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Old 08-07-2003, 06:57 AM   #16
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I would vote for him...I think it puts politics and everything a little lighter than it was...i mean you see on CNN all the anchors with their poker faces saying "Yes, Schwarzenegger, star of such movies as Terminator 3, will be running for governor." It's funny. And there could be a helluva lot of ppl who would be worse for the job.
I can see why the best candidates for the job always lose.

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Wonders if Doug (nbcrusader) will vote for this pro-choice moderate?
It is funny how the Dems make a big issue out of abortion in the state elections. Last I checked, the California govenor couldn't ban abortions if they wanted to. It is a non-issue.

His position doesn't disqualify him in my book.
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I can see why the best candidates for the job always lose.

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I was kidding. I would have to know a lot about a person before I voted and I wouldn't vote for someone simply because he was an actor. I was just saying that it is a great subject for jokes...like thurco said, SNL..
But I think Arnold's intelligence is underrated. He has a heart of gold.
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It is funny how the Dems make a big issue out of abortion in the state elections. Last I checked, the California govenor couldn't ban abortions if they wanted to. It is a non-issue.

His position doesn't disqualify him in my book.
Actually it was the GOP that rejected former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan
in the closed primary last year because he switched to pro-choice.

Riordan would have most likely beat Davis last Nov. and we would not be having this circus.
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Davis did a wonderful job spliting the Republican party and attacking Riordan in the primary (to the tune of $10 million).
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Riordan would have most likely beat Davis last Nov. and we would not be having this circus.




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I don't live in California, but from the outside looking in, the whole thing looks remarkably like sour grapes. If you can't win in an election and have the money, buy yourself a new election. My cynicism of politics is reaching critical mass.

btw, now that Ventura is done being governor here in MN, maybe he can move to Hollywood and run. At least he has some experience under his belt.
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I don't live in California, but from the outside looking in, the whole thing looks remarkably like sour grapes. If you can't win in an election and have the money, buy yourself a new election. My cynicism of politics is reaching critical mass.

I would agree with your analysis if this had been the first time the recall law was invoked. In the 90+ years it has been on the books, there have been numerous attempts to recall the govenor. All have failed.

Currently, there are over 2 million signatures supporting the recall (and signatures continue to arrive). The number to qualify was around 900K. This is not sour grapes by one group.

Residents are tired of over-priced electricity. Now they are getting their car registration renewals at three time last year's cost.
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Residents are tired of over-priced electricity. Now they are getting their car registration renewals at three time last year's cost.
I understand, but isn't it stretching it just a bit to blame all of that on one man? The energy crisis certainly wasn't all his fault and everywhere in the country, state budgets are being slashed and fees are being raised. That has a lot to do with the stellar Bush economy, imo. I dunno. I just find it ironic that anyone with some money to blow can hire people to go around, get signatures and then theoretically could become the next governor with not even a majority of votes. I thought we lived in a democracy. But hey, as I said, I don't live in California.
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I don't know, is it a stretch?



All elections for govenor (or president) involve more than two candidates - so a plurality is the norm. California will not have a govenor based on 15% of the vote.

While hundreds have "pulled papers" to run, the final number will actually be smaller. In fact, Darrell Issa (the man who funded and lead the recall effort) has dropped out of the race. So Issa will not be "buying" the office.
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Arnold's an intelligent guy, he became a millionaire through investing in real estate long before he became famous as an actor, and he's done a lot for the state of California, especially for schools, plus his work for the Special Olympics is well-known- so I don't think most people are discounting Arnold because he's an actor or because he's Austrian. They find humor in the fact that the man famous for playing Conan the Destroyer and The Terminator could possibly join the elite club of governors. Schwarzenegger even finds himself funny, he was definitely poking fun at himself in Last Action Hero, Kindergarten Cop, Junior, and Jingle All the Way by putting himself in fish out-of-water scenarios. Would a line like, "It's not a tumor!" / "It's nahda toomah!" (Kindergarten Cop) be funny if said by another actor? Arnold not only made it funny, but famous. He even tries to work catch phrases from his movies when he talks. It's all in good fun.
Thatīs exactly why I would vote for him

Arnold is a great example for a person who has made the way from a little town in a European country to an American superstar, a fine husband and father, a succesful businessman and a smart player in politics.

Indeed, he is honorable.
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He also said he wants to go to Sacramento and 'clean house'.
I hope it's my house. It's a mess.
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