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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2012 04:20 am
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Decent interview with Ventura, believe it or not. 

Blames both parties.

Calls out the corporations at the 6:40 mark.








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Pretty sad when it takes a former werker to come out and tell it like it is.



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I also did not know that was a lot of controversy surrounding Ventura and him possibly having Parkinson's disease?  One of the rumored reasons he moved to Mexico so that he could get the drugs and healthcare cheaper.



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Papa Voo wrote: I also did not know that was a lot of controversy surrounding Ventura and him possibly having Parkinson's disease?  One of the rumored reasons he moved to Mexico so that he could get the drugs and healthcare cheaper.
I remember listening to a shoot interview he did in 2007/2008(I want to say with Guttman of Club WWI) where he discussed that he had recently moved out of the country for cheaper healthcare. 

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Ventura's awesome.  I love his NASCAR idea.



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Does anybody think Ventura would have a serious shot at being President? He can't be any worse than the dead horses the Republicans are trotting out. I think the enough Americans are so pissed off with the current two-party system gridlock that he would pull in a lot of angry voters who would usually not bother going to the polls.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: Does anybody think Ventura would have a serious shot at being President? He can't be any worse than the dead horses the Republicans are trotting out. I think the enough Americans are so pissed off with the current two-party system gridlock that he would pull in a lot of angry voters who would usually not bother going to the polls.Not a chance.  He is just like Ron Paul.  Has some good idea's, but the other 98% of his idea's are off the beaten path into lunacy range

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I consider out-sourcing American jobs to the point of draining tax revenues on all levels as lunacy, but the two parties are still the only two shows in town.



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They would not have a chance, but how do you all think a Paul/Ventura ticket would do?



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Papa Voo wrote: They would not have a chance, but how do you all think a Paul/Ventura ticket would do?

I'd vote for them, but yeah, of course they wouldn't have a chance and the media would find even more reason to be smug and condescending than usual if Jesse was involved.  Paul would do better with someone blander, like Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.  He can generate publicity himself, he doesn't need a running mate who could potentially say something embarrassing and controversial.  I like Jesse but he's not the safe choice and we all know he can be a loose cannon.  Adding him to the ticket would only get the votes of people like me, and he already has my vote.


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Maybe if "Jesse Ventura" wants to be taken seriously, he could drop the wrestling name and use his real name.

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When Jesse Ventura unexpectedly became Governor of Minnesota (it was all a publicity stunt for his radio show, he never believed he'd win or really wanted to, I think), he had the opportunity to establish a viable third party within the state which could then have been something of a jumping off point nationally or at least beyond Minnesota borders. Instead, Jesse responded by blowing off the whole thing and becoming a political island with no support or apparatus. So he can bang on about the two party system, but the guy had a chance to do something and he took a pass.

It also ought to be noted that some of Ventura's problems with the two party system stem from the fact that, since Minnesota has no run off elections or ranked options, he became governor by winning about 39% of the vote. Jesse behaved as if he had the mandate of someone who won by a landslide. With the majority of the voters having not voted for Ventura, the two established parties gave him little quarter in the legislature. He's been pouting about this since at least the spring of 1999 and attacking the two party system is a good way for him to take vengeance against those he believes wronged him.

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tamalie wrote: When Jesse Ventura unexpectedly became Governor of Minnesota (it was all a publicity stunt for his radio show, he never believed he'd win or really wanted to, I think), he had the opportunity to establish a viable third party within the state which could then have been something of a jumping off point nationally or at least beyond Minnesota borders. Instead, Jesse responded by blowing off the whole thing and becoming a political island with no support or apparatus. So he can bang on about the two party system, but the guy had a chance to do something and he took a pass.

It also ought to be noted that some of Ventura's problems with the two party system stem from the fact that, since Minnesota has no run off elections or ranked options, he became governor by winning about 39% of the vote. Jesse behaved as if he had the mandate of someone who won by a landslide. With the majority of the voters having not voted for Ventura, the two established parties gave him little quarter in the legislature. He's been pouting about this since at least the spring of 1999 and attacking the two party system is a good way for him to take vengeance against those he believes wronged him.

He won by attacking the two-party system in the first place, so how in the world is this vengeance and something he just started after his term ended?  He governed like he had a mandate because it was a fleeting moment where someone could actually try to do something for once.  If he had governed just like a Democrat or Republican, not only would there have been no point to his having won, but he would've been attacked for going back on campaign promises.  The obvious happened and the mainstream politicians and their bought and paid for media prostitutes closed ranks and made life a living hell for him, but he at least fought.  At least the right guy won for once.  It should be one of the most celebrated political wins in U.S. history, but the winners write history and no one has anything to gain by celebrating it.



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srossi wrote: tamalie wrote: When Jesse Ventura unexpectedly became Governor of Minnesota (it was all a publicity stunt for his radio show, he never believed he'd win or really wanted to, I think), he had the opportunity to establish a viable third party within the state which could then have been something of a jumping off point nationally or at least beyond Minnesota borders. Instead, Jesse responded by blowing off the whole thing and becoming a political island with no support or apparatus. So he can bang on about the two party system, but the guy had a chance to do something and he took a pass.

It also ought to be noted that some of Ventura's problems with the two party system stem from the fact that, since Minnesota has no run off elections or ranked options, he became governor by winning about 39% of the vote. Jesse behaved as if he had the mandate of someone who won by a landslide. With the majority of the voters having not voted for Ventura, the two established parties gave him little quarter in the legislature. He's been pouting about this since at least the spring of 1999 and attacking the two party system is a good way for him to take vengeance against those he believes wronged him.

He won by attacking the two-party system in the first place, so how in the world is this vengeance and something he just started after his term ended?  He governed like he had a mandate because it was a fleeting moment where someone could actually try to do something for once.  If he had governed just like a Democrat or Republican, not only would there have been no point to his having won, but he would've been attacked for going back on campaign promises.  The obvious happened and the mainstream politicians and their bought and paid for media prostitutes closed ranks and made life a living hell for him, but he at least fought.  At least the right guy won for once.  It should be one of the most celebrated political wins in U.S. history, but the winners write history and no one has anything to gain by celebrating it.


Agreed.



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Also, Ventura has taken on the voice of the hostility from alot of Americans who feel that the corporate interests are being taken care of over the needs of the citizens.  That was not a strong part of his message before.  This feeling continues to grow considerably each year.



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