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Jesse Ventura Endorses Kerry
Drudge Report ^ | 10-22-04 | Not given

Posted on 10/22/2004 6:22:26 PM PDT by Theodore R.

Jesse Ventura endorses Kerry Updated: 10/22/2004 06:00:30 PM - VIDEO

ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

The announcement was made during a 30-minute news conference at the State Office Building. The former Minnesota Governor was there, but did not make any comments.

Just days ago, Ventura had said that he did not plan to support Kerry or President Bush this election year.

Also at the news conference was former Maine Gov. Angus King, who was the only other third-party governor during Ventura's years in office. He said Ventura changed his mind and decided to endorse Kerry.

Organizers didn't even know Ventura was going to show up until the news conference started. He told reporters who followed him out to his car afterward that he'll be doing interviews in Los Angeles.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004election; angusking; election2004; glassjawventura; jesseventura; kerry; liberalism; minnesota; mn; president
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Will this help Kerry hold MN? There may be 5 percent Ventura "kool-aid" drinkers up in the Twin Cities. What was Ventura's real name: Eric Something? Ventura is an alias.
1 posted on 10/22/2004 6:22:26 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Wonder what he's getting in return.


2 posted on 10/22/2004 6:23:29 PM PDT by SirAllen (Liberalism*2 = Communism)
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To: SirAllen

I am really worried! NOT!


3 posted on 10/22/2004 6:24:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Dubya - Right Man, Right Job, at the Right Time!)
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To: SirAllen

Underwear.


4 posted on 10/22/2004 6:25:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Dubya - Right Man, Right Job, at the Right Time!)
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To: Theodore R.

Proving he has absolutely lost his mind, and doesn't give a flying hoot about National Security. End of Story.


5 posted on 10/22/2004 6:25:33 PM PDT by NordP (We're Mad As Zell, and We're Not Going To Take Your Liberalism Anymore!)
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To: Theodore R.
I ain't got time to worry about his damn endorsement of sKerry!
6 posted on 10/22/2004 6:25:51 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: SirAllen

Kerry will appoint him Abassador to the UN


7 posted on 10/22/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT by Trepz
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To: Theodore R.
I think Jesse's run as governor was not that successful, so I don't think it will have much impact. Also, he just stood behind some other guy who was endorsing Kerry and refused to answer questions. What's up with that

We do know that he was so popular that he couldn't get a show on CNBC or MSNBC. That puts his appeal somewhat below John McEnroe, who is pulling in something like 500 households nationwide to his show.

8 posted on 10/22/2004 6:26:59 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Theodore R.
Jesse who??????
9 posted on 10/22/2004 6:28:03 PM PDT by soozla ("I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure............"-John Kerry)
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To: Theodore R.

WOW, I am really impressed! A WWF rassler endorsed Kerry? Sometimes, I wonder if there are really are thinking people in Minnie-sota.......


10 posted on 10/22/2004 6:28:34 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: Theodore R.

This ought to be worth a few point for us.


11 posted on 10/22/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT by Max Combined (I gave back, I can't remember, six, seven, eight, nine...)
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To: Theodore R.
Will this help Kerry hold MN?

My naive guess (have associates in MN) is that this is neutral-to-a-negative for Kerry.

The tide of politics in MN has taken a decidedly sane turn since the
Wellstone Wake and Democratic Pep-Rally.
And I think a lot of folks making that move to the right see Ventura as a
flake who's had his 15 minutes.

Aside from announcing professional wrestling, that is.
12 posted on 10/22/2004 6:30:02 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Theodore R.

The main reason Ventura didn't run for reelection was he understood he would only get the votes of the Ventura family. He is now and always has been a radical liberal. It should come as no shock that he would endorse Kerry.


13 posted on 10/22/2004 6:30:30 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Theodore R.

I heard this on the news...they said Ventura never said a single word! They said the govenor of Maine made the announcement that Ventura was endorsing kerri and when the media asked him about it all Ventura did was nod in the direction of the Maine govenor...it seemed quite bizarre the way they made it out.


14 posted on 10/22/2004 6:30:34 PM PDT by God luvs America (Support Our Troops....Don't vote for Kerry!)
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To: Theodore R.

