A week and a half after Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood‘s appearance at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney finally admitted he enjoyed the spectacle. “I was laughing at Clint Eastwood. Look, to have him get up and speak on my behalf was a great thrill,” Romney said Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press. A public Romney supporter, Eastwood was the surprise speaker on the final night of the GOP convention. His unconventional and unvetted address, including speaking to an empty chair intended to represent President Obama, has attracted wide criticism. But both Eastwood in an interview late last week and Romney rejected the bad press. “You don’t expect a guy like Clint Eastwood get up and, you know, read some stuff off a teleprompter like a politician”, Romney said Sunday. ”You expect him to speak from the heart and that’s exactly what he did.”

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