Video: Hillary’s “Daisy” ad

posted at 9:44 am on February 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

In which we’re asked to have a strong preference on crisis management between a guy with three years of federal experience and Bill Clinton’s First Lady. She wanted the spotlight back on her and this’ll certainly do the trick: ABC is already breathing heavy about Hillary having gone “nuclear,” their cue for Obama supporters to dutifully wet their pants and start screeching about desperation and “fearmongering.” Every ad that uses fear against a liberal, even one as mild as this, is out of bounds; ads that use fear against a conservative, even if they have to distort his words to do so, are of course perfectly fair game. Hopefully TPM will put a cherry on top by finding some murky racial subtext in the mise en scene that the rest of us missed and then all will be right with the world.

Go see what our tough, Thatcheresque would-be C-in-C had to say this morning about Iraq and Afghanistan. Exit question: Knock off the last few seconds of Hillary on the phone here and this is the best campaign ad for John McCain you’ve ever seen, no?


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“Knows the military” and hates them as far as any and all info I have heard about the Clintoons.

bbz123 on February 29, 2008 at 9:48 AM

I actually find Obama’s ads scary too. If you don’t vote for me our economy is going to tank, you won’t get medical care, and we are going to be war forever! Hope!

terryannonline on February 29, 2008 at 9:49 AM

Knock off the last few seconds of Hillary on the phone here and this is the best campaign ad for John McCain you’ve ever seen, no?

Let’s just say Senator Clinton would not be the person I’d expect to see at the end of that commercial.

Someone could have some fun with this ad… how ’bout splicing in Chuck Norris at the end instead? :)

Graybark on February 29, 2008 at 9:50 AM

Not a great ad. Kind of anti-climactic.

At least the “Daisy” ad had an explosion.

Slublog on February 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM

… between a guy with three years of federal experience and Bill Clinton’s First Lady.

Very nice. Hillary seems so out of place at the end.

Golly, I’d rather see Mitt answering the phone. /sarcasm

(sigh)

MT on February 29, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Right Hillary . . . maybe you can screw up the rest of the country as bad as you did your socialized health care garbage. Good lord that’s disgusting.

rplat on February 29, 2008 at 9:54 AM

You know this might just backfire on her. Does she really want people to think about this stuff?

elBarto on February 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM

it should have ended with hillary in a dowdy night gown, hair rolled up, pancake makeuped face, alone in bed, screaming at the phone.

jimmer on February 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Golly, I’d rather see Mitt answering the phone. /sarcasm

(sigh)

MT on February 29, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Oh, so true.

And on the economy = Mitt

And on amnesty = Mitt

MIRICLE, MIRIcLE, MIRICLE !!! Please.

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Allahpundit is exactly right: it plays right into John McCain’s hands. If she loses, his people should get the rights. If she wins, she wouldn’t dare use it.

MrLynn on February 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

You know this might just backfire on her. Does she really want people to think about this stuff?

elBarto on February 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Actually, they do

bnelson44 on February 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Allahpundit is exactly right: it plays right into John McCain’s hands. If she loses, his people should get the rights. If she wins, she wouldn’t dare use it.

MrLynn on February 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

yep

bnelson44 on February 29, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Ugh. She’s still staying up late and wearing the smart glasses.

I doubt she looks too good at 3 am.

Then again, that’s probably when the Clenis gets home after a night out with the girls.

JammieWearingFool on February 29, 2008 at 9:58 AM

This ad does help John McCain more than Hillary.

I just can’t get past the image that if Hillary’s elected the phones going to be ringing at 3 a.m. but it will be someone like Monica Lewinsky calling Bill.

Buy Danish on February 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM

If the phone rings at 3 am, Bill would get it since he will still be up playing with the interns…

d1carter on February 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Bwwwwaaahahaha!

Nightmare.

I’m casting a write-in vote for Chelsea. She has the same eight years in the white house and probably a lot more honesty.

petefrt on February 29, 2008 at 10:03 AM

it should have ended with hillary in a dowdy night gown, hair rolled up, pancake makeuped face, alone in bed, screaming at the phone.

jimmer on February 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Bwahahahaha!

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on February 29, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Yeah, this spot would be far more effective for McCain. Have to laugh though. “Knows the world leaders?” What, you think if any world leader gets a call from the POTUS, they are going to be saying, “Uh… who is that exactly?” Like they’re going to pick up the phone faster if it’s their ol’ pal… oh.. you know, the wife of the president who used to schtup his interns… yeah, her.”
These conceited bastards wear me out.

