BREAKING: Organizers for next week's Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina briefly considered, then later rejected plans to have actor Tom Hanks provide a counterpoint to Clint Eastwood's Republican convention appearance on the last night of the GOP's convention.
A Democratic convention organizer who wished to remain anonymous because I just made him up said that party operatives had briefly considered having Hanks speak down to an empty chair as though he were addressing Mitt Romney.
But results before a focus group conducted as a test run were, the operative stated, "disastrous."
"As it turned out, of the 100 people in the test group, 85 of them could not tell the difference between an empty chair and the actual Mitt Romney."
Of the fifteen who could tell the difference, according to the convention organizer, "They all said the chair was warmer, less stiff, and seemed more natural," than the real Mitt Romney.