I saw Clint Eastwood make the briefest of introductions of candidate Richard Nixon in 1968: “There are three choices in this race—the good, the bad, and the ugly, and I’m here to present you with the good.” Minimalism.
Eastwood’s now notorious GOP convention rambling riff on President Obama was no less artistic, reflecting his own audacity as an actor and director. While reducing Obama to an invisible man spouting unheard obscenities, Eastwood made a plainspoken case against his re-election. “You, we –we own this country…. And when somebody does not do the job, it’s time to let them go.”