Clint Eastwood's spaghetti western and Dirty Harry movies were fun to watch.
But his speech on 30 August 2012 in Tampa Bay was a terrible mistake. It was crude and disrespectful.
It will hurt the person that he was supposed to endorse.
He drew his finger across his throat in a reference to “having to let people go.” He pretended that the unseen incumbent President in the chair was mouthing obscenities.
You don't broadcast this to 25 million TV viewers at prime time just before the candidate is announced.
Eastwoodâ€™s terribly timed RNC meltdown - Video on NBCNews.com
James Lipton: Eastwood 'disrespectful' at RNC - Video on NBCNews.com