The GOP Convention's Mystery Speaker

  • Aired:  08/31/12
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There has not been a political speech as powerful as Clint Eastwood's since the famous Lincoln-Bookshelf debate. (3:20)

EMPTY CHAIR.

(LAUGHTER) YOU SEE-- YOU SEE, FOLKS,

THE DEAL IS THAT ALL WEEK THERE HAVE BEEN RUMORS THAT THURSDAY NIGHT WOULD FEATURE A SURPRISE.

>> INSIDE THE BUILDING A NEW QUESTION SWIRLING OVER ONE PERSON SLATED TO SPEAK HERE

AT THE RNC ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

WHO WILL IT BE?

IT IS A MYSTERY SPEAKER.

(LAUGHTER) GIVEN A HIGH PROFILE SPOT IN THE SCHEDULE, TRACE GALLAGHER, WHO COULD IT BE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: YES-- YES, LIKE,

LIKE FOX NEWS ANCHORS, I BELIEVE THAT THIS MEANS SOMETHING GOOD IS COMING.

(LAUGHTER) YES, YES, OH, OH, OH, OH,

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DARLING.

(LAUGHTER) I GOT YOU A SURPRISE.

HERE, IT'S A THIS PSATRY I MADE FOR YOU, IT'S GOT A MYSTERY FILLING.

SO GOOD!

NOW-- YES.

WHO COULD, WHO COULD THE MYSTERY SPEAKER BE?

WAS IT SARAH PALIN?

WAS IT HOLOGRAM RYG AN?

WAS IT ME?

SADLY NO.

EVIDENTLY I LEARNED HOW TO BELCH THE SECOND AMENDMENT FOR NOTHING.

WELL, LAST NIGHT WE FINALLY GOT OUR ANSWER.

IT WAS HOLLYWOOD LEGEND CLINT EASTWOOD.

CARRYING ON A CONVERSATION WITH AN INVISIBLE OBAMA IN AN EMPTY CHAIR.

AND HAVING WATCHED LAST NIGHT'S MYSTERY SPEAKER I CAN SAY WITH SOME CONFIDENCE,

THE MYSTERY REMAINS.

(LAUGHTER) JIM?

>> I HAVE MR. OBAMA SITTING HERE.

AND ES-- I JUST WAS GOING TO ASK HIM A COUPLE QUESTIONS.

BUT-- YOU KNOW, HOW DO YOU HANDLE PROMISES THAT YOU HAVE MADE WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING FOR ELECTION?

AND HOW DO YOU HANDLE-- HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT?

I MEAN WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE?

DO YOU JUST-- I THOUGHT,

WELL, I THINK CLOSING GITMO,

WHY CLOSE THAT, WE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY ON IT.

BUT-- I THOUGHT MAYBE IT IS AN EXCUSE-- OH, WHAT DO YOU MEAN SHUT UP.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL ROMNEY?

I CAN'T TELL HIM TO DO THAT,

HE CAN'T DO THAT TO HIMSELF.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THERE HAS NOT BEEN A POLITICAL SPEECH THIS POWERFUL SINCE THE

FAMOUS LINCOLN BOOK SHELF DEBATE.

(LAUGHTER) AND IT'S NOT JUST ME.

IT'S NOT JUST ME ENJOYING IT,

THE PRAISE WAS UNIVERSAL.

>> YOU SAW HIM BEGIN WITH A VERY ODD SCHTICK BY CLINT EASTWOOD AND I THINK YOU MAY

HAVE WONDERED WHAT WAS GOING ON.

>> LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM OR PERHAPS THE EMPTY CHAIR.

>> LOOK, IT DIDN'T WORK.

>> I DO THINK THAT THE TIME MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER SPENT,

YOU KNOW, IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER THEY WOULD PROBABLY LEAVE IT OUT.

>> THERE IS NO WAY I'M GOING TO TOUCH CLINT EASTWOOD'S PERFORMANCE TONIGHT.

>> Stephen: ONCE AGAIN FOR FOX NEWS THAT IS COUNTRIES WALLACE, JUST SHUTTING UP AND WATCHING.

(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELL,

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