Skip to comments.Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin.
Posted on 09/27/2011 8:47:10 PM PDT by Baynative
Remember that clever little Ford ad that showed an actual buyer being led into a surprise news conference and answering impromptu questions? You know, the one where the buyer says, I wasnt going to buy another car that was bailed out by the government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer thats standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. Thats what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta pick yourself up and go back to work.
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"Well, the last time you saw it may have been the last time you saw it. What do I mean? According to a report from The Detroit News, the ad has now been pulled by Ford due to pressure from the Obama administration".
What kind of pressure?
Why would they capitulate when they are correct?
Well, I guess it is toyota from here on out for me /s
Welcome to Fascist Amerika.
Hannity interviewed the guy on his radio show today 9/27
I've never owned a Ford in my life and was looking at them for my next purchase. Not so keen after this. If they had stood their ground they would have been TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS in my opinion.
Government Motors or bust!
The problem is that Ford took a large amount of loans form the US Fed government too...
Ford took a huge amount of money (Between $8.5 to 10.5B) from the Federal Government... they just paid it back with interest. But it was likely Ford was insolvent if they didn’t get short term liquidity from the government at that time, as there were no private buyers participating in the auto loans paper market at that time.
Let's see. Dig dirt on private lives of CEOs and publicize it? Kill their kitties and slash their tires? Tax audits galore?
keywords: obama can kiss my @ss.
My better half has always disliked FORDs, but gained a new appreciation for them when they rejected gov’t control.
When the trash we’re driving now dies, I think we would have considered FORD replacements, but, FORD appears “pussified” by Little Stevie Dunham...we’ll probably get horses in case the fraud in the Red House invites an EMP attack, which I’m anticipating.
Idiots giving news legs to ad that ran last month.
Wouldn’t want any union problems...
We’ll never know we’re in a dictatorship until well into it.
That’s gotta be why they caved.
Saw their new version of the ad tonight. All the same except no mention of reason they chose a Ford over Government motors. That didn’t take long.
Chicago style politics. With an Alinsky twist.
This is a dangerously corrupt and anti-Constitutional administration and the GOP leadership should be telling the American people how damn collectivist they actually are and how they are eliminating our freedom more each day. The progressive establishment GOP by their inaction have already defined their purpose...
Ford should release any documentation about the coercion and make it part of a new ad campaign, they would sell more Fords that it might help fix the economy.
Why do you say that? Who are the idiots?
“was looking at them for my next purchase. Not so keen after this.”
It’s tough to stand up against a fascist administration willing to throw the power of Government (ie, the IRS, EPA, FBI, HHS, DOE, yada, yada) at you, along with Union unrest, SEIU thugs harrassing your kids at school, etc...
There just aren’t many people willing to take a stand against that kind of power, and the corrupt Chicago Socialists know this.
I haven’t seen that ad in a while, and I thank the tyrannical jackasses for bringing it to the foreground. The value and legitimacy of the ad has just intensified.
He must have done the circuit; I heard him on the Dana Show this afternoon.
Well, the UAW goons just lost their last chance to sell me a car. No goonion-made cars for me.
You should reconsider, Ford is probably the best brand outthere right now, and Toyota has not fixed all their probl
ems and beside they are not far removed from the government of Japan, at least Ford is American.
I drive a F150 and an Explorer and have had no problems
Bingo. Obamaand the slime that work for him probably made some serious threats to the leadership at Ford. The scumbags in the entire administration remind me of the Chicago gangsters who threatened to hurt or kill the family of Elliot Ness in the film, “ The Untouchables.”
I have owned 27 GM cars, 39 in total. Not one more with the possible exception of the Buick Regal as I am an Opelholic. The Mustang seems to have grown up nicely and fares well in handling against much pricier competition.
My childhood revolved around the family bodyshop business. I have been an ASE cert technician, detailer, bodyman, salesman, closer, finance manager, sales manager, subprime banker, and general manager. I sort of know the car business.
Three years ago, when the auto business was slowing down but hadnt hit a brick wall yet I had Thanksgivng dinner with relatives. One of those relatives is an accomplished banker to say the least. He opined that The domestic automakers are all going down, GM will survive just on momentum and size alone, but they are doomed in the long run.
