It was profoundly weird, mildly uncomfortable, has become the talk of the internets, and has already spawned at least one meme:
Early returns have determined that this will be the enduring image of the 2012 RNC. It's got everything: a crazy old man rambling incoherently, cognitive dissonance up the ass, and a bunch of smiling and clapping white people. Apparently Clint Eastwood is going to single-handedly sink Mitt Romney's chance for the Presidency.
Anyone who thinks that is so far up their own ass that they probably can't sit down without breaking their neck. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Do you know why?
The vast majority of people in this country won't vote because of anything that happened at either campaign. Most people lack the fucks to give about such things. They won't even know that Clint Eastwood spoke at the 2012 RNC, let alone that he argued with a chair, nor will they know that he lost.
You know what most saw? An anchor on their local news saying, "Clint Eastwood spoke at tonight's Republican National Convention," followed by a five-second clip of one of the more lucid things he said or possibly that goofy call and response with, "Go ahead, make my day," at the end.
Then they'll see the baseball scores or the local weather or an adorable cat who befriended a local boy with leukemia.
This, by the way, is one of the many, many reasons we can't have nice things.
Although this, right here, is pretty much the best response possible: