Clint Eastwood speech with empty chair upstages Mitt Romney at GOP convention

The multiple Oscar winner drew a wide range of reactions for a surprise address that included a debate with an empty chair and several applause lines.

Political conventions are TV shows, only TV shows, and the one from Tampa last night starred a silver-maned screen icon named Clint Eastwood who drifted wildly off-script, addressed an empty chair, put words in the mouth of an invisible “president

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Photo

On Thursday night, Clint Eastwood, the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter, delivered one of the most bizarre political convention speeches in American history. Speaking without prepared remarks,

Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC. Published August 30, 2012. The following is a transcript of actor Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012. EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you.