I'm not sure if conservative operatives are barking up the wrong tree over the Halftime in America Clint Eastwood Chrysler ad. The title does give a nod to Reagan's Morning in America ad of 1984, but is largely apolitical. The one thing that folks like Rush and Karl Rove seem to dislike most is that it was done by a government-owned company.
I didn't see the ad in real-time (I tend to take off during halftime shows, especially when I don't overly care for the artist in question) but I thought it was the kind of rhetoric that anyone from Ron Paul to Bernie Sanders could agree with; here's the close of the ad
All that matters now is what’s ahead: how do we come from behind? How do we come together? And how do we win? Detroit’s showing us it can be done. And what’s true about them is true about all of us. This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again, and when we do the world’s gonna hear the roar of our engines.
Yeah. It’s halftime, America. And our second half’s about to begin.
One can only hope that America's game doesn't end in 2260 or so (maybe the beginning of Act 10 of the American Saga instead of being half-over), but other than that nit-pick, well done. I could see Newt narrating that passage nicely, or, if you want the master of the second half comeback, Tim Tebow.
Do we want Chrysler and GM to fall flat on their faces so that Obama and the UAW look bad? I, for one, am not that petty.