UPDATE: Baldwin clarified his remarks on Romney in a blog post for The Huffington Post on Sunday.
But apropos of my Twitter-izing about Mitt Romney and the GOP field of candidates, let me add this addendum. I did not write that Romney is a Ken doll. He is anything but. And the sooner Democratic political operatives agree on that, the better for Obama. I referred to that iconic retail figure to highlight those types that are lean of frame and square jawed, like Romney, who seem to hold the public's attention more easily. Something starkly visual that either aids a candidacy or rarely hurts it.
Alec Baldwin has never shied away from sharing his political views, and having recently joined Twitter, the actor/activist has discovered a new platform for his analysis and thoughts.
Baldwin took to the social networking service on Friday evening to share his thoughts on the Republican primary (he's not very bullish on most of their chances) and to prescribe policy solutions for an ailing America. He even threw in a little social criticism, too.
First, his GOP handicapping:
I mentioned Romney because if he can overcome the Mormon issue with the Christian right, he could win it.
His contradictions re: Health care can be ironed out by clever GOP and conservative think tank types.
Unwarranted fear/loathing of Obama is sad, but real. Romney has that Plymouth Rock last name
and Ken doll appeal that a lot of right-wingers go for.
Who then? Newt? Huckabee? Christie? Obama would slice and dice them.
Romney has the best chance. But that's not saying much.
The economy will tell the tale, as always, come next Fall.
Next came Baldwin's policy proposals -- and, having publicly mused about running for office, perhaps a first look at his future campaign platform:
We'd be in Afghanistan, then Pakistan, then Iran, for the next 20 years, if a Republic gets in
America needs strong defense spending, but wise as well
We need infrastructure
Hundreds of billions for an Apollo-type investment in renewable energy
We need higher tolls, fees on single occupancy commuters.
And finally, some analysis of the American public:
Miot [sic] Americans have already forgotten the BP spill, Fukushima.
Americans , too many of them, seem to only care about sex and taxes.
For more, click over to Alec Baldwin's Twitter account.
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