- DAVID GREGORY: I raise the convention, we do have this dynamic where I don’t think the Democrats or at least the president and Mrs. Obama were not watching yours and you weren’t watching theirs. Nevertheless, a lot of attention to, beside yourself, big headliner on your final night and that was Clint Eastwood. He actually said after, you know, taking some-- some shots about this that it was mission accomplished. Now, I got to ask you, were you-- were you laughing along with him or were you wincing part of the time, Governor?
- MITT ROMNEY: Oh, I was laughing at Clint Eastwood. Look-- look, to have him get up and speak in my behalf was a-- was a great thrill. I mean this is a guy Ann and I have watched from, you know, back in the days of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I mean, we’ve been watching his films for a long time, Dirty Harry, and of course his Grand Torino recently. He’s an American icon and hero and…
- DAVID GREGORY: True enough. But it was a little bizarre, wasn’t it, to have him talking to the chair?
- MITT ROMNEY: You-- you don’t-- you don’t expect to have a-- a guy like Clint Eastwood to get up and, you know, read some speech off a teleprompter like a politician, you expect him to speak from the heart and that’s exactly what he did.
— via MSNBC