Skip to comments.Affleck leaves door open to Senate run
Posted on 12/23/2012 8:15:57 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller State of Play -- isn't ruling out a real-life run for office in the pending Massachusetts race to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat but downplayed the idea in an interview aired today.
In a segment airing today on CBS News Face the Nation, a coy Affleck, 40, tells host Bob Schieffer with a nervous laugh, Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy, when pressed by Schieffer on whether hell run for fellow Democrat Kerrys U.S. Senate seat should Kerry be confirmed as secretary of state, as expected.
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It would probably work. This is the state that elected Warren.
First of all,you dimwitted,worthless,empty suit Hollywood punk,it's the COMMONWEALTH of Massachusetts.If you had the first clue what this state was about you'd know that!
I hear that Barney Frank may consider running.Would make an “interesting”debate.
No thanks Ben; you are a good actor, but you’re not needed as a politician. There are enough a-holes in Congress who lie for a living just like you do.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor in Bora Bora or Tahiti please.
“leaves door open” “Isn’t ruling out”
Mealy mouthed phrases meant to disguise the fact that Affleck hopes somebody cares.
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It would be his for the taking in this age of celebrity-trumps-all.
It is the next logical step in our demise. Celeberties are worshiped by a large percentage of the population. Most people don’t know who their congressman is but they know all about American Idol, Snooki and the Kardashians.
Fauxchahontas was elected thru targeted voter fraud in 5 cities, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Salem and Worcester.
Guess which cities have the largest concentrations of illegals and public workers?
(not to mention college students!!)
I am not even mentioning Boston, it’s a banana Republic unto itself.
“Recently, I heard a babe say that she planned on going to like medical school. Like medical school? Do they diagnose like a fractured hip?”
Being an opportunistic entrepreneur, these are my favorite types to take money from. If you are an idiot, you deserve to get taken for a ride.
When you go to “like Medical School” you wind up being a Doctor on a show like Grey’s Anatomy, which takes place in a, like, Hospital.You don’t really have to practice medicine on a show like that, you just have to fake it well. What they’re really good at is sex, the medicine is way down on the list of priorities, as it is, I’m sure, for that “babe”.
Massachusetts gets what it deserves? A carpet-bagging Kennedy?
Informal. (used especially after forms of be to introduce reported speech or thought): She’s like, “I don’t believe it,” and I’m like, “No, it’s true!”
Informal. (used especially in speech, often nonvolitionally or habitually, to preface a sentence, to fill a pause, to express uncertainty, or to intensify or neutralize a following adjective): Like, why didn’t you write to me? The music was, like, really great, you know?
I was going to say I needed a laugh today, but after reflecting that Massachusetts gave us Barney Frank repeatedly, and Elizabeth Warren recently, not to mention Ted Kennedy for forty years, he’d probably win.
More crap candidates for the “low information” voter...
They are a true voting bloc now, the truly ignorant and un-intersted voters.
He’s not even a good actor.
This is a man who was cruel to a very beautiful dog. Returned it to the breeder with 3 legs, filthy and emaciated. Told the breeder if she told anyone; people would believe him not her. No thanks.
I like his wife.
Yeah, let’s just turn the running of America over to Hollywood.
Any circuses around that might want to join in is also welcome.
We’re in a sh**h*** as it is.
Scott Brown might also run. I don’t know if any republicans are considering running yet.
Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller State of Playshould expect a Nobel Peace Prize right after he's sworn in as Senator from Taxachusetts.
Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,...He's half right -- Scott Brown remains one of the two Senators from Massachusetts.