At a recent New York Film Festival Changeling press conference, director Clint Eastwood announced that he’s not on the team for Obama or McCain, despite a general understanding that he’s always been a right-of-center type of guy. Which he is, except in a Libertarian vein. (I’ve never felt negatively toward Libertarians — I’ve always respected where they’re coming from.)

Eastwood said that first political alignment, which happened in the early ’50s, was to become an “Eisenhower Republican.” Clint used the exact same term with me during a Bridges of Madison County phoner we did in ’95.