Ford's "Bailout Guy" Fires Back

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

“Chris” from Ford’s “Press Conference” commercial, which has received extensive media play recently from TTAC to Fox News, has uploaded a Youtube video in order to give his own, non-Ford-approved perspective on the controversy. He claims to be “just a guy who loves his F-150,” and insists that the commercial wasn’t staged or intended to be about the bailout. And based on his spontaneous thoughts in this video, the ideological component of his views do seem genuine. But don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself.

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  • Omnifan Omnifan on Sep 20, 2011

    Didn't Ford take government loans in the guise of improved manufacturing processes and fuel economy development? Or did they forget about those loans, which aren't paid back yet.

  • Mikedt Mikedt on Sep 20, 2011

    Why does this strike me as another "Joe The Plumber" looking to cash in on his 15 minutes of fame?

  • Hifi Hifi on Sep 20, 2011

    There are a lot of people who care about the issue of automakers taking government funds. They all get it in one way or another. But the TARP funds were unprecedented, and there are a lot of people who are turned off by GM and Chrysler because of it.

  • D503kemp D503kemp on Oct 20, 2011

    Welcome to your 15 minutes "Bailout Guy." I stand by my comments on other posts, the add in question was made for this guy and those like him, the domestic pickup truck driving, rugged individualist. Good job Ford, enjoy your Meme and as others have said you got your own Joe The Plumber.