On the final night of the Republican National Convention the “surprise” guest turned out to be Clint Eastwood. He looked like a cranky old white man who has difficulty keeping track of his train of thought. His mussed-up hair looks like he just got up from a nap. His speech, at best, was cringe-worthy and at worst disrespectful and off-color.
Recall that all speeches at the convention were vetted by the Romney campaign. Chances are Eastwood’s was written by a campaign staffer.
The unintended consequence of the campaign bringing out Eastwood is that everybody is talking about his crazy speech and nobody is talking about Romney’s mediocre acceptance speech.