Clint Eastwood Endorses Romney

'Country needs a boost,' he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2012 7:59 AM CDT
Clint Eastwood in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(Newser) – The Romney campaign probably wasn't thrilled with that endorsement from porn star Jenna Jameson ("When you're rich, you want a Republican"), but here's a celeb supporter it'll take all day: Clint Eastwood. The longtime conservative gave Romney his blessing at a fundraiser in Idaho, saying "the country needs a boost," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Eastwood recalled seeing Romney when he 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." Romney followed, of course, by saying that Eastwood had "made his day." (Read more Clint Eastwood stories.)

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