Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video..(WTF?)
Posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:23 PM PDT by OL Hickory
A video mash-up of speakers from last week's Republican National Convention does not include an appearance from the "mystery RNC speaker," Clint Eastwood.
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I bet it was Clint’s decision.
Oh the horror ! The ignominy !!
Our side needs to learn that “civility” doesn’t work with the bass turds in the Obama regime. The sooner they learn that, the better chance they will have in November.
copyright Bob Newhart?
As I told another poster in a different thread, its politics: This way the message is transmitted to millions while Team Romney/Ryan keep their hands clean for those Independents, squishy Kumbaya Republicans and Democrats who are leaning towards voting Obama out. Its actually brilliant, and Id bet $100 that all of this was scripted weeks ago. I grew up in Southern California and lived a few doors down from a pretty busy character actor who youd recognize in an instant. He once told my father and I something along the lines of If you see something happen on TV or film, it wasnt there by accident, it was put there on purpose.
Big deal. How much is he getting?
Clint’s talk served its purpose and left the intended impression.
His speech isn’t what we want to highlight though.
We put out an empty chair on our lawn tonight. We will see if this works better than the Republican signs that are always stolen.
I know everyone has been trying very hard to put a positive spin on Clint’s speech, but to the people who don’t read FR, the speech was a disaster. Clint looked and sound like Jim from the tv show ‘Taxi’. He ate up time with his disjointed meanderings and so other speakers could not speak. The convention had to cut a biographical video that would of gone a long way to introducing and humanizing Mitt to the rest of the USA.
I’m all for trying to make the best of a bad situation, but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that Clint hit one out of the park.
don’t want to overdo it
It’s actually a good vid...
but Jon Voight wasn’t in it, or any of the Romney sons.
Make it an expendable chair.
The point was made. Anything more and the point would be lost... he is what he is —— an empty suit.
Really? It’s driving the left insane. By any measure, that’s “hitting it out of the park.”
As for his meanderings and eating up time, the teleprompter cut out-—he was winging it. And he could have taken even longer, as far as I’m concerned. The alternative probably would have been some speaker bleating that yes, women do matter and they work really hard. Or someone eager to show they could speak Spanish.
An empty chair!!
I’m going to do that! Great idea!
Im all for trying to make the best of a bad situation, but lets not delude ourselves into thinking that Clint hit one out of the park.
‘Bill Maher: Clint Eastwood Killed With Empty Chair Performance’
Comedian Bill Maher may be an avid political and financial supporter of President Barack Obama, but he still found the rambling sit down that octogenarian Clint Eastwood gave the POTUS, via an empty chair at the RNC, funny, reports Politico.com.
The Real Time with Bill Maher host said that though he had no idea that Eastwood was such an a**hole, he killed his routine:
As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed, Maher said. He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.
People have been saying for years: these conventions are too scripted, theyre too slick, theyre too overproduced, he added. A guy who went up there who wasnt slick and killed with the crowd? I gotta give him props for that.
It wasn't just a homer, it was grand ridiculing slam !
Ah but that right when your candidates have no ideas of solutions the only think you are left with is deceit and dissension
Things like golf clubs, signs that read 'pink slip' and 'new stimulus pkg-FIRED' and basketballs or a golf club etc,.
Guess we'd better use old lawn chairs or m aybe make a makeshift chair of cement blocks or wood and add a sign-"BUILT BY ME MYSELF ALONE!" LOL
That’s a mistake the Democrats and the press (sorry for repeating myself) make all the time: Over-doing something and beating a dead horse. Team Romney is smart to go on to different things. Perhaps one of the lesser PACS will glom on to it and use it somehow. I imagine the Tea Party is working on that as we speak.
I thought the speech was greatest political art in a long time; a masterpiece. There is no such thing as bad publicity and the more the liberals media politicizes it the better. You forget only a few million watch the conventions or even care outside of those who are politically loyal. I would prefer water-boarding to 5 minutes of the Democratic convention. A fluff piece to make a politician more human? Haa, haa.
Obama as an empty chair is resonating in tens of millions of people who did not watch the convention. It is burned in the subconscious of every independent voter in America. Do not underestimate art. If it was not so effective the main stream media wouldn’t be helping spread the story to millions more. They are being played for fools.
I thought the Eastwood bit was quirky but highly effective, and very much resonated across mid-America. Moreso than a bunch of tired political speechifying. But the elite “political class,” both Dem and Repub, seemed rather horrified by it. Which, is actually rather telling, isn’t it?
So I guess we should have had that California conservative giant Carly Fiorina speak instead of Clint Eastwood? Somehow I don't think a speech from her would have been as memorable.
I watched it "Live" and, like many others, felt uneasy. His age, the hesitations and pauses, knowing that he was flying without a net and wondering if he would make some horrible mistake, had me sitting and sweating on the edge of my seat.
And when he finished up so strong I breathed a great sigh of relief.
However, now when you watch it via YouTube etc., knowing that everything will finish OK, a whole new light shines on it. It comes through as a sly and masterful performance all designed to do one thing...replace the current President.
It’s “too” not “to” or “two” in the context you’re using. Please tell me you don’t say something is “for sell” or “The car past the train.”
It may not be he was cut. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild union and recorded appearances that are made to sell may be too costly to get a contract on.
(in other words, as a SAG union member, he can make an appearance but his appearance can’t be sold on a licensed product without payment, which I suspect is very steep).
We put out an empty chair on our lawn tonight. We will see if this works better than the Republican signs that are always stolen
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Sorrow of it is the person who steals it will just think you a fool for leaving a chair in your front yard, and not realize the significance of it.
I put an Empty Chair out today, with a sign that has a quote from Clints’ speech. Then, a few hours later, I looked out and I saw that my neighbor had put a chair out also.
During that “few hours” I was constructing a little “Empty Chair” out of cardboard and pop-sickle sticks, with it’s own little “sign” to take up to my grandfathers grave. It’s up there now.
Trust me on this - Grampy would have INSISTED that I do it! :)
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - bowing to the new tone -how familiar.
I only had a radio, and I thought he was quite effective from the start. The piece seemed hilarious and held together wonderfully well.
Guess I was fortunate not to see a TV so his appearance didn't bother me. He actually made me LOL.
Welcome to Free Republic newbie.
I just hope Romney doesn’t apologize for Clint’s speech
It will be all over the web. No need to put it in. The best use of the official video is to introduce people to the many fine speakers that the networks ignored.
Yep...just as i figured.
I bet your buds at DU miss you.
Nobody is going to watch the RNC video. But Clint is getting all the hits on youtube. It’s a non issue.
Wow...good come back...you really got him there.
See my post #6.
“An empty chair!!”
A ‘broken’ empty chair might be even better.
Are you kidding me? It was great.
It is only lefties who dislike it. It is honest, funny, creative, and reflectd reality.
He DID hit it out of the park.