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Gingrich: Clint Eastwood a good distraction, Democrats won’t be so lucky

Newt Gingrich on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning said that Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) provided a big boost for the Republican party.

“If you’re Mitt Romney and your choice is to have ‘Saturday Night Live’ decide to pick on Clint Eastwood or pick on you, I think I’d give them Clint Eastwood every night for the rest of the campaign,” he said.

To Gingrich, the Eastwood speech was a moment of relief from the same-old Republican rhetoric, and it gave people a chance to have some fun on Twitter and Facebook about the RNC.

“I think it was just, on one level, fun to have him there, and it broke up the norm,” he said. “I think it’s the sort of bump that gives everyone something to tweet about.”

On the other hand, Gingrich claims that the “Clint Eastwood” of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be the jobs report that comes out on Friday after the event.

“I think the biggest event next week won’t be his [Obama's] speech Thursday, It will be the Friday morning jobs report,” he said. “We want to talk about Eastwood? Friday morning jobs report is a lot bigger event next week than Clint Eastwood was last week.”

Gingrich is right on the money, if that jobs report is really bad, the Democrats are going to need a scapegoat much bigger than Eastwood if they want to distract Americans from those numbers.

 

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  1. dl tomten says:

    I don’t know what went down on SNL last night but, if I were a producer, I would be zinging the hell out of the Gingrich/Gingrich disaster of a “speech?”. Why have your, what is it third or fourth, bimbo superbabe wife up there…she looked lovely by the way. Nice catch Newt. Eastwood seemed ill practiced and he rambled and he was HIMSELF. He was honorable, funny, sincere and entertaining. He is a winner, unlike yourself and your latest catch.

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