Aug 29, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
TAMPA, Fla. – Will Clint Eastwood make the Republicans’ day?
Or maybe Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh, perhaps?
The political chatter around the Republican convention has once again turned to a Romney pick – with delegates and reporters alike wondering who the campaign has tapped to be the mystery guest at Thursday night’s finale.
The buzz started Monday when convention officials released a revised schedule that included a “To Be Announced” speaker – tucked between a performance by singer Taylor Hicks and a speech by Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio.
Officials confirmed Wednesday that a surprise guest was still on the schedule but declined further comment.
One Republican source told FoxNews.com that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker, following an online report that claimed the actor is planning to travel to Tampa for the convention.
If the Academy Award winner is the one, he could get a mixed reception with the Hollywood-leery crowd.
“He’s all right, despite being associated with Hollywood,” Bruce Thompson, a California delegate, said laconically. “He’s a good guy and was a good mayor.”
The chatter comes shortly after Eastwood endorsed Romney for president, despite cutting a Super Bowl ad earlier in the year that some saw as a subtle push for a second Obama term..