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Old 09-01-2012, 10:50 AM  
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Poll: Was Clint Eastwood's Speech A Positive or Negative For Romney?

Personally, I think Clint's schtick with an empty chair was a net positive.

Until next week when George Clooney gives a more coherent speech next to an empty suit.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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It was a negative - not because it didn't work or something, but because it's all people are talking about now, when ideally people should be talking about Rubio's, Ryan's, or - best of all - Romney's speeches and platforms and so on.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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I don't see how it matters. All I thought about it was that Clint needs to go get a cat scan.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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Hard to say. It was painful for me to watch. Not for Romney's sake though. Felt bad for Clint. I hate to see him get old.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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I love Clint. That speech was hilarious. Little to no affect.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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I can't imagine that it swayed any votes even subconsciously.

"Conventional" wisdom is that it was a negative because it was the thing people were talking about rather than Mitt or Mitt's speech.

However, if it means that people won't remember Mitt's substance-free speech full of platitutes about parent's love and how the Rs all rallied around Pres. Obama with their support after the 2008 election, Clint was a net positive for him.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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It was a negative - not because it didn't work or something, but because it's all people are talking about now, when ideally people should be talking about Rubio's, Ryan's, or - best of all - Romney's speeches and platforms and so on.
Yea, I have no idea how it can be spun into a positive.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #8
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He made some good points, and some dumbass points I voted no impact.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #9
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Yea, I have no idea how it can be spun into a positive.
Instead of the media and people talking about Mitt's lousy speech, they talked about Clint.

"We Americans have always felt a special kinship with the future." WTF is that?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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He made some good points, and some dumbass points I voted no impact.
What was with Clint bitching to invisible Obama about the decision to invade Afghanistan?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Instead of the media and people talking about Mitt's lousy speech, they talked about Clint.

"We Americans have always felt a special kinship with the future." WTF is that?
Hahaha
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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No difference. Don't understand why RNC leadership, or controllers of the message, were upset about it.
Perhaps, because Clint mocked the wars ever so slightly. Judging from the camera moving around the forum, not all Republicans looked pleased at that part.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #13
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No difference. Don't understand why RNC leadership, or controllers of the message, were upset about it.
It is probably because he looked like a blathering mumbling idiot muttering sentence fragments.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #14
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It was a positive.

Not what he said, but because of the extra people he got to tune into the convention.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #15
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I voted positive, because it is actually distracting from Romney's speech which was not very good. Romney did what most people expecting him to, he gave a speech about the results he wants, but once again did not provide a plan.
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