Speaking to 'Extra,' actor Clint Eastwood stood behind a bizarre speech that he gave at the Republican National Convention last month.
Eastwood said: â€śPeople loved it or hated it, and thatâ€™s fine. I figure if somebodyâ€™s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, theyâ€™re gonna have to take what they get."
Eastwood added that he would do it again: "I never look backward. Itâ€™s done and itâ€™s done. I probably would, I wouldnâ€™t be afraid of it.â€ť
Politico.com reported earlier this week that Romney strategist Stuart Stevens approved Eastwoodâ€™s routine because he â€śloved the idea of the tough-talking American icon greeting the millions of viewers tuning in to the main event.â€ť
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Eastwood reportedly had free rein to say or do whatever he wanted "without the campaignâ€™s approval,â€ť according to Politico, "while many in the Romney high command watched in fury.â€ť