SURPRISE! ERR... UH. ANYWAY: Clint Eastwood is on stage.
Go ahead, Clint - make their day.
PRETTY SURE: Clint Eastwood did not do a microphone check earlier in the day. (At least not when the building was open.)
"I've got Mr. Obama sitting here," says Eastwood, pointing to empty chair next to him. "I'd like to ask him a few questions."
Watch Clint Eastwood live now on CNN. One shot shows the debt clock, and Eastwood.
Clint on Obama election night: I was even crying
"Mr. President, how do you handle promises you've made?" says Eastwood to the empty chair. "What do you mean 'shut up'?"
So... Clint Eastwood. Whatcha think??? #RNC2012
Hey @jonathanwald - Clint's nicked our empty chair idea!
WELL: You can't say this convention is entirely scripted.
The Oscars would start the music up right about now....
On one of the most important night of Mitt Romney's political career, Clint Eastwood is just making an ass of himself. Wow. #2012gop
Not sure about wisdom of this to start biggest hour of biggest night, but I'm in the hall. How's it play on TV at home?? #cnnelections
Did Clint Eastwood just hijack the #RomneyRyan2012 campaign? Never like an attorney in the White House. Ouch #2012gop
"We own this country," Clint Eastwood.
HELP PLEASE: Can someone not here in the convention hall tweet about how this sounds/looks on TV?
What do you think of #ClintEastwood's speech?
#Clint Eastwood needs to Geaux before he embarrass himself. Go ahead and make our convention a laughing stock.
Well. A big standing ovation for Clint Eastwood, and now, here comes Marco Rubio.
Big Eastwood fan but sorry, this isn't his finest day. Your view? #CNN
Sen. Marco Rubio from Florida steps on stage.. He will introduce Romney.
“@CapehartJ: Is that Oscar music available? #gop2012” you think?
Marco Rubio begins by asking for prayers that freedom and liberty will come to Cuba.
NEW NATIONAL DIVIDE: The Clint Eastwood speech. Getting tweets it was fantastic and edgy. Others that it was awkward and terrible.
Well, #Clint eclipsed Mitt (whatever he says) but I'm not sure for the right reasons. One of the craziest things I've ever watched.
Another potential candidate for #Campaign 2016 -- Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
keynote, shmeynote ... this is a much bigger stage for Rubio
And u thought the GOP had a gender gap before Clint spoke. #cnn2012 #gop2012
Rubio says Romney is backstage and ready to go.
Rubio was elected in 2010 and considered to be a rising star in the Republican Party, is among the headlining convention speakers once speculated to be at the top of Romney’s vice presidential shortlist. Rubio has said of the Ryan pick that he’s happy with the ticket and happy to stay in the Senate.