Obama Tweets Response to Eastwooding Meme: 'This Seat's Taken'

Samantha Murphy
The Internet, Chairs Pose for Eastwooding Photos
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Eastwood/Chair 2012

It didn't take long for President Obama to respond to Clint Eastwood's "Invisible Obama" routine at the 2012 Republication National Convention, which became a meme that spread like wildfire across the Internet Thursday night.

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Obama tweeted a picture -- sent from the @BarackObama account, run by his campaign -- of him sitting in a chair marked "the President". His caption: "This seat's taken."

The tweet came not long after actor, director and former GOP politician Clint Eastwood made a rambling speech that featured him talking to an empty chair.

“So I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here … Mr. President, how do you handle promises you’ve made?” he asked the chair. It gave no response.

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The speech almost immediately spawned an @InvisibleChair Twitter account, which attracted more than 30,000 followers in just a few hours.

Watch Eastwood's speech here.

For a look at more Eastwooding memes, check out the gallery below.

Eastwood/Chair 2012

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This story originally published on Mashable here.