The Republican National Convention came to an end last night making a compelling argument as to why it is a time to end the Obama experiment and put Mitt Romney in the White House. The surprise guest of the night was Clint Eastwood whose pretend talk with Obama provided a dose of reality with some comedy.
The esteemed actor clearly is showing his age but delivered the most important lines with the grit and straightforward honesty one would expect. Best of all it was done without a teleprompter.
Below is video of his speech and here are some of the best lines:
- “What do you want me to tell Romney? I can’t tell him to do that to himself. You’re getting as bad as Biden.”
- “I think if you just kind of stepped aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can still use the plane. Though maybe a smaller one, not that big gas one when you’re going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that. You’re an ecological man. Why would you want to drive that truck around? OK.”
- “I’m not going to shut up. It’s my turn.”
- “We all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. He’s just kind of a grin with a body behind it.”
- “Well, I know even people in your own party were very disappointed when you didn’t close Gitmo. And I thought, well closing Gitmo — why close that, we spent so much money on it. But, I thought maybe as an excuse – what do you mean shut up? OK, I thought maybe it was just because somebody had the stupid idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.”
- “I remember three-and-a-half years ago when Mr. Obama won the election and, though I wasn’t a big supporter, I was watching that night when he was having that thing and they were talking about hope and change; and they were talking about, ‘Yes, we can,’ and it was dark outdoors and it was nice and people were lighting candles. I just thought this is great. I mean everybody is crying. Oprah was crying. I was even crying. I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there’s 23 million unemployed people in this country. Now, that is something to cry for. That is a disgrace, a national disgrace.”
- “We do not have to be mental masochists and vote for somebody that we don’t really even want in office just because they seem to be nice guys – or maybe not so nice guys, if you look at some of the recent ads going out there.”
- “I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we — we own this country. We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours…. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.”
- Why Eastwood? Look at the map (HotAir)
- Three reasons Clint Eastwood worked for the Republicans (Human Events)