Not going to happen

The Economist editors reckon that Arnold Schwarzenegger should be allowed (subscription required) to run for president, although they don't want to see him win (groping and eerie similarities to Hitler -- both are from Austria! -- bother them too much).

It's not going to happen. The Constitutional amendment process is too difficult, and requires 38 states' legislatures to ratify. Democrats in control of many of these legislatures will never allow Arnie to become the face of the Republican Party. Arnie is a charismatic, socially tolerant, fiscal (sort-of) conservative. He'd easily win 55% of the popular vote, and likely make the Democrats a permanent minority party. Hell will freeze over before Democrat legislatures commit political suicide like that.

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