The Daily Rundown | August 31, 2012
>>> and done, republicans may have disagreed on how good the speech was, but if there was a universal feeling in the hall, it was that the quote surprise guest, clint eastwood 's nearly 12-minute monologue to be nice, a head-scratching moment.
>> i have mr. obama sitting here. mr. president, how do you handle or how do you handle promises that you made when you were running for election, and how do you handle, how do you handle it? i mean, what do you say to people? do you just -- you know, i know people, people are wondering, you don't -- well, i won't shut up, because it is my turn. what? what do you want me to tell romney ? i can't tell him to do that. he can't do that to himself. you're crazy.
>>> just as the network audiences were tuning in, americans saw not the touching romney biographical video which played in the 9:00 hour, but eastwood talking to an empty chair. the second time in three convention nights a scheduling decision was called into question leaving those reporting on the event a tad non-plussed.
>> as a fan, a movie fan, this was exceedingly strange.
>> it was a moment.
>> i get paid to review poll politicians and there's no way i will touch clint eastwood 's performance tonight.
>> i left the stage and went to get a cookie, because i thought that my blood sugar had dropped so low that i had passed out that my brain generated this thing that could be real in the last hour of a republican convention nominating somebody.
>> before the speech was over, the twitter handle invisible obama had been claimed. the obama campaign tweet eded a picture of the president's chair saying this seat is taken and the romney campaign put out a statement as mitt romney was speaking by the way, saying that judging an american icon like clint eastwood through a typical political lens does not work and the ad libbing was a break from all of the political speeches and the crowd enjoyed it. well, ann romney who did not look happy on the audience was asked on cbs this morning whether she would have preferred the campaign to run that romney video.
>> i do wish more people had seen, had seen those touching moments.
>> you seem to be surprised by the romney , i mean, by the clint eastwood 's performance as a camera took a cut away of you.
>> i didn't know it was coming.
>> one of the reminders by the way that transcripts don't do an answer service. you have to see the reaction there from mrs. romney .