Ford vs The Whitehouse

So back in September 2011, Ford made a mistake.

More than likely, you’re probably wondering as to how or why an American automaker could have potentially blown it so much to the point of having reached the oval office. Basically, it all started with a commercial that had gone a little too far.

You see, in this commercial, the man speaking takes an opinionated stab at what the American government has done with the bailouts of the automotive industry crisis that spanned from 2008-2010 through saying the following:

“I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy a car from a manufacturer that was standing on their own- win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about: it’s taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail, that you gotta pick yourself up and go back to work.”

Now, as a spectator in this situation, I would say that Ford was at fault in this situation. They should not have been so free to use something like that as a way to increase sales in any way, shape, or form. It was great that the brand had taken down the ad all together, as ultimately, it would have hurt them.

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