Skip to comments.The spot featuring Clint Eastwood echoes Obama's campaign themes. Coincidence?
Posted on 02/06/2012 9:16:40 AM PST by Nachum
The Super Bowl is televised advertisings equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival, so White House political strategists must have been smiling when whats generally being hailed as this years best spot -- the Chrysler "Halftime in America" commercial -- subtly echoed the themes of President Barack Obamas reelection campaign.(snip)Just to ice the cake, the gritty two-minute spot featured actor/director Clint Eastwood, whose politics usually put him on the Republican side of the aisle. In the spot, Eastwoods voice narrates an account of Detroits comeback and, then, when his unmistakably craggy face appears on screen,
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That’s it. No more Clint Eastwood flicks.
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Yhe “Talkes” all all abuz with comment about that ad. Many were expecting it to be produced by Ford not by a foreign car company bailed out by US.
When I heard it(wasn’t watching the TV at the time), I thought it WAS an 0bama campaign ad. When he said “halftime in America” I thought my wife and I were gonna throw up!
I thought Eastwood was quoted as saying he was NOT a fan of Der Bama...
This and the GE commercial were both blatant Obama 2012 commercials.
It was a depressing thing. Only a looser would need to try to explain why it was not really a looser.
I had the impression he was saying the current administration is the half-time, a breather if you want to call it that, and we are now ready to get on with the next "American Century". (we just need to be relieved of the a$$hat currently in the oval office.
BTW...Eastwood is a Republican.
I pray that Obama is the “halftime show”.
I’m pretty sure Eastwood is a libertarian, and not a fan of Obama. People are looking too hard into things.
It`s Half-Time in America and Obama is playing the part of the New England Patriots.
THe other half will still be played and we know what awaits America if this Obamination continues.
Me too. I thought he was actually mocking the Obama..
It’s ‘Halftime in America’ and America losing with team Obama.
What do you base your comment on?
Looser? Maybe we should tighten it up, mustn’t leave things loose...
Hell, Clint might be a Buddhist who enjoys llama racing and hot air ballooning naked...but when someone offers you $5MM to do a commercial, taxpayer dollars talk.
I agree with you totally! I was really surprised to hear those who thought it was about Obama.
It’s “loser” not “looser” and he is neither.
Wasn’t it a Government Motors ad??
That was exactly the reaction at our home last night.
I don’t believe Eastwood would have put his name with this if he thought there was a connection to the o. I did chuckle, however, when one realizes Chrysler is not very Detroit anymore. I actually took the commerial as what a coach might tell a team that was getting their a$$ kicked. OK America, it’s half time...are you going to continue to miss tackles, drop passes and blow blocking patterns (like you have for the last 3 years) or are you going to come out in the second half and win this game for the Gipper? And you know who I mean.
“Its loser not looser and he is neither.”
So what? It’s mute and irrevalunt to! 8^)
It was Chrysler trying to get people to buy their cars. They used a theme that would make people think Detroit is on its way back. It has nothing to do with Obama. Frankly, you play this add during the fourth year of any President’s term and you would be able to draw a connection. All Presidents campaign for re-election on the themes that things are getting better, but we need another four years to finish the job.
The ad was created to sell Chrysler products, period.
It is “Halftime in America”- and Obama is the NE Patriots.
That is either the best joke, or I hate you...I think joke.
I’m disturbed by Clint Eastwood’s late life leftward swing.
He came out in support of homo marriage a few months ago. He identifies himself as libertarian, so anything anybody wants to do is fine with him I guess.
“Im pretty sure Eastwood is a libertarian, and not a fan of Obama. People are looking too hard into things.”
Agreed. I’ve wondered how much of the older and wiser Eastwood is in “Grand Torino”.
Let’s kill everyone who doesn’t agree with us.
what was that all about anyway?
who paid for that ad?
Pretty much my take; somewhat apolitical. Think "GLOBAL", think "competitive economies", think UAW accepting two-tier wage structure.
I would guess a lot of him is in the movie.
I’ve always been a fan of Eastwood as I mistakenly thought he represented a pinpoint of light in Hollywood. After reading that bio it’s evident I was sadly mistaken. The guy is absolutely clueless.
That was “Community Organizer” speak! I’ve actually seen “mute point” used, and heard “irrevalunt” several times. Always cracks me up!
Eastwood appeared to be saying America needs a game-changer (= new president) to win the second half.
Clint may not be a FR guy, but I’ll take him on our side. FR represents a small percentage of Republicans.
I don’t believe Eastwood knew that this would come out as Political. He is most often associated with Conservative Republican politics. I believe he was “had” on this one. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him come out in the next few days refuting the Dem. spin on this.
I remain an Eastwood fan...or more correctly a fan of the characters he portrays. It’s just the way Hollywood is these days. It’s all make believe. I don’t go to Eastwood flicks for his politics anyway.
With talk like that, some folks around here will want to put you in charge...
I figured by your tag that you were smart. I’ve read posts by you before, and I knew you had a good sense of humor. I was just making sure. :)
When can we start? < /sarc>
Eastwood sounded tough in the commercial and it made people feel good. But the commercial should have said that we delayed the inevitable rather than biting the bullet and going through a restructuring now. What Eastwood is shilling for is a government imposed plan that screwed secured creditors and non-union workers at the expense of union workers. There will be another downturn and the automakers’ cost structures will still be uncompetitive because they didn’t have the ability to get out of premium union contracts through a bankruptcy.
As much as I like Clint, his commercial was a great example of what we’ve become. Talking tough and congradulating ourselves for something that didn’t happen. We did not bite the bullet. We did not face the pain that is necessary to rebuild on solid ground. Obama protected his constituency at the expense of taxpayers and ultimately hurt the long-term future of the aut industry. But you won’t hear Clint say that.