As the news media works around the clock to figure out who exactly the so-called "mystery speaker" will be at the Republican National Convention, Townhall is reporting that Oscar award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood is heading to Tampa for the GOP convention.
Townhall cites a "well-placed" source within the GOP and speculates that Eastwood would be a good choice for the "to-be-announced" speaker. However, there has been no confirmation that the legendary Hollywood figure is in fact the mystery speaker. But don't expect that to stop everyone from speculating that it could be.
A well-placed Republican source tells Townhall that Oscar-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood will travel to Tampa, Florida to attend Mitt Romney's nominating convention this week. As the news media scrambles to identify the so-called "mystery speaker" scheduled to address GOP delegates on Thursday evening, some have speculated that the iconic Hollywood figure could fit the bill. Our source -- who spoke on the condition of anonymity -- could not confirm if Eastwood is, in fact, the intriguing "to-be-announced" speaker, but stated unequivocally that the Dirty Harry star will arrive in Florida late on Wednesday or early on Thursday, and will return to southern California on Friday.
Earlier this month, TheBlaze reported that Eastwood endorsed Mitt Romney -- he also supported Sen. John McCain's presidential run in 2008 against President Obama. Further, the actor, a lifelong Republican, caused a stir with a Super Bowl ad that made some people think he was supporting Obama, a charge he denied almost immediately.
Whoever the RNC mystery is, he or she will address Republican delegates before Sen. Marco Rubio introduces Romney on Thursday night.