Legendary actor Clinton Eastwood is reportedly headed to Tampa to be the Thursday night guest speaker at the Republican National Convention, which holds its second full night on Wednesday.
The buzz is stemming from a report on Townhall:
“A well-placed Republican source tells Townhall that Oscar-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood will travel to Tampa, Florida, to attend Mitt Romney's nominating convention this week. As the news media scrambles to identify the so-called "mystery speaker" scheduled to address GOP delegates on Thursday evening, some have speculated that the iconic Hollywood figure could fit the bill. Our source -- who spoke on the condition of anonymity -- could not confirm if Eastwood is, in fact, the intriguing "to-be-announced" speaker, but stated unequivocally that the Dirty Harry star will arrive in Florida late on Wednesday or early on Thursday, and will return to southern California on Friday.”
Boom. There you have it.
Representatives for Eastwood, who endorsed Romney a few weeks ago, told POLITICO on Monday that they weren’t sure if he’d make it to Tampa or not.
Eastwood, to put it bluntly, is a freaking American icon … maybe the biggest American icon in Hollywood.
The actor has had a standout 2012, staring in an acclaimed Chrysler Super Bowl commercial. Eastwood’s latest film, Trouble With the Curve, is due out in September. In the film, Eastwood plays an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.
Will Romney make Romney's day? We'll just have to wait and see until Thursday.
Halftime in America:
Trouble With the Curve: