Rocker Jon Bon Jovi insists he would turn his back on his left-wing political beliefs and vote Republican if pal Arnold Schwarzenegger ever ran for US President.

The LIVING ON A PRAYER hitmaker is a staunch Democrat, who performed at rallies for John Kerry as he fought to defeat PRESIDENT George W Bush in the presidential election last November (04).

But he wouldn't hesitate in supporting the action man-turned-California Governor if the Austrian-born superstar was ever given the OK to run for office in the White House.

He says, "I would vote for him right now. I've known him a long time. I think he's a brilliant man, on and off the camera, and he's the most hard-working man, the most focused I've ever seen.

"He knows more about our country, having come to this country as an Austrian, than a lot of people who have never been to our Statue of Liberty.

"Forget the history concept, he understands what it is to come from nothing and he knows very well what it is to have everything... He came and worked as a construction worker in Santa Monica. I think he had a well-rounded background.

"I've been in a room with him and talk about people that light up a room. I think world leaders are gonna come to see him the same way."

07/02/2005 21:23