Friday, August 31, 2012

Clint rethought

While I watched Clint Eastwood's convention speech or skit or whatever you'd call it, I was thinking "This is terrible." But I was also smiling and certainly paying close attention, which is more than I can say for most convention speeches, including Marco Rubio's immediately afterward. So, in retrospect, I take seriously the possibility that maybe it was effective after all, as suggested by Jesse Walker among others. I also think that insofar as the political fact checkers are now discussing whether and by what measure the unemployed three and a half years into the Obama administration number 23 million or some other high figure, then that alone makes Clint's unusual presentation a winner for Romney.


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