Clint Eastwood Debates, Slams Invisible President Obama on Republican National Convention Stage

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Movie icon Clint Eastwood delivered an unscripted and bizarre endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday night.

Taking the stage before Mitt Romney's speech to the party's national convention, Eastwood carried on a rambling "conversation" with an empty chair.

A chair occupied by an imaginary President Barack Obama. Seriously:

The Oscar-winning director criticized Obama for failing to turn the economy around and for wanting to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

"How do you handle the promises you've made? What do you say?" he asked the invisible Obama. "I know even some of the people in your party were disappointed."

At another, even stranger point, the 82-year-old Eastwood acted as if he were listening to imaginary Obama unleash a diatribe against Romney, poking Vice President Joe Biden and letting the convention audience "guess what the president said."

"He can't do that to himself. You're absolutely crazy!" Eastwood responded.

"You're getting as bad as Biden. Biden is the intellect in the Democratic Party. It's just kind of a grin with a body behind it."

At one point, Eastwood talked about the need for change.

"When somebody doesn't do the job, you gotta let 'em go," Eastwood said. Then the tough-guy actor of Dirty Harry fame drew a finger across his throat.

Backstage, stern-faced Romney aides winced for 10 minutes straight.

And the winner of this "debate" is ...

 

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My show is more popular than the whole republican party maybe glitzy my pig should replace romney and sugar bear could take ryans spot then they might get lots of votes mama says.

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O Clink
You are 82, and you are loseing it.

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The Republicans spent all that money to influence the American people and obviously the Convention had the lowest viewing rate that has ever been documented. You know what that means don't you? Well considering how pathetically stupid these limelight republicans appear while spewing BS and hatred towards the President of their own country, then state that the democrats are "anti-american" is seriously insane. There will be even MORE Obama voters coming out of the woodwork as a result of your own pathetic behavior. You people aren't conservative - you all act like imbeciles.

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You republicans are acting like a bunch of mentally deranged fools will you all please stop embarrassing the people of this country? Seriously. You all stand there spewing crap on the President of your country an then call the Democratic Party Anti American? Bunch of sick fuckin idiots creating nothing but division in this country and we've listened to this raging hate crap for 3 + years and you wonder why you've got kids shooting others in public places? What in the hell is wrong with you people? You're a disgrace to this entire nation and the American people don't even want to look at you muchless hear you speak. Thats a FACT.

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clint speaks the truth, as always. must get loser muslim obama out of white house.

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clint speaks the truth, as always. must get loser muslim obama out of white house.

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clint speaks the truth, as always. must get loser muslim obama out of white house.

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clint speaks the truth, as always. must get loser muslim obama out of white house.

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Fuck you Clint Eastwood - I will never view another one of your movies again. You're a traitor to this country and you can go SCREW YOURSELF you LOSER. Stand for a liar! You will reap nothing from the disrespect you've shown to our President Barack Obama! VOTE OBAMA 2012!!! UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL
SCREW YOU EASTWOOD!

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I don't even know why people waste their time watching the conventions. All these people do is glorify their party and even make out right WRONG accusations. And don't forget NO ONE is there to challenge what they say. Ill stick to the debates when they have to actually explain their points instead of sitting a room full of like minds clapping every half minute. I still don't see how people don't realize Romney's plan is what messed this economy up. Cut taxes check added two trillion to our debt last time we did that. Less regulations check that's why wall street and morgage companies were allowed to do EVERYTHING they did that also directly fueled our problems. Why would any Republican use the same plan bush had? I mean I think we are all in agreement that he didn't do such a hot job so why in the world would people vote for someone who wants to do the exact same thing?