Clint Eastwood was a surprise guest for the final evening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Thursday, speaking right before Mitt Romney accepted the party’s nomination to run for president.
“I know what you’re thinking,” the Oscar-winning actor said to crowd. “You know they’re all left-wingers out there.
“There’s a lot of conservative people … in Hollywood,” Eastwood stated, pointing out Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight’s presence at the convention. “They play a little more close to the vest. They don’t go around hot-doggin’ it. But they’re there. Believe me, they’re there.”
Eastwood jokingly pretended the empty chair beside the podium had President Barack Hussein Obama sitting in it, addressing the empty chair during his speech.
Eastwood said Obama failed to deliver on his promises, saying it was time for Romney to “solve the problem.”
“I remember three and a half years ago when Mr. Obama won the election and, no, I wasn’t a big supporter,” Eastwood said. “I was watching that night when he was having that thing and they were talking about hope and change…’Yes we can’…it was nice, people were lighting candles, I just thought this is great. Everybody’s crying, Oprah was crying…even I was crying.
“I haven’t cried that hard since I found out there were 23 million unemployed people in this country. That is something to cry for…this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that.”
Clint Eastwood addressed the empty chair, saying, “So, Mr. President…how do you handle promises that you made when you’re running for election and what do you say to people? I know people were wondering,” Eastwood said.
I’m not gonna shut up. It’s my turn,” the actor jokingly said to the chair, adding, “I just wondered, all these promises, and then I wondered about you know…what? What do you want me to tell Romney? I can’t tell him that…he can’t do that to himself. You’re absolutely crazy. You’re getting as bad as [Joe] Biden. Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.”
“We don’t have to be be masochistic and vote for somebody that we don’t want in office because they seem to be nice guys…I’ll start it and you finish it…Go ahead.”
The crowd chanted wanting Clint Eastwood to utter the saying he is known for and he obliged saying, “Go ahead” and the audience cheered replying, “Make my day!”
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