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Clint Eastwood Says Super Bowl Chrysler Ad Not Linked to Obama
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lyneka Little

Posted on 02/07/2012 10:15:14 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Clint Eastwood says his recent Super Bowl commercial wasn’t about politics. Chrysler Group LLC aired a two-minute television commercial called “It’s Halftime in America” during Super Bowl XLVI that featured the veteran actor and director. Some pundits have argued that the tone seemed to favor the re-election of President Obama.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ad; bho2012; chrysler; clinteastwood; denial; eastwood; hollywood; obamasuperbowlads; superbowl; superbowlads; superbowlcommercials

1 posted on 02/07/2012 10:15:21 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ya know, maybe I’m alone in the world but I just don’t see what others see. I thought it was just a Chrysler Ad.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 10:18:35 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well Clint...you’re wrong. And if you really believe that you got played big time!


3 posted on 02/07/2012 10:19:09 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who are we gonna believe, Clinty.....YOU or our lyin eyes and ears?? PLEASE......you are an IDIOT for making this ad.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 10:19:20 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
naive BS
5 posted on 02/07/2012 10:20:16 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I know you are kind of new here, but you need to sharpen up if you REALLY thought that was just a Chrysler ad.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 10:21:03 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
I didn't watch the game. I saw the clip only after it was placed here on FR. Goes without say that I have enjoyed plenty of Eastwood's movies. Obama, that's another matter.
7 posted on 02/07/2012 10:21:20 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dr. Lightman says you’re not being entirely truthful, Clint. Even through the plastic surgery, he can tell.


8 posted on 02/07/2012 10:24:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Ya know, maybe I’m alone in the world but I just don’t see what others see. I thought it was just a Chrysler Ad.

Really. With no Chrysler logo? No mention of Chrysler, or Dodge or Jeep? Give me a break. It was propoganda for obama, pure and simple.

9 posted on 02/07/2012 10:25:02 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I make it a practice to believe everything that any Hollywood big-shot says. They always tell the truth.

But, at the same time, when Newt Gingrich mentions Saul Alinsky's name, he's doing so in order to fan the flames of antisemitism. I know that's true too, because a prominent Democrat psychologist said it was.

I always believe everything Democrats and psychologists say. They're just as trustworthy as Hollywood moguls. When you think about it.

10 posted on 02/07/2012 10:26:36 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Ann Archy
....you are an IDIOT for making this ad.

I think the term is "useful idiot ". We all know actors will do anything for money, attention, etc. Clint is off the conservative list.
11 posted on 02/07/2012 10:29:24 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Absolutely was a political ad, probably written by the Obama people.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 10:29:23 AM PST by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ann Archy
You can bet Clint was reimbursed for his ‘time and effort’.

He made a whore of himself.

Makes me wonder: Now that wealth has been vilified, only whores have wealth!

13 posted on 02/07/2012 10:29:35 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Dustbunny

It was Obama people:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2843513/posts


14 posted on 02/07/2012 10:36:22 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Clint might not think so but Obama sympathizers wrote it and the pro-Obama sntiment comes through loud and clear.

"Still, the advertising agency that created the commercial — Wieden + Kennedy — has members who have designed Obama campaign items or who have worked on behalf of Democratic causes.

The creative minds behind the ad are in the agency’s Portland, Ore., branch. Aaron Allen designed a poster for the 2008 Obama campaign and Jimm Lasser designed a basketball sneaker called the “Obama Force One,” with an image of the president on the soles and the message “A Black Man Runs and a Nation Is Behind Him.” Lasser displayed the shoe in a 2008 gallery exhibition with the tagline “The Dunk on McCain.

Elsewhere at Wieden + Kennedy, which has Kraft and Coca-Cola on its client list, global public relations director Joani Wardwell worked in the press office of the Clinton White House. She started as a grassroots organizer for Democratic causes in the early 1990s and continues to do political consulting."

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/07/020712-news-super-bowl-eastwood-1-4


15 posted on 02/07/2012 10:38:31 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Clint’s probably embarassed now that he realizes he got scammed by obama’s organization, but at the time he was just thinking about the money. Money provided by the taxpayers.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 10:41:57 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RIghtwardHo
I thought it was just a Chrysler Ad.

