Schwarzenegger Reportedly Planning Presidential Run, Ready to Challenge Citizenship Rule

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back on the political stage very soon, as a new report from The New York Post finds that the actor-turned-Governator-turned-actor is seriously considering a presidential run in 2016, despite the fact that at the present moment, he is legally unable to do so given his Austrian birth.

The Post‘s Page Six says Schwarzenegger has been “openly talking” about his 2016 ambitions while promoting his new movie Escape Plan, co-starring Sylvester Stallone. (Sidenote: a Schwarzenegger-Stallone 2016 ticket would be the best campaign ever.)

One source explained exactly what Schwarzenegger’s plans are.

“Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”

And while some constitutional scholars would not exactly embrace the idea, at least birtherism wouldn’t be an issue in the future.

One question to ponder is what party Schwarzenegger would run under. He was a Republican for the longest time, but more recently he’s been very critical of the “extreme right wing” influence on the GOP as a whole.

But even if Schwarzenegger was able to run and win, as the old saying goes, Simpsons did it first.

[photo via Nate Mandos]

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