Examples: [Collected via e-mail, June 2012]
Half time in america is on you tube and claims to be by clint eastwood. can you check the validity. Looks like they cut and pasted a bit...
I saw a video of Clint Eastwood talking about it being halftime in America and I wanted to know if it was a real video or a reworked video. It was supposedly on youtube.
Origins: One of the most talked-about commercials to air during Super
The commercial prompted a good deal of debate about whether it was more a promotion for Chrysler's products or an endorsement of President Obama and the federal government's bailouts of the automobile industry:
The 2-minute ad holds up Detroit as a model for American recovery while idealistic images of families, middle class workers and factories
"People are out of work and they're hurting," the 81-year-old Eastwood says in his trademark gravelly voice. "And they're all wondering what they're gonna 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."
Conservatives, including GOP strategist Karl Rove, criticized the ad as a not-so-thinly veiled endorsement of the federal government's auto industry bailouts. Others questioned basing a story of economic resurgence in a city that remains in fiscal disarray, with a
Eastwood himself indicated in a November 2011 interview with the
"Look at me," he said evenly. "I’ve had to make films for less money or go out and find my own money. On 'Mystic River,' I had to cut my salary and everyone else’s to get it made. I know the score. If I start to grind out two or three turkeys, I’ll be unemployed, just like anyone else."
Gay, Vern. "Clint Eastwood's 'Halftime in America': Parodies Begin!" [New York] Newsday. 8 February 2012. Goldstein, Patrick. "Clint Eastwood Talks Politics: Who's the Democrat He Voted For?" Los Angeles Times. 7 November 2011. Associated Press. "'Halftime in America' Ad Creates Political Debate." FOXNews.com. 6 February 2012.