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Clint Eastwood Addresses The 2012 GOP Convention (VIDEO)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 30, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/30/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Actor and director Clint Eastwood addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; clinteastwood; gopconventio
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Damn that was a great speech. This guy is ALL CLASS as are most conservatives.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 7:29:40 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: New Perspective

Still, anyone know if he’s given up being pro-abortion?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: New Perspective

Eastwood was excellent! He obviously has contempt for Obama.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: i88schwartz
Yep, classy guy and that stchick (sp?) with an empty chair talking with Dear Reader was brilliant, funny and made fun of the ijit, O'Bummer.

Almost fell out of my chair when he leaned over and said: (Paraphrasing) "What? Tell Romney What?" "He can't do to himself."

A must see!

5 posted on 08/30/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: New Perspective

I thought he did really well. He injected some humor, and also made several very good points. Sounded like your wise old grand-dad passing on some hard-earned wisdom.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 7:36:52 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: i88schwartz

I enjoyed Eastwood’s speech. He seemed a little “off” to me, but maybe he’s always like that these days.(?) He wasn’t all gung-ho for Romney, but seemed very logical in his reasoning for wanting to see Ozero out of office. He will get no argument from me!


7 posted on 08/30/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: i88schwartz

I waited all evening to see Clint and it was well worth the wait. I enjoyed every word of his speech. What a guy!


8 posted on 08/30/2012 7:37:29 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: stylecouncilor

bookmark


9 posted on 08/30/2012 7:37:55 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: i88schwartz


Ya gotta ask yourself one question. Are you better off today after four years of Zero, or do you think its time for a change?

Well DO ya punk?
10 posted on 08/30/2012 7:39:40 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: theKid51

ping to watch


11 posted on 08/30/2012 7:39:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: stylecouncilor

I was impressed. We don’t need a lawyer in the White House


12 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: TXBlair

I agree. He seemed a little bit like a crazy old guy, but that’s okay! I enjoyed it.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall
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To: TXBlair

I agree. He seemed a little bit like a crazy old guy, but that’s okay! I enjoyed it.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall
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To: TXBlair

I agree. He seemed a little bit like a crazy old guy, but that’s okay! I enjoyed it.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall
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To: i88schwartz

WOAH! These speeches blew my mind. The stories about Romney that the old couple and the woman told brought me to tears they were so powerful. Tell me, HOW CAN THE DEMS TOP THIS?


16 posted on 08/30/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

He’s still so handsome. Maybe he will start a trend that it’s cool to be conservative in Hollywood.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: muawiyah

oh please


18 posted on 08/30/2012 7:44:33 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: i88schwartz
If this speech can be compared to one of his movies, it's gotta be Every Which Way But Loose. Just substitute a chair for the orangutan.

Just like that film, a lot of people saw it and said they enjoyed it, but deep down, they know it was not very good.

19 posted on 08/30/2012 7:45:59 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Viennacon

They are probably freaking out at MSNBC. BO can’t tell stories about growing up in America so I’m glad they all talked extensively about their parents and grandparents. BO can’t do this cause they were all anti american commies.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 7:46:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: TXBlair

report is that the teleprompter froze and he had to wing it.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 7:47:13 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: i88schwartz

Clint was a mistake.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by onona (Thank you fellow Freepers, just because I can.)
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

Great screen name...I loved that show! :)


23 posted on 08/30/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: i88schwartz

I wished someone would upload the video of Clint as i want to download it for posterity.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 7:48:47 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: i88schwartz

I can see tomorrows headlines now:

“Senile, stuttering, racist old white man talks to empty chair.”

And it’s already starting. The Madcow just said his speech were the incoherent ramblings of someone with alzheimers.

Love Eastwood, but having him speak was a mistake. Sure, he got some laughs, but the media will have a field day with his performance. He will be ridiculed to no end by the likes of Maher, Letterman, Conan, and, of course, the media.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 7:49:56 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

You can say that again. Still, despite a few awkward spots where I wondered if he had memorized his speech but had trouble recalling what came next or had vision problems and couldn’t see or at least couldn’t find the next line, he was great. The humor was classy and excellent, and he’s still Clint. I just hope he was feeling tired today, and age isn’t really slowing him down that much.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 7:50:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RummyChick

My dad is there on the convention floor and texted me to say that the prompter wasn’t working. He did that without prompter or notes.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 7:51:15 PM PDT by pie_eater
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To: i88schwartz

Ol’ Rowdy hasn’t aged well.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 7:51:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: RummyChick
Makes sense. He did a good job of it. Better than B.O. does even with TOTUS guiding his every word...
29 posted on 08/30/2012 7:52:26 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
Really ~ have you read up on his positions on the critical Socon issues?

