The 30 Rock star, Alec Baldwin, has flirted with the idea of running for NY mayor in the 2013 election for some time now, and now his actor pals are publicly supporting him.
While visiting “Fox and Friends,” Garner said she supports Baldwin’s political ambitions. “I think he should go for it. He can run and let people vote. I stand up for Alec Baldwin,” she also adds, “Ben Affleck stands up for Alec Baldwin.”
While Garner half jokes that he should “go for it,” Baldwin may actually have a shot. In the wake of Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wiener scandal, Weiner had been considered a likely successor to Michael Bloomberg in 2013, but now it’s anybody’s game.
Although Baldwin has no actual experience in politics other than being a staunch democratic advocate, that hasn’t stopped movie stars in the past from trying to be politicians.
Obviously we know that Arnold Schwarzenegger was a body builder turned actor turned governator, and we all know how that turned out.
Ronald Regan was in hundreds of “B films” in the 50’s before he became the Governor of California and eventually President. Thank goodness Schwarzenegger never got that far.
Some lesser-known actor-politicians. ½ of the stoner duo from “Harold and Kumar” series, Kal Penn, has left acting to work as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Who knew right?
But could Baldwin’s political aspirations just be a PR stunt like Donald Trump and Stephen Colbert? Stephen Colbert ran for the Democratic presidential bid in 2008, but no one was certain if the funnyman was joking or not. And we all know about The Trump running for the presidential bid and then dropping out of the race last month.
It's only a matter of time before Trump demands to see a copy of Baldwin's birth certificate or voter’s registration.