Monday, February 6, 2012

The Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad

First, the ad was paid for by Chrysler. This was an American founded company that goes back to the early days of the very existence of automobiles. Yes, they got bought out a while back by the Mercedes-Benz people and had German bosses for several years. Currently, their head honcho is Italian born, Canadian educated Sergio Marchionne, who's also in charge of Fiat. Everything in the corporate world seems to be global these days, and there's no doubt SM is a very astute and shrewd businessman.

But in the end, I dare say most Americans, much like GM and Ford, would like to consider Chrysler an American company.

Let's get real. Does anybody believe for one second that Clint Eastwood needed the money that he was probably paid to film that ad spot? My guess is he did it out of patriotism. Yet, others will be quick to look for ulterior motives, especially politically. It's an election year, remember?

And that's a joke with no punch line.

Just once, can't we look beyond Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, pot parties and tea parties, Arab this and Jewish that, bailouts here and Wall Street there, and embrace a pro-American message?

If we can't, we're in deeper trouble than we know.

As sports fans, all we need do is pay closer attention to what we've been watching on TV for quite some time. It's right in front of our faces, but nobody's been seeing it. Look at who's sponsoring all the games and talking-head sports shows.

Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, and Audi, amongst others, are coming at you constantly -- everyday.

And people want to take Clint Eastwood to task for standing behind Chrysler in a Super Bowl ad?

Is this what it's come to? If so, something is seriously wrong in this country.

Personally, I applauded his commercial. He didn't need a "fistful of dollars" to do it, but somewhere down the line I hope it comes to "for a few dollars more", to inspire similar efforts.

Bravo (Dirty) Harry. You made MY day.


  1. I have watched this add several times and find nothing political at all. Wake up America, this is about the perseverance of the American people. Yes, you, the middle class, that have lost your jobs, lost your homes, but still dont give up. John, you were spot on. You called it exactly right. The Princess

  2. I couldn't agree more, John. It is what it is and everybody's sleeping through it. It seems backwards, but when they finally wake up it will be to a nightmare.

  3. got your back on this one dog. nice job. never would have figured you for a princess. lol cat

  4. Thanks Princess. This is something I feel very strongly about, and it's not just every day a member of royalty will take time out of their busy schedules to read the ramblings of a mere commoner. By all means, feel free to encourage your peers to do the same. LOL Why am I thinking about chocolate chip cookies right now? Weird.