Are you ready for President Schwarzenegger?

posted at 6:01 pm on October 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

I fully expect to be blogging dumb “Will Arnold run?” items in 2028, when he’ll be 81 years old.

If you wanted proof that even big-name newspapers struggle for content on painfully slow Fridays, look no further. And before you start reading, ask yourself: What do they mean that he’s “lobbying for support” to change the Natural Born Clause? Who is he lobbying? Thirty-eight different state legislatures? And no one anywhere has said anything?

Action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been lobbying for support to change the law to allow him to run for president in 2016, Page Six has exclusively learned…

One source said: “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”

Arnie was born in Austria, and the US Constitution prevents foreign-born citizens from holding the nation’s top job. Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate…

Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.”

Ace has a nice quickie explainer on why this is absurd, from the messy personal scandals involving a love child to the disappointing futility of Ahnuld’s governorship to the fact that he ended up being much more of a John McCain Republican, scolding the right about global warming, than the proto-tea-partier many righties thought he’d be in office. Beyond all that, just in terms of simple logistics, paint me a picture in which Arnold Schwarzenegger somehow emerges as a serious contender for the GOP nomination amid a roster with people like Christie, Paul, Rubio, Walker, Jindal, Cruz, and maybe Jeb Bush in it. What would be the selling point? If he was going to be the dark-horse deus ex machina who rescues the party from the agony of a weak field, last year was obviously the year to try. But that just gets us back to Ace’s point: Given the many litmus tests he’s failed (this is a guy who, while claiming to believe in traditional marriage, personally performed two gay weddings while he was governor), could he have beaten even Romney? If he had achieved something significant as governor of California a la Scott Walker in beating the unions to roll back collective bargaining for public employees, he might have been a juggernaut — big name who brought conservatism to the very same blue state formerly governed by Ronald Reagan. Instead, he’s the ultimate What Might Have Been guy. Meh.

But, having said all that (and because it’s one of my dopey pet ideas), what if he ran third-party instead of running as a Republican? The one thing an independent presidential candidate needs, even more than money, is name recognition. And there’s no semi-plausible indie candidate in all of America with as much of that as Arnold. He also happens to be chummy with probably the one man who has the money and maybe the inclination to singlehandedly bankroll a centrist independent presidential bid, by which of course I mean Mike Bloomberg. Most hypothetical third-party candidates will be marginal enough come 2016 that they can be safely strongarmed out of the debates, but the guy who used to play the Terminator before he got elected governor of America’s biggest state and who happens to have lots of his own money and money from his rich friends at his disposal to fund a run won’t be one of them. Ahnuld could get a foot in the door and his inevitable anti-Washington, anti-gridlock “time for new solutions” centrist message could get a little traction given the extent of public disaffection. In fact, a quick search of our archives reminds me that he endorsed Charlie Crist in the 2010 Florida Senate race five months after Crist had renounced his Republican Party affiliation. That was in October 2010, when Crist had already faded badly behind Rubio, so Arnold gained nothing from it except the vicarious re-branding that came from pointedly backing someone who’d left the party. This is, I guess, the way he wants people to see him now — as an independent. And yeah, there’s a little space for a candidacy like that in 2016. Emphasis on “a little.”


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Is he going to run as a Dem.

RickB on October 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

wasted subject

gerrym51 on October 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

No. Not only no, but hell no.

SunSword on October 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I could Ed and Guy Benson supporting an Arnold run.

Sadly, Arnold is a fraud. Worse than Crist.

The guy needs to go away. Slime ball for what he did to his family.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Sure. Why not. As a great American (or something) once said, “What Difference At This Point Does It Make?”

besser tot als rot on October 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Is he going to run as a Dem.

RickB on October 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

He’d have to, right?

Bmore on October 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM

If it’s foreign-born, I nominate Stephen Harper, Canada’s PM. Look what he’s quietly accomplished while President Petulant is acting out his latest “It’s all about me” drama. Let’s even use the normally unfriendly Canada Broadcasting Corporation as our source:

CETA: Canada-EU free trade deal lauded by Harper, Barroso

Drained Brain on October 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Seriously? I mean………Really?

iurockhead on October 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

If you wanted proof that even big-name newspapers struggle for content on painfully slow Fridays, look no further.

