Asked Sunday on CNN's State of the Union about Baldwin’s recent comments that he might move to Connecticut and mount a challenge to Lieberman because, as Baldwin told Playboy magazine, “I have no use for [Lieberman],” the Independent senator responded, “You know, make my day.”
“I respect Alec Baldwin as an actor and as a comedian,” added Lieberman, “if he wants to run, that’s his right.”
Lieberman has a track record of surviving tough election battles. After his strong support of George W. Bush’s decision to wage war in Iraq made him a target of liberal bloggers and activists, Lieberman lost the Democratic Senate primary in his state in 2006. Undaunted, the longtime senator decided to run as an independent and managed to hold on to seat. He is not up for re-election again until 2012.
Joe Lieberman needs to be careful...who would have thunk the Minnesotan's would have voted for Al Franken?
Between two stand up comics I take Alec anytime. At least he is funny and he has principles.
Did it have to be Alec (drunk, child abuser, cheater, has been actor, annoying person all around) Baldwin? Dingbat Celebrity Politicians is the purview of Republicans, not Democrats!
Alec Baldwin. Why not? The US has deteriorated into a celebrity run country anyways.
Alec Baldwin for Senate. It's even more ridiculous when you have to type it.