RNC 2012: Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa


Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot

Nobody out here has a crystal ball, we may believe we know how this election is going to turn out.

After all, no president in U.S. history has been reelected with records as woeful at home and abroad in modern history.

So you know the peanut farmer from Georgia is smiling these days. 

I was left feeling a sense of serious hope and admiration for those that came before us to build and hold such a magnificent  concept as Constitutional Republic and Democracy.

Yes the United States is still the place in the world and will always be where people look to when they escape from tyranny of their oppressors no matter what the current administration has done.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt.

Entire speech here

(APPLAUSE) I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

(APPLAUSE)

So — but they are there, believe me, they are there. I just think, in fact, some of them around town, I saw Jon Voight, a lot of people around.

(APPLAUSE)

Jon’s here, an academy award winner. A terrific guy. These people are all like-minded, like all of us.

So I — so I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here. And he’s — I was going to ask him a couple of questions. But — you know about — I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election. And though I was not a big supporter, I was watching that night when he was having that thing and they were talking about hope and change and they were talking about, yes we can, and it was dark outdoors, and it was nice, and people were lighting candles.

They were saying, I just thought, this was great. Everybody is trying, Oprah was crying.

(LAUGHTER)

EASTWOOD: I was even crying. And then finally — and I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country.

(APPLAUSE)

Now that is something to cry for because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven’t done enough, obviously — this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that. Whenever interest they have is not strong enough, and I think possibly now it may be time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem.

(APPLAUSE)

So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them? (Full Text Below)

I mean, what do you say to people? Do you just — you know — I know — people were wondering — you don’t — handle that OK. Well, I know even people in your own party were very disappointed when you didn’t close Gitmo. And I thought, well closing Gitmo — why close that, we spent so much money on it. But, I thought maybe as an excuse — what do you mean shut up?

(LAUGHTER)

OK, I thought maybe it was just because somebody had the stupid idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.

(APPLAUSE)

I’ve got to to hand it to you. I have to give credit where credit is due. You did finally overrule that finally. And that’s — now we are moving onward. I know you were against the war in Iraq, and that’s okay. But you thought the war in Afghanistan was OK. You know, I mean — you thought that was something worth doing. We didn’t check with the Russians to see how did it — they did there for 10 years.

(APPLAUSE)

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3 responses to “RNC 2012: Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa

  1. At first I didnt think he would make it thru the speech but he said what a lot of ppl whated to hear and no one else would say it..

  2. Always thought he really had a pair, now I know he does. ‘The Man With No Name’ speaks for us all.

  3. I saw Clint Eastwood’s speech as racially motivated. He indicated that they owned this country(Republicans) and that anyone else is only allowed a granted privilege.

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