As Levin just said on the radio, I give Eastwood the benefit of the doubt on this one. He says the ad, from his perspective, was supposed to be about the spirit of America, not about pushing Obama’s agenda:
FOX NATION – Following the fall out over the controversial Chrysler Super Bowl halftime ad, Clint Eastwood spoke exclusively with O’Reilly Factor producer Ron Mitchell…
“I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain.
l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.
I am not supporting any politician at this time.
Chrysler to their credit didn’t even have cars in the ad.
Anything they gave me for it went for charity.
If any Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it.”
That said, if the ad had been for Ford instead of Chrysler and hadn’t mentioned Detroit, it would have been the best of the night.