A lot has been said about Chrysler's Super Bowl ad, featuring Clint Eastwood and Detroit. While the pundits talk about whether or not it was a campaign commercial, let me tell you what Detroiters really think about it.
How are the people at GM taking the changes? Underneath the anxiety, they are hopeful. They feel that they are participating in the birth of an automotive zenith that will turn GM's fortunes, and their own, around.
Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.