Mayor Alec Baldwin?
April 17th, 2012
02:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Mayor Alec Baldwin?

(CNN) – Actor and political activist Alec Baldwin would "love" to run for mayor of New York, but has yet to decide if he will jump into the 2013 race.

"I don't know if I will be able to put together a campaign to run for that job. I would love to run for that job," Baldwin said in an interview Tuesday on CNN International.

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The self-declared Democrat, who has previously flirted with a mayoral bid, dismissed the idea he run for Congress because there are no open seats for Democrats in his Congressional district or state-wide. But he said "we'll see" about the Gotham chief post after next year's final season of his hit NBC TV show "30 Rock."

Baldwin, a New York native, said state residents are ready for "huge change" after three terms of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The independent Bloomberg successfully challenged state term limit laws that prohibited him from running for a third term in 2009 and enjoys high favourable ratings, according to recent polling.

"After 12 years of Bloomberg I know that New York on a spiritual level, on a psychic level, on an emotional level, they need a huge change," Baldwin told anchor Becky Anderson. "I think they need a mayor that is more inspiring."


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. RealityBites

    HA HA HA!!!

    April 17, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Honestuck

    I did'nt know they have mayoral elections in New York. I thought the city had removed term limits to make Mike Blumberg Mayor for life. Are they changing the by-laws again? Go figure.

    April 17, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Definitely!!! NYC deserves Alec Baldwin!!! Probably the first real job he's ever had! Although he might want to start with dog catcher first. hahahhaha... It's just a laugh a minute with these Hollywood libtards.

    April 17, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Definitely!!! NYC deserves Alec Baldwin!!! Probably the first real job he's ever had! Although he might want to start with dog catcher first. hahahhaha... It's just a laugh a minute with these Hollywood libtards.
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    Yeah.....Fred "Gopher" Grandy (R-IA), Sonny Bono (R-CA) and Arnold Schwarzenneggar (R-CA) are laughing too

    April 17, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Bloomberg is in the midst of an illegal 3rd term in office. The people of NYC voted on and passed a referendum on term limits for the Mayor and City Council members. Mayor Bloomberg had the City Council vote to repeal the term limits imposed by the referendum, thereby making himself eligible to run for a 3rd term.

    The term limits referendum had language in it that stated that it could only be repealed by another referendum. The City Council action to overturn the term limits law was upheld by judge after judge until finally Bloomberg got his 3rd term.

    April 17, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. Joel

    "I think they need a mayor that is more inspiring."

    You know, maybe we're sick of inspiring leaders and want intelligent, pragmatic leaders.

    April 17, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. chechi

    New Yorkers deserve better tha this temperamental, egotistic, selfish, bully person. Would he like to be president also and perhaps Pope? Keep dreaming Mr. no nice person!

    April 17, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  8. kel from south carolina

    Baldwin might have what it takes to live in the political world. You need an EGO larger than life and the ability to lie with a straight face. Just think Obama. It's funny how actors believe they know more than real people. It doesn't take brains to repeat what someone else wrote. Thank g-d we moved out of NY. Semper Fi

    April 17, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. joe

    Not going to happen.., there are just too many fat little pigs in NY to elect Baldwin.

    April 17, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Rudy NYC - Bloomberg is in the midst of an illegal 3rd term in office. The people of NYC voted on and passed a referendum on term limits for the Mayor and City Council members. Mayor Bloomberg had the City Council vote to repeal the term limits imposed by the referendum, thereby making himself eligible to run for a 3rd term.
    The term limits referendum had language in it that stated that it could only be repealed by another referendum. The City Council action to overturn the term limits law was upheld by judge after judge until finally Bloomberg got his 3rd term.
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    Yeah, lefties seizing power is pretty standard. Cuba didn't have much luck getting rid of Fidel either.... Chavez, well, looks like his health will do what the people can't.

    April 17, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  11. Big George in Big D

    Oh brother – thank goodness I don't live in NYC!! Balwin – another loud-mouthed idiot!

    April 17, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Baldwin would never make it out of the mayoral primaries. End of Story.

    April 17, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "Yeah, lefties seizing power is pretty standard."

    LOL! You think Bloomberg is one of the "lefties"? Thank you for such a clear display of delusion and inability to process facts. Dude's about as centrist as they get. Of course, in your GOBP cult, Obama is a radical marxist, so we're already well aware of your delusions.

    April 17, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |