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Alec Baldwin goes on Twitter spree, claims ‘Romney has the best chance’

Laura Donovan Contributor

A week after his Twitter debut, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin tweeted heavily about politics and 2012 presidential contenders, possibly indicating that he himself will run for office in 2012.

The actor, who said earlier this year that he’s “very, very interested” in a political position, is rumored to be leaving “30 Rock” when his contract expires in 2012, just in time for the election.

“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,” Baldwin wrote in a Huffington Post piece in April.

Baldwin stoked the gossip on Thursday and Friday when he incessantly tweeted about the state of the nation and who would be a decent leader for the country.

“Looking to me to be Romney-Pawlenty,” Baldwin first wrote on Thursday. The “It’s Complicated” funnyman continued with his political discussion when he tweeted on Friday, “I mentioned Romney because if he can overcome the Mormon issue with the Christian right, he could win it.”

Baldwin went on about Romney, “His contradictions re: Health care can be ironed out by clever GOP and conservative think tank types,” adding, “Unwarranted fear/loathing of Obama is sad, but real. Romney has that Plymouth Rock last name.”

Several tweets later, Baldwin declared Romney the greatest option for the Republican Party, “Romney has the best chance. But that’s not saying much.”

This back-handed compliment didn’t come without jabs at the GOP. Baldwin asserted with an earlier tweet, “and Ken doll appeal that a lot of right-wingers go for.”

Seeming to respond to critics, Baldwin posed the question, “Who then? Newt? Huckabee? Christie? Obama would slice and dice them.”

Baldwin also expressed some concerns of his own with his tweet, “Miot Americans have already forgotten the BP spill, Fukushima.” He took a darker approach with another tweet, “Americans , too many of them, seem to only care about sex and taxes.”

A spokesperson for PETA and known critic of conservatives, Baldwin has made no secret of his liberal political views. Having publicly feuded with Fox News television host Sean Hannity, Baldwin has written extensively about his problems with the GOP. In 2006, Baldwin told the New York Times, “If I ever ran for anything, the thing I would like to be is governor of New York.”

When asked if he was qualified to run, Baldwin told the Times, “That’s what I hate about Schwarzenegger. His only credentials are that he ran a fitness program under some bygone president … I’m Tocqueville compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger.”

New York Republican Rep. Peter King did not respond to numerous phone calls and emails from The Daily Caller inquiring about the possibility of Baldwin running against him in 2012.

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