by Michael dEstries
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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.

via Gawker

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • emenot

    FORGET ABOUT IT YOU BAD LITTLE PIGGY!

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    sounds great that he is a Peta supoporter. Less great and less enthiousastic sounds his remarks about leaving his present career would be “painful”. So we might expect him to run for office when his present career goes downhill maybe ?

  • JayP

    I would vote for him for sure.