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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Well whatever was said you know some left winger will have the video posted on youtube that says: Maher DESTROYS Dinesh!!. LOL.
Sounds like Dinesh held his own . . .why he’d even go on that show is beyond me.
TRANSLATION: It was stunningly successful and hurt our side badly.
"Go Hope Yourself"
We own this country Politicians are employees of ours
And when somebody does not do the job,
.. weve got to let them go
How else would most of the people in Maher’s audience hear about the movie? It’s actually brilliant.
Maddow is an idiot.
1. Eastwood made it clear that not everyone in Hollywood is in bed iwth Obama.
2. Eastwood is not a political shill. So when he poked fun at the failures of Obama, it resonated.
3. The left can’t accuse Eastwood of being a racist or bigot. He is “one of them”. You don’t hear ANYTHING about them addressing the substance of what he said.
4. Eastwoods comedic presentation with the empty chair was brilliant on several levels.
5. Having an 82 year old Hollywood actor with a reputation as a “get it done” guy doing the carving on Obama was great.
I thought it was very effective.
Could Rachel be a “Mad Cow” ?
I figured Clint’s speech would be mediocre to a flop, but it appears I was wrong. He has flummoxed the Democrats. They don’t know what just happened to them, but they know it was bad.
When you get a reaction like that from the Liberal Lesbo Maddow, you know it was great.
True enough. Hopefully they aren’t all flaming libs and some will go see it.
She’s a Rhodes scholar who has never done anything other than literary, radio and TV work.
Did Eastwood stumble at the beginning, yep, when the teleprompter went belly up and he had to wing it.
Did he speak slowing, yep, he is old and not used to speaking in front of crowds.
Was the empty chair brilliant, yep, it was.
Was his message perfect, pretty close.
Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the convention has thrown the liberals into hysteria, it did what it was intended to do.
Good job, Eastwood.
Someone needs to tell screechel that saying her prayers out loud won’t make a difference. She should know by now hoping don’t work. Hope has become the new four letter word for the Obamabots. Tired and fired.
When the Obamanation is tweeting at 12:30 am about it; that tells me it was effective.
Why do Liberals think that anyone would take them serious when they give real Americans political advice? They want Romney to fail as much as they want America, the free enterprise system, and Israel to fail. These left-wing control freaks are just stupid. Who is so naive as to believe they care about Romney having a good nomination?
Eastwood was a hoot and made the point re: Obama very clear.
An empty suit in an empty chair.
Also Clint talked about Obama’s ridiculous leadership....flying around in big Air Force one to community colleges talking about student loans.. Mean while 23 million unemployed.