Friday, June 3, 2011

Media: Alec Baldwin's Political Campaign

On May 27th, Alec Baldwin became the latest in a long line of celebrities to jump on to Twitter. With his upcoming departure from 30 Rock now visible on the horizon and speculation of his political ambitions confirmed by even himself, it seems that now is a good a time as any to separate Jack Donaghy, the ultra-conservative cut-throat Reagan-ophile with the real Alec Baldwin, a leftist Hollywood-type that makes a lot more political sense than his character does. About two hours ago, he unleashed a fury of tweets clearly outlining his political stance.
Here it is, in one nice, maybe-a-little-too-long paragraph:

@Alec_Baldwin: "I mentioned Romney because if he can overcome the Mormon issue with the Christian right, he could win it. His contradictions re: Health care can be ironed out by clever GOP and conservative think tank types. Unwarranted fear/loathing of Obama is sad, but real. Romney has that Plymouth Rock last name and Ken doll appeal that a lot of right-wingers go for. Who then? Newt? Huckabee? Christie? Obama would slice and dice them. Romney has the best chance. But that's not saying much. The economy will tell the tale, as always, come next Fall. Miot [sic]Americans have already forgotten the BP spill, Fukushima. Americans, too many of them, seem to only care about sex and taxes. We'd be in Afghanistan, then Pakistan, then Iran, for the next 20 years, if a Republican gets in. America needs strong defense spending, but wise as well. We need infrastructure. Hundreds of billions for an Apollo-type investment in renewable energy. We need higher tolls, fees on single occupancy commuters."

I must admit he makes a lot of sense. I will also go so far as to say that Baldwin 2012 has a nice ring to it.

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