Alec Baldwin: “I Doubt” I’ll Still Run For Mayor of New York City (AUDIO)

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By Shari Weiss



Despite an interest in politics, Alec Baldwin says he has lost his “appetite” to run for office. “I doubt it now. The older I get, the more I feel that all of it has changed,” the actor said Wednesday on his WNYC radio show, “Here’s The Thing.”

Baldwin has previously said he’d consider running for Mayor of New York, but now finds himself turned off by the political players currently in the mix. “I don’t see myself in that crowd,” he said, accusing current possible candidates as being “horny for their own ascension.”

Instead, the “30 Rock” star would rather focus on the life he currently leads. “I’ve got a job now,” he said, referring to his hit NBC show. “We have fun, and it’s a family and I love New York and I’ve got a life. It’s been a great harbor for me in my life.”

“Give this up for what?” Baldwin wondered. “I give up money and fame and position and success; I give up this wonderful life I have now in exchange for the chance to really change things. Yeah, I’m not quite sure you can anymore,” he added.

Listen below at the 26-minute mark. Do you agree with Baldwin’s reasoning?


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