Jesse Ventura, the conspiracy theorizing former wrestler and ex Minnesota governor, is threatening to run for president in 2016…with running mate Howard Stern. The remarks came in a speech he gave at an event honoring a retiring gubernatorial guard. Jesse “The Mind” says he’s talked to Stern about being his running mate and that Howard was very interested. Howard is also interested in jiggly tits and pussy farts but it doesn’t make him qualified to be VP. Not that being VP is hard. You just kind of hang around and hope the president chokes on a piece of veal or something. But could they really win?
Just the fact that this meathead was governor of a state points to a distinct maybe. If Reagan could parlay making chimp buddy comedies into being the zeitgeist of the 80’s and the Terminator can be the chief executive of California anything is possible. Ventura has already been elected to high office on an independent ticket, so while unlikely, they may at least get on some state ballots. That’s what makes America great, isn’t it? Anyone can be president no matter how completely idiotic and insane they are. I’m looking your way Martin Van Buren.
Could Jesse Ventura just end up being a decent President? Just look how he out-smarted the Polish Hammer, Ivan Putski, thirty years ago…