I don’t know about you, but I found Clint Eastwood’s satirical tirade against the Empty Chair to be absolutely hilarious. Amidst all the canned programming of political conventions, it was quite refreshing to see something original and offbeat. (I especially loved the line on how Eastwood distrusts lawyers who run for President — never mind that Romney is himself a lawyer.)
However, I highly doubt Mitt Romney is laughing — and not because he doesn’t have a sense of humor. Why? Because while everybody is talking about Eastwood’s speech, nobody is talking about what should have been the crowning moment of Romney’s political career: his acceptance of the Republican nomination for the White House.
Like many others, I can’t wait to watch Saturday Night Live sendup of Clint’s “Chair Monologues”.
— Gautam Dutta