Bringing him in is a slap in face.

Do you people have any intention of winning or is this just to give it all away to your friend Obama?

30 posted on 08/30/2012 7:52:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pollster1

I thought he did fine. In the movies you get to re-do the lines until they are just right.

Movie stars are generally not good public speakers—and when you see them stumble a little it is so different it is more noticeable.

I thought he spoke for “ Everyman .”


31 posted on 08/30/2012 7:53:55 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: All

Clint should of looked at the empty chair and said “Right turn Clyde!”


32 posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: pie_eater

lets hope Obamas teleprompter stops as well


33 posted on 08/30/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: scooby321

You do know that Romney is a Havard Law grad, don’t you?


34 posted on 08/30/2012 7:57:11 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

Did he ever practice law?


35 posted on 08/30/2012 7:58:59 PM PDT by goldi
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To: dandiegirl

That is so true! I actually said that out loud. “Obama can’t make a video like that”... you can almost feel sorry for a weak man who grew up surrounded by people who hated America. How could we ever believe he would understand how America worked? Obama is a tragedy.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
" Eastwood was excellent! He obviously has contempt for Obama. "

I think so too.

I also think his material went over most ppl's heads including those at PMSNBC ...

37 posted on 08/30/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: i88schwartz

That was rather embarrassing. Clint *was* a good actor but his politics have always been a bit squishy and he just seemed to be taking up valuable speaking time. Was anyone really moved by this rambling hem-haw of a alzheimer moment?

I’d bet Sarah Palin would have energized the crowd twice as well and got off more zingers.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 8:00:34 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: stormer

He’s not a lawyer. Going to law school doesn’t make you aa lawyer.


39 posted on 08/30/2012 8:01:13 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Ditto! I thought Clint was great. You know those wussbags at MSDNC wouldn't dare criticize him to his face.

And FWIW, I think Mitt is giving an excellent speech...

40 posted on 08/30/2012 8:01:50 PM PDT by TheBigB (Chris Matthews would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: chessplayer

Madcow can shut her face.


41 posted on 08/30/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: muawiyah

oh please .. part deux


42 posted on 08/30/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: chessplayer

I don’t think Clint gives a dam what they say about him. I wouldn’t either if I was famous enough to have everyone know my name....He can laugh all the way to the bank...


43 posted on 08/30/2012 8:07:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: muawiyah

America is selling her soul. Even if the economy turns around, judgment will come to a nation that declares God is just and then sacrifices their unborn. America has legalized most of what God hates.


44 posted on 08/30/2012 8:08:22 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: i88schwartz

Clint is Eighty Frikkin Two now! I hope if I even live that long, I could do as well.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 8:08:48 PM PDT by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: i88schwartz

Obama will have a hard time overcoming Eastwood’s ridicule. His delivery may have been a little less than polished, but his ridicule was right on point. Politicians can overcome criticism and arguments, but no politician can overcome ridicule.

That’s the strength of Eastwood’s presentation.


46 posted on 08/30/2012 8:10:24 PM PDT by TIElniff (Autonomy is the guise of every graceless heart.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles; goldi

Romney passed the Michigan bar exam and was admitted to the state bar in 1975. I guess that makes you lawyer...


47 posted on 08/30/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Get off it. You people are so utterly boring.


48 posted on 08/30/2012 8:14:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

“He will be ridiculed to no end by the likes of Maher, Letterman, Conan, and, of course, the media.”

What value do you place on the comments of fools and why do you give them credit for their empty comments?

Should you not pay heed to wisdom and not to the ramblings of the Village Idiot?


49 posted on 08/30/2012 8:15:03 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: stormer

No it doesn’t. That’s like sayin a grad of med school is a doctor.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 8:16:23 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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