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Spesh
08-31-2012, 12:44 PM
During most of the speech, for which Eastwood did not use a Tele-Promp-Ter, Eastwood riffed and improvised both for himself and for the president, talking about Guantanamo Bay and unemployment, among other topics. At one point, he pretended the president asked him to stop talking. "I'm not going to shut up," said Eastwood to the chair. "It's my turn."

One clearer moment came when Eastwood went after Obama directly, but it, too, missed. "I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president anyway." (Romney went to Harvard Law School about 20 years before Obama.)

Eastwood tried to make the Romney campaign's case when he said: "When somebody does not do the job, we've got to let them go." The applause hadn't stopped when Eastwood made a throat-slitting gesture and added: "I'm speaking out for everybody out there. We don't have to be mental masochists and vote for somebody we don't really want in office."


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/clint-eastwood-strange-address-invisible-obama-rnc-023242832--election.html

If anyone missed it the link has a video of the full address.

Locke
08-31-2012, 01:19 PM
I know the guys is the epitome of being American, with all his tough guy roles and cowboy movies, but I think it's time for him to step out of the spotlight. I've seen him speak a few times over the last few years, and he just doesn't articulate well anymore. He is awkward, hard to understand sometimes, and just seems to be on a downward decline. I did like Gran Torino though...

CedarPhin
08-31-2012, 01:21 PM
Dude's in his 80s. He's a legend, he's earned the right to be different.

I thought it was definitely a nice break in the monotony of "job creators", "socialists", and "the sanctity of life" we hear so much about.

Spesh
08-31-2012, 04:42 PM
Have no problem with his speech and he started brilliance:

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nick1
08-31-2012, 06:29 PM
his speech was totally stupid and a bad reflection on republicans for allowing it. maybe thats me but I dont like personal attacks stick to the issues

LouPhinFan
08-31-2012, 06:53 PM
He had a handful of zingers in there but it was mostly a garbled mess. Rubio really electrified though...then there was Robot Romney.

phins_4_ever
08-31-2012, 07:20 PM
It was awful. I can't believe that they actually allowed that. The crowd loved it though. But what do you expect from people where the majority things earth is only 6000 years old and Forrest Gump was a Docudrama. Talking to an invisible President is probably their highlight of the year.

Spesh
08-31-2012, 07:46 PM
his speech was totally stupid and a bad reflection on republicans for allowing it. maybe thats me but I dont like personal attacks stick to the issues

Its not Eastwoods job to talk about issues or policy, its Romney. He was there to fire up the crowd. He did....sorda. He certainly wasnt what Romneys campaign expected when they brought him in.

edit: and the internet memes over it is cracking me up.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/eastwooding-makes-rounds-173242531.html

LouPhinFan
08-31-2012, 10:18 PM
It was awful. I can't believe that they actually allowed that. The crowd loved it though. But what do you expect from people where the majority things earth is only 6000 years old and Forrest Gump was a Docudrama. Talking to an invisible President is probably their highlight of the year.

Not every one of us Repubs believe like that. Clint Eastwood included, he's more of a Libertarian lean. Parts of his speech...er whatever...didn't tow the party line.

PHINATIC13
08-31-2012, 11:01 PM
...the Good,,,the Bad and the Ugly...in 12 min.

Tetragrammaton
09-01-2012, 02:52 PM
Really weird to hear Republicans cheer a line about ending a war that they started.

Ironside
09-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Really weird to hear Republicans cheer a line about ending a war that they started.

Its not just that. They are glad to hear Mitt saber rattling against Russia and how much more we will be SPENDING on the military if he's elected.

Its the same old any thing against the president is good even if it contradicts.

cdz12250
09-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Reagan. Why not Eastwood? Same qualifications.