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Jesse Ventura To Run for Senate
Politcal Punch ^ | 7-9-08 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 07/09/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT by Impy

In an interview with NPR's David Welna that ran today former Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Ind-Minn., says he will run for Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., whom Ventura defeated for governor in 1998, as well as Democratic nominee and former Saturday Night Live humorist Al Franken.

Ventura, born Jim Janos, tells Welna that the main reason he's running is because of Coleman's support for the war in Iraq. "That's the reason I run," he says. "I run because it angers me...All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?

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Will split the moonbat vote with Franken.
1 posted on 07/09/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT by Impy
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

This helps Coleman.


2 posted on 07/09/2008 7:47:17 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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To: Impy

This dooms Franken. The thing about “The Body” is if he wins he will quit two months into the term.


3 posted on 07/09/2008 7:47:22 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Impy

Are there any normal people in Minnesota??


4 posted on 07/09/2008 7:47:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Impy

Now there are two clowns running against Coleman. Should be interesting.


5 posted on 07/09/2008 7:48:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: Impy

Great minds think alike - that was the first thought that came to mind.


6 posted on 07/09/2008 7:49:05 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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Who says politics isnt a circus?


7 posted on 07/09/2008 7:49:08 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Obadiah

Norm Al?


8 posted on 07/09/2008 7:49:08 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: Obadiah

9 posted on 07/09/2008 7:49:24 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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To: Impy

I think ole Jesse hit his head a few times too many, loon!


10 posted on 07/09/2008 7:50:02 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Patrick1

Yes, maybe Jesse can tell the senate how all his frogman buddies would have dealt with the issues.


11 posted on 07/09/2008 7:50:30 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Obadiah

I heard that they were going to fence Minnesota in and declare it a national zoo.


12 posted on 07/09/2008 7:51:40 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Impy
you decide: if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?

Because that is exactly why we need Senators - for those times when we are caught in a dark alley and nobody is there but our Senator.

My Senators are Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.

I can't tell you how many times I've been caught in a dark alley with one or the other of them.

13 posted on 07/09/2008 7:53:43 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Impy

All Coleman has to do to win now is pander to the social conservatives in Minnesota hard.


14 posted on 07/09/2008 7:53:45 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Impy

“if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?”

i.e. would you rather be mugged by Coleman, beaten up by Ventura, or solicited by Franken?


15 posted on 07/09/2008 7:54:04 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Or at least the sane people in Minnesota, provided there are any left.


16 posted on 07/09/2008 7:55:14 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: Impy

I love listening to his weird, steroid-deepened voice.


17 posted on 07/09/2008 7:55:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Impy
All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?

Since Ventura is an ex-wrestler, I would probably choose to have him by my side "in a dark alley." But precisely what does that have to do with one's being qualified for the Senate, or possessing desirable policy views?

Major non sequitur.

18 posted on 07/09/2008 7:56:03 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Impy

Okay Minnesota... you’re taking the washed-up celebrity worship thing a tad too far here.


20 posted on 07/09/2008 7:56:27 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Impy

Jesse will fit right in with all the other loons.


21 posted on 07/09/2008 7:57:04 AM PDT by blam
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Looks like coleman gets another term.


22 posted on 07/09/2008 7:57:18 AM PDT by qman (All Islamo-fachist must die")
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To: Impy

That would be the hope. Unless Ventura actually wins. Which itself would be kind of a hoot.


23 posted on 07/09/2008 8:00:19 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: AmericanExceptionalist
Did Captain Obvious serve under Major non Sequitor?
24 posted on 07/09/2008 8:00:25 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Impy

They don’t call him Jesse the Body Ventura for nothing.

He sure ain’t Jesse the Brain.


25 posted on 07/09/2008 8:06:24 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Impy
This helps Coleman.

It didn't help in 1998.

26 posted on 07/09/2008 8:07:33 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Say what?


27 posted on 07/09/2008 8:08:20 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Impy

OK Minnesotans....I’m not going to just sit here and let you take over the title of stupidest state...Kalifornia is too proud of that...but you’re making it awfully tough.


28 posted on 07/09/2008 8:09:22 AM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: Impy; Clemenza; JohnnyZ; NewRomeTacitus; Kuksool; AuH2ORepublican; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; ...
""I run because it angers me...All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?"

Not the jackass wearing spandex and a feather boa.

29 posted on 07/09/2008 8:11:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Non-Sequitur
It didn't help in 1998.

