View Poll Results: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

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  • Yes! I hope he runs! I will vote for him!

    19 27.94%
  • I don't think he is a bad choice, but it depends who is running. If nobody good, I'll consider it.

    8 11.76%
  • I'm unsure, or I don't really have an opinion on him or him running for President.

    0 0%
  • I don't think I'm very likely to vote for him, but the option is open.

    3 4.41%
  • I will definitely not vote for him.

    27 39.71%
  • I don't even think he will run. He's suggested this idea a few times before.

    6 8.82%
  • Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

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Thread: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durin View Post
    I used to like Jesse Ventura, but he has veered off in a far more radical direction. If you read about his positions as governor of Minnesota they are reasonable, but now he is focused on conspiracy theories. I'm not sure what happened to him with that Chris Kyle. Supposedly famous SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was at a wake at a bar for a fellow SEAL (which Jesse was at one time) and supposedly Jesse was trashing the war and then said something to the effect of the SEALS deserved to lose a few guys. Supposedly Kyle punched Ventura. Given Ventura's extreme conspiracy theorism, it would not surprise me if he said that. I heard some of the same comments from like minded people saying the insurgents were "freedom fighters" and our soldiers "got what they had coming." I am not sure if he said it or not though, it would be slander if he hadn't.

    Either way it is between Jesse and Chris, and Chris Kyle was tragically murdered by a mentally ill man he was trying to help earlier this year. Anyway whether that is true or not, I am not sure why Kyle would make it up. If he were going to try to slander a political figure why wouldn't he claim somebody more prominent than Ventura did it? But I lost a lot of my respect for Jesse Ventura hearing about that. Even so, Jesse is trying to sue his widow. Even if Kyle DID lie about him why couldn't he leave the man's widow alone?
    I'm not sure about the he said/she said stuff. Nor do I know all the full details. So I do not have a comment for what you said yet at this time.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    No thanks. I'll do my best to prevent 9/11 truthers from holding any office of significance.
    Yeah. There aren't many people that I would actually prefer Hillary or Biden to, but Nutter McWacko is one of them.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Not all conspiracy theorists are idiots. Some just want to keep people safe from the tyranny and corruption that the powerful elite keeps secret.

    Kinda like, how anyone before the holocaust would've been called a loon if they dared to say that Hitler would ever do something like what he did.
    Please, I watched his show. It was beyond stupid.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    My only concern is his athiesm. I don't like to see this nation being turned away from God. And I'm unsure about why he said that he was a SEAL if he was only UDT - ALTHOUGH this last part isn't criticism - just curiosity - it could also be possible that all former Navy UDT were retroactively considered SEALs, due to it being the same training. BUD/S Training DOES in fact stand for Basic Underwater Demolition / SEALs.

    I do like the fact that he does not care about catering to political parties, but rather defending freedom and isn't afraid to challenge the status quo and establishment and to also take action to expose corruption in the government. We don't really see President Obama taking any action to stand up to the tyranny in his own administration.

    My favorite choice for 2016 is Ted Cruz. Mike Huckabee is good too. But if they nominate Christie, then I'll likely vote for Jesse Ventura - or Gary Johnson.
    Would you vote for him if he were Muslim?

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    "Ventura inherited a $4 billion surplus, and leaves office with the state facing a $4.5 billion deficit"

    MPR: The political legacy of Jesse Ventura

    Enough said.
    No way would I vote for him.
    Fair enough on a legitimate point.

    Gary Johnson had the opposite of that happen (I don't have the exact numbers right now) when he was Governor of New Mexico from 1995 - 2003. He's another third party candidate that I would consider voting for, if Christie is nominated for President by the GOP.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Hell no. He was once a respectable man rejected both parties, now he is just a media attention whore that goes out of his way to get the cameras attention no matter what that conspiracy is.


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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Doesnt change the fact that is a pritty irresponsible thing to say.

    It sounds more like something Berlusconi would have said.
    I didnt vote for the guy, but you DO understand the content and context, right? He was talking to campaign contributors about those he could target and appeal to. He stated, very correctly, that approx 47% of the country could not in any way shape or form be won over and there was no sense dedicating campaign dollars and resources to go after them.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    I wish it wasn't anonymous. I'd like to see who would vote for Jesse "The Body" Ventura as the President of The United States of America.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    And why is that? What if there's a chance they're right?

    Also - I do not know the answers - so I won't pretend that I do know - I'm just curious as to your thoughts.
    There is no chance he is right, truthers are the bottom of the barrell when it comes to anyone I'd ever give an ounce of authority to. Besides, Jesse doesn't even believe what he says, it is just performance art for money
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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    Re: Jesse Ventura for President 2016?

    The only reason he's run is so he could hang out at Area 51 with the aliens.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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