it takes to end the war in...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 07:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates Show Voters How to Caucus

It's no secret that the caucus process can be confusing. In an effort to help potential participants in Iowa and Nevada, the Democratic frontrunners have produced creative "how-to" videos to explain the process. Hillary Clinton's video -- "Caucusing is Easy" -- debuted two weeks ago. Husband Bill exercises and eats...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 4, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton Ad Blasts Republican 'Attack Machine'

Hillary Clinton has released a new ad designed to remind Democrats that Republicans are the most fearful of her, and that she has the "strength and experience" necessary to be president. The ad is set to air in the New Hampshire and Boston TV markets, not in Iowa, where the...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 20, 2007; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Using YouTube to Make a Point

We've noticed a great example of how some campaigns use YouTube to edit pre-existing video journalism to make a point. Following last week's Democratic debate in Las Vegas, CBS News White House correspondent Jim Axelrod fact-checked statements that Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama made during the two-hour tussle....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 19, 2007; 05:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Energy Ad, NH and Iowa Style

Television viewers in Iowa and New Hampshire today start seeing a new ad from Hillary Clinton that delivers the same message, tailored ever so slightly to each state. The 30-second spot called "Energy Independence" focuses on... you guessed it: her plan for American energy independence. In the New Hampshire ad,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 12, 2007; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Halloween Gets Political

A few "tricks" and "treats" for your Halloween 2007. First off, the AP recently asked voters which of the 2008 presidential candidates would make the scariest costume. Continuing her dominance in the polls, Hillary Clinton beat out every other Democratic and GOP contender, earning 37 percent of the vote. Rudy...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 31, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 29, 2007; 05:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Ad: 'Trapdoor'

In a new ad aimed at middle-class voters, Hillary Clinton says "we have to change course on the economy." (Translation: More government programs for y'all.) Sound Bite: "The Bush economy is like a trapdoor. Too many families are one pink slip, one missed mortgage payment, one medical diagnosis away...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 19, 2007; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Meathead' For Clinton

Actor and director Rob Reiner, a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, stars in her campaign's latest online video effort. It's tries to stir up volunteer support in a funny way, by having Reiner "direct" volunteers in their canvassing and phone bank outreach. Reiner played "Meathead" on "All in...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 10, 2007; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

New Clinton Health Care Ad

Just as President Bush vetoes the S-CHIP bill, Hillary Clinton starts airing a new ad in Iowa and New Hampshire about her health care proposals. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 66 percent of Democrats trust her most to handle the health care issue, compared with 15 percent...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 5, 2007; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Clinton's New Health Care Ad

The day after rolling out her new health care plan, Hillary Clinton is out with a new ad in Iowa and New Hampshire, explaining the basics of her proposals, and suggesting she "changed our way of thinking" when introducing the concept of universal health care back in the 1990s. The...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2007; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Million Supporter March

Hillary Clinton supporters Michelle and Ron sent some money to the campaign, and wound up spending a day with the candidate. Ron gives Hillary -- and Bill -- a big hug....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 7, 2007; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ad Watch: Clinton's 'Change' And Obama's 'Change'

So you say you want a change? Then turn on the TV set in New Hampshire or Iowa today. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both running ads with "change" as a theme. Sen. Clinton's ad, called "Ready for Change," features stock footage of supporters cheering her on as a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 5, 2007; 02:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Cardboard Cutouts Airing In Iowa

There are three new TV ads running in Iowa targeting the Democratic frontrunners -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama -- on the issue of health care. The ads were paid for by the California Nurses Association, and Physicians for a National Health Program, two groups pushing for a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 20, 2007; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (75)

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....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 13, 2007; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (18)

New Video Slams Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton(??)

A very new YouTube user named dontvotefortop has produced a new video casting the Bush-Clinton dynasty as a regime that needs to be removed. According to the YouTube profile, dontvotefortop is 24 years old, and created the account yesterday. As Peter Hauck writes over at our sister blog, PrezVid.com, "for...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 25, 2007; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (22)

Edwards Debate Video Leading The Pack

As of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, it looks like John Edwards' "Hair" video submission for Monday night's debate is proving most popular on YouTube. The video is set to the song "Hair" and plays off the recent back and forth about the cost of Edwards' grooming, a subject his campaign...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 24, 2007; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Clinton In Iowa On Iraq

Hillary Clinton sits down with a table full of Iowans and talks about Iraq. She's got a three-point plan: - We're in the middle of a civil war. There is no military solution. Get our troops out of urban combat immediately and start bringing them home. - "There will...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 20, 2007; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton on Leadership

Former President Bill Clinton appeared on Good Morning America Thursday to talk about his foundation's work in Africa, but he also faced questions about the presidential campaign. Host Diane Sawyer asked Clinton specifically about Elizabeth Edwards' recent comments suggesting John Edwards would be a better advocate for women than Hillary...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 19, 2007; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton And Edwards, 'Seriously'

People are buzzing this morning about an exchange between Hillary Clinton and John Edwards following the NAACP presidential forum Thursday in Detroit. Fox News gets credit for capturing the audio and video of the exchange. In the video, Edwards approaches Clinton at the end of the forum and says, "We...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (15)

Video of Hillary's Call For Help

For the upcoming CNN/YouTube debate the Democratic candidates have been asked to provide a 30-second video that will run at some point during the event. Keeping in the YouTube spirit of the moment, Hillary Clinton's campaign has decided to outsource the assignment - they're asking for video submissions from...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary Needs Help...

