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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."

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.”

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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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