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« on: May 16, 2004, 11:09:44 am »
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Minnesota Members, i'm sure you would say Ventura was not that great of a governor, but shoulkd he have ranfor prsident in 2000?

What would his campaign be like?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2004, 12:30:21 pm »
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He would get very bad press publicity, that's for sure Smiley

Um...

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2004, 12:35:08 pm »
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Minnesota Members, i'm sure you would say Ventura was not that great of a governor,

Thats an understatement.  He's a great campaigner, but has no idea how to behave once he's in office.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2004, 12:37:51 pm »
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Minnesota Members, i'm sure you would say Ventura was not that great of a governor,

Thats an understatement.  He's a great campaigner, but has no idea how to behave once he's in office.

Remember when all the press wore their 'jackal' nametags on newscasts?

That was great Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004, 04:15:10 pm »
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Ventura was entertaining and was not afraid to state his opinion. Non-political types were enamored with that, they didn't really care what his positions on the issues were.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2004, 05:49:43 pm »
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Ventura seemed like a good libertarian to me.  He'd probably make a better president than any Democrat or most Republicans.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2004, 12:42:12 am »
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I voted for him in 1998 for governor and if he or Schwarzenegger ran for president, they'd get my vote.  

Why?  Barring the LP gaining popularity, they are the closest people to libertarians that have a good chance of winning.  Arnold is working with the advice of two libertarians right now to reform the Cali government.  Cali will be in better shape in a few years (if Arnold gets re-elected) than it has in 40 years.    
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2004, 07:59:25 pm »
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Why?  Barring the LP gaining popularity, they are the closest people to libertarians that have a good chance of winning.

Eh....Ventura wouldn't be nominated by either party, and Independents probably will never again have a shot to win an election.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2004, 08:24:42 pm »
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I have tapes of Ventura announcing with the late great Gorilla Monsoon at Six Wrestlemanias, and Every week on WWF's Saturday Night Main Event with Vince McMahon. I just could never see him as President.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 11:48:28 am »
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I could see myself voting for him...
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2004, 01:27:28 am »
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I'd love to vote for him. He was one of my favorite heel commentators:

EXCERPT FROM WRESTLEMANIA V:

Jake Roberts VS Andre The Giant

MONSOON: Why shouldn't Jake (The Snake Roberts) be allowed to bring Damian into the ring?

VENTURA: That would be an unfair advantage, and you know it.

MONSOON: (Reffering to Andre The Giant's manager, Bobby Heenan) There's an unfair advantage for Andre, he's got blonde hair and a blue jacket.

VENTURA: Bobby Heenan hasn't gotten involved, why should the snake be allowed?

MONSOON: Well, Jake needs something to fight against Andre.

VENTURA: You admit he can't compete!

MONSOON: Well, what if Heenan did?

VENTURA: C'mon, Gorilla! Quit playing such favorites!...

MONSOON: If the shoe fits, put it on is what I say!

VENTURA: Y'know I used to like broadcasting with you, now you're getting worse than McMahon.

MONSOON: I am?

I always liked them together. I miss the late Gorilla Monsoon who passed away in 1999. They were quite a tandem together. I'd love to hear Ventura's State of the union address.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2004, 03:42:11 pm »
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He would have been a disastrous national candidate.
he has a way of saying things without thinking.
like the "religion is just a crutch for the weak minded" thing.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2004, 03:47:22 pm »
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I never said I would vote for him. He's too fiscally conservative for me.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2004, 05:54:00 pm »
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The Reform Party would have never collapsed like it did with Buchanon... Nader would have been a distant 4th like in 96..
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2004, 05:57:31 pm »
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Ventura-Monsoon were good, Monsoon-Heenan were fantastic.  

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2004, 10:33:22 pm »
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I agree. Monsoon-Heenan was the best commentating team.

GORILLA: For the weasel, this is the Gorilla, saying so long everybody!

HEENAN: Weasel?
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2004, 12:15:30 am »
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I never said I would vote for him. He's too fiscally conservative for me.

Too conservative? His proposed spending increases would have put Arnie Carlson, a liberal Republican, too shame.

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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2004, 12:19:26 am »
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Ventura seemed like a good libertarian to me.  He'd probably make a better president than any Democrat or most Republicans.

Ventura was not a liberatarian, but rather a libertine who was somewhat fiscally liberal.

Minnesota was tired of his antics and has a results his polling numbers in 02 was below 40%. The main reason he did not run again for governor.
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2004, 07:44:56 pm »
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Jesse won with only 37% of the vote in the first place.  Polling below 40% would not mean that he would've lost, and I would've voted for him again because he's better than any of the other choices, save a libertarian.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2004, 08:27:00 am »
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No, I say. Jesse Ventura reminds me of Walter Joseph Hickel, who ran for govenor of Alaska in the Alaskan Independence Party ticket.
He was a great candidate, but of course he wasn't expecting to win, and when he did, his term of office was desastrous.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2004, 08:06:27 am »
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Ventura seemed like a good libertarian to me.  He'd probably make a better president than any Democrat or most Republicans.

We must have been seperated at birth...: this is the third post I've read from you, and the 3rd one I completely agree with. (Also, I'm from MO originally) Do you live in Springfield?
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2004, 08:22:34 pm »
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I am a fan of Jesse with Gorilla as well.
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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2004, 11:39:02 pm »
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Ventura seemed like a good libertarian to me.  He'd probably make a better president than any Democrat or most Republicans.

Ventura was not a liberatarian, but rather a libertine who was somewhat fiscally liberal.

Minnesota was tired of his antics and has a results his polling numbers in 02 was below 40%. The main reason he did not run again for governor.

I have to agree with you.  Ventura paraded himself as a libertarian, but didn't govern as one.  He may have had a chance in a 3-way race in 2002, but my vote and the victory still would have gone with Pawlenty I believe.

(Minnesota resident 1999-2003. Left for warmer winters)
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2004, 07:51:41 pm »
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I'd have voted for him.
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