Schwarzenegger Says He Won't Run for Any Office After Gov Term Ends
He can't run for Governor again, and his Austrian birth means the Presidency is out of the question, but Arnold Schwarzenegger told reporters in Europe yesterday that he won't be vying for votes once his term is up in 2010, according to an Associated Press report. While traveling in Milan, the actor-turned-Governator said "I have never labeled myself as a politician, so I am not going to run for anything else." Schwarzenegger hasn't made any other indications as to what he'll do once his run as Governor comes to an end. (Another Terminator sequel, perhaps? Jingle All the Way Part 2?) Republicans hoping to make a play for his office so far include Meg Whitman, Tom Campbell and Steve Poizner; Dems may throw their support behind Jerry Brown, who remains in the campaign's exploratory phase. Previous possible contenders like SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have opted not to pursue the gig.