***Jesse Ventura for President - Libertarian Party - 2012***Submitted by Kevin Tuma on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 13:20
Imagine the possibilities, everyone.
This outspoken military man, towering and strong, speaking truth to power in a political party that has long needed an outspoken celebrity to carry its banner.
Jesse is unmistakably libertarian in tone, and particularly in regard to the one issue of the day that matters most--opposition to the US military and surveillance empire. He has dismissed the party as "anarchist" before in interviews, but I believe he should give libertarianism a second look. It's a big tent...the only thing libertarians universally have in common is that they are anti-statist.
I believe Ventura qualifies.
And I, for one, would like to see some real competition between the existing third parties. If we stopped worrying about that "one percent" factor, and started worrying more about the MESSAGE and its messenger, the third party liberty movement could go far--it could catch fire.
The public is disgusted with the two-party system.
The Constitution Party has found its voice in Chuck Baldwin--someone who speaks courageously, and well, and matches the demographic and audience of his party. The populist Left also has Ralph Nader, who forcefully advances an anti-imperialist philosophical mesage with great aplomb.
But the Libertarian Party, for a long time, has needed a messenger who fits the above description, and excites the American public. I believe Jesse Ventura could be that messenger.
Who else agrees? And how could we use the Internet to help catch this brushfire?