Video: Jesse Ventura running in 2016 with … Howard Stern?

posted at 8:41 am on June 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

After watching this video, I’m suddenly seized with equal portions of nostalgia and amazement.  Jesse Ventura returned last night to CNN, in a long segment with Piers Morgan, and it’s almost like being in Minnesota from 1998-2002 … and that’s not a pleasant feeling.  Ventura tells Piers Morgan that he’s considering a run for President in 2016, but Ventura doesn’t get off to a good start on his campaign.

Morgan essentially dices him up on the issues, where Ventura says more “I don’t knows” than Eric Holder in front of a House committee these days.    Morgan starts off each issue by having Ventura offer his incredibly superficial opinion, challenges him on the basics, and then watches as Ventura admits he doesn’t know much about it.  The capper comes on the Maryland v King decision yesterday on DNA samples taken during bookings, which Ventura opposes because that should only happen when people are arrested and charged, which is … exactly what a booking does.

Be sure to stick around until the end, when Ventura explains why he’s suing the widow of a murder victim, too (via Twitchy):

Morgan replays a clip from last September of Ventura complaining that no third party got into the presidential debates.  Ventura can’t even win a debate against Piers Morgan; he should be grateful that he didn’t get on stage with anyone more serious than that.  Speaking of which, guess who he wants as his running mate?

Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

Ventura eagerly volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota’s Capitol — and pushed back against skepticism that he would re-enter the political fray after being out of office since 2003. It’s hardly the first time the publicity savvy Ventura has broached the idea he would run for the White House or Senate, only to pass on a campaign.

He said the next race is “an opportune time” for an independent like him to run because there will be no incumbent. He said he’s approached radio shock jock Howard Stern about being his running mate, and Stern expressed interest.

An email message seeking comment from Stern’s agent was left Friday night by The Associated Press.

How did we ever get along without Ventura?  Pretty well, actually.  And I look forward to when we can get back to getting along without him, too.

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I guess that Alex Jones is afraid of an anal exam in public.

Kermit on June 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Ventura opposes because that should only happen when people are arrested and charged, which is … exactly what a booking does.

That’s not true. Most people arrested are booked before they are charged and not everyone booked gets charged. A person is arrested and booked, the cop prepares an affidavit which is sent to the prosecutor’s screening office where an assistant D.A. decids what if any charges will be filed.

tommyboy on June 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Ventura is certifiable…

workingclass artist on June 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I’m ready for Secretary of State Baba Booey.

Mark1971 on June 4, 2013 at 8:47 AM

SIGH he is more embarrassing than Franken and that is saying a lot.

gophergirl on June 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Just a kook.Why even waste the ink on him?

ZachV on June 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

He is nuts…too many shots to the brainbox….no

crosshugger on June 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

Otherwise known as a book tour…

workingclass artist on June 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Laugh if you want to but after seeing Obama elected..twice..I wouldn’t be surprised if they couldn’t pull it off with our electorate as moronic as it is.

HotAirian on June 4, 2013 at 8:56 AM

and the decay of the country and society continues.

ChunkyLover on June 4, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Just a kook.Why even waste the ink bytes on him?

ZachV on June 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Remember where you are, sir!

Odysseus on June 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

If Mr. Ventura wants to ever be taken seriously, the very first thing he needs to do is get a speech therapist for that awful accent he has. The second thing he needs to do is keep his big mouth shut.

ldenton1 on June 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Instead of the nutcase Jesse V………..

….How about two real MEN?

CRUZ / BRIDENSTINE 2016

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/03/not-fit-to-lead-gop-congressmans-scathing-1-minute-obama-critique/

Speaking on the House floor Monday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) delivered a brief-yet-scathing review of President Barack Obama and his administration.

In just over a minute, Bridenstine rattled off the lengthy list of scandals and missteps that have occurred under President Obama. The GOP lawmaker said the fact that his administration is spinning out of control proves Obama is “not fit to lead” as commander in chief.

We present his remarks in full:

“The president’s Justice Department sold weapons to narco-terrorists south of our border, who killed one of our finest.

The president’s State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House.

The president’s attorney general authorized spying on a Fox News reporter and his family for reporting on a North Korean nuclear test.

The president’s Justice Department confiscated phone records of the Associated Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack.

The president’s Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition.

The president’s Health and Human Services secretary pressures insurance companies she is supposed to regulate to promote ‘Obamacare,’ which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion inducing drugs against their religious liberties.”

He then went on to say that the president’s “dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead.”

BAH-BAM !!

PappyD61 on June 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Ventura needs a haircut. He reminds me of those old hippie types you see in tie-dyes every now and again who are still living in the 60s. The hair is long in the back, sometimes in a ponytail, but it’s gone forever on top.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM

He’ll get less votes than MSNBC has viewers … which is still way too many considering all he really deserves is a serious beatdown.

M240H on June 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM

He’s still around?

vcferlita on June 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Bunch of slack-jawed fa**ots around here.

