The biggest surprise of the list of Republican National Convention speakers was Clint Eastwood’s completely befuddling, funny, and painful stage act previewing Romney, but more on that in a moment.
Romney drew a sharp contrast between himself and Obama, even mocking the president’s 2008 nomination speech: “President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”
Romney also offered some poignant one-liners, such as “When the world needs something big to be done, you need an American,” or “You know there is something wrong when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for (Obama),” and the best one-liner of the night: “In America we celebrate success not apologize for success.”
Conversation online focused on how it was a good speech, but not surprising and entirely expectable. People said his speech was more about getting to work than getting people to like him.
While it was supposed to be Romney’s night, you can bet the talk around the water cooler today will be about the surprise speaker, Clint Eastwood. Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper couldn’t stop talking about it in the post speech discussion.