Ain't got time to bleed, er, I mean, think....


15 posted on 10/22/2004 6:30:46 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Only dummies play poker with George W. Bush.)
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To: eeriegeno

Jesse is an idiot. He talked big about change, but he was a flop as gov.


16 posted on 10/22/2004 6:31:08 PM PDT by Hendrix
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To: eeriegeno

Jesse is an idiot. He talked big about change, but he was a flop as gov.


17 posted on 10/22/2004 6:31:37 PM PDT by Hendrix
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To: Theodore R.

Ventura has no national constituency unlike Ross Perot in '92, '96 and even 2000.


18 posted on 10/22/2004 6:31:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: Theodore R.

Another nutcase endorsing a nutcase. Birds of a feather! Kerry hunts in Ohio pun.


19 posted on 10/22/2004 6:31:49 PM PDT by silverNblackcuban (Kerry = 20 years of WELL paid slacking.)
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To: Theodore R.

I just can't figure that guy out...


20 posted on 10/22/2004 6:32:22 PM PDT by Terriergal ("Woe to you...Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!"Matthew 23:23a,24)
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To: Terriergal

He's a libertarian whack-job...pretty easy to figure out.


21 posted on 10/22/2004 6:33:24 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: Theodore R.

That's OK. I've heard Sargent Slaughter endorses President Bush.


22 posted on 10/22/2004 6:34:33 PM PDT by ILS21R (Vote)
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To: SirAllen

Little Johnny Edwards as a "rastlin pardner"?


23 posted on 10/22/2004 6:35:07 PM PDT by Lurking2Long
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To: stevem
I've always thought Governor Turnbuckle was a flaming lefty

This just cements his allegiance to the cause

24 posted on 10/22/2004 6:36:07 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Betty Castor the real Florida Disaster)
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To: Theodore R.
His real name was James Janos. I knew him when he was a 3rd class petty officer in UDT.

He was an idiot then, and now.

Semper Fi

25 posted on 10/22/2004 6:36:56 PM PDT by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: Theodore R.

Incompetence endorsing insufference--like the pot calling the kettle "black", what's wrong with this picture? Nothing, if you're a Democrat.


26 posted on 10/22/2004 6:37:04 PM PDT by MHT
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To: Theodore R.

Some media reporting the truth. Ventura just stood there and never said a single word. Just pointed to the guy who made the announcement and left.


27 posted on 10/22/2004 6:37:16 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: SirAllen

Just what I was thinking. What's ol' Jesse getting in return?


28 posted on 10/22/2004 6:38:50 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Theodore R.

Ventura the moron.


29 posted on 10/22/2004 6:39:57 PM PDT by BlindGuardian ("You'll pay for this Captain Planet!")
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To: Theodore R.

A former Navy Seal endorsing Kerry

Ventura must have landed on his head in the ring too many times


30 posted on 10/22/2004 6:43:36 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Theodore R.

Sorry I don't know how to post a photo but go to "www.kstp.com" to see Jesse's photo, which one of the radio stations described as his "street person attire." I love the braided beard. This guy is nuts, always has been.


31 posted on 10/22/2004 6:45:33 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: CWOJackson

Jesse's a libertarian?

Only a communitarian whack-job could claim that ... pretty easy to figure out.


32 posted on 10/22/2004 6:46:41 PM PDT by tpaine (No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another. - T. Jefferson)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Ventura is irrelevant. Period.


33 posted on 10/22/2004 6:47:19 PM PDT by Jose Roberto
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To: newzjunkey
newzjunkey wrote: Ventura has no national constituency unlike Ross Perot in '92, '96 and even 2000.

By the way, who is Perot endorsing this year?
34 posted on 10/22/2004 6:47:21 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (One man with courage is a majority. (Thomas Jefferson))
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To: Theodore R.
This guy is an embarrasment to the SEALS. I know that if he claimed to be an Army Aviator we would dis-own the phony bastard...
35 posted on 10/22/2004 6:49:05 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver (www.RealHeroesVoices.com....see the real John Kerry)
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I wonder if there are really are thinking people in Minnie-sota.......

