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Clint Eastwood’s now-infamous speech at the Republican National Convention included a dialogue—or rather monologue—with an empty chair. The idea was that he was addressing an invisible President Obama, who the actor and director was both conducting a (one-sided) interview with and giving a bit of a lecture. Within moments, a new Twitter account popped up called @InvisibleObama to record and parody the incident. Here are the anonymous user’s best tweets, followed by the new sensation known as “Eastwooding.”
...— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
The GOP built me.— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
When Mitt Romney says “Mr. Chairman,” do you think he’s referring to me?— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
Mitt, if you would talk to me like Clint did, I’d tell you that my iPod plays “Invisible Touch.” On repeat.— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
Global warming’s invisible too? Oh it’s on now.— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
I’m behind Mitt! No seriously. I’m right behind him.— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
Hey— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
@piersmorgan, I got your empty chair right here. No seriously. I do.
Sometime overnight, Twitter deleted the account. But by Friday morning, the account was reinstated. Here’s the first tweet after @InvisibleObama’s absence:
I’m back. Sorry about that.— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
@twitter took the invisible thing a little too literally. Now where were we...
Predictably, @InvisibleObama wasn’t the only Twitter user having fun with the creepy event. Ben Smith of Buzzfeed snapped a pic of The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza interview of an invisible Barack:
Not to be outdone, Chris Geidner got an exclusive with the whole (invisible) Obama family:
Even the president had a response:
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