Jesse Ventura has said in the past that he did not want to run for president, but that has now changed.
The key though, he said, would be if his 2016 running mate, Howard Stern, agreed to run with him.
“It all comes down to whether Howard will do it, and I need Howard,” said Ventura, adding that Stern’s access to satellite radio — and millions of listeners — will not only help out fundraising but free Ventura from the Federal Communications Commission.
“I can use his radio station right up to the day of the election to win this thing without spending any money,” Ventura said.
Ventura said he’s in touch with Stern and “we gotta start soon.”
“We gotta go quick. I’ve gotta get ballot access in all 50 states with a grass-roots movement.”
“If he goes out to his listeners and says, ‘Give me $10 apiece,’” fundraising won’t be an issue, Ventura said.
Ventura said his greatest appeal to voters comes down to this: “I will offer the people of the United States of America the first opportunity since George Washington to elect a president that does not belong to a political party. And, in light of what’s going on right now with the government shutdown with these two bozo parties, I’ll win on that alone. Because the people will be so ticked off, Jesse Ventura will be your president.”
Believe it or not, that bit of news isn’t why Ventura is hitting the promotional circuit. He’s out with a new book about the assassination of John F. Kennedy that rejects the findings of the Warren Commission and, instead, says the U.S. government, including former President Lyndon B. Johnson, had a hand in that fateful day in Dallas.
The title is, “They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK,” and he’s well aware that it’s not for everybody.
“I can’t get on NBC. I can’t get on ABC. I can’t get on CBS. I can’t get on Fox. … They avoid it like the plague.”
Ventura said it’s because “the media has been part of the coverup,” and he’s particularly annoyed at Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.