Clint Eastwood

Halftime in America

First Aired 5 February 2012, Chrysler Super Bowl Halftime Ad


It's halftime.

Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.

It's halftime in America, too.

People are out of work and they're hurting. And they're all wondering what they're going to do to make a comeback.


And we're all scared, because this isn't a game.

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now Motor City is fighting again.

Iíve seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life, and times when we didnít understand each other. It seems that weíve lost our heart at times, when the fog of division, discord, and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead.

But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right, and acted as one. Because thatís what we do: We find a way through tough times, and if we canít find a way, then weíll make one.

All that matters now is whatís ahead.

How do we come from behind?

How do we come together?

And, how do we win?

Detroitís showing us it can be done. And, whatís true about them is true about all of us.

This country canít be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines.

Yeah, itís halftime, America.

And our second half is about to begin.

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