Sugar Land on February 29, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Hillary keeps talking about “our brave young men and women in uniform”. Does she want to mention Bill Clinton’s letter to the Colonel in Arkansas when Mr. Clinton had safely escaped from the military draft. Mr. Clinton said that he “loathed the miiltary”. Does she want to talk about all the social engineering the Clintons tried to do when they were copresidents? Does she want to talk about Bill Clinton refused to give the troops in Somalia the weapons that they needed and how that led to blackhawk down? The Clintons loath the military then and now.

Larraby on February 29, 2008 at 10:04 AM

d1carter on February 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Can’t you just see him running to the phone to get it before her? That’s funny.

MT on February 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I like the ad, it points out the difference between Hillary and BO. I sure don’t want to see BO answering that phone.

kanda on February 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I actually find Obama’s ads scary too. If you don’t vote for me our economy is going to tank, you won’t get medical care, and we are going to be war forever! Hope!

Yeah, which is why I find the constant drumbeat from the left that Republicans are “fear mongering” to be so completely laughable.

Every Dem talking point is about fear – “vote for me or you’ll lose your job, your social security, your insurance, your home, your education opportunities, yadda yadda”.

Midas on February 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM

For some reason I was expecting to see hillary shoot laser beams out of her eyes to silence the phone.

Disappointed.

Ares on February 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM

So hillary is going to be up at 3:00am and fully dressed waiting for the phone to ring?

Is bill still up to his old tricks?

peacenprosperity on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Why is it that the left thinks that only they have the right to “fear monger.”?

Mig on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

MKH look much better with the smart glasses.

JammieWearingFool on February 29, 2008 at 10:09 AM

“already knows the worlds leaders”… the world leaders who are still in power since the Clintons were in the WH are more like world dictators.

MT on February 29, 2008 at 10:10 AM

HOW DRAMATIC AND EFFECTIVE!!! And Hillary picks up the phone… and on the other end she hears… “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

D2Boston on February 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

…knows the world leaders…

“Meh, uhm, Me-ned-vadah — whatever.”

RDuke on February 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

This ad does help John McCain more than Hillary.

I just can’t get past the image that if Hillary’s elected the phones going to be ringing at 3 a.m. but it will be someone like Monica Lewinsky calling Bill.

Buy Danish on February 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Desperately attempting to find the source of the phone ringing, Hillary reach’s into Sandy Berger’s pants only to pull out more missing Rose Law Firm Papers.

Rovin on February 29, 2008 at 10:16 AM

it should have ended with hillary in a dowdy night gown, hair rolled up, pancake makeuped face, alone in bed, screaming at the phone…

…and hurling a lamp to an untimely demise.

Mike Honcho on February 29, 2008 at 10:17 AM

What could be happening? Islamists aren’t a real threat right? The War on Terror is a bumper sticker, right? I bet its just an invitation to a wine and cheese party in Venice.

AbaddonsReign on February 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM

And we’re not winning, and I don’t think we can let that situation continue. We have to put our best resources in against those who attacked the United States my Campaign. No one can attack us with impunity. They have to be brought to justice, and that means wiping them out, because until we do, we will remain at risk.

Fixed

ronsfi on February 29, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Who do do I want answering the phone at the White House? Ronald Reagan, of course! But I guess that is out of the question. Unfortunately it will probably be a liberal, tax-and-spend, never-saw-a-federal-program-I-didn’t-love, communist-totalitarian-mass-murdering-dictator hugging, free-market-economy hating Democrat.

jimbo2008 on February 29, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Comedy gold – Fox is reporting that Hillary could pick Bill as her running mate – which some “constitutional scholars” say could be legal.

That would be hilarious to watch.

Buy Danish on February 29, 2008 at 10:27 AM

That would make a great ad for McCain vs Obama in the fall campaign.

As for Hillary, what’s with the glasses, girl? Its far too late for a phony attempt at gravitas….

