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Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« on: August 06, 2003, 08:23:15 PM »
Schwarzenegger announces bid for governor
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 Posted: 10:50 PM EDT (0250 GMT)


 
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- After dropping hints about his political ambitions, movie action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday that he will run for California governor in October's recall election.

The surprise announcement came during a Wednesday afternoon taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno which was scheduled to air Wednesday night. Prior to the taping, it had been widely speculated that Schwarzenegger, 56, would announce he would not run.

The Austrian-born movie star and moderate Republican helped fuel speculation about his political ambitions this summer, just as his movie "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" was being released.

California voters will decide October 7 whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, and who should replace him.

Following the taping of the show, Schwarzenegger answered questions from a crowd of reporters gathered outside the NBC studios.

"I came to the conclusion that even though there are great sacrifices to make, I felt in the end it is my duty to jump in the race," he said. "I'm the most unique candidate because I'm an outsider."

Schwarzenegger tried to strike a populist tone.

"I know the people of California want better leadership, they want great leadership," he said. "It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, if you're young or old. Everyone is welcome. As you know I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant and what gave me the opportunities, what made me be able to be here today is the open arms of Americans."

Although Schwarzenegger has never before sought political office, his fame and fortune are expected to make him a formidable candidate against a crowded field of lesser-knowns in an abbreviated two-month campaign.

At openings for his movie, Schwarzenegger quipped about his "terminator" role and Davis' future, and he has been very critical of the Democratic incumbent.

The actor is married to a member of America's most prominent Democratic political family -- Maria Shriver, a niece of President John F. Kennedy.

The announcement came amid a flurry of such news in what has become a race among an increasingly odd mix of candidates. The filing deadline is Saturday and so far the Secretary of State has recorded 356 official notices of candidacy. There are another 155 notices the office has received that are unofficial.

Gary Coleman, who played Arnold Drummond in the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," entered the race Wednesday. (Full story)

However, Coleman, spoke shortly after Schwarzenegger's announcement and predicted that Schwarzenegger would win. Coleman said he would vote for the "Terminator."

 
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"Now that Arnold is in the race, there is no race. Gray Davis needs to pack his bags," he said. "I'm going to stay in the race, but I'm not going to campaign."

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has announced his bid for the governor's office.

Flynt suggested as his slogan "Vote for a Smut-Peddler Who Cares" and said he would expand gaming regulations to allow private casinos to have slot machines, which could be taxed by the state at 30 percent.

Others who have filed with the state in order to receive campaign documents include the melon-smashing comedian Gallagher, comedian D.L. Hughley and Angelyne, a model who made herself famous in southern California by putting her picture on billboards.

Dick Rosengarten, editor and publisher of California Political Week, told CNN Wednesday that the California race was drawing so many candidates it was in danger of becoming a farce.

"You know what they say about politics," Rosengarten said. "It's show business for ugly people."

You know what they say about politics. It's show business for ugly people.  
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Earlier Wednesday, socialite-turned-columnist Arianna Huffington threw her hat into the ring.

Huffington has never held public office, but is well-known through her commentaries on radio and television.

Huffington, an author and a political Independent, announced her decision before supporters gathered in Los Angeles, California.

"I'm not, to say the least, a conventional candidate," Huffington said, taking note of her Greek accent. But, she said, "If we keep electing the same kind of politicians who got us into the same kind of mess, funded by the same kind of special interests, we'll never get out of this mess."

Also, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, released a written statement Wednesday, saying she would not be a candidate in the governor's race.(Full story)

Other major Republican names expected in the race include Rep. Darrell Issa of San Diego County, who helped finance the petition effort that triggered the recall; state Sen. Tom McClintock of Ventura County; and businessman Bill Simon, who lost to Davis in the general election nine months ago.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, who was considering a bid for governor, has said he would not run if Schwarzenegger did.

Huffington, 53, had said she would not be a candidate if Feinstein, one of California's most popular politicians, entered the race.







