---What the hell is this about? ---
In Arnold's own eyes, he is of course a big success, a mover and shaker. There is no stage big enough for him. He wants a national stage, an international stage! He's using the Party that he's burying in California, the Party to which he is an absolute traitor, to promote his ambitions. Look at his recent pronouncements on foreign policy. What did he call California, a nation-state?
He is a narcissist and demagogue. He is no friend of the Republican Party.
And... Truth be told, he is no friend to CA's rural or mountain counties!!! Gray Davis was better at leaving us alone!!!