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The Empty Chair Debate: The New Yorker Concurs with Clint Eastwood

As though standing behind both candidates on stage and facing moderator Jim Lehrer, the New Yorker’s Blitt depicted a sturdy Mitt Romney behind the podium with his arm and index finger extended. For Obama, well, Blitt took a different approach. He drew an empty chair behind the podium, recalling Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention in August, in which the actor spoke to an empty piece of furniture while pretending to converse contentiously with the president.
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