Thomas Lifson adds:
I agree with Ed that Clint Eastwood’s approach was an example of thinking outside the box, and despite what amounts to a firestorm of criticism, may well do the job in a way that no politician’s speech could have accomplished.
Simply put, Eastwood’s job was to make it OK to laugh at President Obama, and to vote against him without worrying that one might be a racist for firing the first black president.
Let’s say I grant the premise, which I do not. This would be a highly nuanced move from a campaign and a party that has trained the electorate to salivate in response to ham-handed attacks from the likes of Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, John Sununu and Donald Trump. If Eastwood was working some sort of magic up there, it went over everybody’s heads. And even if it didn’t, his voodoo will quickly be dispersed by whatever outlandish attacks the Romney campaign has lined up next.
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- mar-see-ah said: yeah, “it’s ok to be racist” isn’t a good schtick in my book
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