Romney Staff ‘Winced’ During Clint Eastwood’s Bizarre Speech

The crowd at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Thursday may have been amused by actor Clint Eastwood’s bizarre and at times rambling speech, but Mitt Romney’s staff who stood back stage were anything but. From the AP:

The crowd cheered Eastwood’s entrance and his famed shouted his famed catchphrase, “Go ahead, make my day.” But backstage, stern-faced Romney aides winced at times as Eastwood’s remarks stretched on.

On a night where virtually every moment was scripted, Eastwood was among the only speakers not reading from a teleprompter as he spoke.

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