Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News
Posted on 08/29/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by Justaham
Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The networks website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker. Thursday nights line-up has a To Be Announced speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwoods name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan. No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988. He supported John McCain in 2008 and endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this month at a Sun Valley fundraiser. Now more than ever do we need Mitt Romney, Im going to be voting for him, the Oscar winner said as the GOP nominee stood next to him on August 4. If Eastwood is really heading to Tampa to speak Thursday evening, hes going to have to get going soon. Deadline has learned that as of Wednesday afternoon, the actor/director was still at his home in Carmel. Eastwoods latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.
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Although I was hoping it would be George.....
George Obama :>)
He was one of my guesses.
Hmmmm...But no Allen West ...Inhofe...Limbaugh...Bachmann...
Marketing research probably indicated that the old geezer GOPe faithful watching the Ward and June Cleaver infomercial disguised as a political party convention would be a target audience for senior citizen Clint who seems to be looking for that Henry Fonda role On Golden Pond.
This is gonna make my day.
So cranky, old Eastwood is going to fire up the crowd? ugh
I was hoping it would be the Reagan hologram... but Clint Eastwood will do I guess.
Is that your picture next to “cynical” in the dictionary?
You’ve always been a sour puss troll.
I hope he does “It’s halftime in America.”. That would be cool.
I was trying to describe Eastwood to my middle school-aged kids.
Blank looks when I said “Dirty Harry” the Unforgiven. El Torino.
Then I had it! “he’s the Spirit of the West in Rango!”
Then they said “ooohhhhhhh”
time to rent some old westerns.
Maybe he’ll be wearing a .44 Magnum.
Better would be this:
“Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”
Maybe this is good politics. There is a segment of the American electorate that is impressed by celebrities and Romney needs their votes. Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished? Somehow wish celebrities could be marginalized and left to the Democrats. However in a democracy everyone has to suffer their influence.
I’m kind of glad Sarah Palin was left out of the scene. That way it won’t look so awkward when she forms a third party to run against the RINOs in 2016.
Maybe Clint will share the podium with the Reagan hologram...sort of a can of whoop @ss duet.
"GET OFF THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN!"
Maybe a Charlton Heston moment at the convention?
I cant imagine this going badly. Eastwood is a man’s man and the real deal. Don’t expect TOTUS to be there. This could be epic or simply okay. I’m betting on epic.
Like WHI, I am worried about Mitt topping Ryan’s speech. It was real political rock star status stuff. Now after Eastwood? Mitt must be on top of his game. Based on his past as an executive I predict success.
Get Paint Your Wagon
he was gorgeous in that one...
and he sang...
Wasnt eastwood a Obama supporter in 08?
I’m not certain I agree with your sentiment, but I sure do love how you expressed it.
1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1965 For a Few Dollars More
1964 A Fistful of Dollars
What made these films great was the director Sergio Leone who used limited dialog and instead emphasized the genius of the Enno Morricone musical scores.
Clint doesn’t project well, in an audio sense. Especially in a large auditorium. Should be an easy speech for Romney to top.
HEY! THAT WAS MY LINE!
Saw the preview for Trouble with the Curve right before the “2016” movie this weekend. Audience response was positive. Looking forward to this one.
“I was trying to describe Eastwood to my middle school-aged kids.”
I’m not even 30 and I knew the first 3 Dirty Harry movies. Tell your kids to Youtube Dirty Harry and they’ll get the best scenes as someone uploaded the very best ones. My Japanese bud also told me that Ken watanabe, who starred in Letters from iwo Jima by Clint will be remaking ‘UNFORGIVEN’ for the Japanese audience.
Clint needs to quote his line from Fistful Of Dollars:
“The heart, Barack. Always aim for the heart.”
Did you know that THE OUTLAW JOSIE WALES was written by George Wallace’s speech writer?
“Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished?”
You might look at the many decades of Eastwood’s career, as actor, director and producer.
There is a lot there, covering a wide range of types of material.
He makes movies, movies employee people, and other people pay their money to watch the movies.
Free enterprise, entertainment industry.
I ate at the Sow’s Ear this past year, Cambria.
I guess he used to own it, or maybe still does. Quite wonderful food. Loved the atmosphere, hated I had to be going soon.
I heard it was going to be a hologram of Reagan fighting a hologram of Obama. But Reagan wins of course.
It’s because hologram Reagan is gonna have a frekkin’ laser beam attached to his head (a hologram laser beam.)
Hologram Reagan is only doing it to promote his new movie:
You guessed it: “Star Wars”.
Clint Eastwood is also a music buff -
- and he plays a pretty fair jazz piano.....
“I talk to the trees... but they don’t listen to me...”
Why would the RNC trot someone out that 60% of the public does not care for? Palin is a nice woman who got a raw deal, but having her speak tomorrow night would be beyond stupid.
He has been the mayor of his town:
...”Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films. He also served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from 1986 to 1988....”
“Wasnt eastwood a Obama supporter in 08?”
No - he supported McCain.
He is more of a libertarian, however, than any other label.
Welcome to freerepublic and your ever growing list of anti-Palin posts.
Romney is shutting out the conservative movement, and it seems to please you.
Meaning a Hollywood liberal that shares republican economic ideas.
Eastwood did that pro Obama ad during the Super Bowl.
“Eastwood did that pro Obama ad during the Super Bowl.”
Not according to him.
He’s a highly accomplished figure in his lifetime film industry endeavors.
I’m confident he and President Reagan would get along very well.
I like Palin. Giving her a speaking role would have been a terrible decision with absolutely nothing to gain. You play to win the game. That’s the goal of campaigns.
So do I, but the "memory jogger" notes written on her hand a few years ago was a BIG mistake on her part, IMHO, it possibly ended her chances on any future political goals.
To this day I find myself whistling the tunes to these movies.