Rachel Maddow On Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech: “I Don’t…I Don’t…I Don’t Know…”

Rachel Maddow was left a little, shall we say, confused as hell following Clint Eastwood’s speech last night at the Republican National Convention, during which he — now (hours later) famously — berated an empty chair representing President Barack Obama.

Maddow went on to describe the speech as “the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen at a political convention in my entire life … and it will be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen if I live to be a hundred.”

You’re selling this election a little short, Madds — the crazy’s just warming up.

Mitt Romney, who regarded Eastwood’s endorsement as a feather in his cap, was quick to defend the 82-year-old Oscar winner:

Judging an American icon like Clint Eastwood through a typical political lens doesn’t work. His ad libbing was a break from all the political speeches, and the crowd enjoyed it. He rightly pointed out that 23 million Americans out of work or underemployed is a national disgrace and it’s time for a change.

Hey, whatever floats your boat. Some may say ad libbing, others might say incoherent ramblings — six on one, Alzheimer’s on the other. But in all seriousness, you guys: memory loss is no laughing matter. The RNC on the other hand is coming up with some doozies, though.

Check out Maddow’s response below, which pretty much sums up what a lot of people were thinking: