Arnold Schwarzenegger Wishes He Were Running for President This Year

Adweek's 2016 Brand Visionary on his life in movies, politics and advertising

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If he had his druthers, Arnold Schwarzenegger would continue his 30-year-plus streak of voting Republican in the upcoming presidential election.

In his perfect world, he'd be casting a ballot for himself.

That can't happen, of course, because the actor-politician-businessman-bodybuilder-philanthropist-advertising pitchman is a native Austrian, from a bleak working-class town called Thal. But a rags-to-riches immigrant can dream, can't he?

"If I'd been born in America, I would've run," he tells Adweek one early September afternoon in the offices of the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.



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