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New Florida poll shows vindication of Eastwood Strategy
Hot Air ^ | 09.01.12

Posted on 09/01/2012 7:36:25 AM PDT by Perdogg

Feel lucky, punk? When Republicans chose Tampa as the site for the 2012 national convention, they didn’t do it for the weather, obviously. They saw Florida as a key to their hopes of winning the presidential election and hoped to make an impact on voters with their week-long argument for Republican control of the White House. According to a snap poll from Survey USA of 754 registered voters who watched the final night of the convention, they may have switched 10% of the vote with the effort:

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1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:36:28 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: LS; onyx; GOPsterinMA; randita; unkus; SoFloFreeper; HamiltonJay; GOPJ; TheBigB; Biggirl; ...

ping


2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:56 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Perdogg

99% of those polled said “Get the hell off my lawn!”


3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Perdogg

That made my day !


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: Perdogg

I thought it was a great convention. Watched most all of the coverage each night.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Perdogg

This is super news!


6 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:14 AM PDT by albie
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To: Larry Lucido

7 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Perdogg

It was a little weird - he rambled a bit....but it WORKED!

He didn’t even have to say anything - he could have just stood there and it still would have worked.

It was very brave of him just to stand on the stage at all, and at his age it certainly wasn’t something he had to do.

My heart is just filled with the warm cozies for this man.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Larry Lucido

I need to put one of the rockers from my front porch along with a Romney Ryan sign in my yard and make me a “Get the hell off my lawn” sign to go with it!!!! LOL


9 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Perdogg

10 posted on 09/01/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: Perdogg

The most dangerous fallout from Eastwood’s speech will be if the gutless no-spines in the Republican establishment start apologizing for it. I fully expect them to start doing that if the Democrats and media keep screaming about this long enough.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 7:44:15 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for the post, Perdogg. I read the entire article; very good and very encouraging.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 7:46:28 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Perdogg

Well, Tampa partly got the convention by default.

There were three finalists to host the convention : Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Tampa. The liberals would have hyperventilated about Mormons if it were in Salt Lake City, and the liberals would have hyperventilated about Phoenix, because of Arizona’s tough illegal alien law.

So, of the three finalists, Tampa was the only one which the liberals couldn’t hyperventilate about.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Perdogg

I’m repeating this on a lot of threads here this morning, but I’ve been banging the drum for a long time - wishing someone in the stoopid GOP would get the memo.

Ridicule is our most potent weapon.
Especially since it’s basis is the truth.
Doesn’t hurt that it IS actually, you know, FUNNY,
since it IS based on truth
(as opposed to ‘theirs’ - which is based on lies, and is more often than not CRUDE, and definitely UNfunny)

The cherry on top is that narcissists HATE ridicule....that’s even putting it too lightly.

Wanna see Zero unravel?
RIDICULE!
(evidence his response tweet to the chair)

Promise!


14 posted on 09/01/2012 7:47:04 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Scotswife

It was a little weird - he rambled a bit....but it WORKED!


It was an act, a great parody of this Jimmy Stewart character from the movie “Harvey”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKECvqSVWPA


15 posted on 09/01/2012 7:47:47 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Scotswife
I heard a Leftist )sorry, I don't remember which Leftist) describe it as ‘the best piece of performance art’ she had seen in a long time. I LOVED it. It was a bit vulgar (for those who got it) but it got the point across.
16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:48:04 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Scotswife

I hope the Romney campaign gets Eastwood to narrate some ads.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 7:49:12 AM 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: spankalib
YES! Use their own devices against them! Ridicule and humiliation are basic principles in Alinky’s Rules for Radicals. We can beat them at their own game.
18 posted on 09/01/2012 7:50:29 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Perdogg

Eastwood = Chick-fil-a = Romney/Ryan landslide victory on November 6, 2012. End of story!!!


19 posted on 09/01/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Some of the comments there are great!


20 posted on 09/01/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Perdogg

GO CLINT!

You have MADE MY DAY with this post!

Thank you FL!


21 posted on 09/01/2012 7:55:08 AM 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: Perdogg

Mitt’s gotta turn Clint loose in some TV ads explaining the Pub plan for saving Medicare and Social Security and run them nonstop, especially in FL, AZ and NV. Key excerpts from Clint’s speech would also make great TV ads.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:47 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: Perdogg

23 posted on 09/01/2012 7:58:22 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: bcsco

Think every speech on the stump should have an empty chair and teleprompter on stage to continue to represent B Hussein O. Keep digging it in.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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25 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:56 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Kozy

I agree. Keep the pressure up.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:24 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Indeed yes. But let me stress this.
It is distasteful to most ‘right-thinking’ people to ‘use their tactics against them’.
I get that.

In reality, it’s not ‘their tactics’...because we won’t have to resort to LIES.

That’s the difference-maker.
(well, that...AND our stuff IS funny, precisely because it is based in truth)

I can’t be the first one to observe this - FR is the FORT KNOX of “our” - conservative - humor.

