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Clint Eastwood's speech where he addressed an empty chair as if President Obama were sitting in has spawned a new internet meme. (Source: CNN) Clint Eastwood's speech where he addressed an empty chair as if President Obama were sitting in has spawned a new internet meme. (Source: CNN)
People on the internet are posting photographs of them "Eastwooding." People on the internet are posting photographs of them "Eastwooding."
President Obama posted a response to Clint Eastwood's speech at the RNC with this photo on his Twitter feed. (Source: Twitter) President Obama posted a response to Clint Eastwood's speech at the RNC with this photo on his Twitter feed. (Source: Twitter)
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(RNN) – Politics are now more interesting than "planking" or "Tebowing."

Clint Eastwood has the most talked about speech from Thursday night's Republican National Convention, eclipsing presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

The 82-year-old actor spoke to an empty chair as if President Barack Obama was sitting in it - and thus spawned the latest internet meme – "Eastwooding."

People on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and other social media sites are posting pictures of them talking to or pointing at an empty chair.

Eastwood's bit also has spawned a Twitter account called @InvisibleObama, where the icon is an empty chair, and is re-posting tweeted photos of "Eastwooding."

As a response to Clint Eastwood's speech, Obama's Twitter feed posted a picture of the president sitting in his chair at a cabinet meeting with the message, "This seat's taken."

Just think, there's 67 days left until the election.

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