Umm.. Yes. There "Are really are," as a person of your obvious intellectual pedigree might put it.

A person of a slightly higher (no offense) intellectual pedigree, might look into why Mr. Ventura chose not to seek re-election, and why his successor is Republican, and why the Republican he defeated for the governorship now sits in the U. S. Senate.

36 posted on 10/22/2004 6:51:39 PM PDT by Snuffington
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To: God luvs America
I heard this on the news...they said Ventura never said a single word! They said the govenor of Maine made the announcement that Ventura was endorsing kerri and when the media asked him about it all Ventura did was nod in the direction of the Maine govenor...it seemed quite bizarre the way they made it out.

This does sound really wierd.

The former Minnesota Governor was there, but did not make any comments.

When has Ventura every been shy about talking to the camera?

37 posted on 10/22/2004 6:59:42 PM PDT by rob3006 (We don't rent pigs.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

This dumb ass move, endorcing the lying, traitorous bastard Kerry, put Jesse back in his "Hollywood" crowd...

Jesse put politics ahead of National Security...

Semper Fi


38 posted on 10/22/2004 7:01:21 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Theodore R.

Idiot anti-christian bigot endorses Kerry, what a shock!


39 posted on 10/22/2004 7:02:42 PM PDT by 7beuties
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To: Theodore R.

And we should give a shit about what Jesse thinks becuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?


40 posted on 10/22/2004 7:04:48 PM PDT by standupfortruth
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To: All

I endorse President Bush!

Its equal now! Relax!


41 posted on 10/22/2004 7:06:41 PM PDT by mirkinmuffley (Gentlemen, you can't fight in here this is the war room!)
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To: Theodore R.

People voted for Ventura for the same reason they voted for Perot, because they were tired of the old politicians and he looked like an interesting new guy.

After they got a better look at him, they decided they had made a mistake. Same as Perot. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice. . . . Neither of them could get elected dog catcher at this point.


42 posted on 10/22/2004 7:07:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Theodore R.
Jesse Ventura endorses Kerry

Wow!!! Some meathead with a low IQ endorses Kerry. What a shock.

43 posted on 10/22/2004 7:07:49 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Theodore R.
This is not news. It would have been news if Ventura had of endorsed GWB.

Ventura kind of reminds me of a Nadar type.

44 posted on 10/22/2004 7:07:59 PM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Theodore R.

I couldn't be more delighted to hear who Jesse Venture is endorsing. It's one step lower than an endorsement from Donald Duck.


45 posted on 10/22/2004 7:12:01 PM PDT by Winston7000 (Near Chicago)
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To: SirAllen

Good question. Everything Jesse has ever done has been weighed under that very consideration. He's worthless.


46 posted on 10/22/2004 7:12:22 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (What can you expect from a political party full of master-debators?)
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To: Theodore R.
What was Ventura's real name

James George Janos)

Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951, as James George Janos) was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota on November 3, 1998, after a career as professional wrestler, actor, mayor, and radio talk show host. He ran as a candidate for the Reform Party and "shocked the world," as he phrased it, when he unexpectedly beat the major-party candidates: St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman (Republican) and Minnesota Attorney General Hubert "Skip" Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor). Ventura, who spent considerably less than his opponents, is widely regarded as one of the first candidates to effectively use the Internet in a political campaign. He served as governor from January 4, 1999 to January 6, 2003.

47 posted on 10/22/2004 7:13:43 PM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Theodore R.

Ventura's slackers are too lazy to show up for a Ventura endorsement. Anyway, Jesse is establishment now. The thrill is gone...


48 posted on 10/22/2004 7:14:55 PM PDT by madameguinot
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To: Theodore R.

Hey, Jesse, stick to professional wrestling. What a nut!


49 posted on 10/22/2004 7:16:26 PM PDT by Rocky (Heinz Kerry: 57 positions on any issue)
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To: Lurking2Long

I'm having a flashback of Grannie and the Beverly Hillbillies...I have NO idea what this means.


50 posted on 10/22/2004 7:17:05 PM PDT by madameguinot
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