Unconfirmed sources report that Arnold Schwarzenegger is being considered the front runner in the race to be Republican nominee for President in 2008. Schwarzenegger’s slide in the polls has proved, despite constitutional hurdles, that he has the right stuff to be a Republican President. Washington insiders are taking bets in the battle between Bill Frist, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom Delay to be the next President. With Schwarzenegger showing signs of life the ground work for a brutal primary season has been laid.
“I have to say I wrote Arnold Schwarzenegger off as a Presidential candidate when he swept into office with such popularity.” Said Republican oracle Andrew Sullivan. “Republican presidents are just not popular people. They don’t unite and build consensus, they divide, alienate and misrepresent to further their policy goals. Schwarzenegger’s change of heart as reflected in his poll numbers proves to me that he is going to be a real player in the 2008 elections if Republicans can amend the constitution to allow foreign born people to become president that is.”
Schwarzenegger’s plummet in the polls is attributed to his reckless financial plans, vilifying of nurses and school teachers, and tightly controlling the access of the media to his public appearances. All of which is scoring points with Republican big wigs in Washington. Republicans need to see that a candidate is mean enough and divisive enough to the top dog in their party.
The similarities between the current President Bush and Schwarzenegger have become striking as the two become the center of the Republican party. Both where elected by landslides of popular support from across all parts of the country. Both have shown an amazing ability to build consensus within their own party. Both have seen their poll numbers plummet since February. And both have failed to arrest plunging poll numbers by launching new advertising campaigns to promote their agendas.
“It’s kind of spooky.” Continued Washington insider Sullivan. “These guys must be reading form the same playbook or something. The Republicans seem to have found a way to cut their top candidates from the same cloth. I think this is a real good indicator of what the Republican party is going to look like moving forward.”