First, let me state I love Clint Eastwood films. And as an actor, I think he
is great.But to put Eastwood on stage, to introduce the "family
values president", you put on stage a man who has fathered seven kids by
five different women, this made sense to someone? Are you kidding me!?! It
just put another nail in the coffin of being able to run on a higher ground than
Obama. Why would the Romney campaign give up this position in such a visible -
and often disjointed way.The other thing it says is that character
doesn't really matter. Sound bites. Snappy Rhetoric. Demeaning
zingers... all important. Demonstrating that you are a person of integrity,
honesty, and transparency... the American public no longer demands this of their
candidates. It is sad to see the bar being set so low, and both candidates
trying their hardest to dive even deeper.Eastwood.... family values.
Really Jay? Eastwood was hilarious, and the crowd loved his "schtick".
Oh Jay - please. Eastwood's rare slap stick comedy performance did and
would produce laughs - whether in the Republcan camp or in the Democrat camp. To
us oldies it brought back memories of vaudiville performances - minus song and
dance. As for Paul Ryan - the contrast between he and potty mouth Biden, could
not be more evident.
I've thought a lot about why people like Mr. Evensen feel the the need to
claim Ron Paul and his faction is completely irrelevant but go out of their way
to make fun of them. I feel bad for them in a way. Here they are, supporting
Mitt Romney, and somehow they have to try to defend someone who has changed his
position on nearly every issue under the sun. Deep down, while they may not
agree with Ron Paul's politics, they wish that Mitt had that sort of record
of consistency. They wish Mitt would take a stand and say what he truly feels
instead of the bland generic statements about "belief in America" that
poll so well. They hear Dr. Paul and consciously decide to misunderstand him,
because it's so much easier to believe that our only problem is President
Obama, and never question how Mitt Romney will fix everything Obama has done
when the two agree on so many issues. The delicious irony is that had Mitt
Romney been denied a speech at the convention by last second rule changes (or
cheating, as some call it) this paper would have been outraged.
At a recent meeting where Norquest was featured, he mentioned Paul Ryan 33 times
and Mitt Romney only 3 times. When someone pointed this out to him he smugly
shrugged his shoulders. Mitt Romney needs to pluck the tail feathers of this
strutting peacock. Michelle Bacheman is still ranting about Obamacare and
holding Romney’s feet to the fire about its repeal. She needs to realize
that the egg she laid was a dud and she should stop cackling. The
Republican platform about banning abortions in all cases including life of the
mother, incest or rape dose more to hurt their cause than to help. My
question is: Will such extremists prevent Romney from getting elected or, if he
does, will they allow him to preside? He needs to start showing who is
boss. He is the nominee. We need to know who will be President if he is elected.
Sad when you have to bring in a tired old actor to boost your candidate....
As a long time fan of Clint Eastwood, it was sorely disappointing to hear him
buy into the republican lies.
"Really Jay? Eastwood was hilarious, and the crowd loved his
"schtick"."I feel sorry for conservatives if that's
what they think hilarity is. I've always thought you guys needed to develop
a sense of humor. Right now all you have is Rush Limbaugh's xenophobic
impressions and Dennis Miller's bitter political commentary. And an elderly
movie star stumbling his way through an unscripted monologue.
I would have loved to have Dennis Miller do his thing. Hopefully he could have
kept it clean but his humor, wit, knowledge of pop culture, along with a
voracious vocabulary make him a rare talent.
"Sad when you have to bring in a tired old actor to boost your candidate....
"... Like Bill Clinton?