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. Spencer/Virginia

    She shouldn't let him back in the bedroom afetr giving McCain a corny one-liner. "The Mack is back." Gimmie a break Arnold.

    November 10, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  2. Carl

    Getting beyond parties sure wasn't in the script when he was in Ohio trying to get the stupid rubes on his side by reciting his moronic lines from movies no one remembers. Fortunately, he was tuned out and hopefully he'll be voted out of office soon enough.

    November 10, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  3. jonjackson

    I think it is ashame that the majority of the u.s. media is as biased and one sided as they are. its ashame that so many times peoples minds are bombarded with facts that arent true. what an awful media we have come to have in this country. shame,

    November 10, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  4. Milton, Harrisburg, PA

    Maybe, just maybe, the Republicans lost because they wanted unregulated industries where businesses could be as greedy as they possibly could get away with. At the same time, Republicans wanted to regulate your personal life and tell you when you could or couldn't have children, who you could marry, and who could listen in on your phone conversations.

    November 10, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  5. Kerry West

    Maria, we hardly knew ye! Maybe he just loses something in the translation.

    November 10, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  6. GERRY


    November 10, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. C.G.

    It's nice to see that they can joke and play about what happened. I think Schwarzenegger secretly endorsed Barack Obama, but due to party loyalty, he had to endorse McCain! Thank goodness Obama won!

    November 10, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. Anonymous

    We don't need the image of you in a bedroom with ANY woman old timer..TMI. Get back to terminating the rights and freedoms of ordinary sarah conners and their families like the rest of your sick party.

    November 10, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  9. Beau


    The guy makes some concillitory bi-partisan diplomatic statements and what does the first commentator do? Slam him for it.

    Get a life. Some of us enjoy humor.. and its nice to see a politician 'take it on the chin' like a man and then get behind *the other party* to try and help make things better.

    Anyone who doesnt get that Scwartz is a "man's man" (all faults and quirks included) is... .. out to lunch.

    Give it a rest. The guy is being part of the solution (or at least sounding like it) not part of the problem.

    November 10, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  10. Jamaica Nice

    Hey Mr. Steroids, stop making fun of Barack's skinny legs!

    November 10, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  11. MD, TX

    All the while, California sinks further into the Third World.

    November 10, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  12. Steve from Florida

    After all the anabolic steroids he took over the years, I 'm sure that his wife doesn't care if he ever returns to the bedroom!

    November 10, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  13. Blade - Alabama

    You have become a true politician, well said!

    November 10, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  14. TM in Colorado

    Are you the next Ronald Regan Arnie? From actor to politics? Stick to movies dude

    November 10, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  15. petena

    Arnold: Your state is in the tank just like many others out there because of the REPUBLICAN party. Don't you think its time for you to CHANGE? You've got at least one person who has it right in your household.

    November 10, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. MalcolmX

    Shes wrong Arnold. Both she and Elisabeth H. are wrong. America lost last Tuesday. It will all come to light in the future. Americans lost.

    November 10, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  17. John in Ohio

    California would be in a lot better shape if the Democrats and Republicans in the legislature could get over themselves and work together. I'm not in agreement with all of Arnold's politics, but I can recognize as an outside observer that he's doing all he can, and the failures of the California state government are not with the executive office. If California wants to blame him and replace him that's their right, but it's not going to fix a thing. They need to replace their legislators on both sides of the aisle.

    November 10, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  18. petena

    Arnold: Time to switch to the Democratic party. Your party has your state in the tank. Get it?

    November 10, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  19. jersey girl

    The "Gov" is NOT funny. Who cares about what is going on his bedroom? That was a stupid thing to say in public. I guess it should not shock me...........he likes Palin.
    Gov, you owe your wife a public apology. If I were married to you (Thank God I am not) I would expect nothing less.
    Fix your mistake Gov along with the rest of California.

    November 10, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  20. Anonymous

    I like Arnold.

    November 10, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  21. Closely Watching

    Ya know, when the Gubernator first took office my initial impression of his actions and his 'girly men' comments made me think that California had voted in a joke. However, even as a born again Democrat, I have to admit that I have warmed up to the guy over the past couple of years. Sure, California is broke and in a mess, but what majorly populated state isn't right now? He still makes his gaffes, but I do think that some of his programs make sense and that he does have the best interest of his state at heart. Like Bill Clinton, he probably plays hard but I think he also works hard. Well said A'nold.

    November 10, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  22. Aisha

    So this is what post election blues looks like? I guess it could be worse, the media could still be trying to interview Palin for the sport of it, wait . . . : )

    Well we do need some form of entertainment.

    November 10, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  23. Eighthman

    Arnold is cool.

    November 10, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  24. jersey girl

    To "rap"
    I agree. The headline is more along the lines of the crappy rumor tabloids.

    November 10, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  25. Patricia Townley

    We love you Maria! Yea Obama!

    November 10, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
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