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Blandy vs Terrorism
09-19-2005, 10:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed an open secret Friday, telling supporters that he's running for re-election next year -- an early announcement designed to re-energize his sagging political momentum.

"I'm going to follow through with this here. I'm not in there for three years. I originally got into this ... to finish the job. I'm in there for seven years," he told an enthusiastic crowd of about 200 invited guests. "Yes, I will run for governor."

Schwarzenegger has hinted as much for weeks, saying Wednesday he wanted to stay to fix the "broken system" of state government. Privately, advisers have urged the Republican governor to declare for months, though the election isn't until November 2006, three years after he arrived in Sacramento following the historic recall of Gray Davis.

The announcement was timed to coincide with the state Republican convention in Anaheim, which Schwarzenegger will address Saturday afternoon.

The challengers already are lining up. State Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly have announced they will seek the Democratic nomination. Two liberal Hollywood luminaries, director Rob Reiner and actor Warren Beatty, also have been mentioned as possible candidates.

Schwarzenegger, whose popularity among Democrats and independents has eroded badly, must generate enthusiasm within his party's base if several ballot initiatives he has championed are to pass in a Nov. 8 special election.

The initiatives are intended to curb the power of the Democrat-controlled Legislature and allied public employee unions.

Harris said Schwarzenegger would formally kick off his campaign after the Nov. 8 election.

Strategists had said the governor had to cement his November 2006 re-election plans now to improve his fundraising for the initiatives, which would establish a state spending cap, strip lawmakers of the power to draw political boundaries and make it harder for public school teachers to get tenure. Recent polls show none receiving majority support.

Schwarzenegger was immensely popular his first year, but his job approval ratings have dropped sharply in recent months. His decision to push the ballot measures generated a backlash from labor unions, which have spent millions on television ads since the spring to discredit him.

A nonpartisan Field Poll released last week found that just 36 percent of California voters are inclined to re-elect Schwarzenegger.

The Roman Candle
09-19-2005, 10:44 PM
I see his chances as not so good. He's made some very, very bad political moves that I'm doubtful he can recover from. Especially against Warren Beatty. I mean, have you seen Bullworth? He can't lose!

NickT
09-19-2005, 10:46 PM
He'll be bahck :D

The Roman Candle
09-19-2005, 10:51 PM
He'll be bahck :D

Rebuttal:
"Yo, everybody gonna get sick someday
But nobody knows how they gonna pay
Health care, managed care, HMOs
Ain't gonna work, no sir, not those
'Cause the thing that's the same in every one of these
Is these motherfuckers there, the insurance companies!
(Insurance! Insurance!)
Yeah, yeah
You can call it single-payer or Canadian way
Only socialized medicine will ever save the day!
Come on now, lemme hear that dirty word - SOCIALISM!"

Your Pal, Carl
09-19-2005, 10:54 PM
There's no way he wins re-election. The only way he won in the first place was due to the nature of the recall, and not having to run a head to head campaign with another candidate.

The Roman Candle
09-19-2005, 11:03 PM
There's no way he wins re-election. The only way he won in the first place was due to the nature of the recall, and not having to run a head to head campaign with another candidate.

"Yo. Yo, yo, yo to you."

Your Pal, Carl
09-19-2005, 11:11 PM
I'll be doing my part to not get him re-elected.

The Roman Candle
09-19-2005, 11:14 PM
I'll be doing my part to not get him re-elected.

"Blandy, Giannini, you're lookin' pretty beat
I thought you might feel better with some ribs to eat
Eat 'em, gentlemen, you'll think they're really fine
And if you want a couple more you can get 'em anytime!"

NickT
09-19-2005, 11:19 PM
I'll be doing my part to not get him re-elected.
http://images.tauniverse.com/albums/userpics/10003/arnie%20image.jpg

WinterRose
09-19-2005, 11:58 PM
Fucker!! Enough of this political crap! WHERE'S MY GODDAM CONAN THE KING SEQUEL!!??

Hil
09-20-2005, 12:22 AM
Who else is going to protect us from cyborg robots from the future? Or aliens looking to hunt in our jungles? Or rowdy kindergarten classes?

Anyone remember in Demolition Man, when they made a joke about a constitutional ammendment that allowed Ahnald to be elected president? :Panic:

Busman
09-20-2005, 01:36 AM
There's no way he wins re-election. The only way he won in the first place was due to the nature of the recall, and not having to run a head to head campaign with another candidate.

You live in San Francisco, it's not possible for you to have an unfiltered view of the political landscape. It's just not possible.

I suspect his chances are close to 50/50 actually.

1) He's an incumbent.
2) He's actually done some good stuff for the state, unpopular, but good.
3) He's Ahnold, and real politics isn't really much more than the popularity contest that it was in High School.

Ray G.
09-20-2005, 06:58 AM
He's getting his ass kicked.

TIP
09-20-2005, 07:00 AM
Fucker!! Enough of this political crap! WHERE'S MY GODDAM CONAN THE KING SEQUEL!!??


YEAH!!!

Conan the King!

Conan the King!

Conan the King!

T

LenNWallace
09-20-2005, 07:01 AM
From now on, the California electoral process should be run in the form of a cage match. Candidates go in, one governor comes out alive.

RebootedCorpse
09-20-2005, 07:06 AM
Damn, no "End of Days II"....Well, unless you live in California

Captain Nate
09-20-2005, 05:45 PM
I wish him the best of luck.

jordan michael
09-20-2005, 05:46 PM
what did this man do before being governor to prove he is a politician?

Pat Loika
09-20-2005, 05:53 PM
I am so looking forward to the campaigning...

P.

JPKakinuma
09-20-2005, 06:00 PM
he's had a couple years to 'fix' the government in California.

So what has he 'fixed'?