Hillary Launches N.C. Ad With Southern Twang
Here is the Clinton camp’s latest ad running in North Carolina. It features Clinton backer Gov. Mike Easley touching on nearly every point of Clinton’s plan to appeal to the middle class. Here’s part of Easley’s script, delivered with a thick Southern twang:
She’s going to turn the economy around, she’s going bring new jobs, she’s going to get some tax cuts for the middle class for a change.
She’s going to make health care available to everybody in this country, and she’s going to do everything she can to help every child reach their full potential.
She is so resilient, so determined.
This is undoubtedly part of the Clinton strategy to solidify her base of lower and middle class white voters. But I don’t see how this can help her make any inroads into Obama’s base of black voters, that make up a large portion of the North Carolina electorate. The black vote will be crucial to Clinton if she wants to make the state competitive. This ad might be more effective in Indiana, but Clinton doesn’t have a surrogate with Easley’s clout there to deliver it.