August 31st, 2012
01:23 AM ET
11 years ago

Eastwood, the empty chair and the speech everyone's talking about

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Actor and director Clint Eastwood made the day of the GOP faithful at the Republican National Convention when he gave a surprise speech Thursday night in which he laid out what he sees as the good, the bad and the ugly state of American political affairs.

And he did it all while addressing an "invisible" President Barack Obama sitting in an empty chair. Eastwood, who played the iconic tough guy character "Dirty Harry" during his long career in Hollywood, fired up the party base when he said he cried when Obama was elected and cried even harder years later when millions were out of work.

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  1. LIP

    Hello...does anyone know what a Metaphor might be? The empty chair represents the last four years of Obama's administration...totally empty, devoid of substance...the chair is a metaphor for those four years, thus the empty chair.
    It's time we looked forward and try to forget the mistake that we made by electing Obama and not Hillary. Hillary would have done a much better job and like Bill, would have worked across the isle to get things done to help Americans in these bad times.

    August 31, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  2. Dean

    I loved Clint's 'performace'...just another way to highlight Obama's inadequacies.

    August 31, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. MDNA = MaDge Not Applicable

    Empty Chair vs. Warm Stool, featuring Batty Harry

    August 31, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
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