Politics 2016 Election Circus Continues: Ventura threatens to run if Sanders loses

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  1. agnes

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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...a-i-ll-run-for-president-if-bernie-loses.html
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    Jesse Ventura: I’ll Run for President if Bernie Sanders Loses

    The former governor of Minnesota likes Trump and Sanders, but says he will get in the race by June if Hillary wins the Democratic nomination.
    MINNEAPOLIS — Jesse Ventura told The Daily Beast he will run for president if Bernie Sanders does not win the Democratic nomination.

    Ventura was elected the governor of Minnesota as an independent in 1998 after serving as a Navy SEAL and professional wrestler. Ventura said his campaign was so successful at showing an outsider could be elected that Trump and Sanders are “ripping him off.” He bets he can do it again if Sanders loses and the election is Hillary Clinton vs. Trump.

    “They’re setting the groundwork for me because if Bernie loses, by the time we get to June, how sick are the people going to be of all these people,” he said while dressed in a Jimi Hendrix shirt under a blazer and SEALs beanie.

    “Anyone can endorse you,” Ventura said. “Why is it up to the candidate to denounce any endorsement? In our country you are free to vote for whoever you want to vote for. If David Duke wants to vote for Donald Trump, he’s welcome to do that. I think the media is out of line to think a candidate immediately has to denounce somebody.”

    Ventura said the media should give Trump the “benefit of the doubt” for not knowing who Duke is (though Trump denounced Duke two days before the CNN interview where he refused to do so).

    Ventura and Trump have crossed paths before, at Wrestlemania XX in 2004. At the event in Madison Square Garden, Ventura asked Trump if he would have his “moral and financial support” if he were to run for office.

    “100 percent,” Trump said.

    No matter what the outcome is on Super Tuesday and beyond, Ventura seemed excited to get back into politics, hoping to run alongside former New Mexico governor and libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, a personal friend.

    “Jesse Ventura is a bright, shining new face who comes riding in on a white stallion to save the country,” Ventura said, describing what would be counted as one of the most surreal scenes in American politics.

    Before taking up the politician mantle once again, Ventura may need to improve at one thing: taking pictures with fans.

    “Don’t put it on the fucking Internet,” Ventura, stone-faced, said as someone snapped an iPhone picture with an excited admirer in the convention center.
     
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    That should effect all 0.01% of the vote
     
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    I want to see a debate of Ventura vs Trump vs Hilary badly
     
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    Wasn't Howard Stern going to run for president with Jesse Ventura as his vice president or vice versa?
     
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    He's more qualified than Trump. :whistle:
     
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    He likes Bernie because Bernie was the only person in Washington to have the balls to reject the Patriot Act.
     
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    Ventura is a douche nozzle and Bernie rejected his endorsement because even old bernie knows he's a loon.
     
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    Oh god.. a trump vs ventura debate. You can seriously put that up on in demand and people will pay for it.
     
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    What about Ron and rand Paul? Weren't they against it too? I have no idea for sure but I think I remember them trashing it .
     
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    I'd rather vote for this Ventura

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    cool hendrix shirt
     
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    I think you are right.
     
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    Who's his running mate going to be, Hulk Hogan?
     
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    Be patient, by 2024 @LawyerLarry will be eligible to run and everything will be ok.
     
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    Would he have any effect in Minnesota? I doubt it would mean anything everywhere else.
     
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    I'd vote for Jesse in a heartbeat!
     
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