Hillary's New Campaign Ad With Mom Praised

Adwatch has reviewed Hillary Clinton's newest campaign ad, featuring her mom, Dorothy Rodham.

Rodham looks younger than her 88 years and appears to be plainspoken, genuine and apolitical. Her description of her daughter comes off as heartfelt and unscripted.

Here's the 30 second ad, judge for yourselves.

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    I dont think (none / 0) (#1)
    by Jgarza on Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 01:47:42 PM EST
    Hillary Clinton's campaign understand subtlety.  I think her mother addresses the criticisms about her so directly it actually reinforces that they exist.  She is not the best person to refute criticism of Hillary since she is her mother, of course she doesn't think the criticisms are fair.

    seriously? (none / 0) (#2)
    by mindfulmission on Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 03:09:31 PM EST
    Her description of her daughter comes off as heartfelt and unscripted.

    Seriously?  I thought it sounded pretty forced.

    And why would I care what Hillary Clinton's mom thought about whether or not HRC should be elected?  Of course she is going to say that.

    I am definitely less impressed with this ad than Adwatch or Jeralyn.

    I believe the ad (none / 0) (#3)
    by Deconstructionist on Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 04:07:43 PM EST
      will go a long way  toward solidifying her support among people leaning toward Clinton who were staying on the fence because they were unsure whether her mother liked her.

    apolitical? (none / 0) (#4)
    by madpie on Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 09:03:46 PM EST
    Nice ad, but I'm not sure how one can be "apolitical" while arguing that somebody should be elected president. It doesn't get much more political than that.

    you know, (none / 0) (#5)
    by cpinva on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 12:19:39 AM EST
    my wife and i have always liked sen. clinton. obviously, we don't live with her, but she's always come across, in her public appearances, as knowledgable and sincere. this whole "grating voice", "polarizing personality" thing has always struck us as hogwash, made up by clods like limbaugh and russert. and sucked up by the retrogrades scared silly by an intelligent, strong woman. i have no sympathy.

    she has her mom, obama has, um, oprah, not his mom. is his mom deceased?