QUICK THOUGHTS: I thought the Super Bowl Clint Eastwood “Detroit” ad was terrific. What did you think?

The message, sponsored by Chrysler, of working together to solve our problems is what we need.

Sadly, the rhetoric of the presidential campaign leaves us little hope that the election will be a referendum of ideas untainted by personal attacks and invective. The differences between the beliefs and solutions of Republicans and Democrats is between highly conservative and more moderate Republicans and highly liberal and more moderate Democrats. Sure, there are things to criticize about the politicians who carry the messages, but in the end, we do great damage to the morale of the nation and the ability of whoever wins to solve our problems if we focus on the personalities rather than the principles they advocate. The message of the Chrysler commercial is to set aside winning and being right, so we can work together for common goals.

What do you think of the other ballyhooed commercials? Did any stick out in your mind for humor or impact?

Comments 4

  1. The challenges which we the people currently face are difficult, and we don’t need the politics and rhetoric of personal attacks, misrepresentation, partisan bickering to distract us. We need to recall that we are in this together, and face our challenges, rather than face-off against each other. That was part of what I took away from Chrysler’s message so effectively delivered by Clint Eastwood. I thought it a splendid message, and one which went beyond politics.

    Sadly, some people who are utterly invested in bickering are trying to re-frame the spot into something incendiary. How destructive this effort is!

    But the message speaks best for itself. “… after the trials we rallied around what was right, and found a way through. Because that’s what we do…. it can be done.” (apologies if I misquote; I listened again to the spot and am not writing from a transcript)

  2. I get chills . . . good ones . . . every time I hear that commercial. Bless Chrysler for funding it. Bless Clint Eastwood for enacting it so well. As a Nation we need to hear the message weekly.

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