Skip to comments.Jesse Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
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.
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Is this what this nation has come to?
“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.
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?”
I ain’t surprized!!
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.
He might need the Secret Service protection after suing the widow.
The premise of your post is absurd - (though somehow I doubt you realize what premise you put forward).
Nice of scumbag Jesse to sue Chris Kyle’s widow though isn’t it?
The man is pig shit.
James Janos (his real name) wasn’t even a real Navy SEAL. He was UDT, which wasn’t a full SEAL.
“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 :)
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..
What a nass. He’s starting to look like a cross between Timothy Leary and Ron Paul.
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.
Not in 10 million years.
Ummm Jesse, the effort here is to get ‘swipes out of politics. You simply need to get back on your meds and be quiet.
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.
Camacho is an intellectual giant compared to Ventura.
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.
More like “Ventura/Kardashian 2016”.
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...
Jesse is a selfish, self-promoting, self-absorbed nit-wit. Basically, hes 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 doesnt even phase me that this fool would sue Kyles 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.
This clown has clearly exceeded his 15 minutes.
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.
He gets points for that.
Would those two seriously be worse than whats in there now?
There's a fightin' chance he'd carry Minnesota and take its electoral votes out of the Democratic column.
I was thinking the same thing.
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.
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.
He is suing Chris Kyle’s wife...not wants to.
“I thought his head would be bigger. Look like a peanut!”
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.
Wait. Parody???? Are you sure it wasn’t Prophecy?
“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. :-)
Hah, boy, was that ever a slip!
I have to purchase that movie. It ranks up there with “Team America”!
Hilarious radio parodies of Ventura:
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
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.
I used to enjoy Idiocracy. Now it scares the hell out of me.
The guy I keep confusing with Hulk Hogan?
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.
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.
Nutters never let little things like that stop them.