Should Schwarzenegger be allowed to run for President? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Should Schwarzenegger be allowed to run for President?
yes 13 43.33%
no 15 50.00%
not sure 2 6.67%
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Boots
 
November 4th, 2004  
Courtenay
 
It may be time to revisit the idea of natural born citizens being the only ones allowed to be president. Some of the reasons behind that being put in the Constitution are no longer as valid in modern America.

However, that doesn't mean that I think Arnold would necessarily be a good president.
November 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, the question is should people not born in the USA be allowed to run, not if you would vote for "The Terminator"
November 4th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American.
Back when he was in Austria he was a different person. How do you know what course your life will take? He was in action flicks because that's what he was good at. Now he's proven himself in politics. He's charismatic, centrist and capable. Who cares if he was born elsewhere?
In fact he's the personification of the American dream.
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Boots
November 4th, 2004  
Lupos
 
 
Good point about the American Dream 13th.
November 4th, 2004  
Darcia
 
First before we talk about rather he should be allowed for the presidency, we should let him choose what party he belongs too, he calims to be Republican yet he married a kennedy and he is passing Democrat laws.


Plus if we allowed foriuegn people to be our President it would just makie for a bigger problem and allow some crazy nation to come in ana d take us over
November 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
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Plus if we allowed foriuegn people to be our President it would just makie for a bigger problem and allow some crazy nation to come in ana d take us over
common.
November 4th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Sorry about that post, I was half asleep when I did it..


But what I was trying to say was that it would open a gate for a possible take over, I Think that the Presidency should be a position that only Citizens Born in America deserve to have, maybe in 75 years it won't be but right now it should be, after all being born in America realy gets you nothing now. States allow anyone to get elected now.
November 4th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Despite his very thick Austrian accent, Arnold is much more American than anything else at this point. He's a smart man and his movie-star celebrity status is more a benefit than a detriment in his political career. If it were not for the Constitution's prohibition disallowing him from running for President, he might be a strong candidate. Still, wouldn't an Amendment to the Constitution be a bit much? I mean, its just to accomodate ONE SINGLE PERSON. That's why I find it unlikely.
November 4th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Just because he is a wealthy movie icon turned politician makes him no more American than the infant born 15 mins ago.

Not that long ago, a young man immigrated to the United States from Africa, work menial labour jobs to save money and later acquired his green card - with one goal in mind, to join the US military. He was killed during Operation Enduring Freedom - since we're into comparing how much of an American people are, I would say he wins against the good Governor hands down.

A lot of people are star struck by him, and not much more. I would much rather seen a "average" American (ie. those that may have the smarts, but not the big money to run on) have the opportunity to run for President before allowing a Constitutional Amendment for one man whose biggest contribution (as of now) to this country is making entertainment.

While I believe him to be of good character, and often very charitable with his time and money - he has hardly proven himself to be worthy of such a change to such an important document.

My .02
November 4th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Idealistically, I certainly agree with you RndrSafe, but Americans are the way they are. Also, the way the press handles the President of the United States is brutal. An average American could do their job better than anyone before them and the press would demonize them for it. Sad but true.

The media wants a circus. A movie star is better capable of accomodating them than anybody else. Remember Reagan and his tendency to make the press look stupid for criticizing him? He had lived in the public spotlight for decades and he knew how to take the media and spin their heads. The current political environment of the USA is ideally suited for actors -- NOT those who are are ultra-liberal or ultra-conservative mind you. An actor who is politically moderate has tremedous potential. It's not a matter of what is right or wrong unfortunately.

As far as Arnold goes, he fits the profile for the most part, but he's not a great choice because he is not born in the USA.