Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED]

    August 31, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Is anyone else still trying to figure out exactly what in the hell Clint Eastwood was up to last night? In one of the most surreal, bizarre, and unexpected moves in the history of political conventions, Academy Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood conducted an “interview” of a sitting President. Of course, President Obama wasn’t actually there to answer questions. But that didn’t stop Eastwood, who asked viewers to imagine that Obama was sitting in the empty chair stage left of him.

Twitter exploded (to the tune of 7,044 tweets per minute at one point), as you would expect. And before Eastwood was even done with his speech, a parody account had already been created in its honor.

@InvisibleObama quickly garnered nearly 40,000 followers and became the unofficial mascot for the highly unusual convention speech.

And as of 9am ET Friday morning, the account has been suspended by Twitter.

UPDATE: It’s been reinstated:

If the account is dead for good, we salute you. Here are some of the best tweets, in memoriam:

And for more context, here’s Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech:

  • Gordon Lincoln

    Be nice to think that WebProNews could stay on topic and avoid trivial political sniping.. be nice if it were true.

    • Lloyd Sexton

      problem is this site or at least this blogger( not journalist), like to use the space for their own political agenda’s instead of reporting on WEB NEWS, like whats in the sites title.

  • Molly Pitcher

    Eastwood was brilliant !!!! His monologue was so spot on ! It was
    only bizarre, weird, rambling, incoherent, to obama zombies who are too dumb to comprehend it. One sentence sums it up
    “When its not getting done you have to let him go”!

    PS: agree these wanna be journalists/bloggers whatever are BAD !