An estimated 21.9 million people tuned in to watch the third night of the 2012 Republican National Convention on Wednesday, August 29.
In 2008, over 37 million people tuned in to catch the comparable day 3 of the RNC— which was 41 percent higher than last night’s viewership. That day in 2008, however, made headlines when Sarah Palin made her much-anticipated debut into the national spotlight.
111.3 million people tuned in to see the Giants beat the Patriots 21 to 17. It marked the seventh straight year in which more people watched the Super Bowl than the year before.
It was also the highest-rated Super Bowl in 26 years. The game produced a 47.0 rating, up a full point from a year ago. The first Giants-Patriots Super Bowl, in 2008, drew was 14 percent lower.
Please keep the preceding in mind when watching this again:
Clint sealed the deal with the Auto Industry comeback being widely accepted. We are talking about reaching people that believe man coexisted with dinosaurs, President Obama is a Communist, and the United Nations is attempting to take over our daily lives. In light of that, the comeback of Detroit has never been in question by the Neo Cons. Indeed, Mitt has tried to give credit to President Bush and he has given statements that conflict with his Op Ed "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt".
I contend that if not for Clint's Super Bowl advertisement, the GOP would have been able to mitigate this issue much more effectively. For example, the President's economic stimulus put millions of Americans to work, yet the GOP gains traction in mitigating the positive effect. Even when Paul Ryan's letters asking for a piece of the pie are disclosed.
Yes......you can thank Clint. You can thank Clint for talking to an empty chair in front of 22 million viewers. But you can especially thank Clint for selling our Presidents great economic achievement, in front of 111 million viewers, like no other could.
I wish to give a hearty Thank You to Clint Eastwood. One of the greatest contributers to the Obama campaign this political season.