TAMPA - Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker famed for his iconic Dirty Harry catchphrase, came out firing in his endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday night.
On a night where virtually every moment was scripted, Eastwood was among the only speakers not reading from a Teleprompter.
Standing on the convention stage with an empty chair, Eastwood carried on a sometimes rambling conversation with an imaginary President Obama.
The tough-guy actor and director talked about Oprah Winfrey, Obama's unfulfilled promise to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and lawyers.
"When somebody doesn't do the job, you gotta let 'em go," Eastwood said. He drew a finger across his throat.