One hundred and ten million Americans just saw this ad for Chrysler. It's a beauty. If I were the Obama campaign I'd just buy rights to it and let it air as is for the rest of the election cycle.
Update before I go to bed:
This from the National Journal is hilarious:
President Obama's ad-makers may have to pay royalties to Clint Eastwood after a remarkable two-minute Chrysler commercial that aired on the biggest of all stages - the Super Bowl - and gave a pretty good preview of what the president's reelection commercials might look like. At the very least, the ad and Eastwood's powerful narration make it much, much more difficult for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney to keep pushing his line that Washington should have let the automakers go into bankruptcy.
... [D]on't think that Team Obama wasn't watching the Super Bowl along with millions of other Americans and immediately grasped the boost they could get from the commercial. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer quickly tweeted "Saving the America auto industry: something Eminem and Clint Eastwood can agree on." Senior strategist David Axelrod tweeted "Powerful spot. Did Clint shoot that, or just narrate it?"
To conclude, a close-up of Eastwood fills the screen. "We get right back up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, its halftime America and our second half is about to begin."
All that was missing was him turning to Mitt Romney and challenging him to "make my day."
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Update: A pointed re-tweet h/t Eclectablog:
Jamelle Bouie Every single ad featuring the American auto industry should end with "Brought to you by Barack Obama."