Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood's Convention Schtick Draws Extreme Criticism
Posted on 08/31/2012 9:24:54 AM PDT by chessplayer
The reviews continue to pour in on Clint Eastwoods appearance at the Republican National convention Thursday night, and "mixed" might be a charitable way to put it. One prominent Republican, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, said that he "cringed" at the performance.
An unattributed release from the Romney campaign defended Eastwood, according to The Wall Street Journal: "Judging an American icon like Clint Eastwood through a typical political lens doesnt work. His ad-libbing was a break from all the political speeches, and the crowd enjoyed it, the statement read.
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“Your shtick is becoming very old, fallingI suspecton a a bunch of empty seats.”
That was a well reasoned argument... good job
Just go see it for yourself and decide.
Didn’t take me a quarter second to get it. By the way, your fingerprints are all over that picture. Lol.
Glad you admit you believe in the myth of a strong democrat...kind of like a tall dwarf huh? And if you are going to engage in name-calling, at least be good at it. That was pretty lame.
I noticed the prints when I posted it. It would be fascinating to find out whose they are...Possibly the guy who took it...
Oh Dear Lord! This is just too funny!
Clint’s teleprompter stopped working, he did that off the cuff.
Where’ve you been? Sleeping for the past 80 years? Ronald Reagan is too far to the left for people like you.
Yeah, and Michael Moore and Spiked Lee are respectable spokesmen of the donkey party...
I didn't know this until this morning. I actually thought that Clint was 'mocking' Obama, by talking like Obama talks without a teleprompter. Which I think the liberals thought the same thing.... Not only was the empty chair perfect, but the speaking part sounds just like Obama without his teleprompter.
Thank you, Clint Eastwood!!! Like rogue, rough, tough General Daniel Morgan of Revolutionary War, “Cow Pens” battle fame, Clint loves America!!! God bless you Mr. Eastwood!!! I have loved your films for many years, especially, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, and, “The Unforgiven”. Me, a tough old NY street kid, who punched back when unjustly hit, cried like a baby last night. You are a true American hero!!!
The libs are angry because Clint said Biden was the intellect of the democrat party...
I want that owl!
Sorry, the owl is my muse. How about a turtle instead? I have two.
Like him or not Romney has yet to make a mistake. Even walking in down the aisle last night instead of across the stage was intentional. Looked like he was coming in for a state of the union address as PRESIDENT. Having an elderly icon on stage was no accident. Lack of a “soaring” speech was no accident. People gave a speech reader their votes once. If you are unemployed do you want to be moved by fancy words or do you want a job? Ryan mentioned medicare first. He said basically bring it on. They are defining this campaign not Obama. Start watching the intentionality and thought that this campaign is showing. He isn't chasing Obama. He is acting like a president and mentioning issues on his agenda not Obama’s.
“It was levity. And in itself, powerful. A little awkward, but we knew Eastwood is a powerful actor, and could tone it up if he needed to. But he didnt need to.”
Agreed. I wasn’t sure where it was going at first, or if it was going to get anywhere at all. Then it built, and built, and was funny as hell, ending at a crescendo. Perhaps the first laugh I’ve had in this political season.
I was a bit sad to see him look so old, but that is what happens with those who are tough enough to survive.
It was good, and left wing yelps of pain prove that it was effective.
I didn’t see that the chair had its own teleprompter. This whole Eastwood skit gets better and better! I loved it and I am still laughing today when I recall certain parts of it.
We all know he is the intellect of the Democratic Party.
A face with a grinning mouth.
“A chair and a teleprompter walk into a bar”
———use your imagination!
That’s nothing. Next week an empty suit will use 2 teleprompters to speak to the Democrat Convention.
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