Here is the text of the "Halftime in America" ad featuring Clint Eastwood:
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.
I've seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life; and times when we didn't understand each other. It seems that we've lost our heart at times. 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 that's what we do.
We find a way through tough times and if we can't find a way then we'll make one. All that matters now is what's ahead. How do we come from behind? How do we come together? And how do we win?
Detroit's showing us it can be done. And what's true about them is what's true about all of us
This country can't be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do the world's gonna hear the roar of our engines.
Yay, it's halftime, America...and our second half is about to begin.
My 10 Quick Points on "Halftime in America":
1. It's not halftime; it's already the 4th quarter.
2. We need a new Quarterback.
3. Some of our own "teammates" have bet against us.
4. The announcers, referees, ballboys, fans, cheerleaders, and some of our coaches & players are supporting & helping the other team.
5. The halftime drink of choice for many is Koolaid.
6. It's not the knockout punch we should be concerned about; it's the continuous jabs.
7. If we get knocked down, there will be no one there to help us up.
8. "Coming together" sounds good but won't do it; we have to come together on the right principles.
9. In order to succeed in the second half, you have to look back at the first half & make adjustments.
10. The answer is simple; we must go back to the playbook (the Constitution).