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namvet
06-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race.

The “30 Rock” star, who has long talked about running for political office, believes Weinergate has shaken up the field of candidates enough that he might have a chance to win, a friend of the actor told The Daily.

“Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,’ ” said Baldwin’s pal.

“The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”

Baldwin, a die-hard Democrat originally from Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island, N.Y., has said 2012 will be his last year on “30 Rock,” which would free him up for a 2013 mayoral run.

He’d be the biggest name by far to throw his hat in the ring to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg at “the second hardest job” in the nation, Weiner’s dream gig before his sordid fall from grace.

Bloomberg, who had New York City’s term-limit law rewritten to win his third term, isn’t expected to run again in 2013. The likely candidates include City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilman Bill de Blasio, and former New York comptroller Bill Thompson, who narrowly lost to Bloomberg in 2009.

Meanwhile, Baldwin probably won’t be able to run for Weiner’s congressional seat representing parts of Brooklyn and Queens, even if he wanted to. As a result of the last census, New York State is expected to lose two seats.

“They’ll take one Republican district upstate, and one Democratic district in the city,” said one political operative. “Weiner can say goodbye to his seat.”

Baldwin, 53, famous for his liberal politics, has been talking about the possibility of running for office since the ’90s.

“Is this something that I want to do? Yes,” Baldwin said in a 1997 New York magazine cover story on his political ambitions. But he said it didn’t seem like the right time.

“The men and women that run the world are in their 50s. It takes time to build that kind of thing. I’m 39.”

Fast-forward 11 years. In a 2008 interview on “60 Minutes,” Baldwin mused about being in his 50s and said it was possible that politics would be his second act.

“There’s no age limit on running for office, to a degree,” he said. It’s “something I might do, one day.”

Last year, the New York Daily News reported that the Working Families Party had considered Baldwin as a replacement candidate for its gubernatorial ticket, after a federal probe cast doubt on whether Andrew Cuomo would accept their ballot line. Baldwin’s spokesman told the newspaper he wasn’t interested.

Baldwin said in an interview with CNN’s Eliot Spitzer in January that he was “very interested” in running for office. He said he had been approached in the past about political offices outside New York, but that he would prefer to live in the Big Apple.

“I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class … would like to seek public office,” Baldwin said.

source (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/06/08/060811-news-alec-baldwin-1-2/)

Alec Baldwin staring Alec Baldwin

AmPat
06-09-2011, 10:54 AM
If that sewer of a city wants this turd, they deserve him.

NJCardFan
06-09-2011, 10:58 AM
That article was written by a Richard Johnson. Are they serious?

Zafod
06-09-2011, 10:59 AM
I hope he runs and wins. The loonyness released on a national stage will be awesome!!!!!

SarasotaRepub
06-09-2011, 02:17 PM
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:D

Hawkgirl
06-09-2011, 05:19 PM
The wife beater doesn't stand a chance, but if New Yorkers are dumb enough to elect him...then they deserve him.

Odysseus
06-09-2011, 05:40 PM
The only good thing that would come from his running and winning is that he would discredit Democrats for years after his one term ended. Dinkins so destroyed the reputation of the Democratic Party in NYC that not only did Giuliani do two terms, but Bloomberg, who ran as a Republican, won two terms and only then switched out and became an independent. Baldwin has no experience running anything, and would be a disaster as mayor of the largest city in America. He'd be Obama, but without the racial shielding (calling Baldwin out on his policies would only be racist is tubby wife-beaters who scream obscenities at their kids are a race).

Actually, watching this clown self-destruct would be worth the damage that the city would have to absorb, at least from the safety of another state. :D

noonwitch
06-10-2011, 01:13 PM
I don't think he will actually run. He's done too many ridiculous sketches on SNL that his opponent could have a field day with in negative ads. And, unlike Al Franken, some of his SNL gigs have been in the last decade.


"Schweaty Balls" is the sketch I think of.

Arroyo_Doble
06-10-2011, 01:14 PM
"Schweaty Balls" is the sketch I think of.

Fucking hilarious.

But I like those NPR bits.

namvet
06-10-2011, 01:52 PM
I don't think he will actually run. He's done too many ridiculous sketches on SNL that his opponent could have a field day with in negative ads. And, unlike Al Franken, some of his SNL gigs have been in the last decade.


"Schweaty Balls" is the sketch I think of.

we're talking NYC here. they could elect a terrorists and not even know it !!!

Odysseus
06-10-2011, 02:31 PM
I don't think he will actually run. He's done too many ridiculous sketches on SNL that his opponent could have a field day with in negative ads. And, unlike Al Franken, some of his SNL gigs have been in the last decade.


"Schweaty Balls" is the sketch I think of.

Well, that and nobody realized that Franken was trying to be funny.

The thing that will kill Baldwin's run is his tirade on Letterman (at least, I think that it was Letterman), during the Clinton impeachment, when he went completely off his rocker and started bellowing and demanded that a mob go to Rep. Henry Hyde's home and drag him and his family out and murder them. Even for Democrats, that may be a bit much.