Mitt Romney picked up a big endorsement Friday night.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney’s day.
The “Dirty Harry” star and Oscar-winning director of “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby” endorsed the Republican presidential candidate Friday night during a Sun Valley fundraiser.
“I think the country needs a boost,” Eastwood told The Associated Press as he joined other Romney supporters for the private campaign event.
In February, Eastwood told Fox News that he wasn’t supporting any politician at that time. Some saw the “halftime in America” ad he made for the Super Bowl as a nod toward President Barack Obama. Eastwood responded then by saying he was not “politically affiliated” with the president.
“Now more than ever do we need Gov. Romney. I’m going to be voting for him,” Eastwood told Romney supporters Friday night.
Eastwood has never come off as a typical Hollywood liberal, nor is he necessarily seen as a conservative stalwart. If he’s out there stumping for Romney this fall it will certainly help with independents and undecideds.
The Eastwood endorsement it’s probably more helpful than the endorsement Romney received from porn star and sex entrepreneur Jenna Jameson.