Good Luck to ;) Arnold
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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2003, 10:23:29 PM »
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2003, 01:10:23 AM »
LOL at his press confernece, I'LL BE BACK. lol

I like the way the BBC news channel got their little pun in aswell.

"Today Arnold Schwarzenegger TERMINATED speculation about him running for governer."

lol.....god these whitty script writers kill me.
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2003, 03:26:16 AM »
this republic-minded wannabe american has good chances to take over, since america is prolly the only country were a action movie artist can be voted as a governer. cali used to be quite democratic, shit might change now, it's fucked up.
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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2003, 04:30:47 AM »
Good luck to him....


...will prob do just as good as anyone else lol seeing as somebody else always pulls the strings....


...bush and blair are both puppets...


...come to think of it old beefcake himself wont be the first hollywood star to run / win an election....im glad gerry springer stepped out of his state race tho.
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2003, 05:40:46 AM »
good luck arnie  ;D
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2003, 11:20:35 AM »
since america is prolly the only country were a action movie artist can be voted as a governer.

Hey shit-for-brains:


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former candidate Hungarian Parliament.
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2003, 12:42:33 PM »
^tech didn't call him the detective for nothing......good job engel ;)



anyways , arnold will do fairly well considering he DOESN"T need the money...he can't be bought off, he can't be intimidated, and he's got no agenda other than helping california out.  and he's all for the people so whatever he does he's going to run this motha better than gay davis


and oh yeah arnold is a left wing republican , he's not an all out right winger like trauma said


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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2003, 11:51:13 PM »
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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2003, 11:54:43 PM »
^ cool ass name



anyone see that Issa guy cry like a biznatch today (for those who don't know , issa is the dude who fucking financed the recall so HE could become governor) he must of known there's no chance of beating Arnold


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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2003, 11:10:26 PM »


Quake suppots tha negger. 8)
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2003, 04:24:36 AM »

Dick Rosengarten, editor and publisher of California Political Week, told CNN Wednesday that the California race was drawing so many candidates it was in danger of becoming a farce.

yeah the fact that so many people enter the race makes it a farce, not the fact that arnie gary coleman and larry flynt are in it

but saying that it'd be great for larry to win or that porn star



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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2003, 03:58:56 PM »
his speech sounded good and most of the anaylsts on cnn and fox news thought it did too and if the election goes through he should win easily...LOL and the i'll be back...that was great...though i hope he doestn cause that'll mean no more arnold movies  :'(
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2003, 11:18:11 PM »
this republic-minded wannabe american has good chances to take over, since america is prolly the only country were a action movie artist can be voted as a governer. cali used to be quite democratic, shit might change now, it's fucked up.

LOOK AT YOUR FUCKING STATE.  It's already 'fucked up', you should beg it to change.  
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2003, 11:35:21 PM »
Just my thoughts on it, since most people apparently don't think the way I do.


1st, it's not a 'farce' because gary coleman and everybody and their brother is running for governor.  The american citizens pick the governor of their own states.  If they want to elect Gary Coleman governor, god bless Gary Coleman.  If they want Larry Flynt to be governor, then they should elect Larry Flynt.  It's their decision, and anybody has the right to run for governor, no matter what their intentions, or status, or who they are, or who they were.  There's nothing that's a joke about 195 people signing up to run.  That's how it's supposed to be.  If we were back around the founding of California, that's probably how it was in the beginning, before t.v. and newspaper ads ran costs up.

Second, ANYBODY would be a better choice than blackout... um, Gray Davis.  The guys a fucking Kook, of course a lot of californians are too, so maybe it's not too bad.  He wants to give benefits to illegal immigrants, etc. how the hell can you vote for somebody like that? Are you fucking stupid?  He takes taxpayer money, so while you're working your ASS off at Taco Bell or wherever the hell you can find a job fresh out of high school or while you're going to college... while you're doing that, he takes your tax money and gives it to the guy who's in the country illegally, so he can get a drivers liscense, or welfare assistance, or whatever.  You're running a charity, and can't even afford to move out of your moms house.  Why in the hell would anybody vote for someone like that?  