The lamestream media isn’t effin stupid by accident, it’s something that they actively work at being…and yes, they do hold all of us regular American’s in utter contempt.

This sounds more like an effort to get his name out there as his latest flick, with Sly Stallone, is released today. For a ‘moderate’ like Ahnuld, any press is good press.

Athos on October 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I could Ed and Guy Benson supporting an Arnold run.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM

And why is that? Because they write about most Republican politicians without appending ‘RINO TRAITOR’ to every article?

KingGold on October 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

It already happened, if you saw The Simpsons Movie.

22044 on October 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Nope, nope, nope. Go away.

JohnBrown on October 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Arnie already has his key campaign theme ready for the d-cRAT socialists and RINOs that will support him (and it’s his ONLY accomplishment in politics):

“I didn’t stink as governor as much as Gray Davis did.”

TeaPartyNation on October 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM

As if we needed another example of an insane egotistical sociopathic politician thinking he can fix the very culture his ideology broke.

Oh my..

katy on October 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Hell no.

Theophile on October 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

And why is that? Because they write about most Republican politicians without appending ‘RINO TRAITOR’ to every article?
KingGold on October 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Because Arnold seems right up their alley.

Pro-amnesty. Willing to cave. Not friendly with the tea party. Interested in being buddy-buddy with the liberal media. Willing to attack conservative Republicans while kissing up to liberals.

Come to think of it, I could also see KingGold supporting an Arnold run.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

This is too good to let pass by.

NavyMustang on October 18, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Hotair meets the ComedyChannel

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM

If I remember right, the Stallone/Snipes movie “Demolition Man” mentions a President Schwarzenegger.

CableDude on October 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Arnold’s just drumming up some publicity.

jix on October 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

No. No. No. Did I mention no?

topdawg on October 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

He’s not eligible. I mean really not eligible. Why is anyone even talking about this? Listing all the other reasons “why not” seems silly.

One source said: “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”

rules?

Axe on October 18, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Nein.

RealMc on October 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Arnold supports Obamacare and refused to say whether he was voting for Romney over Obama.

Arnold is not a conservative.

Arnold just likes to be popular.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

REALLY slow news day. First, the Cyrus-Veteran post, now this…

guido911 on October 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Just what we need. Another Arnold KennedyClintonObama in the White House.
Obviously he thinks Obama has already busted the “natural born citizen” requirement.
Another self absorbed prick.

Delsa on October 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

But, having said all that (and because it’s one of my dopey pet ideas), what if he ran third-party instead of running as a Republican?

I LOVE this dopey pet idea (heeeere, dopey dopey…)! ESPECIALLY if the Republicans pass the Dems’ Amnesty Act.

Because we know the GOP will garner about 0% of that newly-enfranchised voter bloc, and they’re going to need every Latino voter distraction they can get ever to elect a national-level candidate again.

Well, heere’s Arnie! In the 2003 (the Gov. Gray Davis recall election), Schwarzenegger won 30% of the Latino vote (vs. 52% for the Democrat and actual Latino Cruz Bustamante) in the California gubernatorial election.

In 2006, he increased his percentage to 39% of Latinos to win re-election as governor.

Even Romney won about 23% of the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election. So take that as the Republican “floor,” add to that Arnie’s share, and you leave the Democrat candidate with roughly 38% of the Latino vote in the next presidential election. Could make a difference. Go, Arnie, go!

de rigueur on October 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

A steroidal sociopath. Not possible he could be contemplating this without being deeply sick.

rrpjr on October 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Evidently that RINO, Arnie is starved for attention. He always talked a good line, just like King Barry. All talk.

GarandFan on October 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

TGIF

flackcatcher on October 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Lot on your knife!

Uh..

Not on your life!

Ben Hur on October 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

No, thank you. Mr S. You did a lousy job as governor.

dogsoldier on October 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Well since the Constitution as written says nobody now alive is eligible for the office of President (go read Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 carefully ;^)), I guess either nobody is or anybody is.

