Sunday, September 2, 2012

Obama says he is not offended by Clint Eastwood's "empty chair" RNC convention speech

Obama recently publicity stated that he was not offended by Clint Eastwood's empty chair speech at the Republican National Convention this past week. According to USA Today , Obama said that he is  "a big fan" of Clint Eastwood, and when asked if he was offended by his remarks, said : "One thing about being president or running for president — if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession."

Good for Obama that he didn't take this too seriously, and after all, if you have ever seen just one Clint Eastwood movie (whether he starred in it or directed it), how could you not be a fan? :) (One of my favorite movies is Gran Torino).

What I don't understand, though is why a self-described libertarian like Clint Eastwood would speak at a Republican convention, and why he seems to support Mitt Romney. The ideals of the Republican party for the most part go against everything libertarians stand for. Time and again, the Republican party has supported bigger government and more government spending, more interference in people's personal lives, opposition to homosexuality/gay rights, and more war/interference in world affairs.

Maybe he just sees this as an opportunity for a platform to speak out against President Obama, but if he doesn't support Romney and the Republican party, why doesn't he just say so?

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