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Clint Eastwood Endorses Romney
ABC News ^ | 08/04/2012 | Emily Friedman

Posted on 08/04/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney got some celebrity love when Clint Eastwood showed up at his high-dollar fundraiser this evening in Idaho to offer his endorsement of the presumptive GOP nominee.

When the Oscar-winning director was asked why he was supporting Romney, Eastwood responded, “Because I think the country needs a boost somewhere.”

Eastwood, who has a home near the Sun Valley Resort where the fundraiser was held, was wearing grey sneakers, beige slacks, a green blazer and a pair of sunglasses, when reporters spotted him.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: altereddate; bloggersandpersonal; clinteastwood; romney; romney2012; yesterday

1 posted on 08/04/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

But he will vote Obama like he did last time ?


2 posted on 08/04/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how many Freepers are going to start talking $#!T about Eastwood now that he endorsed Mitt?


3 posted on 08/04/2012 12:26:51 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (Spoonerisms on parade.)
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4 posted on 08/04/2012 12:27:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: al baby
Eastwood endorsed John McCain for President in 2008.

But he also has hosted a $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for California's disgraced and recalled Democratic governor, Gray Davis.

He's a RINO.

5 posted on 08/04/2012 12:32:58 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Mr. Impatient

It really surprised me that Eastwood has endorsed Romney. Must be the economy and not social issues. The older Eastwood gets the more he has swayed to the left, endorsing both sodomite “marriage” and abortion. But then again, Romney has been all over the map on these two hot button issues, so maybe Eastwood figures Romney is as liberal as Obama.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 12:36:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: South40

I don’t disagree with that, and when you think about it, endorsing McCain WAS endorsing a Ted Kennedy Soros loving Democrat. (Eee gads!)

What we have to appreciate, is that Eastwood did see Obama as worse. Now he sees Obama worse again.

That is something. I mean we have Democrats out there in the entertainment industry who still can’t see anything at all wrong with Obama.

In the midst of them, Eastwood is a moral giant. I guess we have to be happy with what we can get, obvious shortcomings in mind.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
8 posted on 08/04/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by grundle
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To: DoughtyOne
I guess it comes down to the $64,000 question...

Is a liberal with an "R" next to his name better or worse than a liberal with an "L"? That's been debated many times by many people on these pages and I understand both sides.

There is also the issue of forfeiting one's values to vote for a pro-abort POS like Romney. Fortunately, I live in the Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia where my vote won't count thus I will not have to cast one. This state will be won by Zer0 hands down. Those in other states have a real tough decision to make so I'll leave it up to them how to make it.

9 posted on 08/04/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: SeekAndFind
Do you feel lucky?
10 posted on 08/04/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: al baby

Eastwood endorsed — and campaigned for — Sen. John McCain during the 2008 election and was forced to clarify that he was not supporting Obama after he voiced a Super Bowl ad about the recovering auto industry earlier this year.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SeekAndFind
Here is an account of the impromptu endorsement with comments by Gov. Romney and Clint Eastwood. Romney's remark at the end made me chuckle; possibly a reference to a very famous line from "Sudden Impact".
Romney: "There is a guy here from the world of acting, who has pursued his dreams in a very unusual way, he stood up to the industry and did things his own way."

The crowd applauded and some pointed to Eastwood.

Romney: "Can I get Clint Eastwood to come up here and say hi to everybody?"

Eastwood walked up and said something inaudible and Romney laughed.

Eastwood: "This is very nice to be here today, tonight, today. Let's clear the smoke."

"I was doing a picture in early 2000s called Mystic River in his home state. At that time Gov. Romney was running for governor. I said, God this guy is too handsome to be governor but he does look like he could be president. As the years have gone by I'm beginning to think even more so that."

"He's going to restore a decent tax system that we need badly so that there is a fairness and people are not pitted against one another of whose paying taxes and who isn't."

"Also we don't want anybody taking away the Olympic medals, tax wise, from the Olympic athletes. The government is talking about getting a couple of nickles."

"It's now more important than ever that we need Gov. Romney and I'm going to be voting for him as I know most of you will be ... we've got to just spread the word and get the whole country behind this..."

The Gov then took back the microphone:

Romney: "He just made my day. What a guy."


12 posted on 08/04/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: South40

I generally engage with my opinion until the Convention, and then let things play out after that.

I’m not here to get Obama elected. I just can’t stand the pieces of —— our party nominates against Conservative’s will.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: DoughtyOne
I’m not here to get Obama elected. I just can’t stand the pieces of —— our party nominates against Conservative’s will.

I hear ya, brother. That's why I feel fortunate that I don't have to vote for him.

I'm generally not so enthused about the conventions. But this year should be different. :-)

14 posted on 08/04/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Mr. Impatient

“I wonder how many Freepers are going to start talking $#!T about Eastwood now that he endorsed Mitt?”

Too late. They started in on him yesterday.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Mr. Impatient

SF FReepers are used to sh*tfests.
Nose clamps are standard gear for activism these days.

Dirty Harry done asked the DC Punk a question and got no reply

Do you feel lucky Obama?

uhhh


16 posted on 08/04/2012 1:57:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: South40

I don’t begrudge him too much in this instance over his political dabblings considering the stakes of the race .. He’s no Sean Penn, Thank Goodness.

Better the money goes Right (albeit haphazardly) than to Roseanne barr or The True CPUSA, the DEms.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: DoughtyOne
Your #7 is right on the money. What better endorsement than an admission from a guy like Clint that he was simply wrong in '08.

I know the Freetards don't get it, but Eastwood's story -- 'I thought we were doing something good, repairing an historical wrong, but we made a greater mistake, and now we must give the White House back to the adults' is the meta story of this election.

18 posted on 08/04/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: South40

I’ll probably try to watch them both. I’m not sure which will be the hardest to watch though. I sure hope the Republicans surprise me with a decent convention. I know this sounds strange to say, but I expect more out of the home team.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 3:04:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: Mr. Impatient
I wonder how many Freepers are going to start talking $#!T about Eastwood now that he endorsed Mitt?

That was also my first reaction. Mitt was last on my list in primaries, Cain being first. But primaries are over. Cain, Newt & Rick are no longer running. And I have no desire to help the radical socialist from Chicago by abstaining on November 6th.

20 posted on 08/04/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: StAnDeliver
Eastwood endorsed — and campaigned for — Sen. John McCain during the 2008 election and was forced to clarify that he was not supporting Obama after he voiced a Super Bowl ad about the recovering auto industry earlier this year.

I wasn't sure who he supported in 2008, but I did think he said this in the article. I went back and I was right.

South40 mentioned that he isn't always a solid guy for our side, but at least he's willing to look at things and come to the right conclusion part of the time. That's better than 99% of the members of the motion picture industry.

21 posted on 08/04/2012 3:16:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: DoughtyOne; StAnDeliver

BTW: It appears I was wrong. He didn’t say that. The information was provided though.

Take care...


22 posted on 08/04/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: SeekAndFind

23 posted on 08/04/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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