Clint Doubles Down

Someone send Karl Rove a bouquet of flowers. He’s made another great ad, this one with Clint Eastwood’s gravely voice putting the shiv into the Obama record:

Effortless. 

Turns out that Clint Eastwood — the guy that all the lefties in the media giggled and smirked at during the RNC — is an effective and powerful voice for Romney.

Interesting, isn’t it? It’s been a campaign of smirk…

  1. Cuban Mike

    The empty chair looms larger with each passing day, doesn’t it?

  2. Arahant

    No novelist could have come up with all these plot twists.

  3. gnarlydad

    Smirks and eye rolls are all you’ve got left when your candidate’s meme is a vacant stool. The President Who Isn’t There: a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you Mr. Eastwood.

  4. Trink

    OK.  Would someone please tell me . . . . Do these ads end up on TV or just circulate on the internet?  I’ve sent some real cash to American Crossroads.  I  hope to see this ad show up on my screen.  We could use a little Clint Eastwood in northwest Ohio.

  5. KC Mulville

    Clint Eastwood v. Morgan Freeman.

    I wonder if they email each other?

  6. Chris O.
    KC Mulville: Clint Eastwood v. Morgan Freeman.

    I wonder if they email each other? · 52 minutes ago

    I’m sure they do given that Clint directed Mr. Freeman’s superb talent in The Unforgiven. What a movie.

    As to the ad, it lays out some stats to support the premise and creates a sense of urgency. Well done.

  7. DocJay

    Oh, this one will be showing up in the swing states.  Extensively.  On a side note, here is my favorite Eastwooding moments.

    eastwooding-daily.jpg

    Do you know how hard it is to get a dog to look like Eastwood?

    eastwooding-2.jpg

    Obama’s home in Kailua last week.

    kailua-chair-2.jpg

  8. Indaba

    The dog has Clint’s squint down pat. Did he practice for a long tine?

  9. Trink

    Thank you Albert !

    Albert Arthur

    Trink: OK.  Would someone please tell me . . . . Do these ads end up on TV or just circulate on the internet?  I’ve sent some real cash to American Crossroads.  I  hope to see this ad show up on my screen.  We could use a little Clint Eastwood in northwest Ohio. · 2 hours ago

    Jim Geraghty said that this ad was going up in Ohio and some other swing states. · 3 hours ago

  10. DocJay
    Indaba: The dog has Clint’s squint down pat. Did he practice for a long tine? · 1 hour ago

    The key is to have just the right amount of light in Daisy’s eyes.  

  11. Trace

    Best part? It’s news. NPR is running ad on All Things Considered. Ha!

  12. grotiushug
    gnarlydad:  your candidate’s meme is a vacant stool. · 9 hours ago

    And your candidate’s theme is a vacated stool.

  13. gnarlydad

    grotiushug…I was afeared someone would make that phonetical connection. Please wipe that stupid grin off your face and excuse yourself from the table. We be ladies and gentlemen here.

  14. Kay Ludlow

    Clint Eastwood > Morgan Freeman

  15. Albert Arthur
    Trink: OK.  Would someone please tell me . . . . Do these ads end up on TV or just circulate on the internet?  I’ve sent some real cash to American Crossroads.  I  hope to see this ad show up on my screen.  We could use a little Clint Eastwood in northwest Ohio. · 2 hours ago

    Jim Geraghty said that this ad was going up in Ohio and some other swing states.

  16. Blog Goliard
    Great ad. But would someone please take the phrase “double down” outside and kill it with fire? Most annoyingly ubiquitous viral trend among scribblers since “Kabuki”.

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