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Clint Still Has the Guts that Punks Lack

sam allen Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 1:31 PM
Here is the problem with your analysis. Conservatives, libertarians, republicans, and frankly anyone who just plain likes Clint loved this message. I could watch it again and again. The only people who are stuck on the "performance" are those who hated the message. This was a huge win for Romney. It energized the base, and it brought excitement and attention that would otherwise not have been there. It looked to me like the honest comments that resonant with the average person from a guy that people like to like.

Theater review on Townhall Finance? Hey, it’s a holiday. Anyway, bizarre deviations from the script are cool! Just ask Clint Eastwood.

Old, new, and social media are abuzz deconstructing Eastwood’s performance at the Republican Convention.

Brilliant? Senile? Disastrous?

The right answer is it was a triumph, a gutsy one. In immediate impact, substance, lingering effect, and the personal risk of the messenger, it was a unique accomplishment that has already added a new meme to the campaign: The empty chair.

Let’s dispense with the spin that it was...