More commentary about the speech done by Clint Eastwood at the RNC convention.
The cowboy’s empty chair
11:00 PM, Sep 7, 2012
Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention‘s un-highlight — the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.
What could it mean? Who allowed him to do that? What in the world were Republicans thinking?
And then The Thoughtful Ones commenced: What a waste of network time, a distraction from Mitt Romney‘s moment. A faux narrative that keeps facts at bay and silliness front and center. It was disrespectful to the president. This is what it’s come to … .
Oh, do drench thy couch with tears.
Confession: As I watched Eastwood from a seat in the convention center in Tampa, I thought: Hmmmm. What is this? Is it funny? Is it sad? Did he really say, “I can’t tell [Romney] to do that. He can’t do that to himself.”
Strange as it was, the overwhelming mood was, oh, well, it’s Clint Eastwood. Let him be Clint! But who knew Clint was a comedian?
The person who takes himself too seriously tosses an empty chair off the stage. The man who couldn’t care less chats with no one and rides off into the sunset.
In America’s most durable narrative, the cowboy always wins.
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We still chuckle how the left is still and will always be, shall we say, a little ticked at Clint Eastwood. We even remember the day after his speech, even talking heads on the right were saying Eastwood lost it for Romney for doing his little skit. How wrong they were. We shall see how this turns out this coming election in November.
Clint Eastwoods speech will probably turn out to be the game changing moment for a Romney, Ryan election landslide this fall. Eastwood, just like in his movies, the good cowboy always win!