When everything was going well for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) it was thrown around that the title of Mayor of New York City was in his future.
But now with all the details of an online relationship with six women, and sext messages that were released on Tuesday, Weiner’s political career is now up in a limbo.
So who will step in?
Maybe, Alec Baldwin.
The Long Island native’s hit show “30 Rock” has pushed him back into the spotlight in recent years. He also blogs for the Huffington Post–where he just recently said Mitt Romney is a “serious challenge” to Obama.
As for running for mayor, Baldwin’s representative told the Hollywood Reporter, “I wouldn’t rule it out.”
With Weiner’s political future up in the air, a friend of Baldwin’s told The Daily, “The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”
Baldwin, like so many celebrities, took to his Twitter account to address the news.
“It’s a long way till November of 2013,” he tweeted.
About 24 hours earlier, the actor even gave his own view on of the biggest issues surrounding the nation.
“We face one great fact, in my opinion,” Baldwin tweeted. “And that is that once we address that debt, cut the necessary spending.”
He added: “Raise taxes and certain fees. Trouble is, when we’re done, that country may not look like America any more.”
The Massapequa native announced in April that after 2012—when his contract ends—he will no longer star in NBC’s hit comedy.
“Next year is our last year of the show,” he told New York Magazine at the time.
Baldwin said in a blog post for the Huffington Post in April: “I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope 30 Rock goes on forever. Or at least as long as everyone involved desires.”