Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to run for president.

Right ... of the United States.

No, I don't know if he knows about that rule.

According to the New York Post, the former governor of California has been lobbying for support to change the constitution to allow him to run for president in 2016. Sources told the paper Schwarzenegger has been openly talking about his political ambitions while in New York to promote "Escape Plan," his new movie with Sylvester Stallone.

Maybe Stallone could be his running mate. World War III would break out before the swearing-in ceremony was over.

A source told the Post, "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."

Sure, why not? I mean, the way he deftly and skillfully turned around California's economy would give him scads of leverage.

Or maybe not.

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria, which is not in the United States (believe me, there are people who may not know that). Our constitution requires presidents to be born here. Amending said constitution requires a two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate -- yes, the same House and Senate that can't even agree whether the sun is up or not.


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In 2010, Schwarzenegger told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" he would make a White House run if the law were changed.

Good luck.

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