Always Right on February 29, 2008 at 10:35 AM

I’d rather see the White House janitor answering the phone.

gridlock2 on February 29, 2008 at 10:38 AM

So hillary is going to be up at 3:00am and fully dressed waiting for the phone to ring?

peacenprosperity on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

She’s actually waiting up to see what time Bill gets home from his date.

sdd on February 29, 2008 at 10:41 AM

They should have had the closet door slowly open in the kid’s room and then Bubba Billy shambles out in ghoulish makeup dressed as the Boogeyman . Would have been more appropriate.

pilamaye on February 29, 2008 at 10:42 AM

From the Corner post from Hillary: “We’re going to inherit so many challenges from President Bush. When you think about it, we have two wars, not one. We don’t talk about Afghanistan enough. We’ve got two wars. We’ve got to end one, we’ve got to win the other.”

No. Acutally this is one war. There happens to be two major theaters of operation in this war. I guess Hillary thinks that there was actaully two or three WW II’s. The one against Germany, the one against Italy, and the one against Japan. She knows the military?! No, actually she just says she knows the military so she can fool people who may be a bit apprehensive about her lack of knowledge of the military. She hates the military and the overwhelming majority of the military hates her.

King of the Britons on February 29, 2008 at 10:44 AM

And when she picks up the phone, this is her response:

Run away! (yes the clip is titled for Obama, but you get the idea)

I bet when she turned on the lamp, with its flourescent bulb, to answer the phone, she said “Take that al Qaeda!”

Mallard T. Drake on February 29, 2008 at 10:47 AM

I’m casting a write-in vote for Chelsea. She has the same eight years in the white house and probably a lot more honesty.

petefrt on February 29, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Somewhere in the future, the presidential contest between Chelsea Clinton and George Prescott Bush (Jeb’s son) is going to be very interesting. With any luck, I’ll be dead of old age before then.

Back to topic. The irony is that the danger of a nuke hitting us was increased by Hillary’s husband, when he allowed the transfer of missile guidance technology to China.

Bigfoot on February 29, 2008 at 10:48 AM

“Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

D2Boston on February 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

There went my coffee. I never heard anyone but my grand dad tell that joke. Nostalgia.

samuelrylander on February 29, 2008 at 10:51 AM

When you think about it, we have two wars, not one.

Spoken like a true lib. No Shrillary, it’s one war, the War on Terror. Iraq and Afghanistan are two fronts of the same war. I don’t recall WWII being referred to a the German War and the Japan War.

Mallard T. Drake on February 29, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Waiters for White House functions, no uniforms in the WH. She sure does know the military.

pueblo1032 on February 29, 2008 at 10:55 AM

I was waiting for Ted Kennedy to answer the call.
‘While your children are sleeping……’
He’s still up during the wee hours.

maynila on February 29, 2008 at 11:01 AM

You know, for someone who claims to be “ready to go, from Day 1,” it takes an awfully long time (6 rings) for someone to answer that phone.

Nugai on February 29, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Lots of possibilities at the end of the line.
A Hillary crackle perhaps?
Hello? HEK HEK HEK!

maynila on February 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Hillary hates the military less than Obama, based on voting records anyway.

The thought of Hillary as CinC is enough to make my husband go speechless and quivvery though, which would be funny if it wasn’t so scary.

The thought of Obama is so horrifying that he can’t even quivver.

funky chicken on February 29, 2008 at 11:07 AM

I agree that this would make a great ad for John McCain, provided he has the balls to run it.

Labamigo on February 29, 2008 at 11:07 AM

“Who would you want answering the phone?” It’s not a bad question. Given my choice among the three, I’d say I’d rather have McCain answering the phone, all pissed off because someone just woke him up, ready to blow the shit out of someone, somewhere, because he had just gotten back to sleep after having to get up to pee for the 7th time that night. Yeah, I pick McCain.

Rational Thought on February 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Unfortunately the left has been able to define the terms of the argument by saying we’re in 2 wars. They see no connection between the Afghanistan Campaign and the Iragi Campaign, i.e. The War on Terror. They were also able to postpone the Iranian Campaign, the North Korean Campaign, and the Syrian Campaign by defining the terms of the debate and making it look like Pres. Bush is a war mongerer. Maybe McCain can make a better argument for the overall War on Terror.

docsavage on February 29, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Go see what our tough, Thatcheresque would-be C-in-C had to say this morning about Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two wars – we have to end one, and win the other?

That is just incredibly disturbing, and stupid…if not surprising.

nailinmyeye on February 29, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Hillary reach’s into Sandy Berger’s pants only to pull out more missing Rose Law Firm Papers absolutely nothing.

