I love Arnold, and it's great he cares so much about his country and his state of california.
However, it bugs me a little that he is running for governor, even though he is republican to boot. These concerns are:
*that it will inspire other celebrities without the education necessary to pursue similar feats in the political arena. Can you imagine Mr Sheen succeeding in a quest for governor? brrrr.
*It makes it seem as though if you make it as a celebrity, that tthen you can make it as a political figure such as governor. Nothing is farthest from the truth and acting makes nothing of you but an expert in acting, nothing else. I guess Im just fed up with all the actor politician wannabes in this world.
*And finally, and most importantly, I feel there are more qualified individuals (*MUCH more qualified*) to do the job. We all love ARnie here, but the truth is many will root for him because of his celebrity status and his 'terminator' image, or because he was the former Mr Universe. See, while he went on to accomplish those (extraordinary) feats, other more qualified candidates were studying, and embarking in political careers. I just think a long history and extensive experience in the political arena is very important. What experience as a politician does Arnie have? Anyone can go to college at age 40 or 50, get a degree in Politics, and use his fame to try out for politician. Most likely this person will be able to get important messages around as most can in his age, especially with a little politics education. But in the end it's experience that counts, and its this experience that allows you to do your best looking for the best interest of THE PEOPLE.
Arnold may make an excellent governor. Im certainly not gonna vote in the elections, and wont hold anything against him whatsoever. I may be dead wrong. These are just that - concerns - that I have. With all the Dixie Chix scandals, and Martins Sheens and the likes doing everything they can to stop the war, Im afraid Arnold would provide them a tool to actually 'stop the engine of war'. He certainly would have the power.
Enough ranting. I am aware these concrens may very likely be absurd, so dont go a-jumping and frolicking around because of what I said.