As Clint Eastwood Heads to the Republican Convention, the Oscar for Best Support from an Actor Goes To Mitt Romney

   Bookmark and Share   He may not show as much cleavage and leg as Eva Longoria and he may not be anti-American enough to fit in with the Hollywood elitists attending a $50,000 per plate fundraisers for President Obama but Clint Eastwood is concerned enough for his country to show up tonight at the Republican National Convention to throw his considerable popularity behind the Romney-Ryan ticket and endorse Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice President.

It’s no secret that Hollywood’s liberal streak has made Tinsel Town and the stars it produces a source of support for the America’s liberal political Party and its candidates.  To a great degree, it is a relationship that has always helped Democrats appeal to the younger minds in the nation who are more influenced by pop culture and what they see their favorite pop icons do and hear them say than they are by boring political leaders who merely affect their lives.  It’s one of the reasons why President Obama has been incorporating the socialist sentiments of liberal Eva Longorio to promote his agenda and raise money for his campaign.  It is also why he will have the pretty little actress appear at his convention next week.

But tonight, in the race for support of stars from the silver screen, it is Republicans who will win the Oscar.

In a surprise announcement, Republican officials have confirmed that tonight Clint Eastwood will take to the stage at the Tampa Times Forum and speak on behalf of Mitt Romney.

Eastwood’s appearance will not exactly suddenly turn blue leaning Obama states or purple colored battleground states red, but his endorsement and appearance at the Republican National Convention does provide a degree of interest that will help to capture some headlines and even garner an extra viewer or two to the convention.  That is due in  part to the fact that Clint Eastwood is a true star whose work on and off the screen has earned him the respect and appreciation of several generations of Americans. He has won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of a movie that won an Oscar for Best Picture.  He has even been nominated been nominated for Best Actor.

Fans have followed Eastwood for decades as his body of work grew to include such films as  Play Misty for Me (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Unforgiven (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), and Gran Torino (2008).

With those credits to his name, many have come to greatly respect Clint Eastwood and they have come to appreciate the gruff and gritty personality of his characters as a symbol of American toughness.  But acting is not necessarily a credential that supports good political judgement. With the likes of  such outspoken liberals such as Jane Fonda, Roseanne Barr, Margot Kidder, Rosie O’Donnell, George Clooney, Samuel l. Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Cher, and who can forget Alec Baldwin, what you get are empty suits and skirts who stand on a platform built out of hollow Hollywood styrofoam that tries to hold up a parade of limousine liberals who have never been leaders but tell others how they should be led.  But that is not the case with Clint Eastwood.  Unlike most of the plastic people who play politics on stage and screen, Clint Eastwood actually has political experience.

In 1986  he was elected mayor of his hometown, Carmel-by-the-Sea in California .  In 2001 Eastwood was appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission by Governor Davis and then reappointed in 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. So for Eastwood, public service is more than an acting role or speaking on behalf of a political candidate.  It’s a serious responsibility.  And it when it comes to those that Hollywood stars and starlets think we should elect to serve us, I would suggest that Clint Eastwood’s record of actual service opinion adds a bit more knowledge and weight than does the opinion and knowledge of the 2012 poster girl for Obamunism, Eva Longoria.   Her  experience consists of her demonstrating a capacity for having a foul mouth on the now cancelled Desperate Housewives television series, and a degree in Chicano Studies from the California State University at Northridge.

So in the battle for the support of Hollywood stars of substance, with Clint Eastwood on Mitt Romney’s side and Eva Longoria on Barack Obama’s side, I say the Oscar goes to Mitt Romney.

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