Like many in the audience, I was vaguely baffled by Clint Eastwood’s performance at the RNC, particularly with the chair thing, which became a meme on Twitter roughly 2.8 seconds after he started talking to it. The whole thing was just odd, really, and his tepid endorsement of Romney didn’t really help matters.
Roger Ebert has a fascinating article about the whole thing, and does his best to stick up for Eastwood. It’s a good read, as is just about anything Ebert writes. Money quote:
Clint Eastwood is one of the most admirable men in the history of motion pictures, and one of the few who has continued to grow in his art with every passing year. I’ve seen his new film, “Trouble with the Curve,” and it is wonderful. Let me be clear: I love this man. I don’t give a damn what his politics are. For me it was the same with John Wayne.