November 10th, 2008
11:29 AM ET
6 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. AlaskanWannaB

    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. ;>)

    November 10, 2008 06:11 am at 6:11 am |
  2. ndubi

    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

    November 10, 2008 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  3. Joan

    Isn't that a little strange to say?

    November 10, 2008 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  4. APinPA

    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!

    November 10, 2008 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  5. Luke Skywalker

    Yo Arnold!

    Get out of that bedroom and do another Terminator movie!

    November 10, 2008 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  6. Steven Leonard

    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?

    November 10, 2008 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  7. Walt

    Amen.

    November 10, 2008 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  8. Lisa, OH

    Sweet story–go Maria, go Barack.

    November 10, 2008 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  9. rap

    This is the kind of cheap headline news that CNN plays on?
    I'm sure you CNN can do better

    November 10, 2008 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  10. big daddy

    WHO CARES !

    November 10, 2008 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  11. Californian

    Great talk, Arnie. Now how about actually putting that into practice and working on California's problems – – for a change?

    November 10, 2008 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  12. Dee

    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."

    November 10, 2008 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  13. scott l

    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

    November 10, 2008 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  14. Jazz

    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.

    November 10, 2008 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  15. Candy West Virginia

    Why he would support mccain when his own state is in ruins? I wouldn't let him back in the bedroom.

    November 10, 2008 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  16. David

    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.

    November 10, 2008 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  17. Kelly

    Too bad Arnie can never run for president...I think he'd have my vote.

    November 10, 2008 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  18. Bitter in Texas

    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.

    November 10, 2008 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  19. former gop

    I'd think Maria would keep him out of the bedroom because he's an out of shape, hair dying guurly man.

    November 10, 2008 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  20. Jon

    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.

    November 10, 2008 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  21. Barbara Campbell

    CNN: how much longer are you going to run this non-news item? It's time to get substantive, don't you think?

    November 10, 2008 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  22. Tim

    Too bad Ahhhhnold can't run for POTUS . . . . . . .

    November 10, 2008 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  23. Okechukwu Oboh

    I like this guy (Arnold). He is very realistic, no wonder Californians voted for him despite the fact that he is a republican.

    November 10, 2008 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  24. Dave

    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.

    November 10, 2008 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  25. Dean from Maine

    A republican that gets it...well said Gov. Best wishes to California.

    November 10, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
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