How are Jesse's views on 9/11 playing in Minnesota?

30 posted on 07/09/2008 8:12:55 AM PDT by freespirited (Never vote for a man who gets his nails done.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

That was an open race for Governor that Skip Humphrey was supposed to win in a walk and he ended up in a distant 3rd. Coleman is the incumbent Senator. With 2 liberal loons splitting the vote, Franken’s shot at the job went from fair to none.


31 posted on 07/09/2008 8:13:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Impy

politics has become a joke populated by jokers.


32 posted on 07/09/2008 8:15:16 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Reagan Man

No, that was Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Come to think of it, I wonder if he has any interest in political office...


33 posted on 07/09/2008 8:15:53 AM PDT by Virulas
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; MNJohnnie
Or at least the sane people in Minnesota, provided there are any left.

Calling Johnnie!

34 posted on 07/09/2008 8:21:52 AM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 195 and counting))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
With 2 liberal loons splitting the vote, Franken’s shot at the job went from fair to none.

Ventura is more of a libertarian loon than a liberal one, and who exactly he harms most in this race is a matter of speculation. I'll wait to see what the polls show. Suffice it to say the race got a bit more interesting.

35 posted on 07/09/2008 8:22:01 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Did Captain Obvious serve under Major non Sequitor?

No, but General Confusion was in command.

36 posted on 07/09/2008 8:22:56 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Ooops! No offense intended to you


37 posted on 07/09/2008 8:23:24 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Non-Sequitur
Ventura is more of a libertarian loon than a liberal one...

Nope. His pushing of light rail and kissing up to Clinton/Gore kinda killed the "libertarian" moniker he tried to play himself up as.

38 posted on 07/09/2008 8:28:05 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; ButThreeLeftsDo
Not the jackass wearing spandex and a feather boa.

I cannot stand the thought of Ventura in office again. I did not vote for him, and I can't believe that there were that many stupid people who did.

I really think he has a 'thing' (I don't like using the other term which refers to a part of the male anatomy) for Coleman. He is a stupid, classless fool.

Signed Norm's mom. j/k

39 posted on 07/09/2008 8:29:29 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Non-Sequitur

It’s pretty obvious who wins when you have a split opposition to the incumbent. Still, I’ll be surprised if Ventura goes all the way to November with this. The rodents are going to be pissed as hell.


40 posted on 07/09/2008 8:31:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I can’t wait to hear Tom Barnard start ripping him again.


41 posted on 07/09/2008 8:32:21 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: Impy
I don't see Ventura running as, necessarily, a bad thing.

For one thing, he is NOT a career politician.

For another, he would, probably, pull some votes from Franken.

He might surprise you though and actually win.

42 posted on 07/09/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; Non-Sequitur

Oh, my prediction of the breakdown in Nov if Ventura follows through:

Coleman 45%
Franken 30%
Ventura 25%


43 posted on 07/09/2008 8:36:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
It’s pretty obvious who wins when you have a split opposition to the incumbent.

Just ask Bush senior.

44 posted on 07/09/2008 8:45:07 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: lesser_satan
I can’t wait to hear Tom Barnard start ripping him again.

Our only source of relief. lol. It's pretty hilarious when Tom ridicules Jesse's "I hunt man"

It's amazing that some people take Ventura's moronic dementia laden ramblings for refreshing honesty. :(

45 posted on 07/09/2008 8:45:23 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Oh, my prediction of the breakdown in Nov if Ventura follows through...

We'll see.

46 posted on 07/09/2008 8:48:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur; Just another Joe

In 98 he was a fresh face outsider. He’s since been outed as a lunatic.


47 posted on 07/09/2008 8:48:32 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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To: Impy
He’s since been outed as a lunatic.

Everyone knew he was a lunatic when he ran for Governor.

I don't give him much of a chance but with the disillusion felt by people with both major parties, I give him a chance.

48 posted on 07/09/2008 8:51:50 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Impy
In 98 he was a fresh face outsider. He’s since been outed as a lunatic.

He wasn't all that stable in '98. In any normal state I'd say his candidacy would be a joke. But we're talking Minnesota, where he won before. Let's just say I'm looking forward to the next few round of polls before I start to breathe easier about Coleman's re-election.

49 posted on 07/09/2008 8:52:42 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Just another Joe

He’s a 9/11 truther now.


50 posted on 07/09/2008 8:56:32 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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