The average person might believe that Sarah Palin would never attempt to secure the GOP nomination for President. Her poll numbers are too low, and she loves money too much. There is too much garbage that might surface if she were to throw her hat in the ring. The average person might confidently declare that even if she ran, she would never win the nomination. Jesse Ventura is not the average person. To describe him as “colorful” might be an understatement.
He was a navy seal.
His achievements include attaining the position as third in command for the motorcycle club to which he belonged called “Dago,” in which he is proud of his distinction as a “full-patch member.”
He was a bodyguard for the The Rolling Stones and then became a professional wrestler.
In 1998 he became the Governor of Minnesota as a member of the Independence Party of Minnesota. Ventura describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.” He has been a supporter of gay rights, and abortion rights.
Mr. Ventura has become a celebrity and appeared on various talk shows, including Larry King. He is also an author.
Ventura has never been reticent to share his views about Palin. In 2009 he called her a “quitter” and declared “I would never vote for her.”
In March of 2010 he declared he would move to Mexico if Palin was elected President.
In October of 2010 Mr. Ventura gave an interview to Politicususa in which he said:
“I’ll put it to you this way about the Tea Party: Anybody that would put Sarah Palin to the top of their list will never get me. She’s a quitter.”
“(So your not a fan of Palin) You’re damn right. She quit in the middle of her term. That’s the contract you have with the voters.”
The interview continued. When asked if he thought she was qualified to be president, he said, “Well, I felt she was completely unqualified. I had more qualifications than she did. I had served as a mayor of a town [Brooklyn Park, Minn.] of 60,000 – hers [Wasilla, Alaska] was 10,000. I had served as governor for two years when everybody wanted me to run for president in 2000, and I said I’m not prepared to be the president. I haven’t even completed office as a governor yet. Now, she never completed her office as governor. She didn’t even get two years in hardly! And she quit to get money. Jesus, how do people not see that! She saw greener pastures, said, Screw the people of Alaska, and went on to collect.”
“When asked if he would do an episode of a show on her, he bluntly stated, “I wouldn’t waste my time.” Ouch. Ventura is everything that Palin pretends to be. He is a true independent. He was elected to office as a legitimate third party candidate, and he is an outsider. Ventura even has real fame that isn’t limited to Fox News, Facebook, and Twitter, and he didn’t hesitate to offer quite the comprehensive destruction of the myth of Sarah Palin.”
In an interview with Joy Behar, Ventura explained that Michele Bachmann was his Representative in Minnesota. In his opinion the reason people like Bachmann and Palin is that the dumber you are the more people like you. He described Palin and Bachmann as puppets. It was his opinion that the GOP isn’t looking for leadership, but instead for puppets.
Mr. Ventura has now expanded his opinion to say that he thinks Palin will not only run for the nomination, but that she will win the GOP nomination.
You may agree or not with Mr. Ventura. The message is that some people who pay attention to politics still see her as a threat. Whatever he is, a biker, navy seal, body guard, Governor, Author, and political commentator, Mr. Ventura is not a member of the Republican or Democratic Party. He is a true independent. He is not a proponent of Sarah Palin, and he is not a Democrat who wants to see her nominated so that Obama could have an easy victory. In his opinion she is a real threat to America.