The Washington Post

Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl message? Only that proceeds went to charity.


Clint Eastwood in “It’s Halftime in America.” (via Reuters)

Was Eastwood, a lifelong Republican who has said he’s voted only for Republican presidents since 1952, casting his lot with President Obama and the auto industrys bailout? Just what was the subtext and motive? Eastwood is being characteristically tight-lipped, but did make one thing perfectly clear: he’s donating “anything they gave me” to charity.

“l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about, just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was okay. I am not supporting any politician at this time. Chrysler, to their credit, didn’t even have cars in the ad. Anything they gave me for it went for charity. If… Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it.”

More from The Washington Post

The Fix: Karl Rove hates the ad

In the Loop: Political advertising experts weigh in


View Photo Gallery: Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler has created a buzz this week. Here’s a look back at Eastwood’s acting and directing legacy.

Comments
Show Comments
0 Comments
Washington Post Subscriptions

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

A limited time offer for Apple Pay users.

Buy with
Cancel anytime

$9.99/month after the two month trial period. Sales tax may apply.
By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Service, Digital Products Terms of Sale & Privacy Policy.

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

Most Read
Read stories based on reporting for “Trump Revealed,” a broad, comprehensive biography of the life of the president-elect.

sports

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing