‘Friday Night Lights’ star Connie Britton and executive producer Sarah Aubrey ripped Mitt Romney and his campaign for using the show’s slogan in a column for USA Today.
“‘Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,’ was the battle cry for the high school football teams of Dillon, Texas, on the TV show ‘Friday Night Lights’ for five seasons. But the show wasn’t just about football. And ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose’ wasn’t just about winning games. Rather, it was a rallying cry of hope and optimism in a community where everyone had a fair shot — no matter their background, no matter their parents, no matter their gender. And no matter their politics. So it has been surprising that the phrase has been usurped and co-opted by Mitt Romney and his campaign for their gain.”
They blast Romney for wanting to defund Planned Parenthood and argue Obama has done a lot for women in his first four years, citing the Affordable Care Act and Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
“Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives. And the women we represented on the show — the women we are in real life — are like the millions of women across the nation. Women who want to make our own health care decisions. Women who want to earn equal pay for the work we do. Women who want affordable health care.”
To read the full column, click here.