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Would California Governer Arnald Schwarzenegger Run For President?


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http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/politics&id=7417033&rss=rss-kfsn-article-7417033

 

SACRAMENTO, CA (KFSN) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be looking for a higher profile job than governor, when he leaves office. Will it be a new movie, a book, or perhaps run for president? A run for president, however, would mean Congress would have to agree on something.

 

With only a few months left in office, Schwarzenegger shared with Jay Leno that his political aspirations aren't over, but the U.S. Constitution prevents foreign-born citizens from becoming president.

 

However, the change would be a long, tough road. Constitutional amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the House and Senate, plus ratified by three-quarters of state legislatures.

 

An online "Arnold For President" petition has garnered fewer than 1,200 supporters. The next best thing may be to work for a president. While he is a Republican, his "green" credentials could make him attractive to a Democratic administration, like Obama's.

 

On Friday, Schwarzenegger lauded a Chinese company for locating its North American green products headquarters in LA.

 

"As I've always said, what is good for the environment is also good for the economy," said Schwarzenegger.

 

"We're getting indications that within Schwarzenegger's own camp that he's very interested in having more national visibility," said ABC7 political analyst Bruce Cain.

 

Of course, the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician could go back to Hollywood where Schwarzenegger could actually be president in a movie -- remember Demolition Man? That movie makes light of the idea that there could be a library named after Schwarzenegger after becoming the president.

 

The aging action hero has already shot a cameo in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie, "The Expendables," but he's not president there.

 

Like so many other high-profile figures these days, Schwarzenegger may very well delay his next political move for awhile, and write a book about his days in Sacramento. We all know how lucrative that has turned out to be for people like Sarah Palin.

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My opinion: Movie stars are great for president! They're already good at acting like everythings perfect :P

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My opinion: Movie stars are great for president! They're already good at acting like everythings perfect :P

 

 

As someone who has my parents and sister in California, the "terminator' poll numbers are not great as he leave office. It's only around at best 40-45% based mainly due to the budget crisis/huge national recession.

 

Plus even if the rules are changed(i agree that people born outside the US but have lived here most of their lives should be able to be elected to President)i doubt the GOP wants to run him after McCain was blown out in the last election.

 

Schwarzenegger is a fiscal consevative but a moderate liberal that for instance supports gay rights that may not sit well with the Rush Limburgh/Sarah Plain wing of the GOP.

 

The GOP in 2012 may want to run a hardcore consertative against Obama and gamble if the ecomony has not improved the American people will want change even if the canadiate is Elmer Fudd.:(

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Absolutely not. He is not born in the country. Only people who are born in the United States proper or any of its governing territories at time of birth are eligible for president. It doesn't matter about his political background or anything, the Constitution is the law. And very few seek to change that specific clause. And this is coming out of someone who is going to take the AP Government exam tomorrow.

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And this is coming out of someone who is going to take the AP Government exam tomorrow.

 

Good luck on that; I took that a few years ago. Wasn't a bad exam at all.

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Absolutely not. He is not born in the country. Only people who are born in the United States proper or any of its governing territories at time of birth are eligible for president. It doesn't matter about his political background or anything, the Constitution is the law. And very few seek to change that specific clause. And this is coming out of someone who is going to take the AP Government exam tomorrow.

 

 

And as someone who was born here in 'minored' in college in political science the Constitution needs a face lift. Not to get to too off topic but IMO these facelifts are needed when electing a President.

 

1)Get rid of the damn electoral college and go to 100% total votes. The only reason it has not happened yet especially after the narrow thin elections of 2000 and 2004 is that because Members of Congress from small size states population would get a nightmare fearing that canadiates will never visit their states. This should be done asap first before the Non US Born naturalized citizen for President issue.

 

2)Raise the minium age to be President to 50 years. When the founding fathers created the 35 years of age requirement, the average American in 1790 only had a life span of 50-60 years of age.

 

3)Make "Foreigners' allowed to become President. Even if Obama was born in Kenya his Mom is American and same argument can be made for John McCain being born overseas to a "GI American" solider. To make it clear IMO, the person born outside the country, must have lived in the USA for at least 50 straight uninterupted years.

 

This also would widen the pool of people who can be President as well. People like Schwarzenegger(since as a teenager in his 1st career as a lengerdary world champion bodybulider), Mich Gov. Gersholm(born in Canada and came to US as a young kid)and going back years Albert Einstein who have lived here most of their lives should be allowed to run.

 

To me this is what America needs in picking a President but with so much bitter partisanship for now, this is only a dream.

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Him being president would be more disaterous than Bush last thing America needs is someone dumber than Bush and has ran California into the ground. Besides who needs a president on roids

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Well, they did vote in Reagan...
Thats true.:tup: If Ahnold is elected president,he would do the following.

 

1) Make gym a major subject in school

2) Help build Hybrid Hummers which will achieve an astonishing 7 MPG

3)Eliminate obesity by supplying families with T-1000 machines to chase you around all day.

 

4)Make english a secondary language.

5)And will terminate anyone who voted against him....And he will be back.:(

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Thats true.:tup: If Ahnold is elected president,he would do the following.

 

1) Make gym a major subject in school

2) Help build Hybrid Hummers which will achieve an astonishing 7 MPG

3)Eliminate obesity by supplying families with T-1000 machines to chase you around all day.

 

4)Make english a secondary language.

5)And will terminate anyone who voted against him....And he will be back.;)

 

6:Distribute an unlimited supply of steroids to all schools...

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3)Make "Foreigners' allowed to become President. Even if Obama was born in Kenya his Mom is American and same argument can be made for John McCain being born overseas to a "GI American" solider. To make it clear IMO, the person born outside the country, must have lived in the USA for at least 50 straight uninterupted years.

Obama wasn't born in Kenya. Stop spreading lies.

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nah that's the kinda shit that would have been found out in the primaries. Obama's smart but I don't think he's smart enough to cover up the facts of his own birth for too long.

 

you'd be surprised at all the people who follow him blindly

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Thanks for the info as well, guess no P and VP for Arnold. But, my History book only says for President, not VP, EPIC FAIL for both publishers!

It's assumable because you elect both the president and the VP on the same ticket. Don't forget, before the 12th Amendment, the person with the second most highest votes became the VP. (In the case of Adams and Jefferson, where Jefferson was No. 2).

 

However, Senators and Congressmen do not have to follow such strict guidelines. You can be a naturalised citizen and become a Washington politician (as in the case of Henry Kissinger, I believe). In the case where the president or the VP are both in some kind of disaster, then the House Speaker becomes president. According to the Presidential Succession Act, the House Speaker is 2nd in line of succession, followed by the President Pro Tempore, then followed by the secretaries of the departments (based on the date they were created).

 

The case where the House Speaker or the President Pro Tempore succeeding the presidency has never occured in American history yet, as the Vice President usually assumes the duties of the president, if the president is killed, or unable to perform or removed from office. Nixon's first veep was replaced by Gerald Ford, before Nixon himself had to leave. Had Nixon left with the first veep, the House Speaker would have assumed the duties of the president. Also because this has never happened, we do not know for sure what could exactly happen if the House Speaker is of foreign birth and that the sitting president and veep are both either killed, decapacitated or impeached/convicted.

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