The 5 Meanings Of Arnold

Voters are angry. Outsiders are in. And the swing voter is back. Arnold Schwarzenegger's big win offers a guide to 2004--if you know how to interpret it, that is

If there is one lesson to be learned from California's wild recall, it is that there is no one lesson. At a moment when the stakes could not have been higher, voters turned out a seasoned if bloodless technocrat and put their faith in an action hero who waved a broom. In an era of interminable campaigns, this one lasted nine weeks. At a time when other politicians hauled around briefcases full of 100-page platforms, Arnold Schwarzenegger spouted lines from his movies, gave no substantive interviews and agreed to exactly one debate, for which he knew the questions in advance.


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