The hottest ad during the Super Bowl was Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” ad for one of the car makers. It was inspiring indeed.
There was a rumor this week that Eastwood would be the “surprise speaker” at the Republican National Convention tonight, which caused me to take another look at the ad.
Discussion point: In an election year, has his description stood the test of time?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.