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  •  Sure, as if one of the first things (none)
    a 21 year old new immigrant in search of fame and fortune in the world of body building does is get a translator to sit down with him so that he can follow the presidential campaign.  Maybe a mature person who is political refugee would do that.  But somehow the notion that a 21 year old who was busy pumping iron, scoring steriods and other drugs and prowling for sex is not only laughable but ludicrous.  

    Maybe we could put together the SBB (Swarz Bodybuilder Buddies) for truth who will tell us what really happened in 1968 and subsequent years.  Make Arnold defend his record and prove that he isn't lying.  

    •  Arrgh. (none)
      Yes, the idea of Young Arnold's trenchant political awareness strains credulity.  The problem is, you can't prove it.  You can't even really talk about it without shooting yourself in the foot.  Let's imagine how the Kerry campaign might pursue this:

      JOHN KERRY (or surrogate): "Arnold's full of crap, pretending he cared about politics in 1968.  We all know twenty-somethings were and are a bunch of apathetic narcissists."

      Yep, real solid gold voter outreach material, there.  Maybe MTV can run it on Rock the Vote.  

      Maybe we could put together the SBB (Swarz Bodybuilder Buddies) for truth who will tell us what really happened in 1968 and subsequent years.  Make Arnold defend his record and prove that he isn't lying.

      Remind me again, how much did focusing on Arnold's checkered past help us CA Dems in the recall fight?  For better or worse, people today see a popular movie star and governor--period.  And if you want to go after someone, how about Bush?  Arnold isn't running for president.

      •  ...yet. (none)

        WARNING: When not being directly observed, this post may cease to exist or exist only in a vague and undetermined state.

        by Democarp on Wed Sep 01, 2004 at 01:44:41 PM PDT

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      •  Wasn't suggesting that the (none)
        Kerry campaign take him on -- in fact that would be a very bad move.

        However, CA DEMs should begin the campaign to unmask this fraud now.  The recall election was done in such a short time frame that it wasn't possible to chip away at his public persona -- the boorish sexual behavior charges were too soon before the election and too weak, but not too soon for Arnold to claim -- I didn't know that women don't like me grabbing their tits and I won't do it again and I'm sorry if anyone misunderstood my behavior.  Kobe took his lead from Arnie and it's worked very well.

        Arnie lies all the time, but unless the public sees this in front of their faces, on the back of their cereal boxes every morning, it's not going to get into their brains by 11/06.  He is a physically repulsive crappy actor who spouts repulsive lines only a simpleton could love.  CA DEMs should stop cowering from the "Terminator," a cartoon action character and not a real man or real leader.

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