Clint Eastwood made his debut at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night in Tampa and at times it felt as if he was doing improv. Eastwood’s script seemed wildly unscripted with one CNN analysts saying the ‘teleprompter’ was in fact blank. So the RNC gave good ole Dirty Harry free reign…nice!
Eastwood addressed an empty chair, was slightly incoherent…putting words in the mouth of an invisible President Obama. Going from one topic to another, from the economy, the war in Afghanistan and the detention centers in Guantanamo Bay. Rambling for a grand total of eleven minutes and if you remembered anything from what he said..or did….one thing will forever be embedded in your memory bank, the sight of the actor addressing an ‘empty chair.’
At one point, the actor said he “never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president,” apparently unaware that Romney holds a law degree.
The most prolific moment of his speech was when he said “what I’ve heard from non-journalist, non-political people for the last two years is that President Obama hasn’t delivered on his promises, and now things are worse. There’s a growing sense, that’s been growing for a while, that President Obama doesn’t know or care what he’s doing, that he’s an empty suit.
Since Eastwood’s speech last night there has been an onslaught of media that says Eastwood was a flop, a mistake of epic proportions.
My thoughts..? Well, one thing for sure… Clint Eastwood is an icon….he connects with real people.
After Eastwood’s onstage performance the Obama campaign felt the need to respond with a tweet saying, “This seat’s taken” and a picture of President Obama sitting in his chair in the White House Cabinet Room.