Clint Eastwood Famous Republican & Hollywood tough guy

Clint Eastwood Republican. Gave the 2012 Republican Convention Empty Chair Speech

Clint Eastwood Republican. Gave the 2012 Republican Convention Empty Chair Speech


Is Clint Eastwood a Republican?  You’re damn right he is!

Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of our top 5 favorite actors of all time so we cannot be happier reporting to you that he is also a solid Republican!  His extensive hit movies include Dirty Harry, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Absolute Power and many many more.

Clint Eastwood’s political beliefs became perfectly clear after giving his famous speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.  This became known as “Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Speech” and was parodied on everything from SNL to Jon Stewart.  In typical Hollywood fashion, the “in” crowd poured everything they had on Eastwood for speaking his mind and having views outside of the Hollywood norm.

Clint Eastwood Republican Convention Empty Chair Speech

Clint Eastwood Republican Convention Empty Chair Speech

Yours truly attended the 2012 Republican National Convention and watched Eastwood give the Empty Chair speech live with thousands of other GOP attendees.  Myself and the rest of the crowd loved his performance which was filled with much applause and cheers.  We left the Convention quite proud of having “Dirty Harry” as a spokesman for the Republican Party and found the Empty Chair speech quite funny.  It wasn’t until we left the Convention hall that we learned that Clint Eastwood gave a “Rambling… Convention Speech” according to Politico and that we had just witnessed a “…bizarre GOP Convention speech” according to the NY Daily News.  The insults continued to fly for weeks about the speech from the media.  Yet those in the room came away inspired and excited.  Hollywood and the liberal media showed just how quickly they can turn on their own when they are bold enough to “come out” as a Hollywood Republican.

We congratulate Clint Eastwood for being willing to take a bold stand in Hollywood as a Republican.  We’re not surprised though, Clint has a reputation to standing up to the bad guys.  We look forward to supporting his upcoming films.

This wasn’t the first time that Clint has spoken about his GOP ties.  In 2008 Clint stated that he voted Republican but, “Republicans are supposed to be libertarians, aren’t they?”  In the sense that Libertarians believe in less Government and staying out of people’s social choices, we couldn’t agree more!

His interest in politics goes back many years.  In 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected Mayor of Carmel By The Sea, a small California town where he served as Mayor for 2 years.  Imagine having to make your zoning requests to Dirty Harry at the City Council meetings!

Eastwood is also a proponent of Same-Sex Marriage and has been vocal on his view on this issue.  He is a living legend who will go down in history as one of the greatest actors and directors of all time.