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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I watched Maddow after Eastwood’s speech to see the leftie reaction. Maddow was stunned, and could only stammer insults at Clint. Clint killed the lefties, but apparently there are a few fools here on FR who believe the Maddow version.
Also, did you see S.E. Cupp’s response to Clint? She is a left-wing plant... a moonbat...pathetic. You can see a video of her moronic comments linked on the Madman video page. Like all moonbats, she’s so arrogant she thinks she’s fooling the poor dumb conservatives....don’t think so.
I think it’s like this, I like women and I like looking like a guy
Of course, I AM a guy
Clearly, Eastwood left a mark.
sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?
sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?
I just hope they keep it up. The more they try to mock Eastwood for the speech, the more firmly they cement the image of Obama as an empty chair in the public’s mind. That works to our advantage, not theirs. If this was the intent of those who crafted the speech, then it is superb politicial judo, using the opponent’s own attacks against him.
"did you see S.E. Cupps response to Clint? She is a left-wing plant... a moonbat...pathetic. You can see a video of her moronic comments linked on the Madman video page. Like all moonbats, shes so arrogant she thinks shes fooling the poor dumb conservatives"Could you post a link to the video at the Madman video page?
That should be interesting
was that according to LIBERAL MSM?
never trust or believe them..they LIE
wish someone would report the truth...
She gets to wear the strap on dildo, and her 'wife' does the dishes.
Because, really, who doesn’t trust the opinion of a grown woman who goes to great lengths to look like an 11 year old boy.
What Eastwood did was a stroke of genius, and I think what happened is that it induced a sort of “delayed reaction” on the part of a lot of people.
We have become accustomed to the polished speeches of our politicians, the polished writings of our newspaper pundits, and the slithering talk of our electronic media shills. The first reaction among a lot of us was “Who put this 82-year-old doddering old fellow up there?” (Our media society also does not like oldsters).
A number of people have commented that his presentation reminded them of the fine actor (and BTW, USAF Brigadier General I believe) Jimmy Stewart in “Harvey”. He’s not a politician, although he has been involved, but rather a very good actor. Stewart had a way of acting to deceive people until all of a sudden, you realize where he was going.
My wife has been a diplomat at various times. She commented that the art of diplomacy is in putting the knife between the ribs (figuratively of course) so delicately that your opponent doesn’t realize it is there until it’s too late.
That’s what Mr Eastwood just did to Obama.
Well..what do ya know?
The first thing I thought when I saw that pic was, “Jim J Bullock is straight, who knew?”