Clint Eastwood Speech Crazy or Fantastic ?

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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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it was both...i laughed, i cringed....but in the end, i don't think it will be a help or a hindrance....




posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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I thought it was brilliant, witty, and original. And no teleprompter.

You can only hate Clint if you are a leftist. But what are we to do....as some here have been known to say....haters always gonna hate



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Goodness you do need to get out more. Haven't you ever seen a monologue or improv acting?



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by pajoly
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Attorneys make poor presidents, whereas businessmen can better deal with the economic rigors of the presidency.


He ragged on attorneys and wondered why we ever elect them politicians. You folks do know don't you that Romney is also a Harvard Law graduate, right?
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Awww he was just reminding us of Shakespeare.... you do like Shakespeare dontcha?



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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I really like Clint Eastwood. That being said, I feel that I could have an amazing acting career if I always grimaced and spoke as if I were constipated.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Eastwood is is in his 80's (82 I think) and he is an actor. That is very different than public speaking so his stumbles make sense IMO. Also, his talking to empty chairs could be something he has done before to rehearse lines and so it may seem odd to us, but it might be a normal thing for him. (Just tossing this out there)

As for the other celebs who go on about politics, some constantly, I was one of the people saying they were entitled to an opinion like everyone else, but was upset about what seemed like an open door to our White House and President for them. I don't think they should have the chance to influence our President simply because they are celebs. Also, from what I have seen, few have spoken out about the many liberal celebs who use their status and wealth to push their political agenda.
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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The United States is quickly descending into a joke.


Well we surely hope to resuscitate her back to her original plan just as soon as the Marxist in Chief is ejected from his seat.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Eastwood was simply putting a creative edge on something that could have been rather dull. Actually, he has a good sense of humour... which is more than some people here have.

Perhaps he should have made a speech along the eternal and intellectual level of... "They're gonna put y'all back in chains."

Instead, Clint chose an empty chair as a prop... and a symbolic prop... of President Obama.

An empty chair... pretty accurate and biting critique of the current president.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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I don't get it. Why would anyone care about the political comments of an actor?

Why was he even there? Was this a political convention or a circus?



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
He did good. He kept it light and he kept it real. I truly hope he doesn't have dementia.

I didn't see him reading notes or using a teleprompter.

Anybody that's going to give an 82 year old man #te for that speech is way too finicky for me.





They are just mad because Team O will have to get somene like Janeane Garofalo or Ellen Barkin to speak at theirs. Likely they will skip the women and get Clooney though and Clooney can pretend he is talking with the Saudi Prince.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Looked more like a zoological convention specializing in birds a few turkeys and lots of chickenhawks on display.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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I don't really care .. I loved it.. I love satire and I thought he was great. GOD he is old.. but you know listen to your elders... even if it takes them longer..



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Well even though he did manege to throw in an Eff romney in the arse comment or two based on a fictional character obama, he was there in essence to garner the approval votes of the NRA.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Oh no they were the 1%.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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As someone else has already pointed out, he is a former politician. Perhaps you are just too young to remember.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Well, he was the only one I heard even acknowledge that we have troops on foreign soil. But I hope they don't let him drive.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:59 PM
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I see, so Eastwood is some kind of spokesperson for the NRA?

Why are they allowed to speak at a political convention? They are just lobbyists, right?

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When you're saying "now team O will have to get somene like..." does this mean this is standard procedure?

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Okay now I understand. I didn't know that. Thanks.
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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It is HUGE and there are millions of members who were waiting all along to see who the NRA was going to back in this election, usually they decide much sooner and send out all kinds of info but not this time, so the Clint event would have to suffice.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Somewhere in the White House Obama is grinning ear to ear because Clint Eastwood made his day.

Clint is the talk of the night.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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I'm going to go with fantastic. I just watched the whole thing - it was nice not to hear the same old partisan crap. He was speaking for the frustrated American, and there are a lot of them out there, be it Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, etc. It felt real, it felt authentic, it felt, well, like it had feeling. Kudos to Clint. (And this is coming from a "liberal" who voted for Obama).





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