This is the Ford commercial that the White House pressured Ford to pull. Not only was the critical ad removed, but it was completely erased from the Ford website. Obama doesn’t like the idea that his failed bailouts are being questioned. He learned his intimidation tactics well in his hometown of Chicago.
Detroit Daily News columnist Daniel Howes takes a closer look. He writes: As part of a campaign featuring “real people” explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named “Chris” says he “wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” according the text of the ad, launched in early September.
“I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”
The Ford customer featured in the yanked ad is San Diego resident Chris McDaniel, who has more than a bit of personal experience in the down-on-your-luck arena. His wife lost her job in 2008 and then they lost their home. After struggling to pull themselves out of debt, they purchased a Ford F150 truck.