He was there to make the Republicans’ day. But the Hollywood star turned out to be less Dirty Harry than somebody’s “drunk uncle Harry”, as one Twitter contributor called him.
Clint Eastwood did end up stealing the show at Mitt Romney’s formal appointment as his party’s choice for the US presidential election but perhaps not in the way he or the candidate would have wanted.
The 82-year-old’s rambling gravel-voiced conversation with an empty chair – supposedly supporting an invisible Barack Obama – proved a bizarre and confusing warm-up act for Romney.
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