Republicans are probably regretting that they didn't go with a Reagan hologram last night, because their big mystery speaker was Clint Eastwood...and he didn't do a very good job. They probably thought they had recruited Dirty Harry to step up to that podium and tear President Obama a new one.  What they got was closer to Mr. Magoo.

Eastwood rambled and stumbled and talked to an empty chair that he was pretending Obama was sitting in. But he didn't just talk to the empty chair he had CONVERSATIONS with it. Like when he suggested that pretend Obama had asked him to tell Mitt Romney to go [screw] himself.

It was a really weird moment and maybe not the best idea if you were trying to appeal to younger voters -- having an 82-year-old guy who's not quite as "with it" as he used to be talking to an empty chair.