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Jesse Ventura on Alex Jones Show: "I will give serious consideration to running for president in 2016"

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While listening to the Alex Jones Show this date, I heard former governor Jesse Ventura announce that he will give serious consideration to running for president in 2016 if there is a 'grassroots, blue collar effort to get him ballot access in all fifty states and the Vigin Islands. He said that this would include the ability to get into the debates.



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I would vote for Jesse, but-

there are a couple of issues with him, that are a little disturbing. I know that I will never agree 100% with any candidate, but here are a few.

1. He thinks universal health care is a good thing. (This tells me he does not understand free market economics. I also heard him say he supports the government using stimulus to get the economy "going". He needs to read some of Murray Rothbard's books)

2. He supports gay marriage. The true libertarian position would be to get government out of the marriage business. Contrary to popular belief, many of the votes he will need, will not vote for a candidate that supports this.

3. He did not see Barrack Obama for what he is. I knew this administration was going to be an extension of Bush/Cheney. Listening to Jesse's interviews in 2008, he bought into the whole "hope and change" thing.

4. While Governor of Minnesota, he surrounded himself with Democrats (staffers). I think his political philosophy tends to be more of an old school, blue dog democrat, with a sprinkling of libertarianism.

Jesse said the same thing a

Jesse said the same thing a few years ago about 2008. This is what Jesse does, but he seems to be pretty content living in Mexico most of the time. More importantly, a person who vocally asserts, as does Jesse, that Christians are unintelligent sheep will NEVER be elected president of the United States. A majority, including Ron Paul, accept the Biblical account of Creation. It's not that Jesse simply disagrees, but he insults and ridicules those who have a different view. Only 15% in the annual June Gallop Poll believed in evolution with NO intervention from the Almighty, and 46% believe that Creation happened with no evolution whatsoever. Some polls put that number at well over 50%.

The point of my post is not to debate creationism, evolution, or anything inbetween. However, Jesse's insistence that those who do not accept evolution are unintelligent morons means HE WILL NEVER have a shot at being elected president of this country. It's one thing to have disagreement, it's an entirely different issue all together to call those who disagree with you on matters of deep personal faith dumb and unintelligent.

I do not believe Jesse will run. He has been talking about it since before he left the Governor's office and has never come close...And even if he tried he will be destroyed and receive very little support once his statements about Christians are made into a campaign issue.

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Run Jesse run!

You've got my support!

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i like jesse v a lot but he's gonna have to read up on political philosophy before 2016 if he's gonna go head to head with the likes of rand paul. rand paul who know his shit backwards and forwards. my biggest fear for 2016 is a split in the liberty vote between someone like rand on the republican side and jesse on the indy side and a unknown on the libertarian side. in that situation the path to victory will be through rand and the republicans unless the sheeple wake up. the republicans will have the advantage of having the built in sheeple vote, people who will vote republican because they always vote republican. plus if rand paul gets in the white house ron will get in to. one way or another ron will be in the white house in 2016 or 2020!

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I think it's great that he's

I think it's great that he's willing to do that!


He's currently campaigning

He's currently campaigning for Gary Johnson.

From what I remember he said

From what I remember he said something similar in 2008 about running in 2012. I'd more than likely support him if he ran but I don't see it happening. A Rand/Ventura ticket is more likely in my opinion.

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

He'd Have My Support

Though I hope Ron Paul will run again.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Why isn't my governor

Considered or trying to be part of the liberty movement?

(Although I like him a lot!?)

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

How is he not a Friend of

How is he not a Friend of Liberty? He is speaking out isn't he? (Assuming you are talking about JV)

I'm just saying

that Jesse's not really seen as a part and parcel liberty insider as much as someone like Lew Rockwell or Tom Woods. We don't shun Jesse...I just don't think we claim him as one of our own. I wonder if he gets invitied to events such as PaulFest....

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

I'm in

I think he would be great for consideration. Though I hear things from him that disturb me. Like supporting public unions/pensions. That's not good. Then again, I know he wants to get the hell out of Afghanistan! That is good. Certainly think he would upset the apple cart...a lot.
I will definitely be researching his views and record on the issues.

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He promised this at Rally for the Republic

He promised this at Rally for the Republic in 2008 for this cycle. I guess he needs to qualify how much grass roots support is needed. Would it need to be bigger than RP 2012?

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Yep. I heard it.