BURBANK, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would love to run for president — if he could.
California’s actor-turned-governor was born in Austria and the U.S. Constitution prevents foreign-born citizens from holding the nation’s top job.
Jay Leno asked Schwarzenegger on “The Tonight Show” Thursday if he would make a White House run if the law was changed.
Schwarzenegger replied, “Without any doubt.”
But that’s not likely in the foreseeable future. Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate, and then be ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures.
Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear says the governor doesn’t think that will happen.