This is a great commercial. And the message is exactly why I would not buy a G.M. or Chrysler product.
Ford is smart. With the climate of distrust in the Federal Goverment’s (read Obama adminstration) past and proposed solutions to the economic mess we are in, Ford is merely capitalizing on some unpopular facts about its American competitors to create a sellable point of difference, beyond simply the cars they make. Furthermore, these commercials are essentially testimonials of actual customers, and are not scripted.
I can just imagine that the marketing execs had their mouths watering when they finally got someone to independently declare what thoughtful people already have in their minds.