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Jesse Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
CTVNews.ca ^ | May 31, 2013 | Brian Bakst

Posted on 06/01/2013 3:02:20 AM PDT by Daffynition

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

Ventura eagerly volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota's Capitol -- and pushed back against skepticism that he would re-enter the political fray after being out of office since 2003. It's hardly the first time the publicity savvy Ventura has broached the idea he would run for the White House or Senate, only to pass on a campaign.

He said the next race is "an opportune time" for an independent like him to run because there will be no incumbent. He said he's approached radio shock jock Howard Stern about being his running mate, and Stern expressed interest.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctvnews.ca ...


TOPICS: US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: howardstern; jesseventura; thirdparty; ventura2016; whytheycallitdope
Nice t-shirt Jesse.
1 posted on 06/01/2013 3:02:20 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Ventura / Stern 2016.

Is this what this nation has come to?

2 posted on 06/01/2013 3:08:03 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: Izzy Dunne

“Is this what this nation has come to? “
_____________________________________________

If an illegal Kenyan immigrant can be POTUS, who is to say
that anyone can not be.
America is finished.


3 posted on 06/01/2013 3:12:12 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Daffynition

Yur gonna get who knows how many posts saying Ventura’s a jerk/fool/fraud/incompetent.

And to each and every one who posts things like that, I can only ask:

“How’s that Dimmocrat VS. Republicturd thing working out for ya?”

SOS?

Guess what!

I ain’t surprized!!


4 posted on 06/01/2013 3:14:20 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Daffynition

5 posted on 06/01/2013 3:18:00 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition

Ventura is a deranged, druggie and deserves our complete disrespect.

He has soiled his life with substance abuse and wild conspriracy theories.

Suing the widow of Chris Kyle is the last straw.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 3:23:45 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

He might need the Secret Service protection after suing the widow.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 3:30:22 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: djf

The premise of your post is absurd - (though somehow I doubt you realize what premise you put forward).


8 posted on 06/01/2013 3:32:28 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: djf

Nice of scumbag Jesse to sue Chris Kyle’s widow though isn’t it?

The man is pig shit.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 3:32:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Daffynition

James Janos (his real name) wasn’t even a real Navy SEAL. He was UDT, which wasn’t a full SEAL.


10 posted on 06/01/2013 3:33:57 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“Ventura is a deranged, druggie and deserves our complete disrespect.”

No, no, no! Jesse deserves our encouragement to make a run. Think about it. Which pool of voters would the delusional Jesse pull from? He would pull from the Dem’s of course; you know, those low information voters, anarchists, smokers & jokers, etc. So, even if he extracts a very small number of voters from the Dem electorate it would be helpful to the conservative side. So, “Run Jesse Run”, lol! Love it :)


11 posted on 06/01/2013 3:41:09 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Daffynition
Please run Jessie...

Since we have become a nation of fools easily entertained and transfixed by the most base and mindless dribble...

You would be the perfect candidate to entertain the masses..

12 posted on 06/01/2013 3:50:18 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Daffynition

What a nass. He’s starting to look like a cross between Timothy Leary and Ron Paul.


13 posted on 06/01/2013 3:53:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Daffynition

What a happy accident. I’m toying with the idea of launching my own line of he-man fragrances recalling the pungent scent of a musty auld Skara Brae village settlement.


14 posted on 06/01/2013 4:01:00 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Daffynition

Hahahahahahhahahahahahaha.

Not in 10 million years.


15 posted on 06/01/2013 4:20:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Daffynition

Ummm Jesse, the effort here is to get ‘swipes out of politics. You simply need to get back on your meds and be quiet.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 4:22:16 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Daffynition

Well why not. After going for the throat of Kyle’s widow, he shows he is clearly a parasite. Even if he doesn’t win nominations and such, he still gets the campaign money. Next, he will name the Kyle children in his suit.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 4:25:23 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Fzob

Camacho is an intellectual giant compared to Ventura.


18 posted on 06/01/2013 4:30:04 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Daffynition
Good... some real SEALS can whup your arse in public this time... you pos wrestling trash. My apologies to the good guys in wrestling.

LLS

19 posted on 06/01/2013 4:33:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: AlexW

Why don’t you let us that remain and fight decide when this experiment is over? You left America... you gave up... tens of millions of us will never give up. Maybe you have no idea how repugnant your words are to those that still believe in this republic... or maybe you just do not give a rats patootee.

LLS


20 posted on 06/01/2013 4:36:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 06/01/2013 4:39:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Izzy Dunne

More like “Ventura/Kardashian 2016”.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 4:42:29 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Fzob
President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho


23 posted on 06/01/2013 4:52:26 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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he is a scary looking dude...won’t get to first base, more than likely won’t even get up to bat..
strange how these jerks seem to think they are the greatest!!

CLASS, AND CHARACTER STILL MATTER...


24 posted on 06/01/2013 4:53:48 AM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Daffynition

Jesse is a selfish, self-promoting, self-absorbed nit-wit. Basically, he’s stupid and fortunate enough to have translated his early military career into wrestling fame and then into politics with the help of an even dumber media. It doesn’t even phase me that this fool would sue Kyle’s widow for cold cash. In his salad days on radio before he launched into his lottery win governorship, he used to brag about the freebies he scammed from promoters and show sponsors. I clearly remember the dolt bragging that he kept a sport jacket loaned to him for a TV appearance.

Money. Honey.

This clown has clearly exceeded his 15 minutes.


25 posted on 06/01/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Daffynition

This guy has been hit in the head to many times. He also want’s to sue Chris Kyles wife for what Chris said about him in his book American Sniper.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 5:15:47 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Fzob

President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho at least had the attractive qualities of being a hilarious parody of what he was supposed to be and going along with it full bore, and doing it with style.

