Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood has somehow become a lightning-rod for conservatives, who claim it was actually payback to the Obama administration for the Detroit bailout package. Now key members of the ad’s creative team have been found to not only support Obama, but have created Obama art and campaign materials.
First of all, we want it clear that we think this is bogus. A vast majority of American’s supported Obama’s campaign (hence, he is the President), so there are better than likely odds statistically that you would find people working in any given place of business in the country that supported him during his first election campaign. The people at Wieden+Kennedy, the ad agency that created the Chrysler spot, are creative professionals with artistic lives outside of their jobs, so creating a campaign poster for Obama or holding a private art exhibit featuring some elements of Obama’s likeness is nothing out of the ordinary. His first election campaign was a time of great hope for change, and a lot of people got swept up in the excitement. Nothing to see here, move along.
Secondly: if you ever find yourself agreeing with Karl Rove, it may be time to take a break from making opinions on your own for awhile.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.