Recently, for English 223, I watched the Clint Eastwood superbowl ad, aired last January. The title of the ad is, “Halftime in America,” which is ironic because it was shown during halftime of the game. The video entails Clint Eastwood discussing about how it is halftime here in our country and we are either going to try to make a comeback or not. The commercial focuses directly on Detroit, because it is a Chrysler ad, but one can infer that he is talking about the entire country, especially due to the end of the video and also that brief flashing of a picture of New York City. What is so interesting about this commercial now is that Clint Eastwood just gave a memorable speech at the Republican National Convention. Funnily enough, when this ad aired, people thought instantly that this was actually an encouragement of Obama, especially because it kept saying things about going forward. This ad does not blatantly ask you to buy a Chrysler, but it subtly tells you that you should, over and over again. For example, the video shows people from all sorts of family situations. Also, the video shows mostly working class. Also, it keeps repeating and enforcing the value that Chrysler is an American product and that we should buy things that are made here. Well, what they don’t say in the ad is that during the auto bailout, Chrysler was bought by an Italian company, now owning seventy five percent of the company. So buy American products? Right.