Baldwin has been the subject of speculation as far as public office goes. He loves New York and he likes to tweet about economic issues. It is also rumoured that he’s already got an inauguration-ball tux.
Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin’s rep said “I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Back in January Baldwin told CNN host Eliot Spitzer,“I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class…would like to seek public office.”
Though a 2013 mayoral run would presumably mean that the two-time Emmy winner will no longer be playing Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock .
Then again, if anyone is still an Anthony Weiner supporter in 2013, it might be Baldwin—who, of course, is no stranger to scandal himself.
In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post that went up today, Baldwin defended the now tarnished politician calling him ‘a modern human being’. “My thought on Weiner is that he is a very busy man,” the actor wrote. “Like most, although not all, politicians, he probably spends a great deal of time going to meetings, raising campaign funds and seizing upon every opportunity to remind people of how great he is as a public servant and a human being. It’s exhausting. He exists under a constant pressure cooker of self-analysis and public appraisal. Like other politicians, he needs something to take the edge off.”
Yeah, that’s the point where some might start to argue with Baldwin’s reasoning, but he perseveres.
“A modern cell phone, loaded with contacts of willing fellow players, has a table with a red checkered table cloth ready for you at virtually any time,” he continued.
“Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do. When I first heard about his problems, I snickered and made jokes, too. Now, I’m sad for him, his family, his district and his colleagues. Let he who is without sin…..”
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