#USelections2012: Invisible Obama

This Week: Clint Eastwood steals the show at the GOP convention; Obama crashes Reddit; Dems head to Charlotte.

September 4, 2012 17:05
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Clint Eastwood addresses empty chair "Obama"

Clint Eastwood addresses empty chair "Obama" 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

After spending millions of dollars, crafting its message for months and preparing speeches, video and multimedia for the Republican National Convention, its greatest opportunity to make the case for electing Mitt Romney in the November 6th presidential election, the GOP found itself upstaged by an empty chair last week.

Intending to introduce some Hollywood pizzazz into the proceedings, organizers gave film legend Clint Eastwood the opportunity to make the case for Romney on the last night of the convention, when the former Massachusetts governor would make his big speech and accept the party nomination.

But Eastwood gave an unusual performance, conversing with an imaginary US President Barack Obama “sitting” in an empty chair and going seven minutes over the five allotted by the RNC.

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