North America 31 August 2012 Video: Clint Eastwood interviews an empty chair at the RNC The man with no name interviews the guest with no body. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Clint Eastwood made an appearance at the Republican National Convention yesterday, where he decided to "interview President Obama" - represented by an empty chair and a teleprompter. The stunt didn't quite work as well as Eastwood may have hoped, and instead sparked moderate amounts of ridicule. For instance, journalist Dave Caolo made this image in resonse to the event: While others decided to try their hand at "Eastwooding", with cats, dogs, and lego all interviewing empty chairs. The classiest response was probably that of the President himself, though: This seat's taken. OFA.BO/c2gbfi, twitter.com/BarackObama/st… — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012 › Quote of the day Clint Eastwood gesticulates. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!