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Rob Reiner

Clint's RNC Speech Was

'Embarrassing'

9/9/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0909_reiner_videoRob Reiner has always had a way with words and he dropped a critical one when talking about Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention last week ... "embarrassing."

By now everyone has seen the "speech" ... with the "Unforgiven" star talking to an empty chair meant to symbolize President Barack Obama. 

Reiner, who was at the DNC, said he felt the Dems' convention was better (shocker). And last night outside Toscana in Brentwood, he told our photog he was embarrassed by Clint's baffling speech, adding, "I am a big fan of Clint's but not doing this."

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91.

Sonofavet    

Meathead WHO?
Stepped in What?
What is embarrassing Reiner is that you will be forgotten long before Eastwood's speech is history.
Irrevelance is the height of embarrassment, right Rob Who?

689 days ago
92.

dierdre    

I totally agree with Rob Reiner that "Clint Eastwood" was totally embarrassing. This guy has absolute NO CLASS. I never found him to be funny. and his jokes were done in very very poor taste to our President. If Stiffo Romney even had the slightest chance of winning, Mr. Eastwood, totally blew it for him. PERIOD>>>>>

689 days ago
93.

Raymond    

Some of you guys missing the point I guess.


What he presumably wanted to say is that even the most talented and accomplished public speakers would hardly dare to perform an improv on such an occasion. Specifically when they're really wanting to get a message across.


So without the obligatory script Clint's just as clumsy as anybody else, that's what we just learned. And not being aware of his limitations, in the role he's actively been taking, could indeed be experienced as "embarrassing".

689 days ago
94.

Sonofavet    

And thanks to YOU, Mr. MeatheadWho? people are still talking and thinking about "The Empty Chair."
"Thank you very much..."

689 days ago
95.

R    

I was laughing my as s off.

689 days ago
96.

The Yankee Diddler    

Rob Reiner is an embarrassment. A no talent embarrassment leftie who only got into show business because of his father. Jerk.

689 days ago
97.

Tony F.    

Rob, you are a douche. He probably thinks Jimmy Carter was a great Prez!

689 days ago
98.

fbo    

the name MEATHEAD sticks to this day!

689 days ago
99.

Scary    

Really, TMZ seems to have an obvious agenda with this. Other news outlets have moved on to other stories by now, so why does TMZ keep harping on this one?

689 days ago
100.

Karen    

Go to hell Rob!

689 days ago
101.

rachel    

STFU....MEATHEAD!!!!! Who cares what u think?!!!

689 days ago
102.

Rachel    

A shocker that the convention went so well? Good gawd, the mentality level of some people! That Obama convention ROCKED THE HOUSE!!! Romney's was as pitiful as pitiful could be.

Obama WILL be re-elected!!!

689 days ago
103.

MCSquared    

Hey Rob, what's embarrassing is your blind support of everything D-hypocratic Party. Keep making all your millions at the same time denigrating capitalizism. Contributions to private charity helps the poor and needy that funneling (and diluting it) through government services.

689 days ago
104.

Sonofavet    

RobWHO?
Are you spreading that wealth, Meathead?

689 days ago
105.

SheisHot    

You tell them, Meathead!

689 days ago
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