So I’m watching CNN and they just have their panties in a bunch, slamming Clint Eastwood.
All sorts of silliness. Trying to paint this as some Grand Failure with the ‘bit’ not being ‘vetted’ and there just MUST have been some kind of confusion in the Romney camp to have possibly let this go on.
So I watched it again on the CSPAN rerun, figuring I must have missed something the first time… (I’d stepped out for what I thought was just a moment on the first run, so thought maybe I’d missed something). They were saying that it was supposed to be a 5 minute bit and had rambled and wandered out to 15 minutes (maybe)… Well, the youtube is 11 minutes including lead-in…
Yes, he’s a bit older than in the days of Dirty Harry. So the voice is more gravely and the presentation a bit slower. By my count, he’s about 82 years old. If I’m able to do improv on stage at 82, I’m going to celebrate beyond belief! So a bit of gravel in the voice, and a few more “ums” than usual; so what?
I’ve now watched it a third time, and the more I watch it, the better it is. So you decide:
Near as I can tell, CNN has just got no sense of humor, and has no clue what improv is all about. Either that or the Romney speech was just so stellar that they were grasping for things to insult…
IMHO, this is going to become a classic and has nothing to apologize for. For some reason, the Democrats always seem to be looking for things to demand you apologize for. “Just say no”, or in the case of Clint, just say “Hell no!”