Rovin on February 29, 2008 at 10:16 AM

JiangxiDad on February 29, 2008 at 11:11 AM

That’s nuclear?! It was tepid at best. This ad scares Obama voters? Do His voters sleep with the lights on? The only people who would be frightened by this ad are spineless sob-sisters who weep during Air Supply songs. Oh, well, there it is.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 29, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Comedy gold – Fox is reporting that Hillary could pick Bill as her running mate – which some “constitutional scholars” say could be legal.

That would be hilarious to watch.

Buy Danish on February 29, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Too good to check! He’ll insist on carrying the button for the “football” plus the red telephone, and the black vote goes out the window. Oh, and he would send her off to attend VIP funerals and support his policies. What a hoot!

a capella on February 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM

The phone rings late at night in the White House ……

“Hey Bill, it’s for you again. Who’s Ginger?”

fogw on February 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM

I got a little throw up in the back of my mouth at the end of that.

jukin on February 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM

LOL fogw.

MarkJudge on February 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Okay–I counted at least six rings, and nobody has even picked up the phone. How does that make one feel like the country is secure?

arymann on February 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM

There was no Asian or Hispanic! Racist!

tehehehe on February 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Re: Exit question – yes!

Ann on February 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Sure but did you see this add? Anyone remember the movie the Omen?

http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2008/02/devils-advocate_29.html

Dr Evil on February 29, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Knock off the last few seconds of Hillary on the phone here and this is the best campaign ad for John McCain you’ve ever seen, no?

Yes.

Yes yes yes yes yes.

This is McCain’s ad. Exactly. One just like it should be played constantly from now until November.

And it works because its true. At the end of the day, a President is like a commercial airline pilot – when you really need them to be competent and experienced is at moments of genuine crisis.

People know this. And anyone with a brain, even those who’ve had a dose of the Kool-Aid, know full well that there could be real risks in Hillary or Obama picking up that telephone.

It’s why I don’t have any problem with McCain. On the little things, I don’t much trust him. But on the truly important things – on getting the plane safely back to the runway – I trust him.

That’s his ad. Run one like it enough, and he wins. Even against the Messiah.

What the !%!## is Barack Obama going to do when that 3:00 a.m. call comes?

Professor Blather on February 29, 2008 at 11:55 AM

I guess the call could be from a ‘friend’ who wants to ask, “What are you wearing right now?”
The heavy breathing could be optional…
Famous government leaders have been known to do phone sex, right, Bill??

Lamonte Thomas on February 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM

desperate actions by a moron who is going to lose.

WayWard Fundamentalist Christian on February 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Hillary: (answers the phone) Hello?
Bill: I’ll be home in a few minutes Hillary…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 29, 2008 at 12:08 PM

I had hoped the White House would have a more modern phone.

SouthernGent on February 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM

I had hoped the White House would have a more modern phone.

SouthernGent on February 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM

They did at one time but the Clintons took the good phones with them, along with the furniture and linens, when they left the White House.

fogw on February 29, 2008 at 12:26 PM

What the !%!## is Barack Obama going to do when that 3:00 a.m. call comes?

-Professor Blather on February 29, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Ummm… sit there with a deer-in-the-headlights look for 7 minutes?

Or not.

ChenZhen on February 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Exit question: Knock off the last few seconds of Hillary on the phone here and this is the best campaign ad for John McCain you’ve ever seen, no?

Uncanny. That’s all I could think about as I watched it. I hope they play the hell out of this one.

VG

Voiceguy on February 29, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Obama would never answer a ‘red phone’–he’d just let it ring through. In the Obama White House color-coding would only be resorted to as a ‘fear-bomb’ from critics.

Hope P. Muntz on February 29, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Ummm… sit there with a deer-in-the-headlights look for 7 minutes?

Or not.

ChenZhen on February 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Ha… an Obama fanboy!

As much as I disagree with President Bush about some things, I thank my lucky stars that someone like Obama wasn’t the president (nor will be in the future if we are fortunate) during that time. He might still be “talking” to the terrorists about how “hope” and “change” will resolve our differences…

Nineball on February 29, 2008 at 2:17 PM

At least this one won’t hurt a real conservative. With John McCain, it’s more like “in your heart, you know he might” lie about his record.

emailnuevo on February 29, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Earlier in the day, Obama had addressed the new Clinton “3 am” television ad as well, saying: “It plays on people’s fears to scare up votes.” Obama also said that “we’ve had a red phone moment. It was the decision to invade Iraq. And Sen. Clinton gave the wrong answer.”

