November 30, 2022

Jesse Ventura teases the presidential race with a third political party

Jesse Ventura is lining up for a presidential run in 2024. Ventura has been out of the professional and political wrestling spotlight for many years, but he joined Chris Jericho on his “Talk Is Jericho” podcast to talk about his current state when he comes to throw himself once again into politics.

“I tell them, ‘Listen, if you want to know if I’m going to run for office, look at what my hair is doing because I said, ‘If I’m going to run, you’re going to see me’ get your hair cut hair,” Ventura told Jericho. There was talk of Ventura running for president in the 2020 election, but a health issue with his family played a role in pursuing a candidacy.

“Now it’s more serious than ever,” Ventura continued. “I mean, I touched the Green Party two years ago until I learned that it was divided and completely dysfunctional. But I communicate and work very closely now with Andrew Yang, and Andrew Yang is the real deal and Andrew Yang forms what will be called the Forward Party. And we call it that because we want to look to the future — we don’t want the past, we don’t want anything to do with the [Democrats] and [Republicans]. This is the past, this is going to be the Forward Party, and we hope to have access to the ballot and slate candidates and have a presidential candidate and a convention by the 2024 election. And I’ll tell you why , Chris, right now 60% of the country doesn’t want [Joe] Biden or [Donald] Asset.”

Ventura ran as a member of the Reform Party during his tenure as governor of Minnesota in 1998 and Yang ran under the Democratic ticket in the 2020 primaries, but “The Body” continues to express the importance for the United States to finally adopt a viable third party. Ventura says the two-party system is counterproductive to uniting the country.

“It’s a system we’ve been stuck with for a very long time, by design. I like to refer to it as my friend Ralph Nader always said, ‘It’s bipartisan dictatorship,'” he said before expanding.

“You will notice that these two parties, they have no problem when it comes to defense and war. They are all on board. They approve of anything with bipartisan support if we go to war. Do they support the military-industrial complex? No problem. That’s the part that bothers me the most is that they’re really in tune with things that are really negative for humanity and yet they’re for completely different purposes when it comes to helping people people and doing things for people.

“…You have to go through all the hoops because they don’t make it easy. Now, you’d think for the president that would be a standard thing for every state, right? It’s a federal office, but it’s not. Every state has different criteria and they do it on purpose because that way it helps stop any third party movement. Both of these parties are trying to do everything they can to try to create hoops and make it difficult for a third party to get up to fight against them. You know, right now, how everyone is so concerned about the fracture? I can assure people, Chris, and you can tell them – if Jesse Ventura runs with Andrew Yang and I become president in 2024, the country will be united within three years, guaranteed.

Ventura cites experience on this. When he took office as governor of Minnesota in 1998, he had a Republican House of Representatives and a Democratic Senate. Ventura declared for three years as governor regardless of which party he sided with, but in the year of the election the parties slept together to oppose him. “The middle-of-the-road common-sense governor,” he called himself.

“I guarantee you that at the end of the four-year term, the Dems and the Repubs will be in bed together, working together to remove the independent governor or the independent president, as it may well be. It is a guarantee. They will sing ‘Kumbaya’ by the fire after three years. That’s how close these two parties will be if you get a third party president. It’s a fact, Chris. Take this to the bank.

It was 2020 when Wrestling Inc. Editor-in-Chief Nick Hausman sat down for a chat with Andrew Yang to discuss his thoughts on WWE and his stance on independent contractors, Saudi Arabia, etc

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