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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Toyota sources all their parts from USA suppliers?
    The Toyota Camry is the most American built car with 80%+ of its parts coming from the US, followed by the Honda Accord. If you want to buy an American product, built in America with American parts that's what you need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    So far as I'm concerned, that was a very pro American message.

    But go ahead and crap all over it.
    Of course you like it. It echoed everything Obama has been spoonfeeding to a any moonbat who will listen on the campaign trail...

    - Obama thinks Americans have been a "little bit lazy" and Clint thinks Americans have "lost our heart at times."

    - Obama thinks he saved the auto industry, Detroit and Michigan. Clint thinks Obama saved the auto industry and Detroit...he's not so sure about Michigan, apparently.

    - Obama wants us to forget the last three years of his ineptitude and divisiveness (although he wouldn't mind if you remembered Bush before that). Clint would likes us to forget the last three years of Obama's ineptitude and divisiveness.
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    I think the commercial was a way for a company who has shown they do not manage their money very well to waste a few million of a commercial during the super that should have been put into R&D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Reading between the lines, I would suspect that it was a way for the UAW to run a political ad for Obama in the Super Bowl. You know, with the false claim that Obama saved the U S Auto Industry.

    At $3.5 million for a 30 second commercial, that two minute ad cost $14 million. They would have won far more support buying a little bitty ad in the Detroit Free press stating that they were giving back 14 million to the tax payers.

    Lets don't forget that tax payers were stiffed for $1.3 billion dollars in the bailout of the UAW/Chrysler.

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    Com'on Franco. There is nothing, nada in that ad that is even remotely related to the UAW. Essentially the message is Detroit is in a process of resurrection from the dead. It still ain't that shining city on the hill, but it isn't dead yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    I drive a Ford Lariat F150 built in Deerbourne, Michigan.
    Your F150 was made in Dearborn a suburb of Detroit
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    To me, that commercial was about DA UNION and Obama's "second half!!"
    ("second half" to me was metaphor for second term)

    Pathetic.


    When will somebody do a commercial for Wall-Street's "second half??"

    They both took bail out money.


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    Why can't we be happy for our neighbors?

    US Auto has come a long way and has made major steps to recreate intself to compete in a very tough industry. If they succeed we all win, so can you please stop routing for them to fail

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    There is always MORE!

    Here is the MORE!!!


    THE GOOD, THE AD AND THE UGLY


    By Luke Jerod Kummer and Erik Hayden Tuesday, February 7, 2012


    WASHINGTON — Chrysler’s chief executive is insisting his company’s Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood has “zero political content,” even though members of the advertising team that created the spot have ties to President Obama.

    Democrats, including the White House, cheered “Halftime in America” and its upbeat message in which Eastwood offers the auto industry comeback as proof of America’s resilience. Many Republicans, though, panned it, calling it payback for the government bailout Chrysler received in 2008. And Eastwood confirmed CEO Sergio Marchionne’s contention that the ad was not an endorsement of any candidate.

    “We are as apolitical as you can make us,” Marchionne said in a radio interview in Detroit yesterday. “I wasn’t expressing a view and certainly nobody inside Chrysler was attempting to influence decisions.”

    Eastwood echoed Marchionne’s comments.

    “I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama,” Eastwood told Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” “It was meant to be a message ... just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it.”

    Still, the advertising agency that created the commercial — Wieden + Kennedy — has members who have designed Obama campaign items or who have worked on behalf of Democratic causes.

    The creative minds behind the ad are in the agency’s Portland, Ore., branch. Aaron Allen designed a poster for the 2008 Obama campaign and Jimm Lasser designed a basketball sneaker called the “Obama Force One,” with an image of the president on the soles and the message “A Black Man Runs and a Nation Is Behind Him.” Lasser displayed the shoe in a 2008 gallery exhibition with the tagline “The Dunk on McCain.”

    Elsewhere at Wieden + Kennedy, which has Kraft and Coca-Cola on its client list, global public relations director Joani Wardwell worked in the press office of the Clinton White House. She started as a grassroots organizer for Democratic causes in the early 1990s and continues to do political consulting.

    “I’ve managed to always keep my toe dipped in the water that way,” she said in 2009.

    The Wieden + Kennedy spot set itself apart in two ways: its length — two minutes, compared with the standard 30 seconds — and its powerful message.

    “Detroit’s showing us it can be done,” Eastwood tells the audience. “And, what’s true about them is true about all of us ... This country can’t be knocked out with one punch.”

    American carmakers have seen better times since receiving taxpayer funds. Collectively, Chrysler, General Motors and Ford sold slightly more than 6 million vehicles last year, a 15 percent increase over 2010. However, taxpayers will never recover about $20 billion of the $80 billion spent on the bailout, according to a recent government report.

    Obama has increasingly highlighted his role in keeping the auto industry alive after many analysts believed it — and the millions of jobs it supports — was on its last legs. The president frequently brings up Detroit as an achievement on the campaign trail and made it a centerpiece of his State of the Union address.

    It was no surprise, then, that the ad was a hit with the West Wing, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer tweeting: “Saving the America auto industry: Something Eminem and Clint Eastwood can agree on.”

    A top Republican had a far different take.

    Karl Rove, the former adviser to President George W. Bush, told Fox News yesterday he was “frankly offended” by the commercial and called it an example of “Chicago-style politics” in which the president and “his political minions” were being repaid by Chrysler for the taxpayer money the company received.

    But not every Republican thinks there’s such a clear-cut relationship.

    “It’s only natural that people ask that question given how much this dovetails with the president’s own re-election narrative,” said Bruce Haynes, a GOP media strategist.

    Haynes, though, dismissed the notion there was any active coordination, adding, “I think that it’s a bit of stretch to suggest that an agency in Portland did an ad about a car company in Detroit that’s owned by Fiat in Italy to fulfill the wills and aims of the White House in Washington.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mngundog View Post
    The Toyota Camry is the most American built car with 80%+ of its parts coming from the US, followed by the Honda Accord. If you want to buy an American product, built in America with American parts that's what you need to know.

    You watched the same report I did. It went on to say that if you factor in which auto makers had headquarters here, Our 3 plus Toyota and Honda employ over 255,000 workers not including those manufacturing parts.

    As far as asembled in the US with parts from Mexico or China, that is far from a perfect situation, but is OK with me. I would hate to see what shape we would be in if they were shipped here whole.

    And a FYI both Honda and Toyota are planning to ramp up assembly here and ship finished products overseas. Not related to the ad, but a chance to add more jobs.

    I looked at the ad as hopeful we can recover and be stronger and better. For me, the alternative is not an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    There is always MORE!

    Here is the MORE!!!




    RK
    RK - All your really creative advertisers have worked for politicians. Hell if they havn't you probably should use someone else. These political campaigns spend billions of dollars so any good advertiser is going to get some of it.

    Try again RK

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