Clint Eastwood's Unbelievable Republican National Convention Speech

By Garance Franke-Ruta

The actor's rambling remarks struck a puzzling note in Tampa.

TAMPA -- Anyone who says that contemporary national political party nominating conventions are too heavily scripted these days has got to watch this video of Clint Eastwood ad libbing to an empty chair at the GOP convention.

The Washington Post has helpfully posted the full transcript of his remarks.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/08/clint-eastwoods-unbelievable-republican-national-convention-speech/261821/