Republican California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun hinting that he may run for re-election in next year's elections. He could formally announce his plans in as little as two weeks time.
One political analyst Bill Whalen said that "It will invigorate the Republican base, which he sorely needs to do if he has any chance to win the special election. And it sends a positive message to the donor community..."
In two separate interviews last week, Schwarzenegger said: "I am not here for the short run. I am a follow-through guy," and also "I don't walk away from things that I think are unfinished."