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Published:August 31st, 2012 11:24 EST

Video:Clint Eastwood & His Empty Chair Upstage Empty Suit (Mitt Romney)

By Robert Paul Reyes

We`ve all had those awkward dreams; we are speaking before an audience, and then it dawns on us that we are as naked as the day we were born, and we wake up grateful that nightmares like that don`t happen in real life.


Sometimes they do...

Political conventions are scripted and tightly controlled events, speakers` speeches are vetted by political analysts, and anything that might be slightly controversial is edited.

In deference to Clint Eastwood`s age and iconic reputation in Hollywood, he was given an opportunity to speak freely at the Republican National Convention right before Mitt Romney delivered the biggest speech of his life.

Clint should have kept it short and sweet: Obama is the bad and the ugly, and Romney is the good. Make my day, vote for Romney.

But the screen legend went off script, delivering a rambling speech that culminated in a conversation with an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama.

Mitt Romney`s handlers may have suffered ulcers and heart attacks, but it was great entertainment for the viewers.

Eastwood has made a name for himself as an actor and a director, but he`s brilliant as a performance artist.

The GOP bigwigs were afraid that Hurricane Isaac would still their thunder, but it was Eastwood who succeeded in making Mitt Romney an afterthought.

Clint Eastwood and his empty chair upstaged the empty suit (Mitt Romney.)

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