Hello? GOP? Are you listening?
Use it already willya?


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: RedMDer

No sooner said than done ... see #22.

:o)


28 posted on 09/01/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: kevao

Eastwood is a veteran performer who has worked, quite successfully, on both sides of the camera. He knows what is effective.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 8:17:02 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: shove_it

GMTA! :)


30 posted on 09/01/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Perdogg

“Vindication”???

It was downright brilliant.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: KansasGirl

“I hope the Romney campaign gets Eastwood to narrate some ads.”

For sure! And everytime the Rats complain, the Conservative and GOP PACS should run another one. I love it.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 8:29:47 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Perdogg

#InvisibleObama was sighted at my birthday party, although I fear he was squished in #TheChair during musical chairs. http://bit.ly/Oc2eVI


33 posted on 09/01/2012 8:30:19 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: RedMDer
"This Seat's Taken !!!


34 posted on 09/01/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: RedMDer

Love this - where did you pull it from!


35 posted on 09/01/2012 8:31:54 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: RobinMasters
“You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?”


36 posted on 09/01/2012 8:32:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Lazamataz

"Lawn"?

"If there were one around here, I'd tell you to get off it"

37 posted on 09/01/2012 8:33:28 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: freeangel

I agree - Absolutely Brilliant!!! I hope some of our creative types will expand and capitalize on this ..... using “the empty chair” in ads, bumper stickers, etc.

I think Romney’s approach so far has been perfect - don’t back off and apologize - embrace it and shove it right back at them (ie... Bain Capital, Medicare, his faith, etc.) I hope this trend continues and includes Clint Eastwood....


38 posted on 09/01/2012 8:34:05 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: Scotswife

One of the ladies in my office is completely non-political and thought it was great!

The other woman in the office is one of those ignorant/naive Democrats who just believe what they’re told to believe by the MSM. She has been silent for weeks. That may be because she saw what Obamacare did to our health insurance rates.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Scotswife
He didn’t even have to say anything - he could have just stood there and it still would have worked.

I disagree. I watched it twice. First time I thought it was spontaneous. Second time, I decided I was watching a masterful actor and director with 60 years experience in a very skillful performance.

I was holding my breath there a bit as I know other FReepers were as well, because we thought he might lose it at any moment. No way. That was part of the performance. But if he really had lost it, it would have indeed been a disaster.

40 posted on 09/01/2012 8:47:21 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Iron Munro

LOL! It just keeps getting better. :)


41 posted on 09/01/2012 8:50:52 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: onevoter

I just pasted part of the transcript to his photo. :)


42 posted on 09/01/2012 8:53:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Iron Munro

You mean Biden is allowed to sit in ‘the one’s’ chair?


43 posted on 09/01/2012 8:56:12 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RobinMasters

Just excellent. Thanks!


44 posted on 09/01/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: spankalib

Ridicule is especially effective as a strategy with Obama for two reasons: 1) he is soooo thin-skinned that it makes him do stupid stuff, say dumber things, and throws him off his game, and 2) it destroys the “halo effect” that he still had to some degree. I think after Clint’s speech, Obama’s favorability/”like” responses will fall significantly, maybe 5%.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 9:05:23 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg

The Internet is great but... frankly I’m getting tired of other people’s opinions. I loved Eastwood — I got it — only to find the next day that it “wasn’t” as good as I thought.

So I’ll give my opinion to those who didn’t like the appearance — it was only because Clint at 82 merely reminded them of how old they, too, have gotten!!!


46 posted on 09/01/2012 9:05:53 AM PDT by bunster
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To: spankalib
Wanna see Zero unravel?

RIDICULE!

Right, Jug Ears has a very thin skin and someday soon, I hope, someone, somewhere will say or do something to make him lose it and that will be pure gold for the history books!!!

The question now is who will be the catalyst, who will have the honor to help make history?

47 posted on 09/01/2012 9:12:51 AM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: Perdogg

Bump for later


48 posted on 09/01/2012 9:19:16 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Perdogg

I think that Clint invented a new schtick for himself. And that he did it on purpose. Who do you think will be the most sought after convention speaker for the foreseeable future?


49 posted on 09/01/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I still would like to see:

A fundraiser at Bristol Speedway.
It is a short track & has high, steep seating, so everyone gets a good view.

I would like to see a charge of $50 so the common taxpayer can attend.

I would like to see that $50 buy a meal, consisting of a Chick-Fil-A combo-—chicken sandwich, fries, cold drink.

I would like to see Darrell Waltrip be the MC.

I would like to see a couple of country singers—especially Hank Williams JR., be the intro entertainment. Perhaps also a couple of the active military groups which often sing the National Anthem at NASCAR races.

Have BOTH Romney & Ryan on the podium for a rally.

I am pretty sure that Bristol seats over 150,000 attendees.

That would raise about 7 1/2 MILLION $$$ for the campaign, which I think would be a new one day, one event record for fundraising.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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