Tony Danza for NY Mayor?
“I’m of a certain age, and you see things, and you think maybe you could help,” Danza said. “You say: ‘Let me fix the city. Let me run for Mayor.’”
The actor, a self-described “real user of mass transit” who took out his tattered MetroCard to prove it, explained some of his potential policies: “We need less cars,” he said.”I support the bike-share program. And rollerblades – I’m a skater. You can’t even take a cab from 50th to 70th street now. If it was up to me, I’d go for the congestion price,” he said, referring to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal for charging city drivers more.
Danza declined to say which party he’d run for, adding that he’s never made a monetary contribution to a politician. “The country’s been hoodwinked into thinking we’re supposed to do that,” he said.
Speaking about his potential celebrity rivals Danza expressed skepticism. “Can Alec Baldwin be a viable candidate?” he asked. “Or Jay-Z? If Jay-Z were mayor, would they play that song in ads? Or just the chorus? ‘Neeewww York.’ It’s got a great hook, I love that part.”
So what are the chances he’ll actually run? Like a true politician, Danza declined to say. “I’m concerned, I’m up-to-date, I read the papers,” he said. “But could I stand the scrutiny? I’m not sure. It’s a tough job. And it’s not like anybody’s asking me.”