The media loves to paint Eastwood as a doddering, senile old man. He knew exactly what he was doing.
Scathing both President Obama and Romney in a single speech. Romney will lose, and I can't help but wonder that he knows he will lose.
Here's my thoughts: Obama will win 2012 re-election, the economy will tank at some point in the next decade (see the recent Fed's QE-Infinity, the biggest threat to economical growth, stability, and security), we'll get some *** version of Obamacare ("it's the Repub/Dems fault" will be the argument, but big business will come out on top in the end), we'll have continued war in the Middle East (an attack against Iran looking more and more likely), the Patriot Act and NDAA will continue, there will be continued efforts to censor the internet and web, and pretty much nothing will change.
The media is already pushing the 2016 Republican candidates; Christie, Ryan, Rubio... The same chicken-hawk neo-cons we had this go-around.
Regardless of party affiliation, I think it will do our political scene a world of good to have a third party in the presidential debates (the debates are per-ordained and signed-off by the Republicans and Democrats; no way do they want a third voice in there) and demand greater voter transparency. The system we have now is a joke. Obama and Romney represent the same special interest and do nothing to restore individual freedom; they only consolidate power in the Federal government.