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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Why would you say that? Just look:
Rachel, even if a viewer thought Eastwood’s speech was bad or silly, or even a disaster (which I don’t believe they did), they would have quickly forgotten it 5 minutes into Marco Rubio’s OUTSTANDING speech. His speech was magnificent and frankly I had forgotten the Eastwood shtick by the rousing conclusion.
The only people obsessing over this are flaming lefties who know Eastwood did serious political damage to their Messiah, and teens and twenty-something “too cool for school” types who wont be voting in November.
Maddow is wrong, like her reproductive proclivities....
I am afraid, though, that some of our PhonyCon Liberal GOP Media will start agreeing with Madcow and the Liberal Media....like they do with illegal aliens, Hispanic voters, gay marraige, pro-Abortion, etc...
Eastwood was a great move...I just hope those on “our side” do not start trashing him
Hey, I would like to see any polling data if you or anyone else has a link. I think the DNC, once again, will overreach in their attacks and look like fools once again.
Most importantly, Eastwood pierced the MSM and Entertainment #1 Rule: Thou Shalt Not Make Fun of the Anointed One.
I wish I could remember who said it on a thread the other day: Gods can be worshiped or cursed. Gods can not be laughed at.
Chicago is calling. They want their empty chair back.
New Florida poll shows vindication of Eastwood Strategy
A tthe very least she’s an angry cow.
Pravda is not happy....
The chair was more interesting than Madwoman.
"The President's poll numbers were up again today..."
Thank you!!! Aggregate 10 plus.
Hey ... even angry, bitter lesbians can dream, right?
If it was a “political disaster”, why are the commie DemocRATS so worried about it? They should be delighted. They’re not. They’re scared.
It was brilliant. I have been having fun all morning with one of my wife’s cousins on facebook all morning. She is left of left and thinks what Clint did was the most disrespectful thing ever. That tells me it was a direct hit by Clint.
Yeah, I’m sure she also complained about all of the disrespect shown towards President Bush, right?
Ayup. The truth is just too painful for the Dems. When THEY start talking about respect for the office, they have given up on Zero.
I agree. It’s the old “flak” thing and being over the target. I love it!
Very nice selections for postings.
Mr. Maddow best stay as a Talking Head Scrunt. Who would hire her for political advice or opinion. The 10 lesbians that believe her/him are already in BO’s camp. She really isn’t worth the time to talk about but, again, I loved the post.