The Washington Times - August 31, 2012, 12:51PM

Hollywood may be bashing Clint Eastwood’s performance at the GOP convention, but Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason is that he touched a nerve with leftist celebrities — and with the president himself.

Pointing to the photo the Obama camp tweeted after midnight showing the back of the president’s head above the office chair in the Oval Office, Mr. Limbaugh said that proves the White House was worried. And he wondered whether it was Mr. Obama himself.

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“It must have gotten to him because he tweeted at 12:30,” Mr. Limbaugh said Friday on his radio program.

He also said the reason Hollywood types have panned the speech is because they couldn’t find anything to shoot at in Mitt Romney’s acceptance address, so they fired at whatever target they could find.

In his appearance just before Mr. Romney’s formal acceptance speech Thursday night in Tampa, Mr. Eastwood held a mock conversation with the president, represented by an empty chair.