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Clint Eastwood at GOP Convention

Original post made by Doug, Old Palo Alto, on Aug 31, 2012

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.

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Posted by clint fan
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Did Romney give a speech last night? All anyone is talking about today is Clint Eastwood's stand-up comedy act.

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Posted by Love Clint
a resident of Green Acres
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.

Just another Bush.

But I love Clint.

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Posted by Doug
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

clint fan,

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.

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Posted by Love Clint
a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I did not "poke sarcasm at the Eastwood" and you know it.

I laughed at the ineptitude of the Romney/Ryan campaign and I didn't even point out all the falsehoods from Ryan the previous night.

I didn't have to -- the AP did it for me: Web Link

"FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality"

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Posted by eastwood rocked
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Mitt and Ann were livid as they watched. Someone is getting fired.

Ryan has built a reputation as a liar, all in one week. He had a letter saying that GM plant was closing in June 2008. Last SUV. Rolled off in Dec 2008 under Bush.

That was in Lyin' Ryan's hometown.

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Posted by Fred Dell
a resident of Los Altos
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Eastwood is an icon. Hope I'm in that good a place when I'm 82.

I'm 52. I have to vote aganst Ryan because his plan takes Medicare away from those under 55. Why should my older brother get it and I don't?

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Now it can be told.

Eastwood was a one man deep-sleeper liberal cell. He spent his entire life waiting for his handlers to activate him. Last night they finally did.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Things to understand

Clint is

1/ a world class actor

2/ a world class director

3/ a world class jazz player

4/ an accomplished politician-in Carmel

5/ a very successful business man

Clint knew what he was doing last night, and he delivered a very powerful and effective message to the swing voters and the independents

Great,very effective work by Clint.

The image of the empty chair/empty suit- and Clints crying about the 23 million unemployed Americans has penetrated the mind of the voters who will count in November

Well done Clint!

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Posted by senile actor
a resident of Crescent Park
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.

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