In a conversation with the Post's Ned Martel in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his debate strategy in the 2003 recall election that propelled him into office.

“In the debates, I thought my strength was not policy in 2003,"  he said. "My strength was personality, was... me.”

One of the other candidates was Arianna Huffington, running as an independent. According to Schwarzenegger, she played right into his hands. (According to his impersonation, she is also Italian.)