“The vice president and I are the warmup acts today,” the president joked.
Eastwood, who was supposed to be the warmup act for Marco Rubio introducing Romney, wound up with marquee billing.
Apparently that topless shot in Vanity Fair a couple years ago was just a warmup.
This was the warmup for the original Compassionate Conservative—the one who campaigned as a different kind of Republican.
The first concert had been headlined by Thin Lizzy, with a then-little-known band named U2 as the warmup act.