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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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.
I think Clint is an outstanding pick, but I also wish that they picked Kirk Cameron too (even a ten minute speech).
Interesting choice. We’ll see how this goes.
At this point Palin, who was “borked” in 2008, would just harm more than help if put forth as the face of the party. She certainly represents a good section of it, but Obama’s media made short work of her and the establishment did little to defend her. She’ll always have her fans (including me), but she’ll serve a much more useful role with targeted campaigning than with attempting to win votes on a larger stage.
No. that would be Condi Rice and Willard Romney
(who was busy attacking Gov. Palin
to throw the Election to Obama).
The attacks on Gov. Palin were directed by Mitt Romney.
It was identical to his attack on the TEA PARTY this week.
Mr. Romney uses his Team of Saboteurs to get distance.
"Well, he should have armed himself if he is going to decorate his saloon with my friend..."
I love Palin as much as the next conservative woman but she chose to leave her post as governor. She chose not to run for president. She chose to be a commentator. She chose to do a TV series. She seems perfectly happy doing what she’s doing. Why do so many still hold a candle? She moved on and is doing quite well. Why can’t her fan club do the same. She has secured her place in the history books.
I even bet she doesn't run for political office of any sort again, although it could be possible if she is an AZ resident and serves in a cabinet position somewhere (very unlikely) she could mount a senate run.
if Romney wins, she'll be out of any office for 4years, and if he loses and we still have a republic, you'll see people like Ryan at the front.
is it really going to be Clint?
I gots ta know.
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