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September 07, 2012

Clint Eastwood: My Speech To The RNC? "Mission Accomplished" Baby

Via Byron York, Clint Eastwood gives his first convention interview to....The Carmel Pine Cone (his hometown paper, which is very cool).

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

Eastwood’s appearance at the convention came after a personal request from Romney in August, soon after Eastwood endorsed the former Massachusetts governor at a fundraiser in Sun Valley, Idaho. But it was finalized only in the last week before the convention, along with an agreement to build suspense by keeping it secret until the last moment.

Meanwhile, Romney’s campaign aides asked for details about what Eastwood would say to the convention.

“They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.

It's a great interview with a lot of interesting behind the scenes tidbits like his use of the stool as a prop was a spur of the moment decision as he was going on stage.

Eastwood's convention remarks were alternatively horrifying and thrilling. On balance it was clearly a positive. My only problem with it was it was the wrong night. If it had been night one, it would have set a great tone.

The big take away...a reminder of how ephemeral these things are. Eastwood was the talk to the political world until the Democrats started their convention. Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton were the talk of the campaign until the jobs numbers came out to day.

We're less than 2 months away from election day and a lot of things will pop up and disappear. The only constants are a lousy economy and the fact that Obama is a SCOAMF.


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