President Obama Responds to Clint Eastwood RNC Speech: This Seat's Taken!

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Clint Eastwood’s Invisible Obama routine was the talk of the 2012 Republican National Convention, and it caught the attention of the Commander-in-Chief himself.

Before Mitt Romney's RNC speech last night, the actor, director and ardent GOPer made a rambling speech that featured him talking to "Obama" in an empty chair.

The President's response? A picture - sent from @BarackObama, run by his campaign - of him sitting in a chair marked The President. The caption: “This seat’s taken.”

The President

Eastwood's unorthodox speech instantly spawned memes galore, not to mention an @InvisibleObama Twitter account, which already has more than 47,000 followers.

No word if Clint and/or Mitt have friended the invisible POTUS on there, but his bit - for better or worse - was unquestionably a highlight of the RNC.

“So I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here … Mr. President, how do you handle promises you’ve made?” the 82-year-old Oscar winner asked the chair at one point.

You can see for yourself below ... but spoiler alert, it gave no response.

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Interesting. The article photo above shows Obama in his chair facindg away from the camera. Only his big ears shows over the top....yet the man refuses to listen to the people...listen to what is needed for the people...listen to what is best for America and then ACT responsibly like a true leader. Sad. Romney-Ryan 2012


I think Obama is doing the best job he can considering what he has dealt with the last 4 years. The Republicans said they will do anything to make sure he is a one term president(which is not going to happen)they disagreed with everything he has tried to do whether its the right thing for the people or not.People need to look at what he has done for this country and stop dwelling on the negative.


I think Ronald Regan wrote that whole speech after his mind went. So sad to see the party sell out for a huge donation.


You have just wasted 5 minutes of your life. You have not said a damn thing you ( below) that you just wrote.. You are as useless as a pound of cat shit!.


...damn dude...all you conservatives...claim republican.. Wow!!! You all are really people...yeah I said that shit so what...anyways you money hungry selfish ass cockaroaches need to migrate somewhere else because Obama WILL serve another term N his plans for recovering our economic situation will surface N then all you losers who voted Romney will feel hella stupid!!! Obama will have his time to shine N he is gonna do his thang with or without the support of all who will vote against him.... Obama 2012


Why do democrats always attack with personnel comments when they disagree with a consevative--just read willie,s comments--enough said.


Obama 2012!


Really you want to do this again you are in the wrong and making it worse .I have sd s full of all your racist blocking and erasing posts .You really are that dumb matt .you better hope robme romney gets in and makes jobs you will need one soon nitwit.


Yeah, what's the reason Obama has his college files sealed? Cover up...hmmmmmm....maybe no better than Romney? You can't make the point on that one very well, can ya! Based on a lack of job performance, failed policies, and simply a total inability to be up to the job--that Oval Office seat is NOT filled! I'm with Eastwood: If a person shows they can't do the job? YOU LET 'EM GO!


Thank you DGarr, at least a comment that makes sense.
Republicans, can you understand that all what your party is doing is dividing? All I see is hate and accusations...
Did any of you take the time to get the facts?
Did any of your take the time to see what happened in the House?
Did any of you take the time to ask yourself why Mr.Romney does not want to submit his tax returns?
Why being silent about this?
Please, stop to think for a moment without anger and hate, we all be able to understand each other better.
Dwight Eisenhower, was a Republican and a great President. Only with Reagan the rhetoric of division, the tactic of "Divide and conquer" started to damage our country. We have to remember that we all are Americans and we all are in the same boat.
Thanks for reading.

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