Watch Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech With "Invisible Obama," Real Obama Fires Back
Thursday night at the Republican Nation Convention in Tampa, Florida, Clint Eastwood emerged on the stage and revealed himself to be the mystery guest speaker everyone’s been talking about (as if there was any surprise there).
Appearing after Florida Senator Marco Rubio — who, if you were paying attention to Twitter, lit a forest fire of controversy amongst non-Christians when he stated, “faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all” — Eastwood brought the GOP crowd to its feet with a speech directed at President Barack Obama… Well, it was directed at what’s been coined “invisible Obama,” represented by an empty chair to which he directed a flurry of jabs and rhetorical questions, much to the attendees’ enjoyment.
“I know what you’re thinking,” he said. “You’re thinking, ‘What’s a movie tradesman doing out here? They’re all left-wingers out there. Left of Lenin.’ At least that’s what people think, but that’s not really the case.”
While many seemed to enjoy Eastwood’s speech, there were just as many who lost sight of his main points because of his empty chair stunt, including Obama himself. The President, along with many celebs and public figures, tweeted out his response:
This seat’s taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, twitter.com/BarackObama/st…
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
What do you think? Did Clint Eastwood’s speech get you pumped for the coming election, or did it seem, as Roseanne Barr tweeted, “CRAY’? Watch Eastwood’s entire RNC speech below and see for yourself whether or not it (forgive us) makes your day.