PersonFromPorlock on October 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

christie, paul and rubio Allah?

watch millions of conservatives stay home.

renalin on October 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

At least Ahnold speaks Austrian.

Barf thinks it’s a language, and he’s brilliant…..right?

That’s good enough on a CV to be Prez. Heck, after the current wanker in the WH who has nothing other than rabble rousing to his credit, Arnie looks good. At least Arnie could bench a few pounds. Barf, on the other hand, has about enough juice to operate a remote control on the sports channel….. loser.

Cody1991 on October 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

So take that as the Republican “floor,” add to that Arnie’s share, and you leave the Democrat candidate with roughly 38% of the Latino vote in the next presidential election.

de rigueur on October 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Um… in case it wasn’t clear: Arnie and the Dems could SPLIT the Latino vote if he ran third party.

de rigueur on October 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

If you wanted proof that even big-name newspapers struggle for content on painfully slow Fridays, look no further.

But, I thought now that they’re no longer distracted by that silly shutdown that they’d have plenty of time to devote to the Obamacare debacle?

xblade on October 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

What do they mean that he’s “lobbying for support” to change the Natural Born Clause?

Why would he bother, recent history shows that no one has standing to ask for proof of being born in the United States.

RJL on October 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

No. Better to have Christie. Or Hillary.
Or, for that matter, who we got now. Seriously.

I’m in CA, an I remember it started back in ’04 whwn we thought Arnold S was an actual Republican, though we felt his marriage to the uber-liberal whats her name was a bit suspect. Sure enough, he progressively become more progressive, until he was indistinguishable from the worst of the Democrat. His crowning achievement, pushing leftist global warming everyday of the week and signing in to law a cap & trade scheme (the only one in the nation) that is just starting now but if left unhindered will take a serious bite out of the economy of this state, as energy prices skyrocket and businesses get the heck out of here.

anotherJoe on October 18, 2013 at 6:39 PM

If I remember right, the Stallone/Snipes movie “Demolition Man” mentions a President Schwarzenegger.

CableDude on October 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

It sure did. That movie was eerily prophetic. It envisioned California becoming a two-class society with rich, elitist nanny staters ruling over a bunch of poor, starving lower class individuals who are literally forced into an underground economy. Plus the state is overrun with political correctness and the banning of things like cigarettes and guns.

Doughboy on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Nein.

RealMc on October 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Dude, you speak Austrian?

antipc on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

The guy needs to go away. Slime ball for what he did to his family.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Screw the Kennedy’s, I’m worried about what he did to Californians.

antipc on October 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

He’s just beating the publicity drum for that dumb movie he made with Stallone. That, or he’s looking to knock up a better class of maid.

M240H on October 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Schwarzenegger has something we see a lot in Democratic Presidential candidates — the Clintons, Obama — but rarely Republicans: Folks kept voting for him in droves, even after they hated what he did in office. Electability is a powerful draw. That said:

It already happened, if you saw The Simpsons Movie.

That wasn’t the first place the scenario was fictionally realized. But it’s this Simpsons quote that springs to mind:

“This is the greatest country in the world. We’ve got a whole system set up to prevent people like you from ever becoming president. Quit your daydreaming, melonhead!”

calbear on October 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Stallone wouldn’t like it.

Oldnuke on October 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

If he were eligible he would be very unlikely to be the Republican nominee, but I’m glad he’s raising a fuss on the matter. I would still like to see the constitution changed to allow people who aren’t natural born citizens to run for President.

The requirement may have made sense early in the country’s history when there was a concern that outrageously wealthy Europeans might somehow buy their way into the office. But now it just limits the choices of the voters.

Mister Mets on October 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Say what you will, but he’d be far better than the current occupier of the WH. Then again, so would PeeWee Herman.

TXUS on October 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Calbear, you are probably an alumn of the has-been school next to Oakland, which help explains your ignorance about Arnold.

Arnold retreated and essentially ran as a Dem for reelection after teachers unions defeated his ballot measures. He was a failed governor who left office with little support.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Because Arnold seems right up their alley.

Pro-amnesty. Willing to cave. Not friendly with the tea party. Interested in being buddy-buddy with the liberal media. Willing to attack conservative Republicans while kissing up to liberals.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

You, of all people, are going to go RINO hunting. Priceless.

