When the Clint Eastwood speech and the acclaimed director's lecture of An invisible President Obama scarf the media spotlight during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, it had been Obama's concise response via Twitter that received The topmost re-tweets around the GOP's huge event in Florida.
A Twitter Spokesman told Talking Points Memmo that the president's tweet -- that read "This seat's taken" and was attended with the above shot of a particular big-eared and really visible Democrat within the presidential chair -- was re-tweeted over 50,000 times. That made it the largest tweet of the convention, and the second most retweeted message from Obama's account.
The president's tweet declaring his support of same sex wedding was his most re-tweeted ever.Within minutes of Eastwood's speech, An "Eastwooding" culture spread across the social Medias, with a lot of individuals uploading Images of empty chairs. The president's stuffed seat was a notable exception to the trend.
Not to be forgotten, Twitter accounts such as @InvisibleObama and @ClintsChair seemed to spring up instantly to give a voice to the voiceless occupant of an empty chair on the RNC stage.