Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood Says Super Bowl Chrysler Ad Not Linked to Obama
Posted on 02/07/2012 10:15:14 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
Clint Eastwood says his recent Super Bowl commercial wasnt about politics. Chrysler Group LLC aired a two-minute television commercial called Its 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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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.
Well Clint...you’re wrong. And if you really believe that you got played big time!
Who are we gonna believe, Clinty.....YOU or our lyin eyes and ears?? PLEASE......you are an IDIOT for making this ad.
I know you are kind of new here, but you need to sharpen up if you REALLY thought that was just a Chrysler ad.
Dr. Lightman says you’re not being entirely truthful, Clint. Even through the plastic surgery, he can tell.
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.
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.
Absolutely was a political ad, probably written by the Obama people.
He made a whore of himself.
Makes me wonder: Now that wealth has been vilified, only whores have wealth!
It was Obama people:
"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 agencys 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."
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.
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.
Rush just played a brilliant satire of the ad, in which Eastwood urges voters to “kick Obama’s skinny ass back to Chicago.”
Same here. The ultra right hating American Automaker types here will twist anything into a liberal "plot" of some sort.
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.
Clint, at 81, did you really need this aggravation?
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.
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.
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.
I just heard it.
I think it would be cool if Ted Nugent did a rebuttal.
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***.
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.
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.
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.