Clint Eastwood rumored to be RNC mystery speaker

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Clint Eastwood is rumored to be the RNC’s mystery speaker tonight, according to anonymous sources cited by CNN.

Eastwood is no stranger to politics. From his brief stint as mayor of Carmel, Calif., from 1986 to 1988, to financial or vocal support for candidates from both sides of the aisle, our favorite Space Cowboy (sorry, Tommy) has a bit of a history of getting involved in electoral politics.

Earlier this year, various reports described Eastwood as a supporter of Ron Paul based on his identifying as a libertarian and his wildly enthusiastic characterization of Ron Paul being “as good as anybody else.” (Eastwood was going to withhold a definitive opinion on a specific candidate until he finished “listening to all that crap on television,” bless him.)

In the 1980s, Eastwood also collaborated with Nancy Reagan on two PSAs for the “War on Drugs.” In the first one, he proffers what he dubs a “cute little vial” of crack cocaine, and in the second one, he offers some sage advice:

Says Eastwood: “Who you believe is up to you. But then again, if you go ahead and try them, it won’t be out of ignorance. Just stupidity.”

And that’s your lesson in voting from Clint Eastwood.



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