RINO in Name Only on October 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

hard up for news is right. Maybe the the other idiots Ventura, Franken, and Baldwin will be in his cabinet. Seriously, why do you bother to print that nonsense

HAGGS99 on October 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Because Arnold seems right up their alley.

Pro-amnesty. Willing to cave. Not friendly with the tea party. Interested in being buddy-buddy with the liberal media. Willing to attack conservative Republicans while kissing up to liberals.

Come to think of it, I could also see KingGold supporting an Arnold run.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

sounds to me like the standard all you ex-romneyites would rally to.

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

He was a failed governor who left office with little support.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

hmmm, what other presidential candidate does that apply to??

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

It sure did. That movie was eerily prophetic. It envisioned California becoming a two-class society with rich, elitist nanny staters ruling over a bunch of poor, starving lower class individuals who are literally forced into an underground economy. Plus the state is overrun with political correctness and the banning of things like cigarettes and guns.

Doughboy on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

not really prophetic, that was cali in 1993, the movie just took it to the logical extreme it is headed to.

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger……

Interesting arrangement of those “accomplishments.”

You don’t see Al Franken mentioned as former SNL member and current US Senator.

Happy Nomad on October 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

sounds to me like the standard all you ex-romneyites would rally to.
chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Actually, throughout the primaries and general election, Romney campaigned against amnesty, unlike Perry and Newt.

Hispandering Newt called Romney’s position racist, and Perry said anyone who didn’t give in-state benefits to illegals “had no heart.”

Sorry to confuse you with facts.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM

If anyone had any doubts, Obama has proven how important it is to have a true native born American as President

Something about the formative years

Plus at some point the steroids will implode

entagor on October 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Just what we don’t need, another RINO president.

sadatoni on October 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM

You, of all people, are going to go RINO hunting. Priceless.
RINO in Name Only on October 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I never would have supported Romney if he had been for amnesty. Paul Ryan is now dead to me.

Romney was the obvious choice (Newt? Santorum? Perry? Cain???), but his general election campaign was abysmal. The GOTV effort was an embarrassment.

This time we potentially have better conservative choices. I like Rand and I love Cruz.

We shall see about Martinez and Jindal.

Walker, Christie, Jeb and Pence are all no-gos due to their positions on amnesty.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

LOL! Uh…NO. LOL!

If people delved into his background and his record as governor of California they’d laugh him off the stage. The only reason he thinks he might get away with it is that he has the ego of a “Hollywood Star” ( enormous, monumental, unrealistically huge) and after the United States elected an admitted pot smoking, cocaine using party boy to the presidency he figured why not an adulterous buffoon who used his position of authority to impregnate his house maid.

thatsafactjack on October 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Any

amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate…

Not to mention pass the states…

Funny how libs forget that.

Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.”

Disagree.

ladyingray on October 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

As if we needed another example of an insane egotistical sociopathic politician thinking he can fix the very culture his ideology broke.

Oh my..

katy on October 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

So much said in so few words. Well done.

Cleombrotus on October 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

One POTUS with NPD after another.

BHO Jonestown on October 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Actually, throughout the primaries and general election, Romney campaigned against amnesty, unlike Perry and Newt.

Hispandering Newt called Romney’s position racist, and Perry said anyone who didn’t give in-state benefits to illegals “had no heart.”

Sorry to confuse you with facts.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM

you and facts are incompatible. perry gave in-state tuition rates to illegals. not a benefit. and the legislature voted overwhelming in favor of it. as for Romney, his “position” was another case of his flip flopping on an issue

and his “…not granting amnesty…” is very compatible w/ McCain’s position since they refuse to admit their policy is amnesty.

perry constantly tried to get the feds to police th border while he has been governor. never once has he quibbled on the question of amnesty.

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM

I never would have supported Romney if he had been for amnesty. Paul Ryan is now dead to me.

Romney was the obvious choice (Newt? Santorum? Perry? Cain???), but his general election campaign was abysmal. The GOTV effort was an embarrassment.

This time we potentially have better conservative choices. I like Rand and I love Cruz.

