There are a handful of American campaign advertisements and political speeches that have stood the test of time. Consider JFK’s moonshot speech, FDR’s “nothing to fear except fear itself”, LBJ’s “Daisy” advertisement, and Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America”.
I firmly believe that one advertisement – from an unexpected place – has the ability to reframe our national debate and our expectations of the political process. You saw it last night during the Super Bowl. I am of course referring to Clint Eastwood’s “Half-time in America” spot for Chrysler*, embedded after the jump, with transcript.