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OMG - You Can't Make This UP ~ legendary actor Eastwood upstaged Romney by talking to an Empty Chair at the RNC. Only in America. Only in America.
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Clint Eastwood totally lost debate to that chair.
“I am,” I said
To no one there
An no one heard at all
Not even the chair…”
—Neil Diamond, “I Am…I Said” (1971)
I would give all the money in the world for Morgan Freeman to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man out loud to Clint Eastwood.
4 minutes into Clint Eastwood’s speech and things have yet to make sense
Clint Eastwood- the Chair Whisperer.
I think we should stop calling them “straw man arguments”
and start calling them “chair president arguments.”
Referring all questions on this to Salvador Dali.
~ Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in email to Politico
I don't . . . I don't . . . I don't know . . . Clint Eastwood is 82 years old. And I don't know if that's what was going on there . . . That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen at a political convention in my entire life, and it will be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen if I live to be one hundred.”
~ Rachel Maddow on MSNBC
Good news for Romney out of Clint Eastwood fiasco? He will get to fire some people— Ed Schultz (@edshow) August 31, 2012
New theory: Clint Eastwood was a saboteur sent by liberal Hollywood. Get on it, Newsmax!— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood's RNC speech was to imaginary Obama in an empty chair. I'm drafting a DNC speech to imaginary Romney in an empty factory.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 31, 2012
is clint eastwood meant to instill confidence in republicans?! i am legitimately scared of his talking to imaginary obama.— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) August 31, 2012
Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him.— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) August 31, 2012
There is more talk on Twitter right now about Clint Eastwood then there is Mitt Romney— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood is in my bathroom right now yelling crazy stuff at my toilet— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 31, 2012
If Clint Eastwood insisted on talking to an inanimate object he could've just chatted with Mitt Romney.— daddyfiles (@DaddyFiles) August 31, 2012
Internet, I have never been prouder of you.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) August 31, 2012
A chair is still a chair. Even when there's no one sitting there. ~ Luther Vandross— Kim. Glenn (@kimtv) August 31, 2012
That was Clint campaigning for President of his Assisted Living Council.— Bert (@fortis79) August 31, 2012
Performance art or trolling the RNC? Either way, Clint has just made my day.— Percival Constantine (@perconstantine) August 31, 2012
Tonight, I'm just gonna watch High Plains Drifter on repeat until the awkward goes away.— Dana Gumbiner (@dana_dog) August 31, 2012
Still can't tell if Clint was hallucinating or President is really invisible now.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 31, 2012
OK, is anyone else wondering why Clint Eastwood made the first black president an "invisible man"?— Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian) August 31, 2012
Now I am scared to sit down cuz the invisible President might be in the chair.— Sevenabibi (@smarjbeil) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood = My drunk uncle at Thanksgiving. Talking to empty chairs and muttering— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 31, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: The chair that Clint Eastwood talked to at the— TempX (@Tempdiaries) August 31, 2012
#RNC has a higher likeability rating than Mitt Romney.