Republicans know Eastwood was a disaster

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Sep 2, 2012.


    Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video

    A video mash-up of speakers from last week's Republican National Convention does not include an appearance from the " mystery RNC speaker," Clint Eastwood.

    The two-and-a-half minute video posted today to the Romney campaign's YouTube account features former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, VP nominee Paul Ryan and of course, Romney himself, but it leaves out Eastwood's controversial speech.

    Eastwood caused a stir at the convention and on Twitter with a rambling speech Thursday night, in which he interviewed an invisible President Obama in a wooden prop chair.

    The speech launched a trend called " Eastwooding ," and prompted one supporter to tell Vice President Joe Biden , "You gotta keep the chair."

    "You got that? The invisible chair," Bev Kalmer of Poland, Ohio said.

    White House senior adviser David Plouffe called Eastwood "an American treasure," on ABC's " This Week " Sunday.

    "We're all Clint Eastwood fans here in the Obama campaign," Plouffe said.

    A Romney adviser said the presidential candidate found Eastwood's routine funny, but other Republicans worried it disrupted the flow of the final night at the national convention.

    "I personally think Clint Eastwood was a mistake before he came out," former California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said today on "Meet the Press."

    Speaking on the same show, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called the performance "a distraction."

    "I think in the long run it's almost irrelevant. But it's the sort of bump that gives everything something to tweet about, and it provides lots of fodder," Gingrich said. "On the other hand, if you're Mitt Romney and your choice is to have Saturday Night Live decide to pick on Clint Eastwood or pick on you, I think- I think I'd give them Clint Eastwood for every night for the rest of the campaign."
  2. I definitely won't be voting for Clint Eastwood for President. I was going to, of course, but not after that performance. Let's see... what other choices are there?
  3. Claudius


    In an era where all the candidates look and sound like Hollywood movie stars, it takes an actual Hollywood movie star to look and sound like an ordinary American.

    And for that reason, those punches he threw, will connect.
    The "performance" was pure genius.
  4. Max E.

    Max E.

    We have already spent the last 12 years with an empty suit for a president, where has that gotten us? The way i look at it is "how much worse can an empty chair possibly be?" :D
  5. I think he should have used an empty podium with an obvious teleprompter (next to it) instead.

    Everybody, even the democrats watching, would have understood the message.
  6. Lucrum


  7. lol . . . yeah , he should have stayed at home and radioed his little speech.:).
  8. Brass


    I'm surprised they didn't get Ted Nugent to open for Romney.
  9. Brass


    But, all in all, it was quite the coup for the GOP to get an old white guy as its special mystery guest. Who'd a thunk it?
  10. It will be predictable that the right will come out and downplay the celebrities who come to the DNC convention as being the Hollywood Elite.

    I still like Clint, kind of sad really. Too bad.
    #10     Sep 3, 2012