January 30th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Breaking: Schwarzenegger to endorse McCain Thursday

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/30/arnold.jpg caption=" Schwarzenegger is reportedly set to give McCain his endorsement tomorrow."]

SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will endorse John McCain's presidential bid at an event in California Thursday, two GOP sources confirm to CNN.

Earlier: Sources say Schwarzenegger in talks to endorse McCain

- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Harold


    January 30, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. john CA

    American people fail to realize that because of our past politicians we ARE UNITED.
    People complaining about unity are so naive, they have never seen or been to other countries , even developed countries,where Hindus/ Muslims/christians dont live in the same neighbourhood, dont go to same schools.

    Countries like India have a different set of laws for Muslims, but unity is never an issue!!

    please people dont base your votes on "Unity", "Hope" etc . Politicians are fooling us. We ARE UNITED. unity,hope is all nonsense.



    Hillary 08.

    January 30, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  3. Jason W

    Hasta La Vista Romney

    January 30, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  4. richard

    I am a democrat watching the Republican debate. Is Anderson Cooper going to allow Ron Paul and to a lesser degree, Mike Huckabee talk? McCain and Romney are dominating the time and I am not sure that either one is adding anything new to the conversation. They seem to be repeating themselves

    January 30, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. Betty Rapp

    Sen. John McCain rambles and refuses to tell the whole truth. He is surrounded by all the old politicians from the past. If the Republican run him for President the party will loose in a landslide.

    January 30, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. david

    Schwartenegger is showing his liberal bias by supporting McCain. And McCain is trying to hide his liberal leanings, but he should not be fooling anyone with half a brain and true conservative principles.

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  7. Slammy

    Mr. Schwarzenegger, for more information on your candidate John McCain, GOOGLE "Keating Five" or "McCain-Leiberman". Thank you

    January 30, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  8. Larry Lee


    January 30, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  9. Frank

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has spent his entire life trying to impress people with his vanity and ego. He's a weak-spirited she-man with big muscles.
    His endorsement like his attempts at leadership is laughable.

    January 30, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  10. Jodi

    Gov. Schwarzenegger,
    Its not too late, you better endores Huckabee or you will look like a fool!!

    January 30, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  11. Ken


    January 30, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  12. Sean, Santa Barbara, CA

    SCHWARTENEGGER needs to learn that he was elected becuase of his name and that he is easiably forceable into becoming left leaning. For him to come out and endorse a right wing war hawk is against the majority of the state of California (I said majority, so no lame replies saying I live in CA and I endorse Mcain) knowing that in the general elections this state will by all odds go Democrat. His best bet as a governor is to keep quiet until the primaries are over and then jump on the band wagon. He also needs to learn that he is at a low in his governorship at the moment, so it should be best that he follow the flow of the people he represents in California. He was not elected based on party lines he was elected based on who he is.

    January 30, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  13. jem

    I guess Schwartz didn't watch watch the debate

    January 30, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  14. Write-In Will DePort

    Funny how a crazy deranged madman like myself is able to be the next leader, but Arnold can't because he wasn't born here. There is a reason why you have to be born here to be president. Think about it.....
    United Patriots rule!

    January 30, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  15. Cameron

    Wow, what a surprise. The Terminator is throwing his weight around for McCain. It's too bad Liberals have infiltrated the GOP.

    January 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  16. Thomas Richard

    McCain appeared to be a mean, old man tonight. He could have taken the high road instead of getting in a spitting contest with Romney. On another issue, might Huckabee be hanging in to help McCain in exchange for the VP slot?

    January 30, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  17. Evangelist

    I'm not surprised that Arnold would support McCain. I'm also not surprised that many other politicians are supporting him. Do you think politicians want an outsider like Romney as president when he would certainly crack down on all the dirty "insider trading" that goes on in our government? No... they all want things to stay the same so they can fatten their purses.

    January 30, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  18. Scott Spafford

    How can The govenor endorse someone who's running a negative attack campaign.

    January 30, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  19. Nancy, Dallas TX

    Thank heavens, at least he's not jumping on his in-laws' bandwagon.

    January 30, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  20. Jack

    I'm sure Arnold will be getting something in return for his endorsement - I'm hoping that American's will see that WE DECIDE who will receive the nomination. Please, please don't fall for spineless politicians who endorse for thier own personal gain....I can't be the only one who sees this!! There is no depth that McCain wouldn't sink to in order to get the nomination...

    January 30, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  21. Thomas Richard

    Of course Mr. Steroid would endorse McCain. They both live to the left of where Reagan lived.

    January 30, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  22. Frank

    Governor Schwarzenegger,

    Please consider endorsing Mike Huckabee before Super Tuesday. It was obvious during the debate that Huckabee was the most Reagan -like candidate and it appeared that both you and Nancy Reagan agreed. It is not too late to endorse Governor Huckabee. McCain is wrong for America.

    January 30, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. Corinna

    That just confirms that Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain belong to the wrong party.

    January 30, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  24. everyday

    If the liberal NY Times and the liberal Arnold support Mc Liberal instead of Romney, then Romney must be doing somthing right!

    Vote Romney to save the true conservative Republican Party!

    January 30, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  25. Taosred

    What is the surprise about the terminator's endorsement? He is a RINO (republican in name only) just like McCain. This is the same person that would give welfare to illegal immigrants and now wants the federal government to pay for the illegals that are in jail in CA. I would be better off quitting my job and getting free school, free housing, free health care, instate tuition or free tuition to college as an unemployed person or illegal immigrant than working and paying more and more taxes. I am not anti immigration as my grandparents were legal immigrants but they did not receive a dime from the great welfare state. The great illegal wave is colliding with the great welfare state and legal immigrants and natural citizens are footing the bill. Tax paying citizens will have no rights left and all their votes will no longer count (they may not count now we are becoming extinct).

    January 30, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
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