Alec Baldwin, star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” ripped former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Tuesday. “These guys [the GOP] are really, really getting scared. They know it’s not looking good for them,” Mr. Baldwin said on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell. “It’s starting to like he [President Barack Obama] has it in the bag.”
The TV star, who has toyed with the idea of running for NYC mayor, made it clear that the Republican Party could have picked a better candidate to go up against the president in November.
“In terms of being in touch with the average American, we would be better off with Gingrich than we would Romney, in terms of personal wealth and attitude about lifestyle and so forth,” Mr. Baldwin posited.
The “30 Rock” star is not the only Democrat to make light of the Michigan native’s substantial wealth. During the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Mr. Obama joked that Mr. Romney would call the Hilton ballroom “a little fixer-upper.”
“Romney is as out of touch with the average American as we could possibly find on the meter today,” Mr. Baldwin said, adding that “Romney is Bush the first again.”
Although Mr. Baldwin argued that Mr. Gingrich is more in touch with the average American, the former House speaker also has considerable personal wealth. As a Washington insider, he became a wealthy individual, earning large sums of money for writing books, producing documentaries and giving speeches.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is set to officially withdraw from the GOP primary race Wednesday. The Georgia Republican told USA Today Tuesday that he will endorse Mr. Romney, despite the bitter rivalry that the two candidates shared during the 2012 presidential race.