Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was, perhaps, one of the most unusual governors in any state’s history — but not just because he was a celebrity weightlifter and movie star. He was also extremely nonpartisan.
Whether he was “successful” as the “Governator” of California is up for debate. But what isn’t up for debate is his steadfast support for reforms that try to reduce the level of hyper-partisanship that pervades politics these days.
Before leaving office as governor, Arnold supported two important nonpartisan initiatives in particular: (1) independent redistricting, and (2) nonpartisan primaries. With his support, they both passed.
Now, although rumors had circulated that he would run for US Senate, Arnold announced Sunday that he’s only interested in one thing: terminating partisanship.