Clint Eastwood should've learned long ago that anything you say in public during election period - be it related or not - will be construed to be rooting for one party or another. Honestly, stars should just pipe down this year really else risk the horror of being labelled as party members. Eastwood's now a democrat, if pundits who watched the adverts around the Super Bowl in desperate hope that Matthew Broderick might give away his political leaning by appearing for Honda are to be believed. Broderick kept relatively tight-lipped, but Eastwood didn't prove quite so self-aware, stating in a segment at half-time on Detroit "It's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin," going on to describe how the people of Detroit "almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now, Motor City is fighting again."
Which settles it then, the 81 year-old is on the side of Barack Obama for the forthcoming presidential election. Except, well, he's not. "I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr Obama. It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK," the UK's Daily Telegraph reports him saying, "I am not supporting any politician at this time. If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of the ad, go for it."
Ah, that'll probably clear that up then. Eastwood was critical of the government bailouts to Chrysler after the company's collapse in 2009 and has been a long time Republican voter so it was admittedly unlikely that he'd jumped ship. Maybe best to just keep schtum next time Clint.