“Many pundits were merciless with their assessment of the speech…CNN’s Piers Morgan called it “very awkward,” “embarassing,” and “damaging to Mitt Romney.” He added, “He came off like the slightly crazy uncle at the Christmas party who’s had one too many sherries and doesn’t quite get it.”[THR]
Well, kids, looks like grandpa has to go away for a while? Where’s he going? Oh, a nice place for old folks where he can relax all day and sit in the sun, enjoying the distant bark of dogs and the empty space next to him . . . which is apparently occupied by the Leader of the Free World.
If you weren’t aware, legendary Hollywood director and actor Clint Eastwood made an utter fool of himself and the Romney campaign as the featured “surprise” guest at the Republican National Convention when he gave a speech where he debated an invisible Barack Obama seated on a stool next to him. The crowd sort of laughed (uncomfortably) and you could tell that the Romney camp was sweating bullets as the pundits declared the whole thing a “disaster” but no one looked worse for the wear than old Clint himself who, let’s just say it, is getting on in years and seem to have lost the lucidity required of a public figure. Many are blaming the Romney team for tarnishing Eastwood’s image by inviting him to give an overtly political speech that felt more like lunatic ramblings of a man with little to no grip on reality. It was like trying to placate a racist grandparent who suddenly came into contact with your Guatemalan landscaper.
The other theory doing the rounds is that Eastwood (who is openly pro-choice and pro-gay marriage) is really just a liberal in conservative clothing and was planted by Hollywood to make a mockery of the Republicans’ proceedings in Tampa. If this is true, somebody give him the Oscar: NOW.View All Photos ›