Schwarzenegger for president? Not likely

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Schwarzenegger for president? Not likely


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dennis Hollingsworth AP – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells reporters that there will be no fire sale of California state office …

In an appearance Thursday night on the "Tonight Show" to promote a new documentary about gerrymandering, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told Jay Leno that if the states were to ratify a constitutional amendment permitting foreign-born citizens to run for president, he'd throw his hat in the ring. You can watch the exchange here:



This isn't a new position for The Governator. As far back as 2004, Schwarzenegger told "60 Minutes" he wished he could run. That same year, GOP Senator Orin Hatch of Utah, a Schwarzenegger ally, even introduced a constitutional amendment to try to make it possible.

But the obstacles to any constitutional amendment are steep. Even if a new bill were to be introduced — hardly a priority for an already busy Congress led by Democrats with no foreign-born presidential prospects on its bench — it would have to win two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate. Then it would be submitted to all 50 state legislatures for ratification — and would have to win approval from three-fourths of them.

It's not surprising, then, that a Schwarzenegger spokesman told the Associated Press that the governor doesn't expect that such an amendment is going to happen.

— Andrew Golis is the editor of the Yahoo! News blog.
 

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His pathetic performance as governor isn't making anyone want to run out and amend the constitution.
Of course he wouldn't be the first foreign-born president we've had this century.
 

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His pathetic performance as governor isn't making anyone want to run out and amend the constitution.
Of course he wouldn't be the first foreign-born president we've had this century.
of course...

if hitler ran for president you would be the first to vote for him
 

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His pathetic performance as governor isn't making anyone want to run out and amend the constitution.
Of course he wouldn't be the first foreign-born president we've had this century.
of course...

if hitler ran for president you would be the first to vote for him
I don't vote Democratic so I doubt it. Only Democrats run dead men on their tickets.
 

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