Peter Berg, writer-director of Friday Night Lights, sent a letter to Mitt Romney objecting to Romney using the phrase “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” from the television series, calling this stealing:
In a letter to the Romney campaign sent Friday and obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, Berg calls the use of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” an act of stealing. “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series,” Berg writes in the letter. “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.”
Previously if I were to have associated Mitt Romney with a television or movie character, I would have chosen either Gordon Gekko or Pinnochio. Buddy Garrity might also work.
Peter Berg is a supporter of Barack Obama, but Buzz Bissinger, who wrote the book which the television show was based upon, does support Mitt Romney.
In other celebrity endorsement news, in case you had any doubts that drugs are bad for the brain, Lindsay Lohan has endorsed Mitt Romney.