The prop person probably thought he was going to sit in it.A senior Romney aide, regarding just how the campaign allowed a now infamous moment to take place during the RNC’s climactic night. Surprise speaker Clint Eastwood reportedly asked a member of the backstage staff for a chair, without giving any specifics on why he wanted it. Obviously, the production team had every reason to comply – Clint Eastwood asks you for a chair, and what, you aren’t going to give it to him? The reward for that attentiveness – the most memorably bizarre distractions from a nomination speech in recent history.
(Source: The New York Times)