Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News
Posted on 08/29/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by Justaham
Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The networks website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker. Thursday nights line-up has a To Be Announced speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwoods name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan. No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988. He supported John McCain in 2008 and endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this month at a Sun Valley fundraiser. Now more than ever do we need Mitt Romney, Im going to be voting for him, the Oscar winner said as the GOP nominee stood next to him on August 4. If Eastwood is really heading to Tampa to speak Thursday evening, hes going to have to get going soon. Deadline has learned that as of Wednesday afternoon, the actor/director was still at his home in Carmel. Eastwoods latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.
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——— I believe she’ll be endorsed by McCain as his successor when he retires-——
I somehow thought that was Megan’s future. I hope you are right though
THAT would be a priceless moment!!!!
Good thinking, MinuteGal!
This is what I think will happen. I don’t see the big deal about Clint Eastwood, frankly.
My response was not so much against Clint Eastwood but what Eastwood's appearance represents.
When Team Mittens and the GOPe makes a concerted effort to keep the tough talking testosterone of the Tea Party off the stage in Tampa, they set themselves up for the sardonic ridicule embodied in my post.
They wanted some testosterone so they called in an eighty year old Hollywood icon to supply the much needed testosterone, but as honorable and decent a guy as Eastwood may be, his toughness comes from Hollywood scripts not from political warfare.
Team Mittens gives us a Hollywood icon while completely dismissing the Tea Party testosterone of Sarah Palin.
Attempting to replace the Tea Party testosterone that could have been provided by a real warrior named Sarah Palin is just plain cynical, and plays anyone taking this Ward and June Cleaver informerical seriously for a fool.
No one in my memory has been as viciously attacked as Sarah Palin. Sarah unlike Team Mittens is not testosterone challenged and she has always fought the good fight.
She never was a political insider even in her own state. She took on that GOPe bridge to nowhere crowd in her home state and sent them packing.
he isnt sitting on his lazy ass and pontificating on his computer
Maybe as Curly Joe said, I resemble that remark.
But I would rather be pontificating than to have drank the GOPe kool-aid and be cheerleading and celebrating the eighty year old testosterone of a Hollywood icon as if it somehow mitigates the travesty of ignoring Sarah Palin whose testosterone is not fictional but real.
Not only is Sarah being dismissed by the GOPe, Drudge had up a Facebook post from Sarah on his website last night that Faux News which is the propaganda arm of the GOPe had cancelled her scheduled interviews on the cable channel for the night.
I bet Karl Rove wasn't cancelled.
To paraphrase a quote from a Jack Nicholson film, "You can't handle the truth." To Team Mittens, Karl Rove and GOPe, I say you had better discount and ignore Sarah Palin, because "You cannot handle her Tea Party testosterone."
“I had to come back...”
Did ya notice that whenever he spit, people ended up dead???
Maybe we should outlaw spitting....
If she does this, I’m all for her. I think she’d be a great senator. However, something tells me that she does not want to be a team player again-—in the best sense of the term-—and prefers to have the mantle of the “outsider” who, “if there weren’t forces conspiring against her,” could achieve greatness. As senator, she’s one of 100-—and a junior senator to Flake at that. But as “Sarah,” she’s always “available” as the great alternative to whomever is in there.
Eastwood is about 10000 times more famous and likely to make an impact than the kid from Growing Pains.
Eastwood is about 10000 times more famous and likely to make an impact than the kid from Growing Pains.
I don’t want Eastwood replaced. Just add Kirk Cameron for 10 minutes to get the Gen X folks.
If Clint Eastwood doesn’t fire you up, then your brain pan done buckled in. I bet you “didn’t cry when Old Yeller died and you wasn’t a John Wayne fan.”
“I was hoping for Nancy Reagan”
For sentimentality, that would be OK. However, I don’t believe she’s ever been a conservative, or even very political. I felt she was involved tangentially in politics because (1) she loved her “Ronnie”, and (2) she liked the exciting life that he gave her. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s sweet to see that connection.
