The cat is out of the bag. Speculation has run rampant all week about the "mystery guest" that will speak tonight before Mitt Romney. And now CNN is reporting that mystery man is film legend Clint Eastwood.
It's not a shocking move, as Eastwood has been a Republican for quite some time and previously endorsed Romney at an Idaho fund-raiser earlier this month. He told reporters there that he was backing the Romney over Obama "because I think the country needs a boost somewhere."
Later in the evening, he told hundreds at an outdoor reception that Romney was "going to restore, hopefully, a decent tax system that we need badly...so that there's a fairness and people are not pitted against one another as to who's paying taxes and who isn't."
Convention goers aren't too excited by the news, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
"I don't know," said Florida tea party congressman Allen West. "I don't know."
Phyllis Schlafly, an 88-year-old conservative activist said that "I don't think I have anything to say about that. I don't go to the movies." But she did predict Eastwood would "pull it out." I hope not, that would be highly inappropriate.
I wonder if he will discuss the auto bailout with Romney. I'd love to be a fly on the wall of that room. Romney is well known for being against it, whereas Eastwood narrated this video:
Romney will accept his party's nomination for president Thursday night. It will be broadcast pretty much everywhere.
They should have done this WWE-style. Turn the lights out, some swank music, BAM, Clint shows up and knocks an Obama impersonator out with a chair shot.