Friday, August 31, 2012
While there were a couple of other primetime speeches from 2012 Candidate Mitt Romney and 2016 candidate Marco Rubio last night, one geriatric, possibly demented Hollywood actor stole the show.
I don't know who to feel worse for: Eastwood or the RNC. Actually, I don't feel sorry for any of these losers.
If I'm one of those mythical "openminded Independent voters" who allegedly decides the election, it's hard to see how this display of classlessness advances the GOP's cause. Seriously, addressing the President as an empty chair? Mockingly asserting that the President would tell him to "shut up" and "go f*ck himself".
The most egregious line (obviously) was "we OWN this country!" which was followed by tremendous applause by an audience that was almost 99% white.
Sorry, I fail to understand how this helps. At all.
Actually, I do. If I were a betting man I'd swear this whole Eastwood speech was an inside job by #TeamObama. That might explain something.
As for Romney, his speech was effective, deceptive, and low on specifics for how he'd fix the mess he allegedly is an expert at fixing. But hey, who expects specifics?
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to destroy my copy of Gran Torino.
Question: Does this bizarre Eastwood "speech" hurt Romney's chances?