Clint Esatwood talks about his ‘chair’ performance

In an interview with the Carmel Pine Cone, a small, weekly California newspaper, Clint Eastwood said his controversial conversation with a chair at the Republican National Convention was unscripted, unrehearsed and a spur-of-the moment decision.

Eastwood told the paper, “There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”

Although many left-leaning commentators thought the performance bizarre, others considered it compelling and one California NBC News affiliate even called it a work of genius.

Although his method was admittedly “very unorthodox,” Eastwood felt he met the goals he set out for himself at the convention. He wanted to get across:

“That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job,” Eastwood said. “But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

Speaking of the president himself, Eastwood said, “Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

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