The political life of Clint Eastwood

The political life of Clint Eastwood, Eastwood registered as a Republican to vote for Dwight D. Endorsed Eisenhower in 1952 and 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon. However, later during the Watergate scandal, Eastwood criticized the morality of Nixon and then his handling of the Vietnam War, calling it "immoral". It has rejected the U.S. wars in Korea (1950-1953), Vietnam (1964-1973), Afghanistan (2001-present) and Iraq (2003-2011), in the belief that the United States should not be overly militaristic or play the role of world policeman. It is considered "too individualistic to be right or left", describing himself in 1974 as "nothing political" and "moderate" and in 1997 as a "libertarian". "I see myself as a conservative," Eastwood said, while noting that it is the same "ultra-leftist" either. Sometimes, it has supported Democrats in California, including Representative Sam Farr in 2002 and liberal Governor Gray Davis, who voted in 1998 and organized to raise money for the expensive in 2002 and 2003. A self-proclaimed "liberal civil rights," Eastwood said he is in favor of abortion on abortion. He has supported gay marriage and contributed to groups supporting the Equal Rights Amendment for women, who could not receive the ratification in 1982. In 1992, Eastwood renowned writer David Breskin that his political views represented a merger of Milton Friedman and Noam Chomsky.

As a politician Eastwood has made successful forays into both local and state government. In April 1986 he was elected mayor for one term in his home town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - a small, rich and artist community on the Monterey Peninsula. During his tenure tended to support the interests of small business and environmental protection. In 2001 Eastwood was appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission by Governor Davis, then reappointed in 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As the vice president of the commission, in 2005, along with the president of Bobby Shriver, he led the movement opposed to a six-lane 16-mile (26 km) of extension of California State Route 241, a toll road that cut through San Onofre State Beach. Eastwood and Shriver supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which was due in February 2008. In March 2008 Eastwood and Shriver's non-reappointment to the Commission on the expiration of his term prompted the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) to request a legislative investigation into the decision. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Eastwood to the California Film Commission in April 2004. He has also acted as a spokesman for Take Pride in America, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior which advocates taking responsibility for natural, cultural and historical.

During the U.S. presidential election of 2008 Eastwood endorsed John McCain, citing the fact that McCain had known since returning to the United States in 1973 and recently released prisoner of war. By saying the famous veteran, "I met him years ago when he first came back from Vietnam. This was when (Ronald) Reagan was governor of California and had a big role to all prisoners of war who were released. thought I was a great guy, a true American hero. " However, Eastwood, in an expression of patriotism, Barack Obama wanted and subsequent victory saying, "Obama is my president now and I'll be wishing the best because it is the best for all of us." However, Eastwood has seemed to want more leadership of President Obama, declaring in 2010: "I think he's a good guy and I liked him coming and I enjoyed seeing campaign and win the job. But I'm not a fan of it you are doing right now .... I do not think that is in government. I do not think he's surrounded by people who could have been surrounded. " In January 2011, Eastwood told the UK Daily Mail that "I love the fact that Obama is multi-racial. Thought it was great, because my wife is the same breed makeup. But I felt I was a rookie, and It turned out that he had no experience in decision-making. " As for McCain, Eastwood reflected: "I voted for McCain because he was a Republican, but because he had been through the war (Vietnam) and I thought he would understand the war in Iraq better than someone who does not had. I disagreed with him on many things. "

In August 2010 Eastwood wrote to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to protest the decision to close the UK Film Council, warning that the closure could result in fewer foreign production companies choosing to work in the United Kingdom.

On August 3, 2012, Eastwood attended a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying the country needed a boost and that Romney is expected to "recover a decent tax system" to create "equity".

Eastwood spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention in support of the bill Romney-Ryan on August 30

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