Schram: Clint's convention moment an embarrassment

Schram: Clint's convention moment an embarrassment »Play Video
Actor Clint Eastwood gestures while speaking to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
I admire Clint Eastwood.

I think he's one of the best actors/directors of any generation.

Quite frankly, I don't give a hoot or a holler about his politics, but I was certainly curious about his appearing at the Republican National Convention.

I never imagined he'd be talking to an empty chair where an imaginary President Obama was supposed to be seated.

The unscripted Clint was supposed to speak for five minutes.

He prattled on for about 12.

It was embarrassing.

And sad.

The 82-year old Clint sounded doddering and feeble.

Here's the speech that Clint Eastwood should have given.

It's a 10-second excerpt from the movie "The Outlaw Josie Wales."



For the benefit of those who don't watch the video, Clint says, “Government’s don’t live together. People live together. With governments you don’t always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well, I’ve come here to give you either one.”

The irony is that bringing in a Hollywood legend did serve a counter-purpose - it took the spotlight off Mitt Romney's speech.

In a tragic way, Clint Eastwood stole the show which did little to help Romney steal the White House.

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