Ford Pulls Ad Critical Of Auto Bailout

Did they get a call from the White House? Why yes they did. Detroit News’ Daniel Howes:

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.”

Of course, that WAS what America was about.

Because Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House questioned whether the copy was publicly denigrating the controversial bailout policy CEO Alan Mulally repeatedly supported in the dark days of late 2008, in early ’09 and again when the ad flap arose. And more.

With President Barack Obama tuning his re-election campaign amid dismal economic conditions and simmering antipathy toward his stimulus spending and associated bailouts, the Ford ad carried the makings of a political liability when Team Obama can least afford yet another one. Can’t have that.

You’re not allowed, in Obama’s America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or -indirectly – Obama. Especially during the election cycle.

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69 Comments on “Ford Pulls Ad Critical Of Auto Bailout”


  1. Fuck that.

    And Fuck Ford too.

    What the hell is the world coming to when a Flint kid can’t buy American anymore because the American Car Companies are AINO…American in name only.


  2. [...] must not criticize the administration’s policies. You’ve got too nice of a company there. It’d be a [...]


  3. “There was not any pressure to take down the ad.”

    Good job on reading the entire article.

  4. sharon Says:

    who can I write to at Ford? I feel the need to send a letter.

  5. JPTomblin Says:

    Keep posting the YouTube video. I will post it weekly until the election.


  6. my cousin bought a Ford for the same reason. It’s the way people feel about it, regardless of what that BO croney, Mulally says.

  7. Tom Says:

    Obama can’t pull my “ad” of dis-satisfaction with him and his socialist attack on my country. He won’t pull out of the POTUS race; i won’t pull out of talking against him. Remember: “One if by land, two if by sea…” what signal do you give when the Democrats have let the enemy in the White House?

  8. Alan Young Says:

    @Tom … you give the goatse symbol to Obama


  9. [...] Daniel Howes reports that Ford pulled the ad after getting a call from the White House (via Is This Blog On): “I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or [...]

  10. Michelle Malkin » Chicago on the Potomac: White House reportedly takes Ford to woodshed over anti-bailout ad Says:

    [...] car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame if anything happened to it… (h/t Is This Blog On, Cold Fury): For the only Detroit automaker that “didn’t take the money” of the [...]


  11. [...] as Is This Blog On notes: You’re not allowed, in Obama’s America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or -indirectly [...]


  12. [...] Is This Blog On? weighs in: You’re not allowed, in Obama’s America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or -indirectly – Obama. Especially during the election cycle. [...]

  13. mbabbitt Says:

    Imagine if Bush did this.

  14. Jay in Ames Says:

    Good link from Michelle Malkin, Car in. She’s got an update coming up, from the columnist you linked. Check it out on the Malkin link!

  15. GuyS Says:

    Things seem to be going from one side to the other in denying if Ford has really pulled the ad or not, or if the WH had anything to do with it. At least according to Michelle’s tweets.

    Perhaps if Ford came out with a definitive statement (one way or the other) this whole kerfluffle would die off rather quickly, I am thinking.

    As an aside: Congrats on the linky love from Ace and Malkin. Can Insty be far behind??

  16. MCPO Airdale Says:

    Herself and I bought a Ford Escape for the same reason. First Ford we’ve ever owned and we are quite pleased with it.

    After the Obama regime screwed the creditors of Chrysler, we will never buy another one. Teh iWon keeps this up and I’ll be buying non-union foreign cars made in Tennessee.


  17. I guess Mr. TiFW had better buy that Mustang before Obama has a chance to screw things up with Ford, as well….

  18. Ray R Says:

    Obama is Big Brother. Peace is War. Hate is Love. Now, march into those ovens and shut your yaps.

  19. ChrisP Says:

    Mulaly probably didn’t want to end-up like Gibson Guitars…


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  21. [...] car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame if anything happened to it… (h/t Is This Blog On, Cold Fury): For the only Detroit automaker that “didn’t take the money” of the [...]

  22. sumyunguy Says:

    Sonoran Supposition Says:

    September 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    “There was not any pressure to take down the ad.”

    Good job on reading the entire article.

    I say:

    “The ad, pulled in response to White House questions…”
    … and as to your quote, …
    “…says an industry source familiar with the situation”.

    Your move.

  23. Car in Says:

    Mulaly probably didn’t want to end-up like Gibson Guitars…

    ha ha ha …


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