Could an Idaho fundraiser have provided the impetus to Clint Eastwood's unscripted and unfocused speech at last month's Republican National Convention?
Politico writers Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei float that connection in a lengthy think-piece titled, "Inside the Campaign: How Mitt Romney struggled."
Here's the Idaho reference: "The convention finale was undermined even further by Eastwood’s rambling comedy routine, which became the only glimpse that many swing voters got of the Republican show. Eastwood had been added to the program after chatting with Romney at a fundraiser in Idaho just weeks before the convention."
Eastwood helped Romney's campaign collect more than $2 million at an Aug. 3 fund-raiser in Sun Valley.
If you want the rest of the Politico article (and it's a lengthy one) here's your link.
(Hat tip on the Idaho reference to Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press.)