By Judy Kurtz - 01/05/12 06:29 PM EST
The actor, who plays a fictional Chicago mayor in the Starz show, “Boss,” was asked by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday whether he liked any of the crop of conservative presidential candidates. Grammer, a Republican, said, “I’m not really sure yet. It’s [Mitt] Romney or [Rick] Santorum. I don’t know what might emerge or change. It’s probably Romney, and I mean he’ll probably do a pretty good job.”
When the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host sarcastically quipped that Grammer was “brimming with enthusiasm,” the veteran entertainer replied, “I felt the same way about Obama four years ago. I felt well, yeah, whoever.”
Grammer campaigned for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential election.
The entertainer, 56, added, “Santorum’s an interesting guy because conservatives like a guy to be who they are, what you see is what you get.”
The “Frasier” star also declared that being a Republican in a traditionally liberal town like Hollywood is “very confusing to people.”
Grammer revealed to Kimmel, “I’ve never been a big government guy. That’s just the way I am. I’ve always been a rebel in my own life. Tell me to think a certain way, I’m bound to go in the other direction. For me, there’s only one choice in Hollywood: be a Republican.”
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