The actor appeared on NBC's "Today" show, where Ann Curry showed him a "Brad Pitt for Mayor" T-shirt, part of a campaign residents of the city's flood-ravaged Lower 9th Ward have started. After all, Pitt's Make It Right charity has helped rebuild homes and has set a goal of putting up 150 by next year.
Pitt, 45, reluctantly said he would take the job if it were foisted on him, but then stated a platform that might well make him unelectable.
"I'm running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform," he said. "I don't have a chance."
Pressed by Curry, Pitt repeated, "I don't have a chance," and anyway, he said, "It's not what I do best."