Clint Eastwood talks to an invisible Barack Obama – video

Watch the 82-year-old actor holding a conversation with a chair as part of an address to the Republican National Convention last night...


Clint Eastwood is an iconic movie actor and a fantastic director, but when you see an octogenarian talking to a chair it’s not usually a good sign…


In this case, though, it was a little gimmick used by Eastwood as part of his address to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, last night. Sharing his support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Eastwood pretended to be holding a conversation with President Barack Obama, quizzing him about America’s 23 million unemployed while addressing the empty chair on the stage next to him.

Unsurpisingly, the Twittersphere – not to mention the entire US media – was immediately abuzz with talk of the strange incident.

Obama’s camp responded with the following image of the back of the presidential chair, occupied by Obama, which has so far been retweeted almost 25,000 times.

Meanwhile, another Twitter user quickly set up spoof account @InvisibleObama, which currently has over 36,000 followers.

There’s not much more we can tell you about this incident that can’t be said better by this video of Clint Eastwood talking to a chair – now that’s not a sentence we ever expected to write…