Alec Baldwin 'very interested' in running for office
Alec Baldwin has hinted at political aspirations in the past and -- in a segment set to air Wednesday -- tells former New York governer/CNN host Eliot Spitzer that he is "very, very interested" in running for public office. Coincidentally, the same office Spitzer once held.
"I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class, for whatever reason ... would like to seek public office," said Baldwin in the interview. He also added that it would be "painful" for him to leave acting right now. Not to mention for us. The world is totally not ready for a "30 Rock" without Jack Donaghy or Baldwin's repeated, always laugh-out-loud funny visits to "SNL."
Of course, those who follow celebs who follow politics know Baldwin is not new to the political arena. He's long been an outspoken supporter of the Democratic Party and may or may not have once said he'd leave the country if George W. Bush were elected president in 2000.
Baldwin has expressed an interest in the governorship of New York in the past, saying he's more qualified than outgoing California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"His only credentials are that he ran a fitness program under some bygone president," Baldwin once said. "I'm de Tocqueville compared to Schwarzenegger."
Speaking of Schwarzenegger, he's contemplating a move in the opposite direction, telling Variety that he may return to acting once he steps down from office next week.
| January 5, 2011; 10:53 AM ET
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