TAMPA, Fla. — A Republican source says Clint Eastwood will be Thursday night’s mystery speaker at the Republican National Convention, Fox News reports.
The official schedule for the convention includes a mystery slot in prime time before the scheduled remarks of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney. The Daily Caller first raised the possibility that Eastwood could be the speaker designated in the schedule currently listed as “To Be Announced”:
The 82-year old actor known for his toughness and grit has already endorsed Romney. While many Hollywood actors are prone to scorn for being out of touch elitists, Eastwood doesn’t carry that image. He isn’t the Hollywood-type most Americans would recoil from for injecting himself into politics. An endorsement from Eastwood, who served as mayor of a California city and who George H.W. Bush reportedly considered for his vice presidential nominee, would seem to fit the bill as someone who would work as a high-profile mystery prime time speaker.