We shall see about Martinez and Jindal.

Walker, Christie, Jeb and Pence are all no-gos due to their positions on amnesty.

bluegill on October 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

rand is a squish on immigration. you are about as un-informed as can be. he wants to eliminate e-verify and increase the amount of visas. that will led to cries of “2nd class citizen” which will be the argument for citizenship. he’s trying to go in the back door, create a situation where he can say “well, we should do this, it’s the right thing”

as for Romney right choice, reality has proven you very wrong. no need to discuss anymore. you sound pathetic when you continue to beat that drum, kinda like the way Romney got beaten by the libs.

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.”

Disagree.

ladyingray on October 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

i’m thinking he is referring to “standing” the catch-all courts use when they don’t want to decide something. however, it will be hard to argue a political party/campaign/candidate doesn’t have standing to sue Arnold’s campaign

chasdal on October 18, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I’m ready for anybody else.

SailorMark on October 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Just drop the “natural born” part from the requirement. We might as well. Now we have foreign born Ted Cruz with one American parent qualifying, why not a naturalized citizen?

JannyMae on October 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Walker, Christie, Jeb and Pence are all no-gos due to their positions on amnesty.

bluegill

Martinez supports amnesty too.

xblade on October 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Now we have foreign born Ted Cruz with one American parent qualifying, why not a naturalized citizen?

JannyMae

What’s this “now” stuff? The concept of being an American at birth when born abroad with one American parent didn’t begin with Ted Cruz. It’s been the law for quite some time. How many American parents did Ahnold have?

xblade on October 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

“Eating is not cheating.”

-Der Arnold

Shaughnessy on October 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Let me try to imagine going to any trouble for Arnold…..nope can’t do it.

Cindy Munford on October 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

The natural born clause is a good safeguard. The proof of that is look at the current menace in the White House who the clause was meant to prohibit from office. It’s like the Founders were clairvoyent.

Buddahpundit on October 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Like I’m ready for hemorrhoids.

wheelgun on October 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Looks like the steroids have finally come full circle.Narcissistic personality disorder. we already have one of those in the WH, thank you very much!!! He’s a ass and everyone knows he is an ass..one of his buddies was talking the other day about how he has a harem of “ladies” that service him at this house..coming and going at all hours..he needs sex multiple times a day…

Xango Annie on October 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Um. Are we to presume that since obunghole and the organized criminal syndicate called the democrat party have shredded the Constitution already that it is no longer a factor in our governance? If that’s the case, we might as well hang it up and dissolve our republic. At this point, that may be the best course of action anyway. At least some states would remain free and prosperous. Guess I’ll have to get used to hot weather since we’d be moving to Texas.

SteveThomas on October 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Perfect R.

Never another dollar. Never another vote.

crash72 on October 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I will vote for him just like I would Cruz. Right after a Constitutional Amendment.

astonerii on October 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Please tell me this is a joke, Allah.

jeffinsjvca on October 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

seriously, could anyone Be any worse than what we have right now?

scalleywag on October 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM

NO!!!

I was born in Ireland and emigrated to the US at the age of 5. I have actually live in the USA longer than Barack Obama or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, the Framers of the Constitution put the natural born requirement in the document because they saw in Europe where a foreign born person wound up as the ruler.

Britain had William of Orange (Netherlands) and King George (Germany) as the ruler. IN fact, up until WWI, the royal family spoke German as their main language.

Absolutely not, no way, no how should it be changed.

patch on October 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Since they let the Kenyan be president, why not Schwarzenegger?

Axion on October 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Get to da Choppa!!!

Kjeil on October 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

If the constitution can be changed for Schwarzenegger to get him on the ballot, it’ll be changed for Obama to get him a third term as well.

And a third term for Bill Clinton. Hillary could be shelved temporarily.

And, though less likely, a possible third for GWB.

TimBuk3 on October 19, 2013 at 12:20 AM

…after the United States elected an admitted pot smoking, cocaine using party boy to the presidency he figured why not an adulterous buffoon who used his position of authority to impregnate his house maid.

thatsafactjack on October 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM


…after the United States elected an admitted pot smoking, cocaine using party boy to the presidency he figured why not

That part ALSO applies to Arnold S. as it does to Obama.

