November 10th, 2008
11:29 AM ET
10 years ago

Calif. governor says he's allowed 'back into the bedroom'

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife has been 'gloating' about Barack Obama's win.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife has been 'gloating' about Barack Obama's win.

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that even though his party didn’t win the presidential election, he has at least one thing to be happy about.

“I can get back into the bedroom, so there's the big advantage,” the California governor said Sunday on CNN’s “Late Edition.”

Schwarzenegger, a leading Republican, is married to Maria Shriver, a member of the very Democratic Kennedy clan.

Shriver endorsed Barack Obama in February, just days after her husband announced his support of John McCain.

Schwarzenegger said his wife has been “gloating now for these last few days” and running around the house with a life-size cutout of Obama saying, “We won.”

WATCH what Schwarzenegger says about the election

Striking a more serious tone, Schwarzenegger said he doesn’t see how any incumbent party could have held onto power this year, given the economic situation and the housing crisis.

“I think no one knew that it's going to be that bad. I think the Republicans were trying to hold on to, you know, if it would have been just the housing crisis or the mortgage crisis. But then when the stock market crash came, I think it was just too much,” he said.

Looking to the future, Schwarzenegger said that Democrats and Republicans should come together and avoid getting stuck in ideology.

“Democrats and Republicans should do everything they can to help [Obama] and his administration to be successful, because when he is successful … then the nation is successful. And then the world is successful. So, we've all got to work together on this,” he said.

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soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. David

    "More proof of the 'I'm right, your wrong' attitude of people that call themselves Democrats."

    -Throw in "and I'm better than you", and you've got the Republican mindset!

    November 10, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Rich - Virginia


    CNN really got this article name correct. Only thing is the Gov. and his state government is in a lot of Calif. bedrooms. Prop 8 showed the people of Cali like the government involved in thier personal lives.

    Equality for all!

    November 10, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. Mike

    Arnold was asked by the CNN correspondent about Obama and the word that were said and Arnold answered that campaign rhetoric is over. In other words many of the things that he said about Obama was just words to get McCain to get elected. He also said that he will do all he can to support the new President as should we.

    November 10, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  4. Maggie in NYS

    I watched the entire interview with Gov. Schwarzenegger and he seems to want to do everything possible to help President Obama be successful. Come on people, democrats and republicans, we have to work together and stop trashing each other!

    November 10, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. Susan

    He is very well liked. A very good person.

    November 10, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  6. mary, colorado springs

    Arnold Schwartznegger needs to forget the bedroom and start working on the conditions in California. Since he got into office, the state has gone downhill......just another case of a Republican failure.

    November 10, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. Obama-Junkie, IL

    I'm sure when Arnold walked to the bedroom doorway to exit the bedroom, he did a half -turn to Maria and said to her in his
    Terminator voice "I'LL BE BACK!"

    I couldn't resist. Only in America could someone as uneducated as Arnold (former Bodybuilder and Actor) rise to such political power. Arnold became Governor based on his "celebrity status".

    November 10, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Salina


    November 10, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  9. Catholic-mom-4-OBAMA

    Its disgusting to continue to read comments on these blogs from the likes of people like "Texas Trail Dog". The far-right are so blind to anything other than what Hannity, oReilly & Limbaugh spew that it is downright disturbing!

    Listen up, those of you, who continue to spew hate, lies, fear and division we have had enough of your vile hateful comments. This IS why your candidate, LOST. America, 63 Million of us, rejected the vile and hateful politics of the Republicans. IF they are smart they will change their ways!

    I am DELIGHTED with President-elect Barack Obama! God bless & protect you!

    November 10, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. Anonymous

    The Governator really hit the mark I think. I go back to what I believed was a huge mistake at the onset of the Bush Campaign. When we had a surpluss in the budget and went and gave it all back, we should not have done that. Should have put that money into infrastructure improvements back then. If we had done that then, we probably would not be in nearly as bad of shape as we are now.

    November 10, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  11. The Cosmos Rocks!

    »Aaah! FUNNY! Aaaah! Arnold Rocks! Aah!

    November 10, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. Anita of georgia

    The economics crisis and Housing crisis is not the reason for Senate McCain failed campaign. What cause him to bite the dust, is the fact that he did'nt have any issues to run on, that would attract most voters. He was so out of touch with the average American. He could'nt get any supporters other than his die hard base. He needed to appeal to voters other than his supporters. He could'nt do that. The negative campaigning along with trying to divide our country with lies and misleading information was the last draw. Those things put a nail in his coffin. Americans did'nt want to listen to information, that could'nt help turn the pages to a new beginning, to put our country on the right track. He probably would have had a chance, only if he would've talk issue that meant so much to most Americans. I agree, we all do need to get behind our new President elect Barack Obama. I believe he can change American and bring change to the world within a reasonable amount of time.

    November 10, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  13. TJ

    Well, least one out of three ain't bad for the Republiscum.

    November 10, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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