Yes, This Happened 365 Days Ago

No, you weren’t on acid.  Yes, the man who directed Unforgiven and starred in Dirty Harry actually did this:

Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair on live television.

Just think about that for a minute.  What makes this moment really horrible, beyond embarrassing a movie legend,  is that it was all people talked about the next day.

What could they have been talking about instead?  Oh, I don’t know, maybe the nominees’ acceptance speech.  You know what three day informercial was supposed to be ALL ABOUT.  Any bounce in the polls Romney may have received from his convention speech (which he had worked to get to since about 2006) was eaten into by this moment.

Some question whether political conventions are important anymore, moments like this show why they can have a very bad impact on a campaign.


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