Jesse Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid

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    Jesse Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid

    Jesse Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
    By: Associated Press
    May 31, 2013 07:18 PM EDT

    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.

    (PHOTOS: 2016: Who’s next?)

    An email message seeking comment from Stern's agent was left Friday night by The Associated Press.

    "The key to this next election I think will be a candidate who doesn't belong to a political party and who has the ability to rise above the mainstream and get the press, which I've never had a problem doing," Ventura said.

    He said he would run on an anti-war platform, and his first act would be to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay and return the naval base to Cuba.

    The former actor and ex-pro wrestler won election in 1999 in Minnesota as a Reform Party candidate, but he later disavowed party ties. He didn't seek re-election after his term. He went on to host a short-lived television talk show and more recently a cable TV program on conspiracy theories. Ventura now splits his time between Minnesota and Mexico, where he's surfs and golfs.

    Tanned and relaxed, the 62-year-old Ventura pulled up his tie-dye shirt at one point to show off his toned abdomen muscles to prove he was in good health.

    He was at the Capitol to mark the retirement of a veteran gubernatorial bodyguard.
  2. Jessie would take a large part of the libertarian /conspiracy nut vote making it even tougher for The GOP nominee
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Apparently you never learned from the time when you thought sarah palin was going to run, the only reason people like them say this is so that the media keeps them relevant and they can continue making more money off suckers like you who willfully give them the free press they need because you actually believe what they are saying.
  4. 1.I never thought Palin would run

    2.I'm not voting for Jessie or giving him money,I hope he runs as an independent so he can take from votes the GOP nominee
  5. Max E.

    Max E.

    1.) yes you did

    2.) you are giving money through free adverstising, the exact kind of free advertising he desires, which is the very reason why he made the statement in the first place. Congratulations, you are padding ventura's wallet.
  6. You've just given him even more incentive . . . Maxi.
  7. You're exactly right. Celebrity nutjobs know they can make themselves the center of attention by saying they're considering a run for President. It puts money in their pockets by increasing book sales, speaking fees, etc. They laugh all the way to the bank -- but they don't run for president.
  8. Thats right , Donald Trump is a perfect example.

    how many millions bought his farce.:(.