Actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC culminates today with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election. AFP Stan HONDA (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)
Clint Eastwood's interview with President Barack Obama--by empty chair proxy--stole the spotlight from Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention.
While the crowd ate it up, the Internet has had a varied reaction to the nature of the speech itself. The 82-year-old silver screen star now finds himself at the center of new memes and a trending Twitter hashtag: #Eastwooding
Much like "Tebowing" or "planking," Eastwooding is catching on, but what is it?
Post a picture of yourself giving a chair a piece of your mind, and you're officially Eastwooding.
Here are some other reactions from Twitter:
Donald J. Trump ?@realDonaldTrump
I loved watching Clint Eastwood last night--he was terrific!
Chris Rock ?@chrisrockoz
Clint Eastwood on the phone with Obama now: "It all went according to plan, sir." #RNC #GOP2012
Brent Spiner ?@BrentSpiner
After watching Clint Eastwood's speech last night at the RNC, I'm voting for the chair.
The Onion ?@TheOnion
'You Did Great!' Terrified Personal Assistant Tells Clint Eastwood
David Axelrod on Morning Joe: "I love Clint Eastwood!"
Simon Pegg ?@simonpegg
Woken up to excited chatter in the US. Apparently Clint Eastwood had an argument with an empty chair regarding its political standpoint.