I thought so too, until he started talking about "a second chance in the second half", or somesuch.

I see everything through political glasses, so I though that it was an Obama endorsement.

Mr Eastwood says otherwise. However, he might have gotten played.

17 posted on 02/07/2012 10:44:44 AM PST by wbill
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rush just played a brilliant satire of the ad, in which Eastwood urges voters to “kick Obama’s skinny ass back to Chicago.”


18 posted on 02/07/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: RIghtwardHo
Ya know, maybe I’m alone in the world but I just don’t see what others see. I thought it was just a Chrysler Ad.

Same here. The ultra right hating American Automaker types here will twist anything into a liberal "plot" of some sort.

19 posted on 02/07/2012 10:50:21 AM PST by Moleman
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To: wbill
I posted a link Sunday morning with Super Bowl ads and asked if the Toyota ad was sending a certain (homosexual) message. The first two scenes in that ad appeared to be headed in that direction.
20 posted on 02/07/2012 10:52:39 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: pgkdan
Really. With no Chrysler logo? No mention of Chrysler, or Dodge or Jeep? Give me a break. It was propoganda for obama, pure and simple.

They flashed the logos at the bottom of the screen for about half a second at the end of the spot.

Given the content of the ad, I was waiting to hear "I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message" and see his "O" logo at the end.

21 posted on 02/07/2012 11:00:39 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Clint, at 81, did you really need this aggravation?


22 posted on 02/07/2012 11:01:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pgkdan
You must have seen a different ad than I did. It very definitely ended with Chrysler logos.

This is all foolishness. Chrysler may be coming back, and if so, that is great. We have quite enough reasons to go after Obama, without getting angry that a major American company runs an ad celebrating the ongoing mess that is its hometown.

William Flax

23 posted on 02/07/2012 11:04:01 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think they pulled a fast one on him, and all he was thinking was money, fame, superbowl, recognition.

Most of his fans are conservatives, so this certainly won’t do him any good. No matter how much he was paid, I think he’ll lose more by it.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 11:05:50 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wbill

Yeah, maybe. I mean I suppose some can spin it that way. *shrug* I just don’t see it as anything more than an auto ad.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 11:20:13 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: pabianice

I just heard it.

I think it would be cool if Ted Nugent did a rebuttal.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 11:23:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Had it been a Ford ad, then it would have been brilliant—certainly one of the best superbowl ads ever.

But, as a Chrysler ad, all it did was open old wounds in middle class America. Nobody bailed us out, and now he’s this ad talking about how—after we bailed them out—Detroit is the model and symbol of hope for America.

My emotional response to the ad was F*** You, kiss my a**, and go to H***.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 11:29:14 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The ad, revised and re-cut for radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqT7z38FhQQ
29 posted on 02/07/2012 11:30:28 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: ConservativeStatement

Chrysler spends $7 million on this commercial and not even a Thank You to the American Taxpayer for bailing them out.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 11:36:01 AM PST by PMAS (Romney = Democrat tested, Soros approved)
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"Chrysler spends $7 million on this commercial and not even a Thank You to the American Taxpayer for bailing them out."

That $7M could have made a payment on the $1.3B that Chrysler US that we will never see.
Any respect I had for Clint I lost. OK I really don't think I had any. He is as phony as the characters he plays.

31 posted on 02/07/2012 12:04:25 PM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Ohioan
Conservatives Missing "Good Stuff"

Conservative talk radio, Rush, Hannity et al should just play about 90 seconds of this radio interview with the Chrysler/Fiat CEO the morning after the ad - starting at about 4:07. Some very conservative comments: "I think the fundamental values that drive this country are sacred..." etc.

http://wjr.com/FlashPlayer/default.asp?SPID=34612&ID=2388908

32 posted on 02/07/2012 12:13:21 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In This Fiat ad that aired during the Super Bowl, Clint Eastwood wandered like a senile pensioner through some steamy concrete jungle while lecturing us like a cranky old neighbor about the value of an automaker that has been bailed out more than a leaky rowboat. That’s lousy advertising.


33 posted on 02/09/2012 5:52:34 AM PST by IbJensen (Sic semper tyrannis)
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