Even if you studiously avoided watching the Republican convention finale on Thursday night, by now you have probably heard or seen snippets of Clint Eastwood's remarks.
The actor and director spoke to an empty chair, ostensibly the invisible President Obama, and seemed to ramble for most of his 10 or so minutes.
Michael Grunwald of Time magazine described it like this:
Wow. This was not the bad-ass Clint from Unforgiven. This wasn't even the get-the-hell-off-my-lawn Clint from Gran Torino. This was a rambling old dude with no teleprompter, wandering off message, rambling to an empty chair, ignoring the blinking red light telling him to get the hell off the stage. "And I thought, yeah, I am not going to shut up," he muttered at one point. "It's my turn."
Yes, it was certainly different. Even Ann Romney, wife of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, had to parse her words this morning. On some of the morning shows, she said of Eastwood: "He's a unique guy, and he did a unique thing last night."
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