Jeep thinks national unity should be based on the Christian faith!!!
I hated this commercial. I'm sorry, but common ground is not Christianity and this commercial reeks of it. The cross over the American flag, the three crosses of Calvary...seriously? Crosses everywhere.
This makes the religious nut jobs think that we have to come to them, to the cross, to be under their god, to achieve unity. Fuck that!
I saw him on the “Tunnel of Love” Tour in 1987. I can’t claim to be a real fan......and despite not owning any of his records I was given a free ticket by a friend, and he actually was a very good singer and performer. He’s been around for well over 40 years, selling millions, he’s doing something right.
The Bruce's music never appealed to me. I understand that he is a nice guy. Having lived in N.J., my adult son ran into him in a deli, or café "down the shore" as Jerseyites call it, and had a pleasant experience saying "Hi!" The Jeep commercial rubbed me the wrong way, with him seeming to portray a mid-western "truck drivin' man."
I know a lot of free thinkers who drive Jeeps, so one would think they are alienating a large swath of their customer base with this commercial. Same goes for Bruce, a lot of his fans are likely not religious.
Seems silly to make a statement that is (not so) subtly divisive, rather than inclusive. Bad choice for both the company and entertainer, but perhaps honest for them and good to know for some of us who prefer to support companies and entertainers who reflect our open minds and inclusive nature.
I too was disappointed to see this commercial. I like Springsteen and expected better from him. His politics are liberal, but he is always too quick to side with establishment Dems rather than progressives. The one time he went out on a limb to challenge his blue collar, establishment Dem fans was when he took a stand against police racism and brutality with his song American Skin. He got a lot of flack from police unions and his fans, so now he's preaching this vague unity stuff. Rotsa ruck with that.....