Clint Eastwood on Super Bowl Ad: Average Person Got It

Actor-Director Clint Eastwood said the “average person” understood his controversial Super Bowl ad for Chrysler, which some conservatives interpreted as an endorsement of President Obama’s policies regarding the auto industry.
Eastwood told CNBC that the Super Bowl ad was not an endorsement, political or otherwise.
“The average man and woman on the street took it exactly for what it was. And it’s the core message for America. It’s halfway through the recession. Let’s work our way out of it,” Eastwood said. “It doesn’t mean anybody’s endorsing anyone or any particular product or particular philosophy.”
The two-minute “Halftime in America” ad chronicled in images the comeback of Chrysler and parts of Michigan since the taxpayer-funded restructuring of both Chrysler and General Motors.
The saving of auto industry jobs is a major talking point of Obama’s  re-election bid.
“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,” Eastwood says in the TV spot. “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.”
Eastwood told CNBC he was disappointed that some people wrongly interpreted the ad.
“I’m surprised that people who are suppose to be intelligent have interpreted it otherwise,” he said. “It’s very disappointing when you see that because the average person seems to get it.”

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