LOL…so did Bush and McCain… yup..they answered the phone and we are still trying to chase “tal-i-ban” and “AQ” in Afghanistan…

TOPV on February 29, 2008 at 3:26 PM

She picks up the phone and says “I approve this message”!?? Well I guess message would be right. I mean she let the thing RING 6 TIMES.

Putin, “Dang it, I got her voice mail again!”

- The Cat

P.S. Could you just see Bill’s reaction to.

Secret Service: I need to speak to the President immediately.

Bill: What’s going on?

Secret Service: I’m sorry but this information is the the President only.

MirCat on February 29, 2008 at 3:42 PM

It’s a lot more believable that either Democrat would respond (after no fewer than 6 rings):

“Who is this!!?! I’ve told you military @$$#$#’s NOT TO CALL ME…I’ll call YOU if I ever need you…which is not likely!! If you EVER call me at this time again, you’re fired!!!”

(a few seconds, and then the muted sound of a distant H-bomb wiping out an American city…)

landlines on February 29, 2008 at 4:24 PM

“Knows the military” I thought of that picture of the soldier flipping her off. That would have been a better visual.

foxforce91 on February 29, 2008 at 4:51 PM

So hillary is going to be up at 3:00am and fully dressed waiting for the phone to ring?

peacenprosperity on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

And she let it ring too many times, maybe to make it seem as though she wasn’t waiting for it to ring…

kimsch on February 29, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I must admit, that was a good commercial. This might actually work for her. Texans are a different breed, even the Liberal ones.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 29, 2008 at 6:10 PM

I still fail to understand how being married to a president makes you experienced. I’m married to an accountant and you wouldn’t want me to do your books.

TooTall on February 29, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Just as bad as that stupid “tick tick tick” global warming propaganda ad.

Zorro on February 29, 2008 at 6:25 PM

If this and the Commie Claus ad are the best she can come up with, one wonders what is the use of having friends in Hollywood?

w3bgrrl on February 29, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Took her long enough to answer!

Tzetzes on February 29, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Good evening, this is the White House, Hillary speaking, how may I direct your call?

Wind Rider on February 29, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Pfft…that’s not a ‘Daisy Ad’…this is a ‘Daisy Ad’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwdcmjBgNA&feature=related

Asher on February 29, 2008 at 11:37 PM

“..ready to lead in a dangerous world.”?? Hell,.. I want someone who answers the phone and says something besides: “I’m Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.”

Bootleghooch on March 1, 2008 at 8:54 AM

As with many comments, McCain should use the ad with proper attribution and show Hitlery answering the phone and making the decision to end it all, so she can rule over a bright new world.

MSGTAS on March 1, 2008 at 8:57 AM

What a letdown in the last 5 seconds!

cf on March 1, 2008 at 8:59 AM

Okay ad, but McCain can do better.

BTW, Barack Obama is asking me to do calls for him as I type this. Frankly, the Obamanation can kiss off.

McCAIN!!! McCAIN!!! McCAIN!!!

HotAirJosef on March 1, 2008 at 11:27 AM

I like the one where Hillary ruins Xmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K50bKhktUGw

Asher on March 1, 2008 at 2:19 PM

So she “knows” the world’s leaders, eh? She did not know even the name of the new President of Russia. She called him, “Medvedova”, which in Russian would be a woman’s name. His real name is Dmitri Medvedev.
This all goes to her “35 years of experience” claim. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a FRAUD. She is a one-term Senator from socialist N.Y. She is one reason I left N.Y. shortly after her election there.

jimbo2008 on March 1, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Asher:

I followed your Reagan link, and found some other Reagan ads as well. Actually found myself getting a little choked up watching the one titled “Peace”. Damn! I miss that guy.

JackOkie on March 1, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Nice to know she’s of the June Cleaver what-to-wear-around-the-house style school.

Captain Scarlet on March 2, 2008 at 1:26 AM

“Knows the military” and hates them as far as any and all info I have heard about the Clintoons.

bbz123 on February 29, 2008 at 9:48 AM

You bet she knows the military: Gen. Wesley Clark, who has endorsed Hillary’s military prowess and expertise over Sen. John McCain’s saying,”he doesn’t have the right kind of military experience”….but Hillary does….tee hee!!

jimbo2008 on March 2, 2008 at 8:26 PM

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