Even in walking back criticism, the media doesn’t get the Clint Eastwood effect
The Post’s Melinda Henneberger suggests there’s a walk back going on as regards early criticism of Clint Eastwood at the GOP convention: Eastwood effect: Maybe it did make Romney’s day.
But does Clint’s memorable convention non-speech hurt either the candidate or the director? On the contrary; if anything, Eastwood made workaday Romney look blessedly sane by comparison. And despite the extended diversion of focus from the nominee, I can’t see that this will have any lasting impact on the race. Can we honestly blame Mitt for being so eager to snag Clint that he was willing to grant him what turned out to be a little too much artistic rope?
Gee, ya think? In case they haven’t noticed, there’s been no great leftist push to boycott Clint Eastwood movies, or pull them from TV. He’s bigger than they are. They got nothin’.
And it turned out to be the talk of the convention, out of which Romney has emerged just fine, thanks! Plus, even HuffPo knows the Oba-hope is dead. Well, it’s not dead. It’s just that Obama is being exposed as an empty suit, er, chair, or something like that!