Ben Affleck didn't say no when asked if he might run for John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if Kerry steps down to become Secretary of State.
In Washington, D.C,. to testify before Congress about the humanitarian crisis in the Congo, the "Argo" director and star was interviewed by Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation." The show will air Sunday.
Schieffer asked Affleck if he'd ever go after a Senate seat.
"For one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy," Affleck replied..
"There could be," Schieffer pointed out.
"Well, one never knows," Affleck said. "I'm not one to get into conjecture. I have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country. It's a big deal for me to come down here and be on your show, but I'm not going to get into speculation about my political future."
I can't believe Schieffer didn't ask Affleck about J-Lo. And he calls himself a journalist.
"Right now," Affleck said, "I'm really happy being involved from the outside in government, advocating for the Congolese, taking this movie that I made, 'Argo,' that's really become a springboard for dialogue about our relationship with Iran, which, as Hillary Clinton said, is the most pressing foreign policy issue today, so, I got a lot on my plate."
"Argo" is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Golden Globes, including best director for Affleck. Many believe "Argo" will get serious consideration for a Best Picture Oscar as well.