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Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News
deadline.com ^ | 8/29/12

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 network’s website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed “that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker”. Thursday night’s line-up has a “To Be Announced” speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwood’s 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, I’m 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, he’s 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. Eastwood’s latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; clinteastwood; doyoufeelluckypunk; goahead; hangemhigh; makemyday; rnc; theunforgiven
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 9:17:48 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Excellent!
Although I was hoping it would be George.....
George Obama :>)


2 posted on 08/29/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Justaham

He was one of my guesses.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 9:26:22 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Justaham

Hmmmm...But no Allen West ...Inhofe...Limbaugh...Bachmann...


4 posted on 08/29/2012 9:27:11 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Justaham
Clint is a sly old bird. He is using the GOPe snoozefest to get some face time and plug his new movie which just happens to be coming out.

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.

5 posted on 08/29/2012 9:29:00 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Justaham

This is gonna make my day.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 9:29:00 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Justaham

So cranky, old Eastwood is going to fire up the crowd? ugh


7 posted on 08/29/2012 9:29:07 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Justaham; KansasGirl; penelopesire; arasina

THUD!


8 posted on 08/29/2012 9:30:11 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Justaham

I was hoping it would be the Reagan hologram... but Clint Eastwood will do I guess.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by deltanine
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To: Biblebelter

Is that your picture next to “cynical” in the dictionary?


10 posted on 08/29/2012 9:30:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

You’ve always been a sour puss troll.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I hope he does “It’s halftime in America.”. That would be cool.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 9:32:00 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Justaham
The RNC would knock this one out of the park if they had Clint Eastwood introduce Sarah Palin.

I'm just sayin'....
13 posted on 08/29/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: Justaham

I was trying to describe Eastwood to my middle school-aged kids.
Blank looks when I said “Dirty Harry” the Unforgiven. El Torino.
Nothing.

Then I had it! “he’s the Spirit of the West in Rango!”
Then they said “ooohhhhhhh”

time to rent some old westerns.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 9:34:01 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Justaham

Maybe he’ll be wearing a .44 Magnum.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 9:35:56 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: KansasGirl

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.”


16 posted on 08/29/2012 9:36:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

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.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 9:36:19 PM PDT by allendale
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To: hawaiianninja

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.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 9:36:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: deltanine

Maybe Clint will share the podium with the Reagan hologram...sort of a can of whoop @ss duet.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 9:38:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Justaham

"GET OFF THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN!"

20 posted on 08/29/2012 9:38:19 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Justaham

Maybe a Charlton Heston moment at the convention?


21 posted on 08/29/2012 9:38:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Justaham

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.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 9:41:02 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Scotswife
I was trying to describe Eastwood to my middle school-aged kids. Blank looks when I said “Dirty Harry” the Unforgiven. El Torino.

Huh? Those are the *new* Eastwood movies. His best ones were the "man with no name" Spaghetti Westerns. Oh, and The Outlaw Josie Wales.
23 posted on 08/29/2012 9:41:02 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Scotswife

Get Paint Your Wagon

he was gorgeous in that one...

and he sang...

:)


24 posted on 08/29/2012 9:46:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Justaham

Wasnt eastwood a Obama supporter in 08?


25 posted on 08/29/2012 9:47:43 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: allendale

I’m not certain I agree with your sentiment, but I sure do love how you expressed it.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 9:50:42 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Antoninus

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.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 9:54:21 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Justaham

Clint doesn’t project well, in an audio sense. Especially in a large auditorium. Should be an easy speech for Romney to top.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:54:28 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Right Brother

HEY! THAT WAS MY LINE!


29 posted on 08/29/2012 10:00:35 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: libertarian27

Saw the preview for Trouble with the Curve right before the “2016” movie this weekend. Audience response was positive. Looking forward to this one.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:13 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Scotswife

“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.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:52 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Biblebelter

Clint needs to quote his line from Fistful Of Dollars:

“The heart, Barack. Always aim for the heart.”


32 posted on 08/29/2012 10:02:18 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Antoninus

Did you know that THE OUTLAW JOSIE WALES was written by George Wallace’s speech writer?


33 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: allendale

“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.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 10:18:44 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Justaham
He's had a stellar career, has tons of f*** y** money and can afford to piss off the powers that be in Hollywood. This is perfect!
35 posted on 08/29/2012 10:28:19 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Justaham

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.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 10:28:24 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: deltanine

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”.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: truth_seeker

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Clint Eastwood is also a music buff -

- and he plays a pretty fair jazz piano.....

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38 posted on 08/29/2012 10:37:16 PM PDT by devolve (------------------- ammo bans or limits? - Lee Harvey Oswald only needed 2 or 3 cartridges ---------)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“I talk to the trees... but they don’t listen to me...”


39 posted on 08/29/2012 10:39:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: hawaiianninja

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.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 10:41:58 PM PDT by jb729
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To: allendale

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....”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clint_Eastwood


41 posted on 08/29/2012 10:43:27 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: chicken head

“Wasnt eastwood a Obama supporter in 08?”

No - he supported McCain.

He is more of a libertarian, however, than any other label.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: jb729

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.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 10:52:27 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

ping!


44 posted on 08/29/2012 10:54:10 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: truth_seeker
He is more of a libertarian, however, than any other label.

Meaning a Hollywood liberal that shares republican economic ideas.

Eastwood did that pro Obama ad during the Super Bowl.

45 posted on 08/29/2012 10:56:00 PM PDT by ansel12
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THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY



46 posted on 08/29/2012 11:22:56 PM PDT by devolve (------------------- ----- THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY ------ ---------)
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To: ansel12

“Eastwood did that pro Obama ad during the Super Bowl.”

Not according to him.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-02-07/news/31035762_1_auto-bailout-president-obama-herman-cain

He’s a highly accomplished figure in his lifetime film industry endeavors.

I’m confident he and President Reagan would get along very well.


47 posted on 08/29/2012 11:37:40 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ansel12

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.


48 posted on 08/30/2012 1:51:40 AM PDT by jb729
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To: jb729
I like Palin.

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.

49 posted on 08/30/2012 2:16:58 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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To: Biblebelter

To this day I find myself whistling the tunes to these movies.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 3:13:13 AM PDT by MachIV
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