While he’s danced around the subject for years, Alec Baldwin appears to be leaning towards a possible future run for public office.
In a segment set to air today, the “30 Rock” star tells former New York governer/CNN host Eliot Spitzer that he is “very, very interested” in taking on the challenge.
“I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class, for whatever reason … would like to seek public office,” said Baldwin in the interview. “We’ve had men who are Ivy League groomed running this country since 1988. We’ve had 22 years of Yale and Harvard and the problems aren’t getting solved.”
Besides his heavily democratic views, Bladwin is also a highly passionate animal rights supporter; most recently hosting PETA’s 30th Anniversary bash last September. Someone with those views, in addition to his environmental beliefs, would certainly help fight for the issues so many organizations place before the altar of politics. But don’t count on it happening too soon. Baldwin says that he’s in a good place right now with his career and that it would be “painful” to leave it.
Sometime in the next decade though? I’d say count on it. Check out the interview after the jump below.