On Monday, Alec Baldwin discussed his chances of becoming the next President of the United States.

Yes — I’m serious.

Speaking of serious, on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio show, Baldwin exuded the confidence of a great man. Or a self-deluded one:

“If I ran, I would win. I would absolutely win. I would 1000 percent win. … [It would be] the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.”

“If I ran for President, I would win, hands down.”

Wow. Hands down and everything.

This isn’t Baldwin’s first talk of leading the free world — last October, he teased with the prospect:

“If I run for a (?) President, think of how entertaining the debates would be.”

No more entertaining than 2016 and Trump.

Baldwin said he, as the Commander-In-Chif, would “have things be very common sense.”

“[There are] so many things this country needs to do that are so obvious.”

Alec laid out one of those “common sense” secrets to his would-be success:

“I would forgive every student loan over time.”

In a related story, every American would simultaneously sign up for college on full loans.

That’s super nice of him.

Baldwin would also run on environmental protection and fixing the economy. Alec is, of course, known for his degree in Economics. Just kidding — he doesn’t possess one of those. It’s of no consequence — degrees will have no value once he’s President, because they’ll all be free.

Baldwin offered a special surprise for Howard:

“I would put you in charge for the National Endowment for the Arts.”

I interrupt this article to share with you some breaking news: the cutest thing in the history of the world has just been designated:

Now back to Alec Baldwin.

Sadly for the country, he’s promised his wife he won’t run.

“My wife told me that she absolutely does not want to have that kind of public life.”

Hmmm…a little late for that. In addition to movies (including the upcoming Mission Impossible: Fallout) and his starring role in 30 Rock, he hosts Match Game, has a podcast, and will soon head up his own talk show on ABC, in addition to playing Trump on the small screen.

Speaking of that, Alec said he’s been told by two “very powerful people in Washington” that First Lady Melania is a fan of his SNL Trump. “I love it,” he said.

I love it, too — not his Trump, but the idea of him running for President. I summon John Oliver’s response to Trump running, though I doubt the results will be nearly the same:

Oh — ix-nay on the eck-chay.

But otherwise, PLEASE.

Alec Baldwin is a great actor. And a funny one. The Departed, Glengarry Glen Ross, Outside Providence…his skills are undeniable. However, I think he’s been fooled by one of the great acts of all time, Donald Trump. That’s not to say Trump isn’t genuine, but rather, that his performance makes something very hard look very, very easy. Including winning. But for Alec Baldwin, “common sense” says his pursuit of the presidency would be Mission Impossible.

 

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