Clint Eastwood is Mitt Romney's opening act, interviews 'Invisible Obama'

10:52 PM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Clint Eastwood whipped up the crowd at the Republican National Convention ahead of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.

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The iconic star of "Dirty Harry" and the Oscar-winning director of "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby," Eastwood criticized President Barack Obama for failing to turn the economy around and for wanting to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

Eastwood says Obama has failed to deliver on his promises and it's time for Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, to take over.

Eastwood's gag of talking with an invisible Obama in an empty chair on the stage drew some of the loudest ovations of the night. Minutes later, a new twitter account @InvisibleObama had drawn more than 10,000 followers.

Eastwood endorsed Romney earlier this month at a campaign event in Sun Valley, Idaho.


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