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Arnold Schwarzenegger: "I'm not running for anything"
Los Angeles Times ^ | Michael Rothfeld | March 24, 2009

Posted on 03/24/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT by calcowgirl

California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has generally declined to discuss his future after term limits end his tensure in the state Capitoln January, 2011.

... Schwarzenegger, a Republican who's been discussed as a potential opponent next year for Democrat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said he's “not running for anything.”

... “Now I raised taxes, but I’m not running for anything,” Schwarzenegger said. “So I’m more comfortable with it because I’m not running for anything, because I know it’s the right thing. Even though I promised the people of California I’m not going to raise taxes, at the same time I said I’m not going to sign a pledge, because what if there’s an emergency?”

Asked if that meant he had ruled out a race against Boxer, the governor said: "When I say I’m not running for anything, that’s exactly what I mean ….. until you change the Constitution.” ...

Being born in Austria, any presidential ambitions for the Terminator are terminated by the U.S. constitution.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnoldforpresident; arnoldlegacy; ca2010; caltaxes; foreignborn; schwarzenegger

1 posted on 03/24/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

“...I’m not running for anything, that’s exactly what I mean ….. until you change the Constitution.”

Don’t hold your breath, Arnold. Go run for President in Austria.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 7:44:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Why can’t he run for president? Its not like anyone will check his birth certificate...


3 posted on 03/24/2009 7:44:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: calcowgirl

So what Ah-nold. Conservatives hate you. Democrats hate you. You couldn’t get elected dog catcher.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 7:44:47 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (Pray for America)
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To: calcowgirl

How ‘bout running far away from the USA, Ah-nold?


5 posted on 03/24/2009 7:46:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: calcowgirl
The Running Man

: )

6 posted on 03/24/2009 7:48:22 PM PDT by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: calcowgirl

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I’m not running for anything”

Thank You Arnold. Now I can rest easier tonight. Now go back and press your lips firmly back on Obama’s behind, do what you do best


7 posted on 03/24/2009 7:49:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: calcowgirl

GOOD!

Nobody I know would vote for you anyway.

Stand for nothing, fall for anything.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 7:51:17 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: calcowgirl

what a maroon.

the California economy needs massive tax hikes


9 posted on 03/24/2009 7:51:25 PM PDT by GeronL (....and I won't let it happen again!)
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To: calcowgirl

I will never forget the so-called republicans in this state who just could not get enough of drooling all over Schwartzenkennedy. Don’t blame me, I supported McClintock!


10 posted on 03/24/2009 7:55:49 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: calcowgirl

“...I’m not running for anything, so screw you guys! Enjoy your new higher taxes.”

Sure thing, Governator. The only good thing about you is you’re terminating out.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 7:56:51 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Hitler was a great speaker too, and HE didn't need a teleprompter.)
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To: calcowgirl

I thought he’d really like to run for President.


12 posted on 03/24/2009 7:57:59 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: calcowgirl
He could get together with Stallone to do one last big noisy action movie. Lots of explosives and gunfire and aircraft usage. Nobody trusts him in Sacramento like Stallone was always the underdog in his film role.

If they can still do it. Leave in a loud blast of fire.

13 posted on 03/24/2009 7:59:54 PM PDT by BobS
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To: calcowgirl

no one would vote for ahnold.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 8:05:03 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: azishot
You probably missed this part:
When I say I’m not running for anything, that’s exactly what I mean …..

until you change the Constitution.” ...


15 posted on 03/24/2009 8:05:30 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Didn’t stop 0bama.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 8:06:04 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: calcowgirl

Best news I have heard all day!


17 posted on 03/24/2009 8:07:53 PM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: GeronL
"the California economy needs massive tax hikes"

All I need is two pairs of pants and two shirts to be REPLACED. There is nothing else that needs replacement. That's the way it is going to go as they want to go that way.

18 posted on 03/24/2009 8:10:19 PM PDT by BobS
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To: Richard Kimball

Thanks! My answer would’ve been the same.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 8:10:54 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: calcowgirl

Go run for President in Austria.

He can do dat, you know? Huh?

Dual citienship and all.. :-)


20 posted on 03/24/2009 8:11:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: BobS

until no-one is selling shirts that nobody can afford any way


21 posted on 03/24/2009 8:11:44 PM PDT by GeronL (....and I won't let it happen again!)
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z


22 posted on 03/24/2009 8:12:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, and he has role models there. ;-)


23 posted on 03/24/2009 8:13:32 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: NormsRevenge

q


24 posted on 03/24/2009 8:13:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

he should never be president.


25 posted on 03/24/2009 8:21:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: calcowgirl

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. This guy is such a joke.


26 posted on 03/24/2009 8:31:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: calcowgirl
Being born in Austria, any presidential ambitions for the Terminator are terminated by the U.S. constitution.

Just a thought. What if he decided to seek the presidency and refused to provide proof of eligibility or acknowledge proof of ineligibility provided by anyone else? Who would have standing to challenge him and in what forum would they mount that challenge? Does this provision in the constitution have any real meaning absent an enforcement mechanism?

I don't think he would have a chance at being elected but just the possibility is interesting in light of the lack of official interest in putting to rest question about eligibility of our current president.

27 posted on 03/24/2009 8:56:18 PM PDT by etcb
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To: calcowgirl

“...I’m not running for anything, that’s exactly what I mean”

Now, why couldn’t Ah-nold have said that 6 years ago and saved us all a lot of grief?


28 posted on 03/24/2009 9:16:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: etcb
I read some commentator suggesting that outcome. It went something like this.
It was determined that Barack Obama was indeed foreign born but was allowed to retain the office of the Presidency, anyway.
That then opened the door for Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Nightmarish, huh?
29 posted on 03/24/2009 9:53:29 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Despite the merit or lack of merit of the case against the president, now that the door has been opened, it is unrealistic to think that the issue will not arise again. Whether it is citizenship, age or even time of residence in the United States some clear method must be established for adjudicating the question of basic eligibility.

I am sure the Court would like to avoid the controversy but ever since Marberry vs. Madison when they established their authority over constitutional questions, they have owned these type issues. They can settle the matter now or kick the can down the road and leave someone else to deal with it.

Talking about a nightmare, just think of Governor Schwarzenegger leaving the Republican Party and running for president as a Democrat.


30 posted on 03/25/2009 1:16:53 AM PDT by etcb
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To: calcowgirl

It’s like Grey Davis never left.


31 posted on 03/25/2009 5:37:59 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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