In a largely incoherent speech, Clint Eastwood "maybe possibly" praised Mitt Romney, but mostly he argued with an empty stool, which was supposed to be Obama. It was... awkward. To Clint's credit, he didn't seem to care about staying on script, if he ever had one. He didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement of Romney, either; after talking to imaginary Obama (which, again, was an empty stool next to him), Eastwood turned to the crowd and said, "Maybe, possibly it's time for someone else to come along and solve the problem." Maybe! Possibly! He's just not sure, but then again, poor Clint didn't seem sure of a whole lot up there.
Really, though, just watch the video; in a convention full of weird moments, this was by far the strangest.
In case you can't watch, here's one of the better moments:
So anyway, we're going to have — we're going to have to have a little chat about that. And then, I just wondered, all these promises — I wondered about when the — what do you want me to tell Romney? I can't tell him to do that. I can't tell him to do that to himself.
You're crazy, you're absolutely crazy. You're getting as bad as Biden.
Of course we all now Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party.
Kind of a grin with a body behind it.
But I just think that there is so much to be done, and I think that Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are two guys that can come along. See, I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to the president, anyway.
I think attorneys are so busy — you know they're always taught to argue everything, and always weight everything — weigh both sides...
XXX I think attorneys are so busy — you know they're always taught to argue everything, always weigh everything, weigh both sides.
EASTWOOD: They are always devil's advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that. You know all that stuff. But, I think it is maybe time — what do you think — for maybe a businessman. How about that?
A stellar businessman. Quote, unquote, "a stellar businessman."
And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane.