Professor Pitney is quoted in an article for the Associated Press about Schwarzenegger acknowledging that McCain and Obama would both be good Presidents. Pitney sees Schwarzenegger’s stance as a deft political move considering the state’s politics and who might win the Presidency.
With the possibility that Obama will win the White House, Schwarzenegger may be pragmatically hedging his bets, said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California.
“Arnold doesn’t like to back losers. His whole career was based on being a winner, and he doesn’t put his money on long shots,” Pitney said.