Chrysler's Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Spot Is The Best Political Ad Yet

Chrysler's newest "Imported From Detroit" ad — a campaign that started at last year's Super Bowl with an ad starring Eminem — stars Clint Eastwood in yet another pitch-perfect ad for the littlest of the Big Three.

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The commercial talks about recovery, hope for the future and recognition of the hardships we currently face — in a way that no political candidate or sitting President has yet done. The combination of America, nostalgia and hope will almost bring tears to your eyes.

In a word, it was perfect.

Eastwood's voice over is amazing — here's the full script. Our favorite's the last part:

"It's halftime. Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.
It's halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they're hurting. And they're all wondering what they're going to do to make a comeback. And we're all scared, because this isn't a game.

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together, now Motor City is fighting again.

I've seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life. And, times when we didn't understand each other. It seems like we've lost our heart at times. When the fog of division, discord, and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead.
But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right, and acted as one. Because that's what we do. We find a way through tough times, and if we can't find a way, then we'll make one.

All that matters now is what's ahead. How do we come from behind? How do we come together? And, how do we win?

Detroit's showing us it can be done. And, what's true about them is true about all of us.

This country can't be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime America. And, our second half is about to begin.

Stuff like that? Makes me want to vote for Clint Eastwood. When's that primary happen, anyway?

It's just too bad the guy in the ad's taking his kids to work in a Dodge Challenger — a car built in Canada.


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DISCUSSION

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Without the loans, my Dad would have lost his pension he earned after 35 years of working his ass off at Chrsyler. He took that job, back in the 60s, when most people didn't want it. He stuck with it to support his family. That means my parents would have lost their house and have no place to live. They could live with me, but I would also have no job becasue of the trickle-down effect that would have happend to all other jobs in the Detroit area. We could have then piled everythign we could into our cars, sold off everything else we owned for cash, abandoned our houses, and move somewhere warmer where living in a tent would not kill us.

Now, imagine this happening on an epic scale and spreading across the country, like a wildfire, to millions of normally hard-working famalies.

I'm sick of trying to defend this investment, started by George Bush, and finished by Barack Obama. Both parties were involved from the very beginning to fix this, but the Republican party seems to have forgotten this part.

I'm sick of all this political bullshit. Period! The left and the right are all assholes, but in the end, sometimes help is required from the government for the greater good.

This is the last time I will ever say anything on here to defend the loans.

BTW, Dad is a hard-line Republican and he worked for the UAW. So fuck off if you're going to make comments about "liberal Union workers"!