Mitt Romney is riding high after receiving a coveted endorsement from the coolest conservative in Hollywood not named Pat Sajak:
[Clint Eastwood] appeared at a Sun Valley fundraiser for Romney on Friday night, telling reporters that he’s behind the former Massachusetts governor because “I think the country needs a boost.”
Giving his pitch for Romney, Eastwood said he believed the presumed Republican nominee would restore “a decent tax system” in which people “are not pitted against one another” in terms of who is paying taxes and who isn’t.
“It's now more important than ever that we need Gov. Romney, and I'm going to be voting for him as I know most of you will be,” Eastwood said. “We've got to just spread the word and get the whole country behind this because it's going to be an exciting election.”
This kind of celebrity power is going to be essential to battle the phalanx of Hollywood lefties marching out to defend President Obama over the next few months. Scoring Dirty Harry is huge for the GOP, and sufficient to counterbalance the recent Democrat acquisitions of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Fidel Castro's niece.
Looking ahead, I think the most fertile ground for finding red-blooded, patriotic, traditional values loving celebrities is the Olympic team. They're currently mining a mother lode of medals in London and I'm sure any of our fresh-faced, triumphant, All-American athletes would be welcome additions to Team Romney.
With one exception.
There is an American Olympic athlete whom Mitt Romney's public relations advisors are at this moment desperately praying remains silent on his voting preference. For it could be the ruin of the campaign.
And that American athlete is ... NOT Destinee Hooker. No, that's the person Bill Clinton's public relations advisors fear an endorsement from most.
Instead of spiking volleyballs, this man is like Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider. He arrives on a horse, and Hell follows with him.
The Olympic athlete Mitt Romney would least like an endorsement from is ... equestrian Rich Fellers.
If Mr. Fellers just so happens to be a Republican and feels like voicing his support for Mitt Romney, I can see the front page headlines in the mainstream press now. In a font size last used in 1969 for the "Man Walks on Moon" story:
"100% of Rich Fellers Will Vote for Romney" - Washington Post
"Romney Gets Vote of Rich Fellers, Women and Minorities Hurt Most" - New York Times.
"Romney Embraces Rich Fellers, Claims He's Never Heard of Poor Fellers" - Politico.
That last article will be preceded by a national search for a dude named Poor Fellers, who will testify that he really likes Obama and the he may or may not have been bullied by Mitt Romney in prep school.
I ,of course, wish nothing but the best for Rich Fellers. I hope he brings home the gold for the US in show jumping, or dressage, or barrel racing, or synchronized rodeo clown tying or whatever it is they do on the equestrian team. And then, for the good of the country, I hope he keeps his trap shut!