I said it would be Ford. Simple car business economics. Slightly less than half of people buy the same make of car they owned. By that math I am including Honda to Acura, Chevy to Caddy etc. While GM was pouring money into Corvettes and Caddy coupes with 550 hp, Ford made a Focus that could be owned for less than the competition and holy crap, they stopped, turned and went like a Honda when they had 130 K on them. The components (AC compressor, alternator, water pump) were all lowest bid offers to say the least, but they made cars that an 18-25 yr old could buy and like.
Take a lesson from the cigarette companies, get them young. Honda never got where they were by building a great NSX. Toyota didnt get here on a Supra. They did it by building a car that a person could buy and have faith in years down the road. Thats your bottom line builder. Not that CTS-V BMW Killer. Thats what you build when the governmnt feeds you money to succeed.
I keep a spare points distributor for my car just in case that happens. Its not a bad idea...
Heard of Gibson Guitar?
I told the sales guy I wanted Ford to BURY GM. He just chuckled and couldn't say anything bad about them. However, he did tell me a few timest that Obama was an idiot.
This is my 2nd Ford out of 5 cars in my life (first was a 91 T-Bird that I bought used in 91), and my first brand new car period.
And this administration would have made life a living hell for the Ford motor company.They see this muzzi being defeated next november and figured they can weather the storm for another year.Smart business decision imo.Just remember this,Ford did run the add and lots of people saw it and are talking about it.People are pissed that they pulled and they should not be pissed at Ford but at the gubmint.
Either play ball or be regulated out of existence by Obozo’s corrupt govt. Some choice.
I am in Iraq right now and can tell you Ford might have not been bailed out in front of cameras and in the press like GM and Dodge, but they were bailed out none-the-less. The number of Ford vehicles in this country alone is staggering. One spreadsheet I saw showed we had spent 500 million on Ford F-350s alone for the Government of Iraq. Couple that with the fact that 8 of 10 trucks over here are F150s and better than half of all SUVs are Ford Explorers. Yes, Ford got bailed out too.
Good for you and dont forget.
Make me Mustang that looks exactly alike (not similar but exactly alike) on the outside as a 1966 Mustang. Put a real suspinsion in it as the new Mustangs have, a new fuel injected engine like the new Mustangs have, factory air conditioner like the New Mustangs have, a variety of options in relationship to transmissions, and the girl that looks like the girl in the advertisements in 1966, and sit back and watch us baby boomers stand in line to buy it. If she is not available I could compromise for Catherine Zeta Jones. I am not picky. :)
Ubama’s thugs probably reminded Ford that what happened to Gibson Guitars can happen to anybody.
It’s the Chicago Way.
Agreed. I currently drive a Toyota, although I do like Fords. However, this action definitely points me in the direction of another Toyota. Respect the President, lose a sale!
I had a f150, it went 250K plus, outside of normal maintenance which I did myself I had no repairs with exception of some bad front brake calipers and an alternator that blew as a result of a dead short in the battery. After 250k the transmission was going so I sold it to Obama in the cash for clunkers program and bought a Hyundi for my Wife. It is about time I buy a new 150 for me.
I migrated to Ford after the Chevy Cavalier (my family was a Chevy family in the 1950s and the 1960s, and old traditions die an extremely slow and agonizing demise in my family).
Now I have three Fords. It was four but someone drove the Exploder like a passenger car, not a good idea lol. The remaining three are all 1968 or earlier.
Old Iron, with help from Pick-and-Pull, rules... :-) :-)
Would Dodge RAM 2500s have been a more appropriate choice?
(Please, no secondhand, air conditioned Camaro jokes, lol...)
keyboard spew alert
No reason to respect or buy from them.
Iraq likes Fords? How does it do with Chryslers and GMs?
"They" probably have your salesman in the interrogation room right now after a 3 am visit from Holder's people.
Expect for Ford Motor Company to receive some unwanted scrutiny from the DOT, EPA, and other government agencies in the near future. No good deed escapes government retaliation.
Good for you.I’ve blue oval all my adult life.Fireball Roberts, David Pearson,Davey Allison,Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth.Think I like Fords?