Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger says he never considered presidential bid
Posted on 02/27/2005 8:54:51 AM PST by LouAvul
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he never thought about running for president, denying he's the reason behind talk of amending the Constitution so immigrants can occupy the White House.
"I don't think the idea is that all the push is because of me. I mean, I have never thought about running for president, and this is not my vision," Schwarzenegger said Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Asked why then he predicted in 1977 he would become president, Schwarzenegger suggested he wasn't serious.
"You've got to have a little bit of sense of humor about all this," he said.
"My goal was not to run for president. My goal was to run for governor, to become governor, and then to reform the system and to do the kind of things that no one wanted to do because it's too dangerous in politics to do."
Lawmakers have proposed amending the Constitution to let immigrants run for president after being citizens for 20 years. Schwarzenegger, an American citizen since 1983, has said previously he supports such a measure.
In the interview, Schwarzenegger, who is Catholic, said he had no trouble squaring his faith with his support of abortion rights and other moderate stances contrary to church teachings. Religion shouldn't shape public policy, he argued.
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That's good, 'cause he will be dead of old age before that ammendment would be ratified.
If you really believe them they should.
I like him...but Aur-nold has gone has far as he can go.
GOod, because I'm not ammending the Constitution for you Arnold; I don't care if you were guaranteed a win.
Good! Now keep it that way!!!!
I have a bridge for sale if anyone is interested.
>>I have a bridge for sale if anyone is interested.
Is that a toll bridge? I'm looking for income opportunities ;-)
This is on the fast track. Never underestimate the power of His Ahnoldness's controllers!
I hope he does consider it. We need this man in the Oval Office.
My teeth are fine, but thanks for offering.