Clint Eastwood is back in the spotlight in an advertisement supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The well-scripted ad, paid for by the super PAC American Crossroads, is a far departure from the star’s last appearance at the Republican Convention in Tampa, where he cursed at an empty chair meant to stand in for President Barack Obama.
“If somebody doesn’t get the job done, you hold him accountable,” says Eastwood in the new ad. “Obama’s second term would be a rerun of the first time, and our country just couldn’t survive that.”
American Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio told CNN that the commercial was taped at Eastwood’s home in California.
The ad is one of three new ads launched by American Crossroads in swing states this week, in what CNN says is an estimated $17-million campaign by the super PAC.