Is Clint Eastwood’s appearance with Mitt Romney at a fundraising event in Idaho today a sign that others in Hollywood might step forward for change this election season? Probably not — but then again, Eastwood’s tougher than most.
His narration of the “Halftime in America” Super Bowl spot certainly had the ring of an Obama campaign slogan, but is the actor and director’s choice really that surprising?
Dear Twitter- Clint Eastwood has always been a Republican. Always. Try not to act shocked that he's endorsing Romney, OK? Thanks!
— Nicole G. Cloutier (@Lindygeek) August 4, 2012
Why are conservatives surprised by the Clint Eastwood endorsement? He's a libertarian & generally supports republican candidates.
— michael parks (@michaelparks11) August 4, 2012
Lots of libs in a twist over Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney. Do any of these people do their homework?
— Tooth Fairy Denier (@FunkynFortunate) August 4, 2012
Film aficionados were shocked this week when “Vertigo” knocked “Citizen Kane” from its comfortable perch atop Sight and Sound’s list of the best films of all time. Likewise, now that Eastwood has endorsed Romney, there’s sure to be plenty more film revisionism as former fans suddenly realize they really didn’t like Eastwood’s movies all this time after all.
Wow! Clint Eastwood endorses Romney, left immediately starts tearing down his Hollywood accomplishments.
— Desert Pundit (@desertpundit) August 4, 2012
I'd have taken Clint Eastwood as someone smarter than that considering the films he's done recently, but obviously I am a fool.
— Brian K Myers (@fluffyman85) August 4, 2012
Clint Eastwood is endorsing Mitt Romney. But how much weight do you give the endorsement of a guy who made two movies with an orangutan?
— Erik Tanouye (@toyns) August 4, 2012
Those apparently unaware of Eastwood’s libertarian streak were quick to cite the 82-year-old’s age as a factor.
Clint Eastwood is endorsing romney now? Ok, time to take you to the nursing home, buddy.
— Dana DeArmond ™ (@danadearmond) August 4, 2012
Sad that Clint Eastwood is finally showing signs of dementia. http://t.co/UQamQmZt
— ~ beckley$ (@beckleyworks) August 4, 2012
Has Clint Eastwood fallen down & hit his head on something hard? – Eastwood endorses Romney’s presidential bid http://t.co/WPzzygF8
— Josh Lyman's Dimples (@JoshsDimples) August 4, 2012
Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt. Knew he was going senile when his wife got a reality show. This is just icing on cake! http://t.co/vMRou0gN
— cubkandra (@cubkandra) August 4, 2012
So, Clint Eastwood endorsed Romney. I didn't know Eastwood was suffering from dementia. Poor guy.
— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) August 4, 2012
Thought Clint Eastwood was dead when I seen him trending…but nope…its worse…he endorsed Romney :/
— Mike McDaniel (@MikeMcD76) August 4, 2012
It seems Eastwood may have gained new fans alongside those who knew they “always liked the guy.”
I don't think I've ever seen a Clint Eastwood movie, but now he's my favorite actor. #ROMNEY2012
— Tanner Wilson (@TannerAR) August 4, 2012
Looks like Clint Eastwood thinks that Mitt is going to turn Obama Every Which Way But Loose #romney2012
— Mike aka Proof (@ProofBlog) August 4, 2012
Can we just make Clint Eastwood our nominee instead? I'd much rather vote for him
— #republicanguyprobs (@repubguyprobs) August 4, 2012
Go ahead, tell us: did Eastwood make your day?