Running California means running the eighth largest economy in the world and with two years left as governor, Schwarzenegger will soon have to find an encore. Being born in Austria would seem to disqualify him from the next political step.
"Well, you're a man of no small ambition. If the Constitution was changed, you'd like to be president, wouldn't you?" Pelley asked.
"Yeah, absolutely," Schwarzenegger acknowledged. "I think that I am always a person that looks for the next big goal. And I love challenges. I always set goals that are so high, that are almost impossible to achieve. Because then, you're always hungry for climbing and climbing. Because it's always interesting. The climb is always interesting. When you get there you just have to pick another goal."
Well, at least he has one fan - himself.
Read the entire interview and see if this is a guy who should be talking about running for the presidency or dog catcher.
His understanding of the world is very shallow:
- he had a conversation with some guys in Detroit in 2000 about hydrogen cars and they said 5-10 years to get them to market; since they're not on the market, he think they lied to him.
- He thinks that solar panels in the Mojave desert is the answer to fossil fuels. While Mojave is a great place, there isn't enough energy given today's technology to make a dent in our base power requirements.
- he thinks global warming is to blame for the fires in California, not the spread of development into wildfire zones, the lack of controlled burns in the off-season due to environmental concerns, etc.
Let me ask our resident californian - Would you recommend Schwarzenegger to the presidency?
ARC: St Wendeler