"Is Voting GOP A Side Effect Of Steroids?" And Other Questions Dems Wanted Reporters To Ask Schwarzenegger In 1992
"Do you think street gang members spend more time watching Murphy Brown, or Terminator?" A look at the DNC's surrogate oppo book in 1992.
In July 1992, the Democratic National Committee put together a document with attacks and criticisms to use against surrogates campaigning for President George H.W. Bush's re-election.
Among other things, the document provided suggested questions for the press to ask the surrogates.
The surrogates list was mostly politicians but also included Arnold Schwarzenegger, a prominent Republican who campaigned for Bush.
The background briefer on Schwarzenegger noted his steroid use:
And suggested he might be a fan of Hitler:
The "sample questions for the press" also heavily focused on his steroid use, suggesting it might be why he was a Republican:
Here's the full research book: