For the purposes of equal time, here's Republican former Governor Arnold Swarzenegger:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Reddit AMA: Former California Governor Delights Redditors With Handwritten Notes
The Huffington Post
| By Anna Almendrala
Posted: 01/16/2013 1:59 pm EST | Updated: 01/16/2013 4:26 pm EST
Action star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Reddit Tuesday for an AMA -- an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session with the site's thousands of users.
Schwarzenegger, a self-described moderate Republican, offered a few thoughts on the platform he thinks his party should maintain. "We need to be a party where people know what we are for, not just what we are against
," he explained. That means remembering that "Reagan was the one who dealt with the ozone layer with the Montreal protocol" or that "Nixon almost passed universal healthcare," wrote Schwarzenegger. He also challenged the GOP to provide comprehensive immigration reform and "stay out of people's bedrooms."
When asked to name one current American politician who "best embodies what is good about politics," Schwarzenegger encouraged Redditors to research Democratic Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose, Calif. and his work on pension reform.
"Even though Congress has an approval rating of 9% (and loses to cockroaches and colonoscopies in polling), there are still some leaders who are doing the people's work instead of the partys' [sic] work," wrote Schwarzenegger. "That's political courage to me, being willing to risk your job to choose what's good for the public instead of getting stuck in your ideology
That answer got props from Reddit user halp_me_pls, who responded, "A republican giving ups to a democrat. You sure know how to reddit Mr. Arnold."