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Clint Eastwood's chair takes center stage at RNC convention

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Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Last night at the Republican National Convention, veteran actor Clint Eastwood took the stage. His reportedly unscripted speech went over time, was rambling and involved chastising an empty chair that Eastwood said was a stand in for President Obama.

Ana Marie Cox, Washington correspondent for the Guardian, was at the convention. She says the speech was memorable, but it's unlikely that it would do much to help GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.


Ana Marie Cox,Washington correspondent for the Guardian

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