Eastwood may or may not be conservative. In today’s culture, vacuous idiots take as gospel words coming out of actors’ mouths. His input could help in that regard. I’m thinking “whatever it takes” to remove Obama.
Nancy was the one responsible for Ronald becoming a Republican. She was always a die-hard Republican.
Without looking it up, I thought Hugo Montenegro did the sound tracks. . .guess I am getting old.
“I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”
-The 2012 Republican National Convention is not about Sarah Palin -
- It is about focusing attention in a productive way on the team that will boot “maybe a little blow” Obama out of the White House and getting America back on track and out of the hands of the radical left democrats.....
- Ego and who we each “like” or “admire” takes a back seat to saving America from a creepy shadow that intends to complete his mission to “transform” America into Kenya while dividing his time between bad golf and pansy basketball.
As my kids say, that would be EPIC. ;^)
President Obama’s ad-makers may have to pay royalties to Clint Eastwood after a remarkable two-minute Chrysler commercial that aired on the biggest of all stages - the Super Bowl - and gave a pretty good preview of what the president's reelection commercials might look like. At the very least, the ad and Eastwood's powerful narration make it much, much more difficult for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney to keep pushing his line that Washington should have let the automakers go into bankruptcy.
Clint. You got some esplainin to do.
Being a "great alternative" sounds good, but it isn't a very weighty job description nor does it put food on the table. She has kids to put through college and her husband's work and income is not all that clear to me.
I have great respect for Sarah's independence, a lot of us are like her in that respect. But if she wants to remain a political force, being a perpetual utility infielder won't do the trick. She will need cachet, some kind of office or title or job or appointment or position with authority.
Does anyone actually have any idea what she should do other than be a "great alternative" (?) forever hovering in the wings as a sort of one-woman shadow government?
A senatorship would fill her bill perfectly. I really see few alternatives open to her other than some kind of elective office.
A run for the Senate would be her cup of tea. I can see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 's head imploding with the thought of Palin smiling at him from the front row in that august chamber on the Potomac, hah!
Good on ya. :)
Thanks for the high five.
I doubt that Sarah would have any trouble paying for her kids’ education. I imagine she is quite well off, and good for her.
That's one way of looking at it. Then again, it could be an iconic performance that people will look back as the game-set-match...
Kellys Heroes: That’s one of those “I watch it whenever I come across it” flicks.
Friggin’ LOVE that film!!!
She definitely would need a steady income if she chooses to pursue staying in the public eye.
Glove sews up the “Old Country Buffet” vote with the Clint speech...
Clint’s the f**king man!!!
Len Lesser played Uncle Leo on Seinfeld. He was indeed one of the bounty hunters.
He also played Sgt Bellamy in Kelly’s Heroes. He had a huge movie and TV career. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504335/
He died back in February 2011, 88 years old.
And then he should spit.
The Incumbent Rule states that an Acceptable Challenger will take 80% of the Undecideds from a non-wartime President seeking re-election.
Eastwood is one of the most beloved and respected figures in America, not for any reason other than being a great actor/director, but there it is.
If any Undecided had any reservations about Mittens as an Acceptable Challenger, Eastwood's blessing could quite easily move Joe Six-pack off the dime and into the voting booth. Easily.
RE Kelly’s Heroes:
The German tank commander’s face when Clint shows him the gold bullion bar, and then the next scene with the 88mm blowing the doors open is priceless.
That actor that played the German was always typecast in movies as the Nazi superman. Karl Otto Alberty was his name. He had a prolific acting career too.
Not a big Donald Sutherland fa, but he played “Oddball” (”always with the negative waves Moriarty!”) really well.
Maybe Clint will be joined by a group of prominent entertainers who “will come out of the closet” to stand up for liberty and our country’s future...
You're kidding, right? The "Gen X folks" make hateful memes about him.
...Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films.
Clint Eastwood BUILT IT...
Better yet he spits on them after he kills them, at least the ones that face him. The ones who get scared and run (in groups) that he shoots in the back miss the spit treatment.
