Will Betty White Be The Dems’ Clint Eastwood?
Clint Eastwood provided the most memorable moment of last week’s Republican National Convention, and now, Democrats want their own. Fans of actress Betty White are calling on her to address the Democratic National Convention this week in Charlotte, NC.
A petition on Change.org asking for the 90-year-old actress to introduce President Barack Obama at the convention had over 5,000 signatures as of last night. A similar page on Facebook had almost 25,000 likes.
The petition framed the suggestion as a response to the 82-year-old Eastwood’s now infamous improvised act, saying he gave “a bad name to older Americans” (as I said before, we should all be so lucky to look so good when we’re 82). Eastwood’s speech reignited culture wars between conservatives and liberals; as liberals derided Eastwood yelling at an imaginary Obama, conservatives maintained that it was funny and that liberals are “humorless.”
White endorsed Obama earlier in the year, saying it is the first time she has ever publicly done so for a political candidate.
White has been experiencing a career renaissance, mainly since appearing in a Snickers commercial. That led to a similar (successful) social media campaign to get White to host Saturday Night Live.
What do you think? Should White be the convention’s Golden Girl?