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Schwarzenegger For President?
AOL Political Machine ^ | December 22, 2008 | Christopher Weber

Posted on 12/22/2008 12:08:40 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

In a sprawling interview with 60 Minutes last night, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped a not-so-subtle hint to Republicans: get busy changing the Constitution because Ahnold has his eyes on the White House. Asked by Scott Pelley if he'd like to be president, Schwarzenegger responded in no uncertain terms:

"Yeah, absolutely," Schwarzenegger acknowledged. "I think that I am always a person that looks for the next big goal. And I love challenges. I always set goals that are so high, that are almost impossible to achieve. Because then, you're always hungry for climbing and climbing. Because it's always interesting. The climb is always interesting. When you get there you just have to pick another goal."

Schwarzenegger was, of course, not born in the U.S.A. so it would take some rule changing before he's able to launch a presidential bid. I'm sure Californians, myself included, would like to see the governor make good on his campaign promise to chip away at the Golden State's epic budget shortfall before he starts looking for a promotion.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; foreignborn; obci; schwarzenegger
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1 posted on 12/22/2008 12:08:40 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


2 posted on 12/22/2008 12:10:40 PM PST by alarm rider ("Father, let me dedicate all this year to thee". Lawrence Tuttiett (1825-1897))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Or rule ignoring. Obama set the precedence for that.

it would take some rule changing before he's able to launch a presidential bid

3 posted on 12/22/2008 12:11:08 PM PST by DManA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Like a lot (but not all Republicans), I was pleased to see Schwarzenegger win the Governors office in the recall election and then win re-election.

But Arnold has gone off the ranch just one too many times for me. Although I suspect his allegiances are with the GOP, several of his policy stances don’t point in that direction.

And frankly, there’s no way that Arnold is gonna get the Constitution changed. He’d be better off running against Feinstein or Boxer.


4 posted on 12/22/2008 12:11:59 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Not NO, but...

HELL NO!!!!

No more RINOs!!!!

5 posted on 12/22/2008 12:12:04 PM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Schwarzenegger was, of course, not born in the U.S.A. so it would take some rule changing before he’s able to launch a presidential bid.”

Is that rule still operative?


6 posted on 12/22/2008 12:12:41 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Tread lightly. This makes about as much sense as 0bama winning the presidency.
7 posted on 12/22/2008 12:13:46 PM PST by LiberConservative ("I can see upstate from my house!")
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so it would take some rule changing before he's able to launch a presidential bid

Oh, nothing serious, just amending the Constitution...but hey, why bother? Obama didn't.

8 posted on 12/22/2008 12:14:35 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ick
ick
ICK!


9 posted on 12/22/2008 12:15:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good luck Arnold.

Does he have any idea how LONG it takes to change the Constitution? Or any idea how complex it is for a Constitutional Amendment?

They’ve been trying for 30 years to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

America is not going to spend the next 10-30 years to change the Constitution to benefit one man.


10 posted on 12/22/2008 12:15:23 PM PST by earlJam
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We don’t need to change the Constitution. Ahhnold just needs to change parties. If he hasn’t already.


11 posted on 12/22/2008 12:16:06 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That section of the Constitution has already been suspended, resulting in acceptance of the nascent obama regime, with their non-citizen figurehead titular head.

Merely one step on the way to disregarding the Constitution altogether.


12 posted on 12/22/2008 12:16:23 PM PST by alloysteel (Balkanization - perhaps one of the few remaining ways to preserve American ideals.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He has no idea why the founders specified natural-born candidates. That's what makes him dangerous. The same goes for any other wannabe with no credentials and even less talent.

(Yo, Bammy! They're talkin' 'bout'cha again.)

13 posted on 12/22/2008 12:16:52 PM PST by Eastbound
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On the domestic spending/limited government side, this would be George Bush on steroids. Exactly what we don’t need unless, of course, we want to kill the Republican Party once and for all.


14 posted on 12/22/2008 12:17:33 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There you have it.

The real reason Obama’s citizenship was never really questioned by the GOP, notwithstanding all the smoke.

Now, the Black Austrian steps in.

Sorry, Ben, we’ve blown it.


15 posted on 12/22/2008 12:17:40 PM PST by swarthyguy (*Bush Promised us Osama, instead we're getting Obama*)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No way, Jose.


16 posted on 12/22/2008 12:18:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (We ARE the dissent, baby!)
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Yeah. And the interviewer described him as a 'movie action hero'. My question. What qualification does a 'movie action hero' have that would make him qualified to be 'president'.

First, he is not a hero. Second, doing an action movie where there is no bodily risk is not heroism. Real heros generally are not paid millions of dollars to playact. They sacrifice, many time their all.

17 posted on 12/22/2008 12:20:13 PM PST by Parmy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Okay, I’m willing to let go of the no foreign born citizens rule, as long as we can put another one in place that makes you ineligible if the majority of people can’t spell your name.:)


18 posted on 12/22/2008 12:20:54 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Obama is for (leaving you with pocket) change.)
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Unlike Obama, whose legend says he was born in Hawaii, we KNOW Arnold was born in Austria. He can't just wave his arms and fake it, like Obama has.

Changing the Constitution takes time, which Arnold does not have. However, if he runs as a Senator as a Republican, he would be to the right of both Boxer and Feinstein, on at least some issues. He has made a terrible chief executive (governor), because he has tried to make everyone like him, and has failed.

19 posted on 12/22/2008 12:21:22 PM PST by NathanR ( Drill here. Drill now. Pay less.)
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I don’t mind very much the idea of amending the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to be president. But I wouldn’t vote for Schwarzenegger. He can go make another Predator for all I care.


20 posted on 12/22/2008 12:22:27 PM PST by Tublecane
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