Academy Award-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood told a news outlet during a Mitt Romney fundraiser in Idaho that he will be supporting the former Massachusetts Governor for president because "the country needs a boost."
United States President Barack Obama isn’t the only one gathering support from some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.
Actor and director Clint Eastwood attended a fundraiser for the Mitt Romney campaign Friday night in Sun Valley, Idaho. In an interview with the Associated Press, the director of “J. Edgar” and “Flags of Our Fathers” said he will be voting for the Republican presidential candidate in November.
“I think the country needs a boost somewhere,” stated Eastwood.
Speaking with Fox News (via the Hollywood Reporter) in February, Eastwood said he wasn’t supporting any presidential candidate at the time. Many analyzed his Super Bowl “halftime in America” ad as political and an endorsement of President Obama. Eastwood said it was not “politically affiliated” with any presidential hopeful.
“I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message,” Eastwood said earlier this year. “[It’s] just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.”
The Romney camp has yet to comment on Eastwood’s support.