Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood: "I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'
Posted on 02/06/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by JesseWatters
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In Its Halftime in America, a seeming nod to President Ronald Reagans Morning in Americaad, the Dirty Harry star gives what felt like a pep talk to Detroit and the United States over images of the Michigan city, assembly lines, average looking Americans and, yes, some Chrysler vehicles.
Its halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half, Eastwood begins. Its halftime in America, too. People are out of work and theyre hurting. And theyre all wondering what theyre gonna do to make a comeback.
We find a way through tough times, and if we cant find a way then well make one. All that matters now is whats ahead, how do we come from behind, how do we come together, and how do we win. Detroits showing us it can be done.
Translation: Detroit is showing us how it is done, i.e., government bailouts and taking over the auto industry and giving the unions control over the companies instead of the bond holders. Obama said we have to come together as a team in his SOTU address and that his policies are working ("Detroit's showing us it can be done.") We have completed the first half (Obama's first term) and now we have the second half (Obama's second term) ahead. Team America led by coach Obama will take us thru the second half and lead us in our comeback victory. That's the message from Government Motors.
In fact ABC news now is very directly implying exactly that.
Puppet or puppeteer, Obama is the guy in the WH, our President and CIC. In this analogy, he is the coach. You don’t change coaches at halftime.
Speaking of ‘getting a life’ .....
I just watched the ad for the first time (didn’t see it during the game), and it doesn’t seem political to me at all. So, naturally, anybody of any political coloration can read into it whatever they want. But I don’t read it as being pro-Obama.
My two cents. I will now retreat behind my flame-retardant shield of dragon scales.
Yes, it was. I wish Clint would run. I’ve heard him and the admakers say there was absolutely no intention of political comment..and I believe them..but I’ve heard both sides’ sing its’ praises or voice their displeasure. Ear of the Beholder? I heard a broader message...more of a ‘we can get back on our feet’ message. And that we can get through this. Hold on folks, another 300 plus days...
The only bright spot in all this is how effective Mike Rowe is for Ford. It's almost unfair ... ;o)))~
He is now. Eastwood has always had RINO tendencies and now they are on full display.
The whole premise of “It’s halftime in America, too” is patently false.
Is the half life of the American experiment 235.5 years, Clint?
You’re what, 80 years old and didn’t even realize how those words alone would indicate to people, especially int his politically charged climate, that you were shilling for another term for Obama?
Just seeing those words on a script should have given you pause.
I guess it’s how you want to see it. I know Eastwood generally leans conservative, so I was surprised to see him doing the ad. But I think from his perspective was just pro-America, not for any party.
Chrysler’s new sales pitch:
Even if you don’t buy one,
We still get your cash.
Well played, sir.
Ah, a little sanity among the knee-jerk crowd. Having met Clint Eastwood and having worked with him a little, I will take him at his word also. He is an aytpical Hollywood personality.
...they didnt film in Detroit.
Well, I can’t hold that against them. Is there even any electrical service available in Detroit?
Green Bay let the Broncos score a touchdown in the Super Bowl in order to save time. Didn't work out though.
Ok. So in hindsight the Packers defense was told to let the Broncos score the game winning touchdown in hopes that their offense would make it up for them, but they didn't.
Obviously it can work, but it seems to be as perverse as letting Obama win in order to teach America how bad socialism is.
Another take on the subject...
Eastwood is an actor, he delivers lines and makes faces for a living. He didn’t have to hate Mexicans to shoot so many of them in his westerns. Do printers only print things for Republicans? Do taxi drivers refuse to drive Democrats places?
Everybody here has taken money from Democrats/liberals in order to make a living. The attempt to make this an issue is silly. If you are an actor and you are given the chance to be seen during the Super Bowl, you are taking the contract 98% of the time.
1. he went to Oreily. ZERO credibility.
2. Chrysler is not a US company any more. It is itallian.
3. Is eastwood REALLY this stupid?
Ok, well not so blatant that the Giants were confused about the Patriots letting them in.
Anyway, the point is that stopping to sit on your tush is kinda too elegant by half, compared to the smashmouth fights previous generations called "gridiron." If Patton owned the team, wouldn't he be down there threatening to shoot someone for being a coward?
You obviously have not driven the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT 392.
I hope you’re wrong about Detroit...have family there who have seen the steep decline. Very hard to stay in positive frame when you live around the Detroit area.
As for the Clint commercial. Call me naive, I liked the pro American aspect. As in don’t count us (the US) out. We may have been knocked down...but our American spirit won’t keep us down for long. I really thought it was a rah, rah, go USA! USA! USA!
To me it could also have been about our ability to come back after 9/11. I sure didn’t read any pro Obama into it. Clint’s always been a California conservative...at least in my mind. I loved his gruff, Dirty Harry voice that read, “make my day” and underestimate the USA at your peril.
No, you're just his useful idiot.
I’m with you. I have a Ford pickup, and I will never buy anything but Ford. Screw Government Motors!
I hope people aren’t too hard on Mr Eastwood. These campaigns are exactly cut-n-dry to those not paying attention to the details.
I so have a crush on that man. Mike Rowe...that is.
It’s times like this I really enjoy living overseas. That commercial was extremely well done, and exemplified what every foreigner that I speak with loves, and envies, about America - the tough spirit, ability and willingness to recover, and optimism.
I think its a bit difficult to recognize that when living stateside, especially of late, but the rest of the world notices it, whether they like to admit or not.
It’s nice to see something that reminds Americans to be proud of what they can and will do for a change. I can guarantee you that if it were at all political (any side), that wouldn’t have been the case. Even the Chrysler logo at the end seemed toned down.
On another note, when foreigners think of Americans, Clint Eastwood (or his persona, at least) is often used as a stereotype - I’m just fine with that.