Alec Baldwin is rumored to be eyeing Gracie Manor in a starring role as mayor of New York City in 2013 election. Congressman Anthony Weiner had been favored as the Democratic candidate to replace Michael Bloomberg, who will face term limits in in 2013. Sadly, multiple online philanderings may have shafted Weiner’s dreams. Baldwin, the star of NBC’s 30 Rock, has said he will retire from show business in 2012.
A “close friend” of Baldwin’s told the Daily:
“Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted.’ The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”
In January on a CNN in interview with Elliot Spitzer, Baldwin (who has been busily tweeting his thoughts on politics) said he was “very interested” in running for office, telling the former New York governor:
I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class … would like to seek public office.
He also pointed out that guys who went to Ivy League schools haven’t been doing the greatest job running things of late.
In 2010 Baldwin, who once dreamed of attending law school, delivered a speech at commencement for his alma mater NYU after receiving an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. He spoke of the need for commitment to family, self and society.
By the way, Baldwin doesn’t think Weiner should resign.
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