Clint Eastwood says no one vetted his RNC speech
“They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’ ” the Oscar winner told the Carmel Pine Cone in a story published Friday.
“I had three points I wanted to make. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it,” Eastwood told the paper.
The actor’s unscripted appearance as the surprise speaker on the closing night of GOP convention has attracted wide attention.
The Obama campaign took a poke at him on Twitter right after his speech.
Eastwood’s mock interview with an empty chair standing in for Barack Obama was especially derided. Eastwood, who came out in support of Romney at an August 4 fundraiser, says it was spontaneous. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody,” he said.