Skip to comments.Rachel Maddow: Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Was ‘A Political Disaster’ For The GOP
Posted on 09/01/2012 9:16:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rachel Maddow arguably had the most stunned reaction of anyone in cable news last night to Clint Eastwoods speech at the Republican National Convention last night. She followed up on her show tonight, putting particular emphasis on the RNCs bizarre decision to not air the Mitt Romney biographical video in the primetime slot in favor of Eastwood spending over ten minutes scolding an empty chair.
Maddow said that the timing of Eastwoods speech was not good for the GOP, because they needed the maximum political impact from Romneys speech last night, and it was completely eclipsed by Eastwoods confusing rambling. She pointed out that the broadcast networks planned in advance to only air the final hour of the convention speeches, starting at 10 PM, in primetime, meaning that the Republicans deliberately chose which speeches would get the most attention, which included Eastwood last night.
The biographical Romney video that debuted last night aired before 10 PM, in contrast to how conventions have released such videos in election years past. Maddow said the video was well-done, but most people who tuned in did not get to see it. And, she added, the Republicans clearly thought Eastwoods speech would be completely worth cutting the video from the primetime hour.
Maddow called out the Romney campaign for its unbelievable decision to let Eastwood do his shtick.
What they did last night was a political disaster. This is unheard of Whos responsible for this? How did this happen?
She concluded by saying, If nobody gets fired for this, what does that say about whos in charge over there?
Watch the video below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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BTW, they've already polled on it and it was amazingly effective.
It was effective.
Even Bill Maher is saying that it worked as intended.
She’s a lesbo DOLT.
Who is this screechal madcow and why should I care?
Rachel Maddow... Concern Troll...
Butch Maddow is NOT amused!
It was very effective. I want to write in Eastwood.
Well, if Rachel Maddow thinks it was a disaster, it must have been effective.
I want to watch election returns on MSNBC, precisely to see the reactions of Rachel and Ed and Toure and the gang, as we see Obama booted out of office.
It was fun watching them report on the Wisconsin recall and the 2010 mid-term elections for this reason. I hope we get to see their reaction to a big Obama defeat....................
I won’t watch Maher .. . but was wondering how Dinesh did on his show last night. Haven’t seen anything posted about it here today.
Eastwood hit a nerve, big time!
Maddow is always looking out for the RNC, right?
As Rush often says, just listen and they will always tell us who and what they really fear.
That is just it, nothing from that lunatic’s mouth is based in reality or worth a wooden nickel. MSNBC wouldn’t want it any other way.
Rachel Maddow looks like a boy to me.
It’s like she goes out of her way to have a mannish appearance. I’ve never understood why some lesbian females do this.
It is a disaster ONLY because the “progressives” have found it politically convenient to name it as such. It was Clint Eastwood doing a much better comedy routine than any of the
crap I’ve heard the other side laughing at when their so called comedians speak of killing Republicans.If ther eis any disaster it is because the Republicrats are so afraid of the Democrats they have been apologizing for good humor.When no such apology is necessary.For anyone to apologize for what Clint Eastwood said is a disgraceful affront to the good man.
I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what Rachel Maddow thought about it!!
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I was walking around my small town yesterday, in CA, and all I heard people talking about was how great Clint’s speech was. We are a conservative county, but still, grass roots thinks he was great. Madcow is just another dimwitted idiot.
That Maddow fella sure is strange....