I didn't watch any of the speeches - all too boring. However, the commentary on those speeches from people other than Obama flaks and sycophants was interesting. For the most part they were mildly to vigorously enthusiastic. Until it came to Clint Eastward. Then it was either wildly for or wildly against.
I read extracts from Mitt Romney's acceptance speech and the word which bounded into my mind was 'lame.' Maybe the electorate has had enough of lofty rhetoric with no performance and would much prefer a less eloquent leader who can actually get the people back to work. (Funny thing is, Obama no longer is touted as eloquent. Even by the Left.)
Back to Clint Eastwood. After all the kerfuffle I went back and watched his speech. It was nothng short of brilliant. The empty chair with a telprompter was the classic metaphor.
He nailed it for his selected audience. Not the Tea Partiers, not the RINOs, not the convention delegates, not the GOP party activists at home, not the committed Republican voters. His message was aimed squarely at those people who voted for Obama last time and regret it but are having trouble bringing themselves to vote for the other fella.
He said to them 'You don't need to feel guilty. Just do as I'm doing. It's OK.'
And the immortal line which will never be forgotten:-
'When someone isn't doing the job, we have to let him go.'
And a little something for the Trolls.
"A Survey USA poll
shows 49% of respondents with a positive impression of Clint Eastwood's
speech versus 24% with a negative impression. The figures for
independents are 51% and 25%, respectively."