Actor Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt Romney (UPDATED)Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 08/04/2012 - 12:19
Actor Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt Romney (UPDATED)
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 8/3/12 7:46 PM EDT
"Dirty Harry" star Clint Eastwood, who made waves when he appeared in the "it's halftime in America" Super Bowl ad, was at a Mitt Romney fundraiser tonight, per a pool report flagged by POLITICO's Ginger Gibson.
Per Gibson's pool report, Eastwood deadpanned, "I haven't endorsed Gov. Romney," and then laughed. He later added he was kidding.
"I think the country needs a boost somewhere," he added.
UPDATE: Romney appeared pleased by the endorsement from Eastwood, whose Chrysler ad during the Super Bowl earlier this year was widely seen as a tacit nod to President Obama, even though he never said anything specifically about the campaign.
From Gibson's report, a transcription of Eastwood's ode to his film Mystic River and how it brought him to Romney:
Romney: "There is a guy here from the world of acting, who has pursed his dreams in a very unsuual way, he stood up to the industry and did things his own way."