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Jesse Ventura Q: "You Want A Revolution In America?" A: "YES! ABSOLUTELY!"

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His Cabinet

Assuming he even got the job in the first place somehow.. based on where his ideas and thoughts are coming from, I'm pretty sure he would invite Ron Paul and other liberty minded people to be members of his cabinet. During the 2012 Ron Paul run for President, Jesse offered his services to be VP for Ron Paul if he asked him. I think he would return the favor to Ron Paul if positions were switched.

He seems to follow the words and wisdom of Ron Paul very closely and even repeats things that Ron Paul recently has said. He's being doing this since 2007. Watch him before and after 2007 when Ron Paul began to run for president and you will see how he sharply changed his tone to anti-imperialism and sound foreign policy like Dr. Paul. He loves and appreciates the guy just like the rest of us.

He is a devoted fan of his and I think would honor him with an invitation to join him in his cabinet, but whether or not Ron Paul and others would take the job in a Jesse Ventura administration is left to the imagination.

it's not left to the imagination

RP didn't acknowledge Mr. Ventura.

I'm not sure how Jesse's mandatory draft and stances on corporate taxation and a few other pro-government and corporation intervention stances he's had over the years make him a libertarian. There are more reasons than 9/11 people ignore him.

I wouldn't mind him being

I wouldn't mind him being President for a year. He could really shake things up. But I don't think he's smart enough to hold his own and not get eaten alive by other political leaders, and he doesn't speak about economics, so 4 years might start to get a little scary.

But it won't happen, unless maybe we get so stupid that it comes down to Miley Cyrus vs Jesse Ventura.

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Jesse is sounding more and more like Ron Paul.

Bring the troops home
Decrease military spending
End foreign aid
Close foreign bases
End oppressive government abuses

Watch out Rand. JV equals Ron Paul on supplements.

He sounds more like Jill Stein of the Green Party

She agrees with all your issues, but like her, he wants a socialist system with wealth redistribution and a single payer health care system.

Howard Stern, how pathetic. Ron Paul would pick a much better running mate.

What's so attractive about Ventura?

I realize he's pissed and sick of the status quo but I mean really what is so attractive about him for president?

He's not that knowledgeable about history or the world and seems really ignorant of the protections of law.

I really don't see him being very effective in building coalitions thus having a high probability of not being very effective.

I like a lot of the things he says and he has definitively been learning a lot over the last 5-8 years but I really don't see him being a very effective chief executive.

I don't see him shutting down all foreign land military bases and I don't see him being knowledgeable enough of the current situation with the justice department and our absolutely criminal US Attorneys and I don't see him enforcing Article 1 Section 10 of the US Constitution.

Will he fire every US Attorney in the US and replace them patriot attorneys knowledgeable in our law?

Will he direct the justice department to open criminal investigations into the Clintons, Obama, Bushes, Holder, Clinton, Gonzalez, Yoo, CIA directors executing renditions and the Military Generals and soldiers running camp x-ray, the IRS, Fed Reserve and IMF?

Will he shut down the NSA or bring it into lawful state of affairs and make Government completely transparent?

Will he pardon every non-violent drug offender and victimless "criminals" in America?

He said we need to make the Government live by the samelaws they enforce upon us but what about the "laws" that are not lawful?

Maybe he will but I am not sure he is smart enough to really understand how to attack these problems?

He said we need the government to live under the same
This is not an attack just honest questions I have about his abilities.

Go ahead let me have the down votes but I think these are very valid questions.

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What libertarian thinks corporations pay taxes? Corporations want high taxes b/c it reduces their competition.

Jesse praises FDR and many of the fascist policies of the 30's. I believe he also wants mandatory military service like the draft.

I've asked myself the same question and never understood

how being a professional wrestler and (let's face it) former state-made tough guy qualifies one for public office.

And some of his escapades on his conspiracy show were just...comical. Honestly just effin funny and not really in a good way.

The only thing I can really see is he's just a nice guy. I imagine he'd be a total hoot to hang out with. Aaaaaaaaaaand compared to some people I hang out with he's pretty down to earth and reasonable.

He basically gets a pass from me. Same with AJ. It's just the way it is.

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I have to agree

I like Ventura, and do have respect for him for what he does. But to be in charge of unwinding the mess he wants to get us out of, you have to be very knowledgeable about how best to go about that, and i just dont feel he has it.. I guess it would depend on who is advisers and vp would be.. stern should never be vp. i understand the idea that ventura has as far as PR and money goes, but seriously? stern? Would he have the knowledge to help unwind the mess? Im all for them running, as a way to talk about these things to a broader audience. But i dont think i would vote for them.

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I will stand with the Libertarian Candidate or Jessie. I like Jessie's Revolutionairy ideas. He right the GOP and DNC are 100% to blame for our debt and problems that we face! They are the true terriorist! I can join that Revolution NOT what Ted Cruze, Rand Paul, and the Nazi Tea Party wants!

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"I'm not saying I'm running..."

I'm just saying how I would run if I were running.

I see the advantage of having Howard Stern on his side. But not as the VP. But he definitely needs free media, and he needs more than a website, and Facebook.

