And Arnold mentioned it in an interview on national TV. Prepping the collective mind.
I hope you're right but if they want it to happen, it will.
An alien for president ain't so bad
Lift the Bar
MR. RUSSERT: Here in Washington, Senator Hatch has introduced S.J. Resolution 15, and I'll put it on the board: "Proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years." How long
have you been a citizen?
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Since 1983, so it's more than 20 years.
MR. RUSSERT: So you're interested in this legislation.
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Man, I should look at that because it sounds really good. I mean, are you going to help me? Come on, Tim. Come on.
MR. RUSSERT: Well, actually, about 10 years ago a friend of yours named Mr. Sly Stallone had a premonition in a movie called "Demolition Man."
Let's watch this.
(Videotape, "Demolition Man" courtesy of Warner Bros.)
MR. RUSSERT: If you could, under the Constitution, run for president, would you?
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Boy, if Sly would help me, I mean, of course I would. I have no idea. I haven't thought about that at all. I'll tell you
that I'm so busy with our state. You know, California is a big state and a very complicated state. Right now I concentrate just on that to make
sure that Prop. 57 and 58 passes, solve the problems as I've promised to resolve--our fiscal house, get that in order, get all the jobs back, make
sure that we protect our environment. Those are the kind of issues--and to deal with our undocumented immigrants and those issues. So there's a lot
of work ahead of me, so that's what I'm concentrating on.
MR. RUSSERT: But if someone's been a citizen for 20 years, they should have the right to run for president, don't you think?
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: Oh, absolutely. I think that, you know, times have changed. I think this is now a much more global economy. I think that
there's so many people here in this country that are now from overseas, that are immigrants, that are doing such a terrific job with the work,
bringing businesses here and all this, that there's no reason why not. I mean, the key thing is it's just that you understand the political system,
how it works. And, you know, maybe people can be great contributors. I mean, look at the kind of contribution that people like Henry Kissinger has
made; Madeleine Albright. I mean, there's many, many, many people here that have worked within the government and have done an extraordinary job and
not have been born in America.
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[Edited on 3-4-2004 by ShadowHasNoSource]