Clint Eastwood at GOP Convention Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Doug, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm
As a confirmed Democrat, who will vote for President Obama, I think we liberals are making a mistake by by ridiculing Clint Eastwood. In fact, I think we should emulate his act at our convention, next week.
Eastwood's ad lib was like a change-up in baseball...throws off the timing, but amuzing to watch. I disagree that he was off his game. He did what he wanted to do, and it was effective, IMO. If we continue to ridicule him, we will pay the price at the polls, because many people in swing states thought he was right on. We need to counter him with someone (Mike Douglas?) who can ad lib with some acid and humor.
Posted by Love Clint, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm
I'm not laughing at Clint, I'm laughing at the campaign.
It may be the worst camiagn in recent memory. Look at the Ford field fiasco. The Etch-a-Sketch. The London Olympics disaster. Bet ya 10,000 bucks? It goes on and on. This takes the cake.
They had an hour of primetime, the most valuable hour except for the debates. Instead of showing the great background video in primetime, they showed it before the hour. They then wasted 12 precious minutes with Clint -- a pro-choice, pro gay marriage Hollywood elite who makes car commercials touting Obama.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
Not fit to run a campaign.
With all his money, if he can't hire the right guys, he can't run the country.
Posted by Doug, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Please let it go. If you poke sarcasm at the Eastwood riff, you will hurt us. The Eastwood thing will be played for decades, probably...just let it play, without ridiculing him. We don't need a distraction in front of us, at this period of time. We need to reelect President Obama, and the Eastwood criticism will not help us.
The proper way to deal with the Eastwood riff is to have our own version of it, indicating that we have a good sense of humor, and that we are comfortable enough to allow some ad lib unkowns from a Hollywood actor. I suggest Mike Douglas, however there may be others.
Just watching the various liberal websites and TV channels, I am noticing a very disturbing thing. It comes off as elitist and condescending, which can only hurt us. We need to match humor with humor.
Posted by senile actor, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Boy, what a surprise, Sharon thinks that Clint did a great job last night. Why hasn't Romney sons served a day in the military, yet they all served as missionaries for the Mormon empire. Why does Paul Ryan worship an athiest? Why don't the republicans honestly state that they have been writing since day 1 to derby Obama any achievments no matter what the cost to America. Now they whine that Obama had five nothing. Talk about hypocrisy! Clint should stick to the movies.