The guy is a nut.  He doesn't know how to do shit, he thinks the answer to everything is to throw money at it.  Lemme break down some common sense that somehow Davis doesn't understand, and I do with a limited intellect and hardly any money to throw around like he has.  

First, no problem, noooo problem gets solved by throwing money at it.  Yall had bad power shortages, and the power companies kept raising their rates, since power was in higher demand, they could charge more.  So, Gray puts a fucking cap on what they can charge.  That's a bandaid.  Since there's a cap on what they can charge for the power, they just sell the power to somebody else who'll pay more, so yall have blackouts all the fucking time.  He didn't address the PROBLEM, too much power consumption, not enough supply.  Next, he decides that the state will pay the extra power charges.  After months and months and months of paying the charges, he ran the fucking state into a defecit, and started yelling for price caps again.  AGAIN, he didn't address the problem, he just threw money at it.  

The schools.  When I lived in Cali in the 80's, the school system was so advanced, I moved out of the state and was double-promoted, since in Cali I had learned an extra grade level of education.  Think about that.  Now they're the worst in the country!  That's not entirely his problem, but he's doing nothing to fix it.  YOU CANNOT THROW MONEY AT A PROBLEM.  There are deeper underlying problems that money will not solve.

Utah spends less money per student than any other state in America.  They also have the highest test grades of any other state in America.  How's that possible? Because Utahians are really family orientated, so the kids have better households and their parents help them learn.

That's what's wrong with california, they look to the government for assistance, it has NOTHING TO DO with the government.  The problem with the government is it steps into your lives and screws things up, it makes obstacles.

Look at Arnold, he came to America, after busting his butt doing whatever he could to become famous and make a name for himself.  Once he got here, he used his head and ensured he could continue to succeed, he moved into movies, took acting lessons, opened businesses, invested his money.  Now he's sitting pretty and his kids and their kids will be too.  ALL BECAUSE HE WORKED HIS ASS OFF.  

He didn't ask for handouts from the state.  He didn't say that the government owed him money, he didn't look for help from the government.  The government provided him with citizenship, and protection, and a mail service, he thrived in it.  What else do we need government for?  This welfare state we're trying to start has to END.

In 200 years look how america has soared, all because the founding fathers were GENIUS enough to LIMIT government in our documents!!! It wasn't because the government was socialist, or because we gave handouts to everybody.  The government stayed the hell out of the way, gave us freedom, and let us build on OUR OWN MERITS.  California needs to wake up, and build themselves up on their own merits, and Arnold or whoever wins the governorship needs to help get the government out of people's lives so they can make something of themselves.  

Don't give me all the exception stories, because I won't be around to read them.  Of course there are exceptions to every rule, and of course there are some families that do need assistance from the government, and there are some children that do need special programs and assistance, but generally, the government plays WAY too big a role in our lives, and the taxation and imposition of laws into our lives does nothing but hold us back.  Socialism is slavery.
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2003, 04:29:30 PM »
Snoop Roc should run
 

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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2003, 10:33:51 AM »
AMERICAN PROPAGANDA NEWS, FIRST ISSUE
aaah... america.. the place where anybody can be a govenor...

you may be an action-hero (even a bad one)
you may be a porn mogul
you may even be 100 years old...

anything may happen....


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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2003, 01:14:20 PM »
AMERICAN PROPAGANDA NEWS, FIRST ISSUE
aaah... america.. the place where anybody can be a govenor...

you may be an action-hero (even a bad one)
you may be a porn mogul
you may even be 100 years old...

anything may happen....


NEXT ISSUE: DI CAPRIO RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT



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Re:Schwarzenegger Announces bid for Governor...
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2003, 01:36:38 PM »
The important issue here is how the Republicans use their money to circumvent democracy.

Issa hired professionals to collect signatures.  And it took them months.

Now they are promising to do it elsewhere.  Ever since Clinton the Republican party has pursued policies of getting elected by hook or by crook; they care nothing about policies, they will do anything to get elected.