Skip to comments.Ford TV Ad Slams Obama Auto Bailouts
Posted on 09/16/2011 10:03:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
America is still fighting over President Obama's costly bailout of Chrysler and General Motors. Especially the owners of Ford, the only member of Detroit's "Big Three" who rejected the government dole and emerged perfectly healthy.
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In its most political ad in the so-called "Drive One" ads where real drivers are thrust before cameras to explain why they picked Ford, a real Ford F-150 pick-up driver is featured.
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They should have been marketing this for months.
That’s going to leave a mark...
Lol. Good one.
Excellent move by Ford.
Their rejection of bailout money IS a big selling point for Ford. And with Obama’s popularity in the tank, it is a relatively risk-free move.
Proud Ford owner
I wonder how long it will be before many companies like banks start using this for marketing purposes? Not on the taxpayers dime—never was, never will be.
I would say they waited until they were fairly sure obama wasn’t going to get re-elected.
If it doesn't air on TV I will send it around through my e-mail list. 100% agreement with his sentiments!
Ford to Government Motors: Screw you.
I just reported the commercial to attackwatch.
It is an excellent move by Ford. The bailouts were very unpopular, and Ford did well.
I own two Escapes and am thinking of buying an Edge. I’m very happy with the Escapes.
“I would say they waited until they were fairly sure obama wasnt going to get re-elected.”
They may now expect raids on the corporate offices and the IRS breathing down their necks since it is presently a hussein/holder reign.
More interesting, when I tried to see the advertised ten reasons Sara Palin would make a good president the link took me to a brief introductory paragraph and "related" ten reasons why she'd be a bad president.
Nothing on the good part - ?!
Now GM will get a waiver from the new CAFE standards and Ford will not for mocking Dear Leader.
You forget that Bush was going to veto but then Obama went to Bush and pleaded with him to approve it so that Obama could deal with it on his watch.
Both Bush and Obama agree that it was done as a favor to Obama. It’s the Obama bailouts.
Actually, it looks like Ford will still pass the new CAFE standards. Barely, but they will.
Heck, Ford has a really fuel efficient turbo V6 available in their trucks that makes more power than the base V8 available in the Government Motors competition.
There was no threat of veto. Bush used TARP money to bailout the auto companies. He did it, his fault. Enough with the protect Bush actions on here.
Good for Ford! They might expect some Obama/union retaliation.
I will never ever consider a GM or Chrysler in their present state.
I’ve got problems with Bush myself, but all parties actually agreed on this one. Bush WAS going to veto the use of TARP funds to bail them out.
Bush WAS at fault for TARP in the first place, but it was Obama demanding/pleading for it that got the automakers their funds. In addition, the ‘orchestrated pseudobankruptcies’ and government takeovers were on Obama’s watch.
the lawsuit will drag out until way after holder is gone.
I'm not denying the later actions by Obama, its just didn't start on his watch.
Great ad! Makes you want to buy a Ford. Should make Barry want to get back under his rock...but it won’t. Instead, the poor guy that was interviewed will probably be audited.
The MSM will jump on this poor guy like they did Joe the plumber.
Only reason Bush did it was because Obama pleaded with him.
Consider that previously, Bush had been asked to aid the automakers and his response had been “No, go build better cars.”
Soon to be known as getting "Gibsoned"
I love it. It’s why I bought a 2010 GT, a 2011 Explorer and a 2012 Shelby GT 500.
UAW is now targeting FORD in its upcoming contract negotiations. Since the UAW has ownership of GM and Chrysler..if they strike FORD..well the conflicts are staggering..
Doesn’t matter - it was still at Obama’s behest, therefore it all belongs to him.
"I wasn't going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that's standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That's 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. Ford is that company for me."
Ford has been doing well. I’m waiting for Ford to pull a Boeing and head down South more.
You nailed it.....right along with FORD.
Two FORD household....and FORD stockholders.
Ha! Yeah, good point!
The new Edge is really, really nice. Don’t have one but I have been checking them out. On my third Escape and just love it. My brother bought a Taurus and let me tell you, that is one nice vehicle.
It will be interesting to watch the politics of recalls going forward. Something tells me there is more than meets the eye with this.
Like what, enlighten me, please.
Obama’s army unleashed in 3 2 1...
I salute you for doing your duty, comrade!
OK, FReepers, we’re overlooking what’s REALLY important here!
I’ve looked at all the ads in this latest campaign, and I’ve concluded: That “Kristen” chick that leads the “interviewees” into the room is HAWT!
The 3.6 liter Ecoboost.
I'm looking at a new f150 and read up on the engine. It has more horsepower and torque than the 5.0 V8 and costs around $2,500 more.
Before reading this thread it was between the Tundra and the F150. Ford just won me over by having the balls to run this ad. It's the 150 for me - I like the way it looks better than the Tundra anyway.
I'll be getting the v8 though.
Look for results of the 55 vehicles being tested under NHTSAs new 5-star safety ratings system to be posted on the agencys website, www.safercar.gov. When the new safety ratings become available, consumers will not be able to compare them to old ones since the testing criteria has changed. It will also be more difficult to achieve a high safety rating in this new program.
I have seen several different ad’s by ford about not taking the bail out....good commercials...but I don’t watch network TV so don’t know if they are running on the networks...I have satellite.
I’m glad to hear those ads are running. I have satellite too but I don’t watch very much of that.
Love this and it’s our feelings exactly. Thanks... :-)