Bishop on June 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

What could go wrong???

ted c on June 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Can’t stand to listen to that POS.Just what we need another President Kardashian.

jeffinsjvca on June 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

scum & scummier

Reggie1971 on June 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Just another example of what can happen with steroid abuse.

chewydog on June 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

If you ran for office you would be a sexual tyrannosaurus, just like him.

Bishop on June 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Good! The more crazies on the left that clutter and divide the lunatic fringe vote, the better. Whoopee for President, Madonna for VP?

Don L on June 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Wonder how Stern’s feeling about being linked to a Truther?

Probably not a good thing for his general listener demographic to hear, though at Sirius/XM the Stern/Opie & Anthony hatred is about as strong as the Ventura/Opie & Anthony hatred (the story of Ventura being punched out by Navy Seal Chris Kyle originally came out on their show, and they had a couple of epic smackdowns of Jesse over his 9/11 conspiracy beliefs). So saying he wants Howard as his running mate may be some sort of weird pushback by Ventura, though I can’t imagine Stern being thrilled if the story developed legs.

jon1979 on June 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

I used to be part of the Libertarian Party, but I’ve since decided that third parties are mostly useless. Rather than try to overthrow the two party system, reformers should try to simply take over either party. Libertarians have been working on taking over the GOP, and they’ve made significant gains in my lifetime, and will likely make more. The 2012 election was a huge defeat for the GOP in part because of the down-ticket social cons like Akin who scared away women and young people. Expect fewer of them, and more libertarians, in the next cycle, or expect to lose.

EricW on June 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Might want to add in that this scumbag is now suing the wife of the dead sniper for defamation from his autobiography in which he details knocking him out in a bar after he is spouting off about how some recently deceased Seals “had it coming”.

Twitchy has it in case you want to read more.

can_con on June 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

What the hell is it about Minnesota? This man was a governor. A “comedian” is a Senator. It is the only place I am aware of that has lizard people. I’d chalk it up to the long winters but other states get cold without going “The Shining” crazy.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

The Body is a horsesA##. Trying to keep his face in front of the media by refusing to drop his so called case against the late Chris Kyle and opting to try to punish the Kyle family. I hate this guy and he is a bigger blow hard than Obama.

Navy Seals hate this piece of whale Sh$T!

Sparty on June 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Mosta ya Hot Air pussies ain’t sittin’ at yer keyboards in yer skivies “commando-style”, so STFU.

Plus, ya probably DO got time to bleed…

Bruno Strozek on June 4, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Ventura is nothing but a publicity whore.

GarandFan on June 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM

No more absurd than Obama-Biden.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Ventura doesn’t meet Howard Stern’s standards. He should run with Casey Anthony, or maybe Anthony Weiner.

RadClown on June 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Ventura is a publicity whore and nothing else. His entire persona was created in the WWE (formerly WWF) to basically be a shock jock.

He may have liberterian type leanings, but his main thrust is always self-publicity and the best way for him to do that is to shock, which is why he embraces trutheris

Monkeytoe on June 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I have now seen EVERYTHING!
Someone who makes Pierce Morgan look like a right-wing tea-party member.

RedManBlueState on June 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM

If you ran for office you would be a sexual tyrannosaurus, just like him.

Bishop on June 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Every time I see him, I think of his scene in “The Running Man” where he’s in his sportscaster suit and bad hairpiece, popping pills, and looking at his own “Captain Freedom” poster and thinking “if only…”

CurtZHP on June 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Al Franken.
No more be said about Minnesota and their capacity to elect nitwits to higher office. Apparently it is both cyclic and a cultural necessity.

But I have to ask, how is Jessie Ventura relevant?

Missilengr on June 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

quit giving this lunatic face time, he needs to be on the ignore list with donald trump

burserker on June 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Jesse AKA James Janos had a political commentary radio program on AM 1500 KSTP prior to becoming Governor. At that time and while running for Gov. he sounded mostly conservative with libertarian leanings on drugs, prostitution and homosexual issues.

The Republican nominee was former Democrat turned Republican Mayor of St Paul Norm Coleman who would later become Senator.

The Democrat in the race was Skip Humphrey mostly known for being Hubert Humphrey’s son.

The vote was split fairly evenly with Ventura coming out on top. He then stacked his cabinet with far left staffers and abandoned any conservative leanings he may have had.

jpmn on June 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

The hair is long in the back, sometimes in a ponytail, but it’s gone forever on top.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM

That’s a Nature induced Mullet.

44Magnum on June 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I know I’m repeating myself from another thread but what further proof do we need that Jessie was standing too close to HAARP’s antenna?

JohnFLob on June 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Thermite paint.

MES401067 on June 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Ventura/Stern? Now there’s a recipe for disaster, not to mention a match made in hell.

sage0925 on June 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

I’m ready for Secretary of State Baba Booey.

Mark1971 on June 4, 2013 at 8:47 AM

.
Huh uh ….. we need someone better than than Hillary or Kerry.

I believe Miss Robin Quivers would do nicely.

listens2glenn on June 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM