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The spot featuring Clint Eastwood echoes Obama's campaign themes. Coincidence?
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/6/12 | Tina Daunt

Posted on 02/06/2012 9:16:40 AM PST by Nachum

The Super Bowl is televised advertising’s equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival, so White House political strategists must have been smiling when what’s generally being hailed as this year’s best spot -- the Chrysler "Halftime in America" commercial -- subtly echoed the themes of President Barack Obama’s 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, Eastwood’s voice narrates an account of Detroit’s comeback and, then, when his unmistakably craggy face appears on screen,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; bho2012; campaign; chrysler; eastwood; superbowlads; themes
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1 posted on 02/06/2012 9:16:46 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

That’s it. No more Clint Eastwood flicks.


2 posted on 02/06/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by DonkeyBonker
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 02/06/2012 9:18:59 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 9:21:12 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: Nachum

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!


5 posted on 02/06/2012 9:21:21 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: All

I thought Eastwood was quoted as saying he was NOT a fan of Der Bama...


6 posted on 02/06/2012 9:21:45 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Nachum

This and the GE commercial were both blatant Obama 2012 commercials.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 9:22:36 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum

It was a depressing thing. Only a looser would need to try to explain why it was not really a looser.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 9:23:52 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Nachum
Eastwood employee of the Soros-0bama machine.

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9 posted on 02/06/2012 9:26:51 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Nachum
You know...I saw that ad as it aired and I had the exact opposite opinion of it.

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.

10 posted on 02/06/2012 9:27:34 AM PST by MarketR
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To: MarketR

I pray that Obama is the “halftime show”.


11 posted on 02/06/2012 9:30:27 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Nachum

I’m pretty sure Eastwood is a libertarian, and not a fan of Obama. People are looking too hard into things.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 9:30:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum

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.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 9:31:35 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: MarketR

Me too. I thought he was actually mocking the Obama..


14 posted on 02/06/2012 9:32:14 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: KoRn

It’s ‘Halftime in America’ and America losing with team Obama.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 9:32:39 AM PST by 444Flyer (werien)
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To: TYVets

What do you base your comment on?


16 posted on 02/06/2012 9:33:17 AM PST by EEGator
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To: bkepley

Looser? Maybe we should tighten it up, mustn’t leave things loose...


17 posted on 02/06/2012 9:33:41 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: EEGator

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.


18 posted on 02/06/2012 9:34:22 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: MarketR
I saw that ad as it aired and I had the exact opposite opinion of it.

I agree with you totally! I was really surprised to hear those who thought it was about Obama.

19 posted on 02/06/2012 9:36:10 AM PST by mupcat
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To: bkepley

It’s “loser” not “looser” and he is neither.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 9:36:21 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum

Wasn’t it a Government Motors ad??


21 posted on 02/06/2012 9:36:25 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: KoRn
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!

That was exactly the reaction at our home last night.

TS

22 posted on 02/06/2012 9:37:05 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Nachum

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.


23 posted on 02/06/2012 9:39:39 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Nachum
All the Libtards and Lame Stream Media were just playing the forget everything about Obama for the past 3 years and once again worship at his alter.
24 posted on 02/06/2012 9:41:20 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: EEGator

“It’s “loser” not “looser” and he is neither.”

So what? It’s mute and irrevalunt to! 8^)


25 posted on 02/06/2012 9:41:59 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum

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.


26 posted on 02/06/2012 9:44:08 AM PST by mcjordansc
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To: Nachum

It is “Halftime in America”- and Obama is the NE Patriots.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 9:44:22 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Maverick68

28 posted on 02/06/2012 9:45:06 AM PST by EEGator
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To: MarketR
"BTW...Eastwood is a Republican"

No. He's not. Not even conservative. Welcome to Hollywood, pal. See:
Celebretard
29 posted on 02/06/2012 9:45:13 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

That is either the best joke, or I hate you...I think joke.


30 posted on 02/06/2012 9:48:00 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

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.


31 posted on 02/06/2012 9:49:06 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: EEGator

“I’m 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”.


32 posted on 02/06/2012 9:49:51 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: PowderMonkey

Let’s kill everyone who doesn’t agree with us.


33 posted on 02/06/2012 9:49:54 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum

what was that all about anyway?

who paid for that ad?


34 posted on 02/06/2012 9:51:17 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Portcall24
" 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..."

Pretty much my take; somewhat apolitical. Think "GLOBAL", think "competitive economies", think UAW accepting two-tier wage structure.

35 posted on 02/06/2012 9:52:01 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: EEGator

Disappointed?


36 posted on 02/06/2012 9:52:23 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: EEGator

Disappointed? :(


37 posted on 02/06/2012 9:52:55 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I would guess a lot of him is in the movie.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 9:53:33 AM PST by EEGator
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To: PowderMonkey

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.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 9:53:51 AM PST by bereanway
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To: PowderMonkey

About?


40 posted on 02/06/2012 9:55:23 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Clint?


41 posted on 02/06/2012 9:56:33 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: EEGator

That was “Community Organizer” speak! I’ve actually seen “mute point” used, and heard “irrevalunt” several times. Always cracks me up!


42 posted on 02/06/2012 9:57:08 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MarketR
Ditto.

Eastwood appeared to be saying America needs a game-changer (= new president) to win the second half.

43 posted on 02/06/2012 10:00:21 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: PowderMonkey

Clint may not be a FR guy, but I’ll take him on our side. FR represents a small percentage of Republicans.


44 posted on 02/06/2012 10:00:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum

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.


45 posted on 02/06/2012 10:01:49 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: bereanway

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.


46 posted on 02/06/2012 10:03:09 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: EEGator

With talk like that, some folks around here will want to put you in charge...


47 posted on 02/06/2012 10:03:58 AM PST by stormer
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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. :)


48 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:24 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Let’s kill everyone who doesn’t agree with us.

When can we start? < /sarc>

49 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:40 AM PST by twister881
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To: Nachum

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.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:45 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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