Name something, Schwarzenegger has surely already done it. Not just the maid.

I think this ‘news’ is more about Schwarzenegger’s need for publicity than anything else.

And it points out to the rest of us the dereliction of duty by politicians today as to enforcement of laws. That there’d even be this issue of a naturalized citizen thinking he COULD “change the COnstitution” to make him legitimate to/in the Presidency is proof that it’s accepted that Obama ISN’T legally qualified (he’s acknowledged as having violated that requirement and it not being enforced though most will deny they question his legitimacy, most seem to assume he’s not legitimate).

Lourdes on October 19, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Schwarzenegger’s physical health also calls into question his ability to hold such office (Executive Branch). Not going to be any more specific than that but he’s had severe repairs to his body and of such a type that they require ongoing repairs. And are life-affecting of about as serious a level as there is.

Lourdes on October 19, 2013 at 3:42 AM

This would be a Presidency for his maybe wife and that’s what the idea is about: drumming up the old Kennedy Saga once again. It’s like a zombie movie.

Lourdes on October 19, 2013 at 3:43 AM

I usually enjoy topics by Allahpundit, but, this is The Blogging Dead topic of the week.

Oh, and the Arnoldator is Ventura-lite. Neither of which are capable of playing the leadership role that beltwayer’s have been in need of since Reagan.

kregg on October 19, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The terminator’s initiative must be terminated.

Sherman1864 on October 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Don’t blame me, I voted for McClintock in the recall.

Count to 10 on October 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate…

Not to mention pass the states…

ladyingray on October 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Exactly.

shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states

He could also try and get 2/3 of the states to propose an amendment through a Constitutional Convention, but that is even a longer shot.

Patriot Vet on October 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Schwarzenegger’s physical health also calls into question his ability to hold such office (Executive Branch). Not going to be any more specific than that but he’s had severe repairs to his body and of such a type that they require ongoing repairs. And are life-affecting of about as serious a level as there is.

Lourdes on October 19, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Those horrific scars on the back of Obama’s skull have never been explained. He blew off requests for health records with a little letter from a doctor saying “he’s just fine”.

slickwillie2001 on October 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Unable to withstand the draw in me to be sarcastic, I say ” what the heck, we already elected a non-citizen twice now. Precedent’s set boys, bring on Arnuld!”

But this is stupid.

44Magnum on October 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Getting the Constitution altered to allow an individual to do anything currently prohibited is a flaming signal of future tyrannical intent.

Let the image of Arnold the Barbarian fade away, visible only in re-runs.

virgo on October 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Is anyone else getting the Demolition Man reference here?
Lenina Huxley: I have, in fact, perused some newsreels in the Schwarzenegger Library, and the time that you took that car…
JohnSpartan: Hold it. The Schwarzenegger Library?
Lenina Huxley: Yes. The Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn’t he an actor when you…?
JohnSpartan: Stop! He was President?
Lenina Huxley: Yes! Even though he was not born in this country, his popularity at the time caused the 61st Amendment which states…
JohnSpartan: I don’t wanna know. President…

RustMouse on October 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM

You know who should be really happy about Schwarzenegger running? The other Republican candidates. Primary debate ratings would be pretty high, which should be useful for messaging and fundraising.

Mister Mets on October 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM

HELLO!!
HE’S CONSTITIONALLY UNQUALIFIED.
HE ACTUALLY DOES HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE PROBLEM.

dverplank on October 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I do not hold his ineffectiveness as California Governor against him. He may have been, initially, of a “conservative” bent or whatever, but his election was founded on a few particular issues (imo, since he was not my Governor) and did not represent a wave of voter mood that would overcome the impediments in his way.

Some people may dig in their heels and go down shouting while others see the handwriting on the wall and just try to get along with the dominant political environment perhaps picking the odd fight when they think they have some reasonable chance at winning.

In any case, the chances of getting a constitutional amendment and having it ratified before the filing deadlines for the States for the 2016 Presidential would be nil.

Russ808 on October 20, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Two words: HELL. NO.

Cylor on October 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM