Skip to comments.Eastwood ad not filmed in Detroit
Posted on 02/07/2012 6:52:09 AM PST by Mustang Driver
Clint Eastwood and Chrysler ticked off plenty of conservatives who usually back the actor and director. The ads message is that everything is peachy keen now that taxpayers bailed out Chrysler for a second time. It is halftime in America, the ad said. That ticked off conservatives. Saying it is halftime in America is echoic of Ronald Reagans morning in America and is seen as a political ad for President Obamas re-election.
From Mark Steyn: Do you know who owns almost 60% of Chrysler, this great American institution? Fiat! Yes, nothing could be more American than an Italian company thats building their cars in Ontario, Canada, right?
Of course, without the bailout, both Chrysler and GM would have survived. They would have gone into bankruptcy court, dumped some loans, reorganized and moved on their merry way. Ford stayed afloat without corporate welfare.
I have no problem with the ad. Free speech and all that. I will never buy another Chrysler product, which is a shame since the 200 with the hardtop convertible is tempting. Might buy a Camaro, but really Government Motors remains a problem.
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C’mon Eastwood, run for President.
Eastwood is a leftie
Definitely NOT a Lee Iacocca moment for America. I wonder why Government Motors used pickups to come out of the rubble of Barry’s scorched earth instead of the Volt. That was weird. The commercial didn’t make sense. Fossil fuel burners made it, the Volt didn’t.
“Do you know who owns almost 60% of Chrysler, this great American institution? Fiat! Yes, nothing could be more American than an Italian company thats building their cars in Ontario, Canada, right?”
Mexico, too. Their best selling model, the Ram Heavy Duty pickups, are all made in Mexico. Half ton regular cabs are also made in Mexico. Italian owned and Mexico made. It’s half time in Italy!
It tells me that most cities have their hellhole zones.
While I’m no fan of any cities, parts of Detroit are quite nice and very upscale.
Seems pretty libertarian based on this interview.
Fiscal conservative who votes Republican but pro-abortion, gay marriage, an environmentalist, etc.
Too many people see a character and assume the actor fits the character.
Basically they spent a load of money to appeal to the old fashioned flyover country white male, can’t quite figure that one out.
Look at the movies he’s made, especially the recent ones.
I assume you are referring to suburbs, like Grosse Point or Bloomfield Hills....Detroit suburbs are some of the best in the country.
Beckel! Beckel! Beckel! Beckel! Beckel! Beckel!
At least he is not a wuss like Alan Colmes. It is tokenism.
My sister lives in a pretty nice neighborhood in Livonia. Lots of mid level auto executives there. Houses run between $100,000 and half a mil.
I’m a proud lifelong resident of a suburban Detroit white-flight bedroom community and I feel fine.
My wife is also from one of those bedroom communities north of 8 Mile. Some of those are actually among the nicest communities in America. Meanwhile the city is a train wreck.
In places crossing 8 Mile is a lot like crossing the Mexican Border.
You have to give them credit for realizing there’s little propsperity to be made building in UAW plants.
Well the taxes suck. And the real estate values have plunged. But they are nice areas.