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Clint Eastwood Returns in Ad for Romney: VIDEO


The GOP SuperPAC American Crossroads has enlisted Clint Eastwood to stump for Romney in a new ad, but this time there's no empty chair, and no 'ad-libbing'.

Says Eastwood in the ad: “Obama’s second term would be a rerun of the first, and our country just couldn’t survive that. We need someone who could turn it around fast, and that man is Mitt Romney. There’s not much time left, and the future of our country is at stake.”

The NYT reports:

After some testing, Crossroads found that potential audiences, who are often wary of celebrity endorsements, still appreciated Mr. Eastwood as an American icon and liked the idea of his appearance in the ad as long as it did not seem overdone. So while Mr. Eastwood narrates the entire ad, he appears on camera only at the very end.

Mr. Eastwood, in an e-mailed statement, explained his motives. “I did the ad because I’m concerned for our country,” he said. “I really believe Mitt Romney is the kind of leader we need right now. He’s an experienced businessman, and he knows how to work with people to fix problems. It’s time to give someone else a chance to fix our country.”

The ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.


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  1. While I've been a fan of Eastwood - as an actor and a director - for a long time, I'm not a fan of his politics. I do agree with his statement that "(Romney) could turn (the country) around fast" if elected Prez. It's just that it'd be a turn to the past that I can't and won't support. We must re-elect Obama to keep the country going in a positive direction as well as to protect GLBT rights we've gained under his presidency.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 24, 2012 8:52:25 AM

  2. His friends or relatives need to get him to shut up.

    In other news, Andy, I hope that you're making a lot of money from the American Apparel ads. They're on every page.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 24, 2012 8:53:26 AM

  3. He has every right to his (senility induced) opinion. Just like I have every right to never pay to see another one of his movies.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 24, 2012 9:20:41 AM

  4. They put a chair in front of the camera while they filmed him so he would feel comfortable.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 24, 2012 9:27:04 AM

  5. @David: the "senility induced opinion" comment is an insult to all senior citizens. You do know that they vote in larger numbers than most other demographics.

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 24, 2012 10:12:08 AM

  6. Keep going Clint, soon you'll be on TBN with Chuck Norriw.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Oct 24, 2012 11:16:29 AM

  7. Oh, those Republicans. How often do we hear them say that celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves or that they don't pay attention to what liberal Hollywood has to say. One thing consistant about Republicans is their inconsistancy.

    p.s.--Jesus was a liberal. You might want to share that with the Religious right.

    Posted by: Dawson | Oct 24, 2012 11:43:30 AM

  8. OK...I'm confused. Didn't Eastwood just do an ad for Chrysler that praised the bailout?

    So was that a good thing or a bad thing? Because the conservatives are wailing and gnashing their teeth about Obama's assistance to the auto industry that saved millions of jobs not just for the car manufacturers but also for the entire chain such as auto parts, dealers, etc.

    So is Eastwood now saying that the bailout was a bad thing?

    Does Chrysler know that their spokesperson is actively denouncing their existence? I've done some work in commercials and there's usually a clause in the contract that stipulates you are not allowed to make disparaging comments about the product or the company for at least a year after the broadcast of the ad.

    Perhaps someone should ask Chrysler and Eastwood exactly what is going on.

    Posted by: Rrhain | Oct 24, 2012 3:00:20 PM

  9. "'(Romney) could turn (the country) around fast' if elected Prez."

    Hmmm. TR had a video on 9/28/12 about Romney in his Bain days, where he said that he'd wait 5 - 8 years "to harvest [a company] at a significat profit". How about a country?

    @Dawson: In a previous post of mine (which seems to have been taken down) I noted that some of the Religious Right proof text from the Bible a whole megilla of unfettered free-market positions. So much for Jesus.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 24, 2012 4:27:33 PM

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