Eastwood mocked over speech


Actor and film director Clint Eastwood today earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance - a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.

“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” tweeted film critic Roger Ebert as Eastwood ad-libbed to an audience of millions - and one empty chair - on stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

“He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”

Eastwood carried on a long-winded conversation with an imaginary US president Barack Obama, telling him that he failed to deliver on his promises, and it is time for Mr Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, to take over.

“Mr President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them? I mean, what do you say to people?” he said at one point to the empty chair.

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