He gets points for that.

27 posted on 06/01/2013 5:17:14 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Would those two seriously be worse than whats in there now?

Probably


28 posted on 06/01/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: snoringbear; MplsSteve
No, no, no! Jesse deserves our encouragement to make a run. Think about it. Which pool of voters would the delusional Jesse pull from? He would pull from the Dem’s of course; you know, those low information voters, anarchists, smokers & jokers, etc. So, even if he extracts a very small number of voters from the Dem electorate it would be helpful to the conservative side. So, “Run Jesse Run”, lol! Love it :)

There's a fightin' chance he'd carry Minnesota and take its electoral votes out of the Democratic column.

29 posted on 06/01/2013 5:20:48 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I was thinking the same thing.


30 posted on 06/01/2013 5:21:06 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Jesse's gubernatorial win came about because of some unique circumstances in Minnesota. The DFL candidate was Skip Humphrey, son of Hubert. Skip was so far left, even the Donks had their doubts about him.

The Republican candidate, Norm Coleman, had been a Democrat until shortly before the campaign and GOPers weren't sure about his bona fides.

Jesse started talking like a conservative, lashing out at the gold plated state government employees payroll and benefits, etc.

Added to this was an unusually large turnout. Blue collar types who had rarely voted in past elections turned out in droves and they bought Jesse's “pissed off at everybody in authority” message.

Then, about six months after he took office, a switch in Jesse's brain went haywire. He came out in favor of the stupid light rail project, among other financial fiascoes.

The zinger came in an interview with a Star Tribune reporter where Jesse threatened to kill the reporter. Even his most ardent supporters had to admit he was nuts.

31 posted on 06/01/2013 5:32:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: haircutter
CLASS, AND CHARACTER STILL MATTER...

They may matter to you and FReepers, but have you checked recently who is currently defiling the White House?

The way the country is going, my guess is the ass-wipe and Stern could actually win.

32 posted on 06/01/2013 5:36:48 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Rappini

He is suing Chris Kyle’s wife...not wants to.


33 posted on 06/01/2013 5:38:50 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: rlmorel

“I thought his head would be bigger. Look like a peanut!”


34 posted on 06/01/2013 6:08:16 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Daffynition

Sharpton must have told Jesse how much money he made with a fake-o Presidential campaign.

I thought Jesse was running for the Mexican border.


35 posted on 06/01/2013 6:23:34 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: rlmorel

Wait. Parody???? Are you sure it wasn’t Prophecy?


36 posted on 06/01/2013 6:49:22 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Izzy Dunne

“Ventura / Stern 2016”

There’s a winning combination. Just the idea that Stern jumped to mind as his VP indicates Jesse’s cheese is slipping off the plate. :-)


37 posted on 06/01/2013 7:26:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: vladimir998

Hah, boy, was that ever a slip!


38 posted on 06/01/2013 10:25:44 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: eartrumpet

I have to purchase that movie. It ranks up there with “Team America”!


39 posted on 06/01/2013 10:26:33 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hilarious radio parodies of Ventura:

http://www.radiotapes.com/KQRS/KQRS-FM_Jesse_X-Mas_Carol.mp3

http://www.radiotapes.com/KQRS/KQRS-FM_Jesse_Mission_Accomplished.mp3

http://www.radiotapes.com/KQRS/KQRS-FM_Jesse_At%20Harvard.mp3

http://www.radiotapes.com/KQRS/KQRS-FM_Jesse_Defends_Tyrell.mp3


40 posted on 06/01/2013 10:34:54 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: snoringbear

Yes..Ventura would help take Dem votes from swing states...esp the libs unhappy with Obama on Gitmo, drones, Bradley Manning, etc

Ventura could be the Useful Idiot that could be used by conservatives....his suit of Chris Kyle’s widow means 0.0 conservatives will vote for him


41 posted on 06/01/2013 10:35:17 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Daffynition

I remember back when Ventura started his run for governor, a woman asked him a question about some social issue. I was impressed at the time because the answer was something like “that’s not the government’s job”.

Then he got elected, and was off the wall as any lib.


42 posted on 06/01/2013 11:25:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rlmorel

I used to enjoy Idiocracy. Now it scares the hell out of me.


43 posted on 06/01/2013 11:27:15 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Daffynition

The guy I keep confusing with Hulk Hogan?


44 posted on 06/01/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by x
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I remember.

Recall, also, his deer-in-the-headlights look when it was apparent he had won? Nobody was more surprised (especially since he probably ran as a publicity stunt for his ailing radio career and nobody else wanted the dummy) and I think he never expected the win in a million years. All of a sudden, he was in charge like the bully given the deed to the china shop.

Still, he did a couple things that no other pol has had the guts to do - he lowered auto licensing to a new, low, equal level (so his kids Porsche didn’t cost so much) and, secondly, he had the stones to return over-collected taxes to the rightful owners rather than blowing it (illegally) as a surplus.

Nonetheless, everything else he did was to enrich himself and outside the duties of the office (TV, doll, books, etc.). Lastly, he pissed on Minnesota CC reform people by granting himself a carry permit and nobody else. Nice guy.

I would’ve loved to have seen Chris Kyle clock that nitwit.


45 posted on 06/01/2013 1:45:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I think we got something close to $1,000 from Jesse’s tax rebate. That took some nerve to get done.
A full three years after we moved south, MN tax department found we had short paid the state by $600, so they got some of it back.


46 posted on 06/01/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Nutters never let little things like that stop them.


47 posted on 06/02/2013 8:27:18 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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