Clint Eastwood, talking to a California newspaper about his famous convention performance last week.
"I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”
He added this shot.
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
During his performance and in the immediate aftermath, the conventional wisdom was that he stepped on Mitt Romney's big night and was nothing short of a disaster.
But over the past week, that perception has changed.
It turns out that viewers thought it was funny and different, and notably.... popular with independents -- which is just what Eastwood was shooting for.
[Hat tip: The Daily Mail]