Jesse Ventura says Hilary vs. Jeb would "pave the way" for him to become president [VIDEO]

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He has a new show (and new glasses to boot).
Jesse Ventura hasn't given up on his dream of becoming the next president.

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In fact, during an appearance on Larry King's Ora TV show yesterday, the former governor said that if Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush end up emerging as the two leading 2016 contenders, it "would pave the way for Jesse Ventura to be the next president."

Jesse's thought process is that most Americans are disaffected not only with the two leading political parties, but especially with their two leading families.

"We are not England, we don't have royalty here," Jesse said.

"The way public sentiment is right now, Larry, I mean, I would run on this -- I would offer the people of America, challenge them to elect the first president since George Washington, the father of our country, that doesn't belong to a political party. Imagine that," Jesse continued. "And I think the way it is today, you could win on that issue alone."

But Jesse reiterated he'd have to get on the ballot in all 50 states in order for him to consider running. It won't be easy.

"That is going to require a grassroots movement from the country to show me they want me to come back from off the grid," Ventura said.

This week also marked the first installment of Jesse's new show, Off the Grid, which will air on Ora, the on-demand network King co-owns.

To mark the occasion, Jesse delivered his own WWE-style State of the Union promo.

"Here's my State of the Union -- it sucks!" Jesse began, before vowing that as president, he'd reduce income inequality by closing tax loopholes that allow millionaires to keep their money in offshore bank accounts (among other measures), legalize marijuana and end the war on drugs, and abolish political parties.

To watch Ventura's full seven-and-a-half-minute promo, click to page two.


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Sleepybarb
Sleepybarb

all you need to know about Jesse is he would order two beers at the bar, and keep the quarter change....

Wade Johnson
Wade Johnson

Maybe he would stop murdering poor brown people in other countries?

Jeff Cagle
Jeff Cagle

He's a political tease and will never run for higher office. Period.

Andrew Mcbride
Andrew Mcbride

Jesse exposes the Truth which some people don't want to hear or don't like, when he was in office I received Rebate checks! Rebate checks for money the state and Feds were spending that were unnecessary! Anyone ever done that before? No.

Anne Castro
Anne Castro

He is completely full of shit. With a very tender, sulky ego. The personification of ugly, entitled American. Not a good choice for America to have representing us.

Andrew Mcbride
Andrew Mcbride

He's one of the only politicians that's not full of shit and not afraid to stand up to the corrupt American government that lies and cheats people out of our hard earned money every day!

Anne Castro
Anne Castro

Media hungry buffoon gets pissy when the media doesn't cover him the ways he wants them to. He's dead in the water. And stupid. Oh and his libertarian approach to ending car inspections? Led to more air pollution in the Twin Cities. Libertarians are morons.

Eric Swofford
Eric Swofford

Are you kidding? Not a chance. We made the mistake once & got burned- never again.

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

What a complete assclown, He's too busy sueing people over hurt feelings to run for pres.

Tammy Marshall
Tammy Marshall

HELL NO!! If this happened I would seriously leave this country!

Cindy Lou Walker
Cindy Lou Walker

Brooklyn Park is better than it was in the 90's..........seriously...........no way. And if it were it has nothing to do with Big Mouth Ventura....Good Lawd.

Brent Abbott
Brent Abbott

Jesse Ventura definitely has his flaws, but opposed to an establishment liberal like Hillary and an establishment neo-conservative like Jeb Bush....then yes, Ventura would be my choice. No doubt about it.

Dale Moerke
Dale Moerke

He'll say anything to promote his tv show/book/brand.

Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson

I could never vote for someone who could be so condescending and rude to someone he considers 'below' him. And since he flew on us a lot, I heard this from other sources.

Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson

He was a passenger on my airplane once. His wife was lovely, but he was a total jerk!

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

President of Loony Town: Population-1

Catie Belleveau
Catie Belleveau

Write in candidates only --- no parties -- none- who do you know that is ethical, will not be influenced by PACS, lobbies, etc. get a ground swell and place on ballot--- what a shock to the system when we send only write ins...

Jeff Young
Jeff Young

I'd never vote for him but considering the number of paranoid conspiracy types around every corner these days it's statistically inevitable someone like him will run and win.

Melissa Critchley
Melissa Critchley

I have voted for him before, and I'd vote for him again. He gets it. He is fed up with politics as usual, and not only brings our attention to it, but confronts politicians. He means business.

Donny Vang
Donny Vang

If I was wrestled down, put in a sleeper hold, dazed and confused...yea I'd vote for him!..

Lorie Haddad
Lorie Haddad

He's ALWAYS threatening to run. Never does. It's all hype and PR. Typical Jesse.

Melissa Barnes
Melissa Barnes

As we leap closer to the Idiocracy, yes, yes I do believe Jesse has a chance.

Yankee Doodle Pablo
Yankee Doodle Pablo

Jesse got rid of auto emissions testing in Minnesota as Gov. He also made a flat rate for tab renewals on older autos. Being a guy who drives old cars , I'd vote for him. Does anyone remember the tax rebate checks? hmmm?

Anthony Christensen
Anthony Christensen

I would vote for him. Honestly I'm fed up. Governor Ventura is the best thing that ever happened to Minnesota.

Perri Pryor
Perri Pryor

I'll vote for him if he becomes The Body again, and wears the boas and sunglasses.

Ryan Strandmark
Ryan Strandmark

If the Americans vote in another Clinton, Bush or one of their lackeys, then they will get what they deserve... more of the same.

Ryan Strandmark
Ryan Strandmark

When he started in Brooklyn Park, it was the "best place in the country to get drugs". When he left Brooklyn Park, it was no longer had that title. So tell me again how terrible he was? The main problem he ever had was opposition from establishment career who got brooklyn park in that situation. Brooklyn Park is a much better place today than it was in the early 90s. I haven't been shot at there since...

Kyle J. Holman
Kyle J. Holman

None of the people who remember how terrible of a job he did as Mayor of Brooklyn Park or as Governor Minnesota will vote for him. Also he'd probably spend a bunch of money trying to uncover conspiracies that aren't even real.

_Joe_
_Joe_

We need ranked choice voting at the federal level.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

there are a lot of pro wrestling fans, so he'd have a chance to win. #TweetsAreYours

Tony Bones
Tony Bones

he's a freedom fighter. thats whats we need for America.

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

Since leaving Minnesota  Jesse has become a promoter of wild outrageous conspiracy theories feeding his ideas to mentally ill ticking time bombs across the country. His run for president would just be about him selling more books.  Stay in Mexico Jesse where reporters can't hurt your feelings.

Joseph Caliguire
Joseph Caliguire

So you've got a choice between political nepotism, as it were, to continue the legacy of the Bush or Clinton administrations.... Well, we see where those have brought us. Why WOULDN'T you vote for Ventura? With polls showing that citizen's contempt for government is at all time high levels, upwards of 80%, to continue with the failed policies of previous administrations would be redundant and absurd. I believe Americans are ready for some new leadership and new ideas. He's got my vote.

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

Do some research on Ventura's beliefs before you say this please.

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