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Independence: Jesse Ventura says he’d run for president as a member of no political party

- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Former Minnesota governor and pro-wrestling kingpin Ventura still eyes the big ring. The big political ring, that is. And it is a place with a lot of moving parts these days.

"Some say if Jeb Bush ran against Hillary Clinton we would probably have a very good race, well thought-out, no backstabbing, good issues, two concerned bright Americans. What do you make of that?" Larry King, host of the RT America's "Politicking" show, asked Mr. Ventura in a Thursday broadcast.

"If Jeb Bush ends up against Hillary Clinton, that's going to pave the way for Jesse Ventura to be the next president," the man himself replied.

He went on to explain: "If I run as an independent I will be a true independent The way public sentiment is right now, Larry - I mean I would run on this — I offer the people of America, I challenge them to elect the first president since George Washington, the father of our country, that doesn't belong to a political party. Imagine that. And I think the way it is today, you could win on that issue alone."

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