As if Donald Trump was not bad enough, now former pro wrestler turned governor turned bad reality TV show host Jesse Ventura is suggesting that he may run for president. Oh, and his running mate? Radio shock jock Howard Stern. Yes, I’m serious.
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.
Didn’t his 15 minutes expire a decade ago? Seriously, just go away. Who’s next, Snooki?