Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Late night

One of the Superbowl ads that has had a bit of a political backlash. It's Clint Eastwood's ad for Chrysler that Karl Rove whined about Monday, to the effect that it is supportive of Obama in that Obama made the decision to bail out the auto industry and the auto industry is now doing well. Balloon Juice has a good response to Mr. Rove.

The ad was political in its undercurrent, that's for sure. The appeal on coming together, overcoming discord and division, those themes are definitely associated with Obama. As is the government decision to bail out Detroit which the Republicans would have hung on Obama had it worked out differently. You can understand why a Rove would complain.

It's a popular ad style in political quarters these days, with a familiar air to it for we Ontarians.