New York Post | Alec Baldwin for Mayor

New Yorkers expect their mayor to be larger than life, so maybe Alec Baldwin should oblige us by running for office.

The Hollywood star and credit-card pitchman has flirted with the idea before. After his latest brush with reporters from this paper, we hope the Long Island native reconsiders a run for Gracie Mansion. Here’s what sets him apart from his fellow Democrats already in the race:

Race: No one can accuse Baldwin of pandering to racial sensitivities — witness his conversation Sunday with Post photographer G.N. Miller. Our photog (a retired NYPD detective from the narcotics unit who is black) says Baldwin called him a “coon,” a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer.”

Women’s Equality: Baldwin believes in treating women exactly the way he treats men. Long before Sunday, when he grabbed Post reporter Tara Palmeri by the arm and told her “I want you to choke to death,” he left a famous voicemail for his daughter in which he called the 11-year-old a “thoughtless little pig.”


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