(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.
I think Maria is awesome. She should keep Arnold out of the bedroom because of his comments about Obama's scrawny legs. However, from Obama's beach photos, he does not have scrawny legs. He's proportionate in every way. ;>)
It is the same Schwarzenegger who said that Obama had skinny legs when he was campaigning for the desperate McCain in Ohio. I am glad that his wife has taken on him head-long so let us see what he will do with his big chest with apparently little grey matter in the skull
Isn't that a little strange to say?
Personally I would like to see "Ahnuld" take himself INTO the bedroom and NEVER come out. His insults and his arrogance certainly offer no benefit to the Obama administration. His hurled insults and personal attacks are not the direction we're headed in!
Get out of that bedroom and do another Terminator movie!
As a democrat I believe that had John Mcain picked Arnold as his veep, he would have won the election. Palin was the first of many bad decisions in this years campagin for Macain. That just goes to show that he had no idea how to become a real president, and his choices mirrored Bush's demise into the abyss of disinformation upon Iraq and other National Security issues. He shoud resign from Senate and let new blood come into the senate. Maybe Arnold should take his seat?
Sweet story–go Maria, go Barack.
This is the kind of cheap headline news that CNN plays on?
I'm sure you CNN can do better
WHO CARES !
Great talk, Arnie. Now how about actually putting that into practice and working on California's problems – – for a change?
Great words by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republicans you need to listen to what he is saying. Like it or not, President Obama is here now.
"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."
On a past blog someone wrote
we need to unite as a country and stop all this bigtree
What is the Big Tree that needs to stop? a weaping willow?
Really I do agree but we also need to stop claiming racism every time someone questions this first timer. He will need the help of all parties
That is not appropriate for headline news, Who cares about what goes on in your house Governor. The title should have been a little less revealing of troubles in the bedroom.
I am not glad that you are back in the bedroom after you insults on public TV about Obama. Anyway leave your personal life out of the mainstream media so that it want come back to haunt you later stupid.
Why he would support mccain when his own state is in ruins? I wouldn't let him back in the bedroom.
Folks, let's all just relax. Even Obama's most ardent supporters probably accept deep down that his policies won't really be able to bring about much change at all. And for the rest of us that worry that it's Jimmy Carter redux, 2012 is only 4 short years away. Jindal and Huckabee both have engagements in Iowa today.
Too bad Arnie can never run for president...I think he'd have my vote.
Looking to the future, Schwarzenegger said that Democrats and Republicans should come together and avoid getting stuck in ideology. Now, I certainly agree with that statement...let us put Party Ideology aside and work for all of America and get this mess cleaned up.
I'd think Maria would keep him out of the bedroom because he's an out of shape, hair dying guurly man.
The Governator's household is bipartisanship at it's finest. America can learn a lot. Just like Arnold and Maria, all of us Dems and Repubs are in bed together and need to make the best of things.
CNN: how much longer are you going to run this non-news item? It's time to get substantive, don't you think?
Too bad Ahhhhnold can't run for POTUS . . . . . . .
I like this guy (Arnold). He is very realistic, no wonder Californians voted for him despite the fact that he is a republican.
Yes, all these folks have to stop talking about reaching "across the isle" like it's reaching for some kind of alien life form. I'm so sick and tired of hearing that from all the campaigns.
We're all Americans.
A republican that gets it...well said Gov. Best wishes to California.