In Tampa, Clint Eastwood took the stage as a surprise guest to talk in favor of Mitt Romney. But Clint Eastwood’s weird endorsement of Mitt Romney left people confused. Others took the 82-year-old actor’s rambling to be a joke.
As the November presidential elections are entering the last mile, Mitt Romney is using everything he can to raise support. But his recent decision to have Clint Eastwood endorse him in Tampa might not have been the best idea yet. The 82-year-old actor lost most of his credibility as he took the audience by surprise with an off-script speech as he endorsed Mitt Romney.
It took actor and director Clint Eastwood just 10 minutes of weird rambling to get the audience all mixed up. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, the 82-year-old actor’s Tampa endorsement only managed to add to the confusion of voters still trying to figure out who will they vote for. America deserves better says Romney, but it’s hard to take that seriously when Clint Eastwood is on stage endorsing him and talking to an empty chair pretending that’s President Obama.
Clint Eastwood’s confusing endorsement of Mitt Romney began at 10 p.m. Eastern time. He entered the stage as the crowd was roaring, while on a screen beside the stage there was an image of Clint Eastwood in “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. The actor laughed and told the audience they should “Save a little for Mitt”.
The actor talked about Hollywood celebrities in tears over the economy and then went on to make jokes about the night Obama became President. “I haven’t cried that hard since I found out there is 23 million unemployed people in this country” Clint Eastwood said.
“Now that is something to cry about because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we have not done enough. This administration has not done enough to cure that” the 82-year-old added. “Whatever interest they have is not strong enough and I think, possibly now, it might be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem” said Clint Eastwood as he prepared to endorse Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
“I think it’s time, maybe, for a businessman, a stellar businessman. And I think it’s that time. And I think if you just step aside, Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan can take over” said Clint Eastwood while addressing to an empty chair he called Obama.