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ANN ROMNEY: EASTWOOD 'UNIQUE'


Ann Romney says she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue at the GOP convention isn't earning rave reviews. Romney told "CBS This Morning" on Friday that she didn't know what to expect when Eastwood came on stage Thursday night as a warm-up act. Eastwood's rambling conversation with an empty chair representing an imaginary President Barack Obama drew laughs in the convention hall, but has been widely mocked by critics. Romney chuckled during awkward pauses both times she was asked about Eastwood. "He's a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night," she said when asked whether she thought Eastwood's appearance was a distraction or a mistake. Eastwood's routine lasted twice as long as scheduled, cutting into the hour of prime-time coverage for Republicans. Asked if she was surprised by Eastwood's performance, Romney laughed during another pause. "I didn't know it was coming," she said, then changed the subject.

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