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Video: Clint Eastwood Says Romney Campaign was "Dumb Enough" to Ask Him to Speak

| by Michael Allen

Speaking to 'Extra,' actor Clint Eastwood stood behind a bizarre speech that he gave at the Republican National Convention last month.

Eastwood said: “People loved it or hated it, and that’s fine. I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get."

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Eastwood added that he would do it again: "I never look backward. It’s done and it’s done. I probably would, I wouldn’t be afraid of it.”

Politico.com reported earlier this week that Romney strategist Stuart Stevens approved Eastwood’s routine because he “loved the idea of the tough-talking American icon greeting the millions of viewers tuning in to the main event.”

Eastwood reportedly had free rein to say or do whatever he wanted "without the campaign’s approval,” according to Politico, "while many in the Romney high command watched in fury.”

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