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Eastwood: Mission accomplished

Written By: Bob - Sep• 07•12

Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” appearance was the most memorable moment of both the Republican and Democratic National conventions.

Clint speaks:

After a week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

Like a lot of Americans, Eastwood is socially liberal and fiscally conservative. That cross-section voted for Obama in 2008, but is leaning quite heavily towards voting for Mitt Romney in 2012, and with good reason.

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