Schwarzenegger for president? He would if he could

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2010, 08:59 AM IST

California: 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.

Bureau Report

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