"I happen to not be voting for the same man," Francesca Eastwood told the TMZ celebrity and entertainment news website as she got into a car after leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.
"But I love that he stands up for what he believes in," the actress, model and TV personality said of her father, whose Republican National Convention speech Aug. 30 was a largely improvised routine addressing an empty chair representing President Barack Obama.
The prime-time broadcast speech, viewed live by about 30 million Americans, was widely derided -- although after Obama's poor performance in the first presidential debate Nov. 3, The New Yorker magazine featured a cartoon of Romney debating an empty chair.
Obama jokingly referred to the 82-year-old actor's convention speech Thursday night, telling guests at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York to "please take your seats -- otherwise Clint Eastwood will yell at them."
He also said he imagined some people at the dinner noticed he "had a lot more energy" in the second debate. That's because "I felt really well rested after the nice long nap I had in the first debate," he said.
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