... Help with a new YouTube video, that is. When the Democrats meet on July 23 for the CNN/YouTube debate, the news network plans to air 30-second spots about each candidate, produced by the campaigns. "Each campaign has been asked to create a "YouTub-ish" style video for the program. It...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

PostTalk: Sen. Richard Durbin

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) spoke with washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza and The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray about the Senate's Iraq war debate, and his support of Sen. Barack Obama (D)....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 10, 2007; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton: Call Me 'First Laddie'

In an appearance at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival on July 7, Bill Clinton is asked what he would like to be called if Hillary is elected. His response: "First Laddie." It appeared that he was kidding. Read the Aspen Times account. But no matter what he's called if Hillary...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 9, 2007; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (14)

HillCam Videos So Far

The Clinton campaign has now posted the three HillCam offerings. Earlier today, Jeff Jarvis offered up his first critique of the efforts. July 3, Des Moines, Iowa: July 3, Grinnell, Iowa: July 4, Clear Lake, Iowa:...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 5, 2007; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

HillCam Not Must-See-TV

The Clinton campaign touted its Hillcam following Bill and Hillary in Iowa this week -- promising to show us behind-the-scenes with the First Power Couple -- but as it turns out, all we've seen is two videos that look like all the candidates' meanderings. They also don't put them...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 5, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates React to Scooter's Commutation

Candidates used the web to react to the Scooter Libby pardon. Joe Biden on his web site urges voters to call the White House in protest. Take that, operators! Barack Obama put a statement up on the campaign blog; ditto Chris Dodd. Hillary Clinton's campaign put up video of...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 3, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's a Buffett Fan

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton interviews billionaire investor Warren Buffett in front of Hillary logos. He proves he's a Democrat by complaining he's not taxed enough: His staff paid, on average, a third of their pay to Washington, but Buffett paid just 17.7 percent of his $46 million income. (They...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 2, 2007; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

HillCam Debuts

Bill and Hillary Clinton head to Iowa next week and they want to take you with them - that is, via video. If you're not traveling for July 4, her campaign suggests you "spend a few minutes everyday" checking out Clinton's tour through Iowa next week. This afternoon, the Clinton...

 

By | June 29, 2007; 06:16 PM ET | Comments (11)

Clinton's Sopranos Redux

The Clinton campaign has just released the results of its Campaign Song Contest. But it's the companion video people will be talking about. The winning song: "You And I" by Celine Dion. As we've reported before, the Clinton campaign's YouTube strategy took off with this song contest. She's been praised...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2007; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Block Party

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank attended Sen. Clinton's block party in D.C. Watch the video below. Also read about the party in Milbank's Washington Sketch column. Play Video VIDEO | Washington Sketch: Hillary's Block Party...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 7, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Song: The Final Round

Hillary Clinton's campaign has narrowed its potential campaign song selections to five, and has added the five most-popular write-in suggestions as well. "Suddenly I See," by singer KT Tunstall leads the pack, followed by Shania Twain's "Rock This Country," U2's "Beautiful Day," The Temptations' "Get Ready," and Smash Mouth's "I'm...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 30, 2007; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Song: New Suggestion

YouTube viewers continue to weigh in with advice for Hillary Clinton. This dude takes the theme from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and gives it a fresher spin....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2007; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning YouTube Strategies

I'll admit I laughed when she sat down to the webcam for her YouTube Spotlight video asking for help chosing a campaign song. But Hillary Clinton's viral strategy works. Humor (a proxy for humanity), entertainment, and mixing it up with the real people made her videos a hit. And...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 26, 2007; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (59)

Hillary's Song

Hillary mashes up some of the responses to her YouTube request for advice on picking a campaign song. Cute bit. And she turns in a better performance here than she did last week. Still -- comedy is tough. "Advice for Hillary" video responses here....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | May 24, 2007; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bill's Mother's Day Gift to Hillary

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign today released a four-minute, forty-second video of Bill Clinton extrolling his wife's many virtues and deep experience: "She has best combination of mind and heart, of leadership ability and a feel for the consequences of the decisions a leader makes." Of course, it's well-produced...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 13, 2007; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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