Schwarzenegger: No Senate in Future

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That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that he is not running for Senate, as speculation has been that he could seek another office when his term expires as governor.

“The point was that I am not running for anything, so no one could threaten me, because I’m not running for Senate, I’m not running for Congress, I’m not running for another term as governor,” Schwarzenegger said this morning in Sacramento.

Although he says that he is not seeking another office, there’s still speculation that he could join the Obama administration once his term expires in January, 2011.

His statement is surely a sigh of relief for Barbara Boxer, who has been raising money for quite some time (April, 2007 for a Hollywood fundraiser) in anticipation of a significant challenge.

Schmidt for Gay Marriage: One of Schwarzenegger’s former advisers, Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain’s presidential campaign, says that he supports same-sex marriage and voted against Prop 8. McCain’s daughter, Meghan, said last week that she supports same-sex marriage as well.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, urged the state to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Another Kennedy Project: A miniseries is in the works about the Kennedy clan, the twist being that this project will have a different point of view. The man behind the project is Joel Surnow, co-creator of “24” and active in conservative politics.

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  1. You don’t want to reach 70 years old and not have had fun in your peak elder years directing passion projects to show to the world what an “ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DIRECTED FILM” looks like.

  2. Mark says:

    This is what I really ment to say to Arnold…
    In the long run, Arnie has done a very fine job as governor of California! When his term is up January 2011, it would be the best time for him to go back to starring in and finally directing his own films.
    The next chapter of the Austrian oaks very successful career should be the challenge of Arnie becoming ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER THE DIRECTOR FILMMAKER! Will Arnie be as amazing behind the camera as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson or Sylvester Stallone.
    Arnie can still be a political force helping out America and California as he did in the past like in 1991 when he was on the presidents councel of physical fitness, but still making action films.
    Arnie, if you read this, it’s now time to become a full time director filmmaker and have some well deserved fun behind the camera like Stallone and Eastwood are doing! You don’t want to reach 70 years old and not have had fun in your peak elder years directing passion projects to show to the world what an “ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DIRECTED FILM” looks like. For example, you should direct the script you still own the rights to, CRUSADE.
    If you are going to do anything involving politics again, please wait until you are in your 70’s. For now, go back to your love for films and start producing and directing your own dream projects. Films that speak to you as a major filmmaker force!
    Make TRUE LIES 2 your first movie once you leave office and if James Cameron only produces the Fox sequel, why don’t you challenge yourself and direct it. Do you really want the 1992 tv movie CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT to be the last film you ever direct?

  3. Mark says:

    Arnie’s buddy John McCain lost to Obama…and so it’s time Arnie got out of office/politics and let the republican party lead without him once 2011 comes.
    To me, Arnie seems to have done a very fine job in CA and when his term is up at the end of 2011, the smart move is for him to go back to making event films; making lots of money even though he has enough; having fun starring in and directing films; and still helping out in politics behind the scenes like he has done in the past…BUT…while starring in films (ie 1991 when he was on the presidents councel of physical fitness etc…)
    Arnie, if you read this, help out America and CA when you can, but go back to having film fun like Stallone and Clint Eastwood! You don’t want to reach 70 years old and not have had fun in your peak elder years running around, pumping up again (here and there) and directing some passion projects and show to the world what an ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DIRECTED FILM looks like (ie CRUSADE).
    If you are going to do anything involving politics again, wait until you are in your 70’s and are unable to make action films. Please follow STALLONE & CLINT EASTWOOD and start directing and starring in your films. Make TRUE LIES 2 your first movie and if James Cameron only produces it, why don’t you challenge yourself and direct the sequel!!!

  4. steaklover says:

    Oh darn…. I was hoping I would have a chance to choose between a left leaning democrat, vice a pseudo left leaning democrat who poses as a republican.

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