I was in a cafe in Taipei today, and found an old copy of the New Yorker to read, and found this article:


In 1934, [Upton] Sinclair explained what did happen that election year, in a nonfiction sequel called “I, Candidate for Governor, and How I Got Licked.” “When I was a boy, the President of Harvard University wrote about ‘the scholar in politics,’ ” Sinclair began. “Here is set forth how a scholar went into politics, and what happened to him.” “How I Got Licked” was published in daily installments in fifty newspapers. In it, Sinclair described how, immediately after the Democratic Convention, the Los Angeles Times began running on its front page a box with an Upton Sinclair quotation in it, a practice that the paper continued, every day, for six weeks, until the opening of the polls. “Reading these boxes day after day,” Sinclair wrote, “I made up my mind that the election was lost.”

Sinclair got licked, he said, because the opposition ran what he called a Lie Factory. “I was told they had a dozen men searching the libraries and reading every word I had ever published.” They’d find lines he’d written, speeches of fictional characters in novels, and stick them in the paper, as if Sinclair had said them. “They had a staff of political chemists at work, preparing poisons to be let loose in the California atmosphere on every one of a hundred mornings.” Actually, they had, at the time, a staff of only two, and the company wasn’t called the Lie Factory. It was called Campaigns, Inc.

You need a way to combat the Lie Factory.

Frankly I'd be more interesting in watching this fight than watching Rand pander from within the confines of the GOP. The nice thing about Jesse is that he's got no constraints. He can say anything. That would make it a much more interesting fight, from my perspective.

He's the man.
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Memo to Jesse Ventura

From The Atlantic, 2005:

January 20, 2016, Master Strategy Memo
Subject: The Coming Year—and Beyond


It is time to think carefully about the next year. Our position is uniquely promising—and uniquely difficult.

The promise lies in the fact that you are going to win the election. Nothing is guaranteed in politics, but based on everything we know, and barring an act of God or a disastrous error on our side, one year from today you will be sworn in as the forty-sixth president of the United States. And you will be the first president since before the Civil War to come from neither the Republican nor the Democratic Party.1 This is one aspect of your electoral advantage right now: having created our new party, you are already assured of its nomination, whereas the candidates from the two legacy parties are still carving themselves up in their primaries.2

The difficulty, too, lies in the fact that you are going to win. The same circumstances that are bringing an end to 164 years of two-party rule have brought tremendous hardship to the country. This will be the first time since Franklin Roosevelt took office in 1933 that so much is demanded so quickly from a new administration. Our challenge is not just to win the election but to win in a way that gives us a chance to address economic failures that have been fifty years in the making.

That is the purpose of this memo: to provide the economic background for the larger themes in our campaign. Although economic changes will be items one through ten on your urgent "to do" list a year from now, this is not the place to talk about them in detail. There will be plenty of time for that later, with the policy guys. Instead I want to speak here not just as your campaign manager but on the basis of our friendship and shared efforts these past twenty years. Being completely honest about the country's problems might not be necessary during the campaign—sounding pessimistic in speeches would hurt us. But we ourselves need to be clear about the challenge we face. Unless we understand how we got here, we won't be able to find the way out once you are in office.

Politics is about stories—the personal story of how a leader was shaped, the national story of how America's long saga has led to today's dramas. Your personal story needs no work at all. Dwight Eisenhower was the last president to enter office with a worldwide image of competence, though obviously his achievements were military rather than technological. But we have work to do on the national story.

When it comes to the old parties, the story boils down to this: the Democrats can't win, and the Republicans can't govern. Okay, that's an overstatement; but the more nuanced version is nearly as discouraging.

Continue reading at The Atlantic...

He's the man.


that was not what I expected. I don't believe that I have ever heard him talk non-interventionism so much, and anti-foreign aid too. He looses me when he talks about running with Howard Stern, but the bulk of the interview is great. He wasn't rocking back and forth like a maniac with his hair sticking up and he seemed to have taken time to dress decent.
Even though the interviewer was weak, I enjoyed that. I cant say I disagreed with anything Jesse said... outside of the Howard Stern angle.

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Actions, not words.

JV may not be your typical political stereotype, but he is honest, forthright and outspoken, the type of person that gets things done, and most of all is incorruptable.
Does he have all the right solutions, I don't think so, but he has the most critical issues that are driving the direction of a nation towards destruction well within his sights.

Do you have to be a brain surgeon to be President, obviously not, given current circumstances, and then Dr. Ben Carson is and he was rejected. But if you prefer the consumate, eloquently spoken, politically manovering, agenda driven professional politician to turn the USS Titanic around, you may be waiting for a long, long time, and the iceburg is dead ahead.

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12:30 min mark

Awesome Ventura

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25 mins of listening to someone else rant. It's nice to take a break sometimes. :)

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If Rand Isn't On The GOP Ticket, Jesse Would Have My Vote

The Snowden and Manning pardons are enough for me.

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Unfortunately, TPTB will never let you win.

But the debates will be awesome educational opportunities! Just like when Ron ran!

Obviously Hillary will clinch it over Rand, and many will blame Jesse for being a spoiler ala Ross Perot.


Do it anyway! Let's make the presidency irrelevant!

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I still remember when he won

I still remember when he won here in Minnesota. I thought Norm Coleman was going to shit bricks! It was a great day!

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