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"Clint Eastwood doing 'Spaghetti' car commercials ... priceless."
Readers buzzed about a Super Bowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood, wondering if "halftime in America" was a political statement or a misunderstood ad slogan.
We took a look at responses to a couple of the stories about this subject. Turns out some of our posters are big fans of Dirty Harry, and we saw a variety of descriptions of the actor.
Is he conservative? Some readers said Clint Eastwood ...
"... is a Republican. I don't think he would have done this to plug for President Obama. Maybe the ad is just the truth." –Rrigo
"... is a Hollywood liberal. And a joke." –jcg20
"... has stated that he is a libertarian. Therefore I honestly doubt the ad was politically motivated." –JohnnySeven
"... is an American folk hero, and a lifelong Republican." –bp4truth
"... still has a seemingly naive notion that government can work." –nzgrrj
"... is a staunch conservative (I don't hold that against him as he is a brilliant film maker) so it is not likely he would be endorsing Obama - something (Rove) could never figure out with his tiny brain." –statman29
There were some readers who got the feeling that there were politics behind the ad, whether Eastwood realized it or not.
Was he plugging President Barack Obama's policies? Eastwood ...
"... may have meant well, no argument, but that is not how it came across. As soon as he referenced Detroit, that was it." –azyankee
"... is a fake sellout. America is in halftime and we are screwed." –tonytee1968
"... just put the expiration date on the USA?" –captainkickstand
"... is making a fool of himself doing a pro-Obama campaign commercial during the Super Bowl in an election year." –TimboR
"... was wrong to be in an ad that seemingly supports the auto bailouts, and by extension Obama and big govt interventionism, but Eastwood is an outspoken libertarian and awesome, so I'll give him a pass." –Jray01
"... was paid to deliver a good line, and he hit the mark, as most always." –willsetufree
"... was used, manipulated, and deceived by the Democrats ... a typical Obama tactic ... win at any cost ..." –hlc123
Some of our readers said they believed the actor is probably a moderate, and said they respect him for it.
Is he moderate? Eastwood ...
"... has always been a very outspoken and decent person, and I think that this ad is just him doing what he does best." –LindaShinn
"... would shut Rove up very quickly (in a Clint Eastwood/Karl Rove cage match)." –johninthe808
"... is a Republican.... but not the kind coming out of the beltway these days." –Buttaface
"... may be a very moderate Republican but he's also a very smart man. There's no way he could have supported Obama." –kcy1910
"... should do what I did. See the light and leave the Republican party and become and Independent." –Jack Lantern
Are you a fan of the man? Eastwood ...
"... should be in 'The Expendables 2' instead of Chuck." –nightowl79
"... gets scammed by no one." –poozybear
"... has more brains in his toe nail clippings than Rove has in his whole body!" -notbags
"... is every bit as patriotic and iconic as John Wayne, and the personification of what this country used to be." –Mexifornian
"... can do whatever the hell he wants. He doesn't care if you think he is wrong or not." –SosYourMom
"... should run for President." –Buttaface
Does he seek attention? Eastwood ...
"... is not a typical Hollywood liberal, and he certainly isn't hurting for cash to the point where he'd have to take money to do a voiceover he disagreed with." –genek
"... is part of a pro-Obama policy ad ... and it's driving Republicans nuts." –NiceMarmot74
"... inadvertently sponsored Obama 2012." –Mexoplex
"... will probably be labeled a RINO now." –Stoshie
"... is awesome, but is this really worthy of headlining news?" –MrThor
"... must be a socialist supporting the Muslim agenda and practicing witchcraft!" –Rave0n
What do you think happened here? Eastwood ...
"... knows life isn't a game in the long run. His adage that a good man ALWAYS knows his limitations applies to the theme of this commercial." –toppgunnery
"... is no stranger to messaging. As an actor and most importantly as a director, he has honed messages for maximum impact." –LoraineA
"... is Nostradamus reborn." –simbha
"... can make an ad for any auto maker he wishes. Why 'should' he have done an ad for Ford?" –Timmer1107
"... is getting scared in his old age." –John Huston
"... is from Hollywood, and yes many total nutcases come from Hollywood. He is however not one of them." –JSAllen
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Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.