WaPo reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger to Run for Calif. Governor:

Arnold Schwarzenegger ended the suspense Wednesday and said he would run in California’s recall election, awarding Republicans his marquee value in their campaign to oust Gov. Gray Davis. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein ruled out a run, labeling the election “more and more like a carnival every day.”

Schwarzenegger’s announcement came as a surprise; advisers had said in recent days that was leaning against running in the Oct. 7 election.

Schwarzenegger made his announcement during a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

“The politicians are fiddling, fumbling and failing,” he said. “The man that is failing the people more than anyone is Gray Davis. He is failing them terribly, and this is why he needs to be recalled and this is why I am going to run for governor.”

Arianna Huffington has made it official, too.

(Hat tip to Randy for posting a note about this in my comments section on another post)

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  1. John Lemon says:

    I remember the first time I saw “The Running Man.” I was making out with a girl I had met in Pasadena and we could only make out during the commercials. It was very odd.