armchair cultural observation since 1995

Come up with your own campaign slogan

“Governor Romney:

I created the TV show ‘Friday Night Lights’ and came up with the phrase ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.’

I was not thrilled when I saw that you have plagiarized this expression to support your campaign by using it on posters, your Facebook page and as part of your stump speeches. Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series.

The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and ‘Friday Night Lights’ is in the character of Buddy Garrity – who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan. Your use of the expression falsely and inappropriately associates ‘Friday Night Lights’ with the Romney/Ryan campaign. Mitt, we all wish you and your family all the best. We are grateful for your support of our beloved show, but we are not in any way affiliated with you or your campaign. Please come up with your own campaign slogan


Peter Berg

Berg’s letter came in response to this. Meanwhile, on the other side of the political aisle, Sesame Street had a similar request to the Obama campaign’s terrible attempt to capitalize on the Big Bird controversy with a campaign ad earlier this week.

via Deadline

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