Day 3 of the RNC
Clint Eastwood stole the show. I liked his speech. It was interesting and weird and it was the only one that people will actually remember over time. I don't think it really helped Romney, but it was fun. I wonder what Romney was thinking as the rambling speech went on. Certainly, a control freak like Romney must have been seething when Clint went off-script.
When he said, "I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president" I wonder if someone told him that Romney has a Harvard Law Degree. I also laughed out loud when he said politicians, "come around and beg for votes every few years. It is the same old deal." That is exactly what Mitt Romney has been doing for the last 6 years.
I thought Marco Rubio gave a great speech and would have made a truly great VP candidate that may have moved the needle in Romney's direction. But for him, his speech will be forgotten because of Clint.
Romney spent too long coming up to the stage, his speech was a fairly standard stump speech, and he lacked any real specifics. I found it to be rather boring and literally dozed off for a bit. Maybe I missed the really exciting part, but I doubt he changed many voters' minds with his speech last night.
The daily polls have shown no real change. We'll see if anything really came out of the RNC by about Monday. There should be some bounce, but it doesn't look like it is going to materialize. With the DNC next week, that is not a great sign for Mitt.