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    Clint Eastwood speech

    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/c...-election.html

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


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    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...

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    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.
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    Have no problem with his speech and he started brilliance:


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    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
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    He had a handful of zingers in there but it was mostly a garbled mess. Rubio really electrified though...then there was Robot Romney.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick1 View Post
    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...173242531.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by phins_4_ever View Post
    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.
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