Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Chrysler suckin' up to the Tea Party?


Chrysler won the ire of the Tea Party movement when it borrowed billions of dollars from the federal government, but it may be trying to win the Tea Partiers back with a new ad that largely borrows from the movement's themes.

An ad called "Freedom" for the Dodge Challenger depicts an impending battle in the Revolutionary War. The Redcoats are ready, muskets poised, to take on enemy troops, when three Dodge Challengers zoom toward them, large American flags flying out the window. George Washington is behind the wheel of one of the cars. The Redcoats go running.

"Here's a couple of things America got right," a narrator says. "Cars -- and freedom."