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Ben Affleck on Senate bid: ‘One never knows’

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The Hill

Ben Affleck is not denying rumors that he could run for Senate in Massachusetts if Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) steps down.

“One never knows,” he told CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, in a taped interview for Sunday’s episode of “Face the Nation.”

The “Argo” actor-director refused to speculate on the possibility, but did fan the flames of rumor.

“I’m not going to get into speculation about my political future,” he said. “I do have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country.”

According to CBS Boston’s Jon Keller, Affleck, a native of Cambridge, Mass., could be qualified to run.

Affleck was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with members of Congress and testify before the House Armed Services Committee about the crisis in the Congo. Along with being a likely front-runner for Academy Award nominations next year, Affleck is a humanitarian who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative.

Affleck said he’s “got a lot on my plate,” at the moment, without actually denying interest in a future political career.

“Right now, I’m really happy being involved from the outside in government, advocating for the Congolese,” he said, adding that “Argo” has “really become a springboard for dialogue about our relationship with Iran, which is, as [Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton said, the most pressing foreign policy issue today.”

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  1. Diann

    December 21st, 2012

    Because God knows what the Senate needs is a Liberal douche from Hollywood.

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  2. KF

    December 21st, 2012

    He’s a perfect fit. But he’ll have to work on more career related experience, start drinking heavily, infidelity or maybe drown some girl he’s banging in his car while drunk. Then MA could really embrace him.

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  3. MM

    December 21st, 2012

    MA deserves him. Actually they deserve each other.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 21st, 2012

    He sounds like a beauty pageant contestant making a wish for world peace™. Gaaah. This libtard needs the kind of special attention that I don’t have the patience to give.

    I like how he flips off photographers with his kid in his arm, though. Classy. You don’t want the attention, go be a tailor. Idiot.

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  5. talking about a face like a Moose

    December 21st, 2012

    John Kerry can’t go into the woods for fear of being mistaken for a Moose.

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  6. Ed

    December 21st, 2012

    Another far left piece of Hollywood garbage who, as do all of these pontificating scum, believe they know what’s best for the rest of the world.

    He and his ilk BELONG in a place like Massachusetts, where the mindless voter-drones just declared their preference for a fake calling herself a Cherokee Indian to a real American.

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  7. Diogenes

    December 21st, 2012

    He couldn’t master the acting thing….if I were him I’d look work elsewhere too.

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  8. Chalupa

    December 21st, 2012

    He could go on a bus tour and bring the Aflac duck with him.

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  9. Diann

    December 21st, 2012

    See, this is the fundamental problem with Hollywood. Some braindead nitwit plays a smart person in a movie and actually thinks that he can portray a smart person in real life.

    Forget violence. There is too much pretend intelligence in Hollywood.

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  10. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    I say the little piss ant should run. It would be amusing. Hopefully there’s a couple debates. Looks like Scott Brown might be back.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/20/scott-brown-would-win-special-election-today/
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  11. IMPEACH Obama

    December 21st, 2012

    Perfect. Affleck for Senate. Oblabla has nominated Lurch for Sec o’ State.
    Next up, Dennis Kucinich for Sec o’ Defense.

    It’s only going to get worse. And stupider.

    Now can we impeach Obama?

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  12. IronyCurtain

    December 21st, 2012

    He’s already an imbecile so he qualifies.

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  13. CrustyB

    December 21st, 2012

    He’d make a good politician. His unchanging facial expression and inability to emote with his body language makes him the perfect poker-faced negotiator.

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  14. Corky

    December 21st, 2012

    I’m sorry the job of Mr. Peanut didn’t work out for Kerry. Oh Massachusetts–you are one stupid state.

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  15. Anonymous

    December 21st, 2012

    Replace Mass. with Puerto Rico.

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  16. Doc

    December 21st, 2012

    ???Wasn’t he an actor or something???

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  17. scr_north

    December 21st, 2012

    If he ran I’d bet the stupid bastards in MA would vote for him en masse. After a few years I’ll bet he’d winn a “Special Oscar” for his performance in the Washington Follies. At least that one he’d deserve because it’s not like he wrote Good Will Hunting.

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  18. Infidel Task Force

    December 21st, 2012

    These left wing Hollywood idiots. They are unbelievably ignorant. They make a few movies, the media fawns all over them and their heads swell to the size of the movie screen.
    So right away they know more then the average American. Just look at Sean Penn and Ashton Kutcher. Both big time airheads.

    And yet….we are sent a remarkable one every now and then….Ronald Reagan.

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  19. Badco

    December 21st, 2012

    Ben who?

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  20. Birdie Num Num

    December 21st, 2012

    The.
    Republic.
    Is.
    Finished.

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  21. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 21st, 2012

    If asshole, dickhead, POS Frankin can get in maybe a comedy dork like AffLACKy can too.

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  22. Carlos The Jackal

    December 21st, 2012

    This is what happens when “Anybody can grow up to be President.”
    Sets the bar too low.
    Anybody did.

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  23. Anonymous

    December 21st, 2012

    oh hell no!

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