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The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Clint Eastwood’s Chair

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The Daily Show The Colbert Report on Clint Eastwood’s Chair. Clint Eastwood’s Chair Speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) was the subject of many The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report jokes after it was given. I thought the Clint Eastwood  speech was a gargantuan blunder but Jon Stewart and Chris Colbert point out that it was even worse if you know your history and the background of the two presidential candidates.

On the speech:

Eastwood’s rambling 12-minute performance Thursday was punctuated by a bizarre interview with an empty chair that was supposed to be propping up an invisible Obama.

The unexpected bit of political theater became a sensation on Twitter and led to an outpouring of interpretation, criticism and praise — but Obama himself would not join the critical chorus.

I can not believe how unprepared Mr. Eastwood was on stage. I often thought that canned speeches and statements were inauthentic but  now I see their necessity. Better a rehearsed speech or performance than to crash and burn in front of millions like Mr. Eastwood did.

What is your opinion on his speech?

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The Daily Show Clint Eastwood’s Chair

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Source: Deadline, Nydailynews


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