It would be interesting if Bush asked Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for Vice President in this 2004, should existing Vice President Richard Cheney decide not to run again.
That is, of course, if that amendment (S. J. Res. 15, 108th Congress) that Orrin Hatch wrote can manage to pass the Judiciary, which would permit foreign born nationals to accept the Presidency and/or Vice Presidency of the U.S. (currently prohibited by our U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 5). My only question is whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger would find the Vice Presidency acceptable. Imagine the possibilities (if not the Vice Presidency this year, then the Presidency in 2008), among which negatives would be the state of California unfortunately resorting back to Democrat rule if Arnold departs the Governor’s office after this year, which wouldn’t be a good thing. That is, unless another Republican could surface pretty quickly as Governor of California, if Arnold departs for D.C.
I can imagine several at this very moment.
About other developments of today, I was doing some reading. Look what I found:
He Said It! (John Kerry on John Edwards’ Southern Appeal):
“Edwards says he’s the only one who can win states in the South … He can’t win his own state.” (Adam Nagourney, “For Kerry And Edwards, Sharp Exchanges Reflect A Crucial Day Of Voting,” The New York Times, 2/3/04)
He Said It! (On John Edwards’ Experience)
“I think the American people want an experienced hand at the helm of state,” said Kerry, who has spent 19 years in the Senate compared with Edwards’ five. “This is not the time for on-the-job training in the White House on national security issues.” (Mark Z. Barabak, “Diverse States May Reshape The Democratic Race Today,” Los Angeles Times, 2/3/04)
He Said It! (More On John Edwards’ Experience):
“In the Senate four years – and that is the full extent of public life – no international experience, no military experience, you can imagine what the advertising is going to be next year,” Mr. Kerry said. With a grin, he added: “When I came back from Vietnam in 1969 I don’t know if John Edwards was out of diapers then. Well, I’m sure he was out of diapers.” (Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg, “With Hopes Up And Elbows Out, Democrats Give Iowa Their All,” The New York Times, 1/19/04)