Clint Eastwood and Chrysler: Focus on the Win

Many people are dissecting the actor/director’s Super Bowl commercial, which seems to tout auto-industry bailouts, but Clint Eastwood and Chrysler wants you to focus on the “win”.

So you watched the Superbowl Sunday and you were inspired. Not by the great gridiron match up of the Giants and the Patriots, but that Chrysler halftime commercial with Clint Eastwood. How can you watch a commercial like that and not be motivated? Waking up Monday morning every American said to themselves, “How do we come from behind? How do we come together? And, how do we win?”

Well, maybe, the inspiration was short lived. Only 2 minutes of lofty word play have led to many discussing the topic of the “It’s Halftime In America,” commercial. However, I think our conversation is centered around the wrong topic. Instead of it bringing Americans together it seems that it is causing a separation. Many have suggested that the commercial had political undertones even though Clint Eastwood has publicly said that the only intention of the commercial was to be about “job growth and the spirit of America.”

How have we managed to get so far off topic from the intended purpose of the two minute inspirational advertisement? Politics. If only we could focus more on what we have in common rather than our differences. American, check. Love Freedom, check. Believe in hard work, check. Seems like a great start.

Get back to the basics. Don’t take my word for it. Squelch the noise and watch the commercial again, one more time, for the home team. Be inspired, be proud to be an American. Focus on the win.

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