Openly Conservative Actor Kelsey Grammer Considering Run for Mayor of NY?

The entertainment industry is notably short on actors who are confident enough to express any rightward beliefs in notoriously left Tinseltown, but one of the few who does, actor Kelsey Grammer (best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and then later Frasier) told the New York Post that once he's done with his thespian career he may end up running for mayor of New York City.

The RightNetwork backer told the New York Post's Sean Daly: "I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities, but I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life -- where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little."

Daly reported that Grammer "is clear that he has moved from LA permanently and is a New Yorker now. If and when he runs, it would likely be here, he says." 

Referencing his out of the Hollywood mainstream views, Grammer pointed out: "It is not unfamiliar for me to have a point of view that might be considered out of the norm in my community." He then went on to offer this take on the debt ceiling debate:

"Even the solution they are talking about now -- the 10-year, $3-trillion solution -- that has to be paid for. Nobody is talking about actually getting rid of the debt that exists already. That doesn't make any sense. It's first-grade math."

To read the full July 31 New York Post story please visit their site here.

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Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.