Connie Britton Blasts Mitt Romney for Use of Friday Night Lights Catchphrase

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Clear eyes, full hearts... can't use?

Over the past few weeks, Mitt Romney has been including a line in his stump speech that originated on NBC's Friday Night Lights, echoing fictional Coach Eric Taylor when telling attendees:

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

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But Connie Britton, who starred on that beloved drama and now anchors Nashville, takes issue with the candidate's ganking of the catchphrase.

Referencing the show's town of Dillon, Texas, Britton penned an op-ed in this weekend's USA Today that reads:

"Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives... In fact, it is President Obama who has shown his values to be more closely aligned with those represented by the phrase."

Written along with FNL Producer Sarah Aubrey, Britton adds:

"President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act has been transformative for women. For the first time in our lives, being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition — our insurers can’t charge us more for having breast cancer or being the victim of domestic violence.

"This law fully covers the cost of our preventive care, our annual check-ups, our birth control. And on Friday Night Lights, quarterback Matt Saracen’s grandma would have then been able to get the affordable health care she needed...

"Let’s use our clear eyes and full hearts to vote early. Let’s use our clear eyes and full hearts to tell every friend, family member and neighbor about what’s at stake for women in this election. What’s at stake for all of us."

What do you think of Mitt Romney using this catchphrase?


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Dear Samantha, It's not about celebrities having their own opinion! It's about insulting the other candidate
It would be fine if she said I support Obama! But to force your beliefs on others and act like a quote is forbidden to repeat? SOCIALISM!!!




Connie Honey, we live in AMERICA=FREE SPEECH!!
Go back to your American Horror Story, OBAMA!!!
Nashville don't like you!!!


Connie honey, I like your new little show Nashville, but you really should be more concerned about how much you look like a MAN in this pic and not worry your pretty little head about a slogan. Celebs need to worry about acting, let politicians worry about politics!


I use to be a big Connie Britton fan... Up until about 2 minutes ago. Connie has a new show " Nashville" and now she thinks her opinion is valuable? Listen- Connie doesn't understand that the word Nashville in Latin means- we hate Obama! That's for starters, any show called Nashville you would have to figure the veiwer base is COUNTRY- AKA - MIDDLE AMERICA! You ever heard of the Dixie Chicks Connie? Do you think your show is so damn popular that you can't be Dixoe Chicked? Not to mention the fact that I was an avid FNL fan and Connie dear..... Anyone could have played your role! Hell, Matt S. grandmother was a damn site more entertaining than you were! Get your nose out of the air Connie and quit trying to blend into the Hollywood Hate Republican scene! It will ruin your career- we will make sure of it- just ask dim Chicks!


I love how every ignorant dumbass on this website thinks that celebrities don't have the right to share their opinions but your often uneducated asses do. Lovely. If Joe Nobody can talk about their political beliefs, so can a celebrity. This is getting ridiculous, and your criticism of these celebrities amuses me. I’m not saying that I agree or disagree with her, but seriously. Just because someone is a “celebrity” doesn’t mean their beliefs don’t matter. Play nice, children.

@ Samantha

Go get your dolls and suck on your thumb. Do us all a favor and just don't say nuthin.


I loathe Hollywood celebs, but that's beside the point. Sue Romney if you don't like the campaign using your little slogan, else shut the...


Two words for all you Hollywood celebrities (if you want to call this unknown that), GROW UP!! Oh yeah, one more thing....shut the fu*k up while you're at it! Stick to acting since that's the ONLY thing you know how to do. You sure as hell know absolutely nothing about politics. Your dumba** uneducated comments prove that! You lame liberals make yourselves look so freaking stupid! Again, SHUT UP, you'll sound more intelligent that way. In case you didn't get that, when you speak, you sound like an idiot, so, it's better you don't speak!


A little FYI- #1 Texas is a Republican State who doesn't want the UN sticking their beak into our affairs and we don't like Obama for shit! #2 Maybe Connie should go back to Texas where the setting of that Show took place and ask any locals if we are offended! I loved the show but Connie needs to keep her Liberal mouth shut cause she damn sure as Hell doesn't speak for the majority of the folks north of the Ro Grande!

@ Dillion TEXAS

Now Iowa's gonna do the same as Texas! Yea! Good for them!

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