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Clint Eastwood: Ron Paul is ‘as good as anybody else’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Academy award-winning actor Clint Eastwood told The Daily Caller that the Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is “as good as anybody else” in the race but that he will decide on a candidate in another month or two after “listening to all that crap on television.”

TheDC asked Eastwood if he is still “not a fan” of President Barack Obama — which he stated in 2010 — and for his opinion on GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney.

“I didn’t say I wasn’t a fan of his, I said I thought he was a pretty good guy. At least he seems to be — I never met him. I just thought that we need that a president, in my opinion, needs to spend more time governing and less time with other things instead of just campaigning, I guess. But that’s just one opinion and that’s the way I believe it should be done,” Eastwood told TheDC at the opening of the Warner Bros theater in the National Museum of American History in Washington Wednesday.

“Now, whether any of these other guys [Republicans] would be any better, it’s a coin flip.”

When asked whom he would vote for as a “self-described libertarian,” Eastwood said, “You want me to go for Ron Paul, is that it?”

“I think he’s nice,” Eastwood replied. “He’s as good as anybody else. They’re all nice guys. We’ll see what cooks with them.”

Following the interview with TheDC, Eastwood, who served as mayor of Carmel, Calif., revisited the topic of the GOP presidential race. He told TheDC, “I’ll answer those other questions later. Give me another month or two of just listening to all that crap on television.”

Addressing the 19 GOP presidential debates, Eastwood said, “Some of them I’ve liked but is there too many of them? Not necessarily because I haven’t seen them all. If I had to sit through all of them I might feel differently. I think it’s good for everybody to do that. It’s good for the country to talk about everything.”

The Smithsonian presented the Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal to Clint Eastwood for his contributions to American film after the ribbon cutting for the new Warner Bros Theater in the National Museum of American History.

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