Apparently he’s pushing the “moderate” meme for the Republican side, which could bode well for guys like Giuliani.
Fresh off a smashing reelection victory, the governor and his political team are hoping Schwarzenegger’s outsized persona and bipartisan achievements in Sacramento can translate into a substantial role in the next White House contest, especially on the Republican side.
“When you have a Republican who won a large victory in a Democrat state in a very Democrat year, clearly he’s identifying issues that represent what many voters are concerned about,” said Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s communications chief.
Or, as Schwarzenegger said in a recent interview, referring to himself and his Democratic chums in the Legislature: “We could be a model for the rest of the nation.”
Yes, they could be a model for the rest of the nation, but California is a Dem stronghold and Arnold is most definitely a RINO. I guess my point/question is…will centrism work for Republicans on a nationwide scale? And, have they screwed themselves with the politics of division?
After all, if the evangelicals stay home, there’s no way a Republican is going to get the presidency. And if a Republican wants to pull votes from the middle it’ll be because they don’t try to inflame the passions of the far right.
I don’t know…what do you think? Will Republicans be willing to come back towards the middle? Can they do it in such a short period of time?
Meanwhile, Romney is pushing for a gay-marriage ban in Mass.
Something tells me Schwarzenegger will not be pleased.
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