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Firm That Made Clint Eastwood Ad Has Obama Ties

Tuesday, 07 Feb 2012 04:55 PM

By James Hirsen

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After a controversy arose over his recent Super Bowl Chrysler ad, noted actor and director Clint Eastwood tried to distance himself from any perceived political content in the spot.

“I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama,” Eastwood said. “It [the ad] was meant to be a message just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.”

The actor-director added that he was “not supporting any politician at this time.” Eastwood, a registered Republican and self-described libertarian supported John McCain’s presidential candidacy over then-candidate Barack Obama.

Eastwood may not have any ties to the Obama administration, but the firm that generated the ad apparently does.

The Portland-based advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy (W+K), which came up with the commercial, was involved with designing politically related material for the Obama campaign, according to The Daily.

Aaron Allen of W+K created a poster for the 2008 Obama campaign.

Another individual, W+K’s Jimm Lasser, designed a basketball sneaker called the “Obama Force One.” The athletic shoe was on display at a 2008 gallery exhibition along with the slogan “The Dunk on McCain.”

In addition, Joani Wardwell, the public relations director of W+K, was a grassroots organizer in the 1990s for Democratic concerns. She later worked in the Clinton White House press office.

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