The Corner

Schwarzenegger

As far as I can tell, he’s been a good governor. But he didn’t spend a decade prior to office honing a political philosophy or figuring out how to explain it, and what philosophy he has doesn’t seem as compelling as Reagan’s. Which is why I reject superficial comparisons between the two based on geography and occupation.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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