Talking to an invisible President Obama during a nearly 12 minute speech (it was intended to only last 5 minutes), Clint Eastwood’s unscheduled appearance on the GOP convention stage last night has drawn descriptions such as baffling, bizarre and rambling.
And his sketch, which saw him taking aim at an imaginary President Barack Obama by interviewing an empty chair, has certainly not garnered him the best reviews of his life.
The action star and director appeared at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, to throw his weight behind presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Eastwood remarks were rambling at times and critical of President Obama and Vice President Biden, whom he described as “a kind of grin with a body behind it.”
While his comments were applauded by the party delegates, the Obama campaign responded via Twitter with this photo below.
Elsewhere on Twitter, minutes after the speech began someone created an (at)InvisibleObama account on Twitter. It has already amassed 30,000 followers and counting.
And some quickly lambasted Eastwood on the social networking site, including film critic Roger Ebert, who tweeted: ”Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic.”
Joe Scarborough, the conservative host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, declared that ”a great night for Mitt Romney just got sidetracked by Clint Eastwood.”