Former Minnesota Governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura returned to Minnesota’s state capitol on Friday to float the possibility of a return to political office as the President of the United States.
Despite spending the majority of his time in Mexico and having last held public office as Governor of Minnesota in 2003 Ventura believes the time may be right for an independent to become President. With no sitting President to fight in the 2016 election Ventura may find himself fighting the political dynasty’s of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush if he decides to enter the Presidential race.
Ventura attended a reception in Minnesota for a retiring State Patrol officer responsible for the protection of Minnesota’s last four governor’s.
Despite his lofty political ambitions the former TV show host and actor attended the reception wearing jeans and a tie dye t-shirt; he also stated his choice of Vice President would be DJ Howard Stern if he finally enters the race for the Presidency. Ventura has previously mentioned his ambition to lead the nation when he has been embarking on book tour’s, Ventura does have a new book about to be launched.
Showing off his physique at the Minnesota reception Ventura stated he could be the first independent President since the nation’s first Commander-in-Chief George Washington.
An independent, former professional wrestler could never become the President of the United States of America, could he? Don’t tell that to the voters in Minnesota who elected Jesse Ventura to be their governor. That was just one of many insurmountable barriers that Ventura has overcome in his life. And with the American people angry and frustrated at both parties, the timing may be perfect for Jesse Ventura to throw his hat in a new ring.
I registered to vote as soon as I turned 18. I was a news junkie as a kid, never missing either the local or national news. I couldn’t wait to become an active participant in the political process of the greatest country in the world. I actually stood in line for hours to register to vote in the controversial 1991 Louisiana governor’s race pitting Edwin Edwards against David Duke. It’s hard to believe that 22 years later, I have become so angry towards both parties that the thought of voting makes me ill.
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