During the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood gave a strange 10 minute speech that consisted of a lot of rambling. The headlines generated by Eastwood almost took the show away from Mitt Romney, who happened to be announcing his acceptance of the Republican nomination that night.
One interesting part of the speech is when Eastwood turned to an empty chair, speaking to the chair as if President Obama were sitting in it. This led to the creation of a Twitter account called @InvisibleObama.
“Did I just get invisible credit for taking out Bin Laden?” was one of the first Tweets to be fired off. The account picked up 37,000 followers in a matter of hours.
The bio for the account says: “Stage left of Clint Eastwood.”
“Someone should tell Marco Rubio he’s standing on my foot right now”
“When Mitt Romney says ‘Mr. Chairman,’ do you think he’s referring to me?”
“Let me paraphrase you, Mitt: Global warming?! Ha! How could you believe in something that you can’t even see? #7kindsofirony”
“Everyone’s asking, ‘who’s behind @invisibleobama?’ That seems like a silly question, doesn’t it?,” Invisible Obama tweeted, adding the hashtag #thinkabouthatone.
Even President Obama got in on the act. Sitting in the Oval Office, the president tweeted a picture of himself sitting in the Commander-in-Chief’s chair with the words “This seat’s taken.”