Clint Eastwood is witty and funny but lacks the facts!
Clint Eastwood, Hollywood’s award-winning director and actor, created quite a scene at the Republican National Convention this past week. Eastwood brought a chair onto the stage, imagined and even convinced the audience to imagine that President Barack Obama sat in it, then proceeded to speak to it! It is being said that the sketch was unrehearsed, but who knows really. Some have even said that it was “weird” and “strange” from within the Romney camp while others have put distance between themselves and the Eastwood speech.
However, I thought it was hilarious and well-crafted! Can’t say that I knew Clint was a republican, but even though the sketch got a little off color, Eastwood was really strategic and crafty with words, timing and the ability to stay on message. The audience loved it even giving Eastwood many standing ovations. Eastwood comes off clean and fluid while taking some serious jabs at the President at the same time. I wouldn’t say that it was anything worse than what the President befell onto say… Donald Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
Although Clint’s performance was great, I feel the need to clarify a few things that were said. Ahem… Eastwood jokes about the Hope and Change slogans that were being used in the 2008 Election. “Everyone was crying” he says, “Oprah was crying. I was even crying.” His jokes are witty and funny. At one point as he’s talking to the empty chair, he brings up Guantanamo Bay. He says that the President shouldn’t have closed it because “…we spent so much money on it”. Well Mr. Eastwood, Gitmo was an off-shore site where the U.S. government could act with impunity in regards to securing, interrogating and torturing war suspects – a violation of human rights and Geneva Convention regulations on all accounts.
To make a very long story short, its pretty much over Romney. Clint, what a show.