Jesse Ventura says libertarian alliance would create “incredible excitement”
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has sensationally called for Ron Paul to quit the Republican Party in order to form a Paul-Ventura libertarian ticket that can take on the establishment candidates in the race for the White House in 2012.
“Ron Paul can win, all you’ve got to do is activate and get the silent voters out to vote,” Ventura told the Alex Jones Show, adding that a Ron Paul-Ventura Libertarian ticket would create “incredible excitement”.
“Ron Paul needs to quit the Republican Party, get the nomination for the Libertarian Party,” said Ventura, adding that he would consider being in a Ron Paul cabinet if the Congressman won.
“I would be his best choice because I would be a great insurance policy,” joked Ventura, noting that nothing would happen to Ron Paul because it would mean he would be in power and would cause the establishment even greater problems than the Congressman.
Ventura cautioned that he would have to consult his wife before committing to being Ron Paul’s VP, but that he would be willing if she gave the green light.
Given that Ron Paul is already committed to the contest for the Republican nomination and is performing well, he is unlikely to switch to the Libertarian ticket. However, Ventura spoke of blazing a trail for future elections where he and Paul could team up, meaning we could yet see a Paul-Ventura ticket in 2016.
Others have remarked that Ron Paul is blazing the trail for his son Rand Paul. “I know a lot of people in the movement are looking at Rand Paul further down the road,” Paul’s New Hampshire campaign chairman, state Sen. Jim Forsythe recently told Politico.
Ventura has a notable post when it comes to running as an anti-establishment figure and being successful. He captured the Minnesota Governorship in 1998 by spending far less money to defeat the two major party candidates with an aggressive, populist, grass roots campaign.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 4:00 am