Hollywood heavyweight Clint Eastwood made an unscheduled appearance on the GOP convention stage before a welcoming audience Thursday night ahead of Mitt Romney's acceptance speech for his party's presidential nomination. "I think it may be time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem," said Eastwood, 82, who already endorsed Romney this month at a campaign fundraiser in Idaho. "When someone does not do the job, you have got to let them go." Eastwood remarks were rambling at times and critical of President Obama and Vice President Biden, whom he described as "a kind of grin with a body behind it."
On Twitter, Democrats wondered if Eastwood had "lost it," as he talked to an empty chair beside him as if it were an imaginary Barack Obama. He lambasted Obama’s policies on Afghanistan, Gitmo, and more, addressing his complaints to the empty chair. “I’m not going to shut up. It’s my turn,” he told the chair.
A new Twitter account quickly turned up mocking the chat with the empty chair, with the name "Invisible Obama" using and empty chair as a avatar. "Invisible Obama" had over 30,000 followers by around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning. President Obama turned up on Twitter as well, with a "This chair is taken" message.
Perhaps unaware that Romney has a law degree, he argued that lawyers shouldn’t be president because attorneys are “taught to argue everything, and always weight everything...weigh both sides. They are always devil's advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that.”