John Wayne wouldnt go near a part like that, and if he did it would not be worth watching. He always played the hero who could never really exist.
‘That actor that played the German was always typecast in movies as the Nazi superman. Karl Otto Alberty was his name. He had a prolific acting career too.”
I remember him from “The Great Escape”...another screen gem!!!
Yeah...I can leave Donny Sutherland too. Another anti-Vietman War flippo, IIRC.
Who’s Jorge Schwartz? I don’t get the reference.
RE John Wayne:
Always liked the guy. He loved the country, loved the idea and the ideals of it. I know some people have problems with “The Duke” but I don’t. Reminds me of my old man - tough, raw, and indomitable.
RE The Spit: He spit on that “mangy redbone hound”!!! Poor doggie!!!!
You know who else was good in that movie? Chief Dan George. He played a great part.
Once you get typecast into a role, it’s hard to break out of it.
Wolfgang Preiss was another one - they always had him playing Rommel or some other high-ranking German general. He was in The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, Von Ryan’s Express, Is Paris Burning, The Train...basically, “The German General” each time.
James Mason played Rommel in “The Desert Fox”; he had that icy Teutonic character about him as well. Mason was delightfully evil in Hitchcock’s “North By Northwest”. An all around great actor.
“..and seein’ as how this is the .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow yer head CLEEEEEEEAAAN off...you have to ask yourself one question...”
Great line!!! That and “Go Ahead....Make My Day” became Instant Clint-isms.
He did nothing for me except two of his movies I laugh at because they are so bad,
Green Berets and that one where he plays a cowboy dad to two kids who get involved in bank robbery,
“I dont have a bigoted bone in my body” . And that phony Indian tracker friend LOL
You couldnt make movies that bad by accident,
“Wolfgang Preiss” “Look at me, I’m Wolfgang Preiss!”
James Mason...”The Boys From Brasil”. What a frigging over-the-top cheesefest that was!!!
“Great line!!! That and Go Ahead....Make My Day became Instant Clint-isms.”
My -ism is: “I just farted so hard that it hurts.”
- Donald Sutherland also played a great character role as a “General” in -
- “THE DIRTY DOZEN” -
A modern-day version is Thomas Kretschmann, if there is a movie involving Nazis, he’s most likely in it.
He’s been in Valkyrie, Eichmann, The Pianist, Downfall, Stalingrad (the German movie), as well as the upcoming Russian Stalingrad movie.
He was also in that Jane Fonda traitorous production “FTA” (I’ll leave it to you to find out what the letters F-T-A stood for)
Yeah, I remember you saying you didn’t like the Duke.
“The Quiet Man” is one of my all time favorites. Excellent bare-knuckles donnybrook between Wayne and Victor McGlaglen.
RE Boys From Brazil:
I liked that flick!!! It WAS that over-the-top sorta sci-fi/action/drama thing. The Dobermans were chilling.
Lawrence Olivier was in that too, I believe.
He was another good actor. Narrated the 26-part “The World At War” documentary that came out in 1973(????) or thereabouts.
Remember watching that show every Monday night with my old man (he was WWII Airborne). Damn...brings back memories. I was 13.
John Wayne in -
- “THE COWBOYS” -
- but then I was a teenage cowboy.....
- and I had my Mossberg semi-auto carbine in the trunk of my red Plymouth convertible in the HS parking lot -
“Narrated the 26-part The World At War documentary that came out in 1973(????) or thereabouts.”
It’s replayed on the Military Channel.
RE:RE Boys From Brazil:
It WAS WAYYYYYYYYYYYY over-the-top! I want to throw feces at Gregory Peck when I see him in that movie.
“..I just farted so hard that it hurts....”
I’ve done that....
Room-clearing methane production is a standard attribute of the Hale lineage...passed from father to son to son...and thusly into the air and legend...
Rumor has it that some of the noxious potions used in WWI were inspired by the natural by-products of some of my ancestors...
The line “Stink, Stank, STUNK!” in the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” theme song was inspired by us as well...at least that’s what I’ve heard tell....