Clint Eastwood Surprise Republican Convention Speaker

The Republicans promised a ‘mystery speaker’ at their convention. It turned out to be “Dirty Harry” himself, Clint Eastwood. The Republicans had hoped to warm up those in attendance before Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, gave his speech. Eastwood had already endorsed Romney earlier in August when he appeared with him, in Idaho, at a fundraiser.

The Academny Award winning actor opened his speech by thanking the guests, who loudly applaused and yelled, and then telling them to “Save a little for Mitt.” He then began his speech pretending to talk to a seated President Obama.The whole story can be found at Through his speech he interwines a number of negatives and failures the president has presented the Americans. His theme was that the current president failed to deliver on his promises.

The actor did not receive the rave reviews he received from performing in a number of his movies. Some critics said that the empty chair act was one of the weirdest convention moments of all time. Eastwood was to speak for five minutes; however, it ended up being 12 minutes. Film critic Roger Ebert twitted, “Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic.”

The Romney campaign must be asking if Eastwood did, indeed, “Go ahead, make my day.”

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