Jesse Ventura Challenges Ron Paul to Leave Republican Party!

Steve Watson
April 4, 2011

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has an important message for Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul – ditch the Republican Party and run for President as an independent.

On the day that Obama officially announced his 2012 Presidential campaign underway, the spotlight will now turn on those who are expected to set the wheels in motion to run against the president.

One name mentioned over and over again for the past few months has been Republican Congressman Ron Paul. However, Ventura, who was victorious as an Independent himself in 1998, believes that Paul can mount a more powerful challenge by distancing himself from the GOP establishment.

And Ventura even offered to throw his own name into the hat as a possible running mate.

“If Ron Paul would quit the Republican Party, and he asked me, then I would give serious consideration to running with him.” Ventura told syndicated radio host Alex Jones today.

“I will not run as a Democrat or Republican. I want nothing to do with these parties. They are the problem, they are not the solution.” the former Governor added.

“They’re the ones that have been in control of this country, as Ralph Nadar calls them, the two party dictatorship. They are the ones that have us in this mess. They are the ones who have caused all the debt problems… it’s time to throw them out. The people of this country can do a major thing and its so easy. The next election, don’t vote for ANY Republicans or Democrats. That would be the greatest thing that could happen in this country, to bring down and destroy these two political parties.” Ventura urged.

Congressman Paul has recently been victorious in several Republican straw polls of potential presidential nominees, and he has raised a staggering $3 million already this first quarter via his various grass roots organizations. That is more than any other potential Republican nominee thus far.

Ventura believes Paul should fully capitalize on his political popularity and make the break from the GOP.

“He won’t get the Republican Party nomination, he has to understand that.” Ventura said.

“The Republicans are not going to put Ron Paul up as their Presidential nominee. He is too much of a rogue, he is not bought and sold by multinational corporations. Plus the biggest thing of all, he calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve.” he added.

Though many Paul supporters would agree with Ventura, others will point to a shift in GOP attitude toward a more Libertarian outlook in over the past year as one reason for Paul to stick with the party and continue to use the apparatus to reach more people.

Paul previously ran on a Libertarian Party ticket in 1988, but struggled to make inroads against the establishment parties.

During his 2008 campaign for the Republican nomination, the corporate media and mainline conservatives attacked the Congressman over his outspoken opposition to big government and US interventionist foreign policy.

Senator Rand Paul, the Congressman’s son believes that it will be different this time around, however.

“I don’t think there would be any chance they’d exclude my dad now,” said the U.S. senator from Kentucky. “I think everyone in politics, whether it’s explicit or not, has their own agenda and if they can exclude you, they will. I don’t think that will happen again.”


Ventura is currently promoting his new book, 63 documents The Government Doesn’t Want You To Read. The former Governor explained that he had dedicated the book to Congressman Paul as a thank you for his tireless efforts to bring more transparency to Washington.

“He was the only Congressman we have that had the courage to go out on the floor of the Congress and support Wikileaks,” Ventura noted, alluding to the whistle blowing website.

“Like Ron Paul said, no one has died from Wikileaks. How many people have died from the trumped up intelligence and the lying that got us into the Iraq war. And then he said something even more profound. He talked about in a free country like ours, when the truth equals treason we are in big trouble.”

While Ron Paul has yet to announce whether he will mount another presidential run, he may want to take Ventura up on his offer before the former pro-wrestler turned political powerhouse looks toward an even more ambitious role.

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“I never said who would be President and who would be Vice President.” Ventura quipped.

“Ron and I may have to flip a coin.”

Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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Comment by TheLasersShadow on April 6, 2011 at 4:44pm
lol That would be one hell of a white house Krypke, I mos def would want to be invited to their beer summit!!  I can only imagine SNL doing a skit of that combo.
Comment by Cryptocurrency on April 6, 2011 at 4:04pm

I think they should run together this way Jesse could be RP's bodyguard and Charlie Sheen could be the white house press secretary. 


Duh, winning.

Comment by Marklar on April 6, 2011 at 12:32pm

Perhaps not but we would be one step closer which is one step further than I can possibly tolerate when we already have several states which deny atheists the right to hold public office of any kind. I draw my line in the sand right here right now rather than in increments.


Tiger's blood on the other hand is an essential part of a balanced breakfast along with fruits, protein and morning wood.

Comment by Cryptocurrency on April 6, 2011 at 12:04pm

If Chuck Baldwin won the white house we would not find ourselves under some cristian dictatorship. Now if Charlie sheen was vice president would we all have tiger blood. That much we know.





Comment by Tara on April 5, 2011 at 10:03am

Well, all I know is that we need to grow a third party/parties and whatever it takes to make this a reality, I'm all for it. I think a lot of people are getting disillusioned with both parties right now and would really like an alternative to the political theatre from the demo-ho's and republi-tards. With this being said, I agree with Laser, it wouldn't be wise for RP to run as an independent until he loses the Rep nomimation. Hopefully RP would choose to run as an independent if that would be the case.

Woudn't it be nice if all third party candidates were able to raise enough money to have alternative debates that were aired along side, before or after the usual presidential debates? The issue always comes down to the ability to raise enough funds to do this but also finding a venue that will air these debates would pose a challenge. If enough voters had the chance to hear the messages of all third party candidates there could be a possiblity we could trip the system. Of course I'm probably dreaming again but I still believe that if there's a will, there's a way. 

Comment by Marklar on April 5, 2011 at 5:52am

James, it is indeed the Chuck Baldwin endorsement that I refer to as you may have now surmised from other posts here.


Chuck Baldwin may be against the NWO but that is only because it interferes with his own dream of religious totalitarianism for which all people should have absolutely zero tolerance. If voting for the lesser of two NWOs is what we have come down to we are truly doomed.


If Paul doesn't endorse the theocratic position of Baldwin then endorsing him shows a horrible lack of judgement, or maybe he's just going senile.

Comment by TheLasersShadow on April 5, 2011 at 4:26am
Comment by TheLasersShadow on April 4, 2011 at 11:56pm

I've been watching very closely and in no way believe Ron Paul has changed his views on Liberty / Libertarianism. I support Chuck Baldwin myself as he is against the NWO and is loud about it. Though I bet RP would be in agreement with me when I say Theocracy is not an American form of government nor should it ever be. For example on the hotest God vs Gov issue, Abortion, where does RP stand ... Allow the states to decide for themselves, get the feds out of it. Not very theocratic, Drugs... Legalization, etc. I haven't seen him say anything to contradict this.


About leaving the Rep party, It would not be wise to leave the Rep party until he loses the nomination so he can get into all the debates. Then afterward run independent. I know from hearing his explanation in 08 he said he would not do such a thing, that it wasn't right or something. Donno what the deal was with that.


Running Independent would be very difficult, the biggest challenge is getting into debates. You need 20% of the popular vote according to the DemRep council that controls the debates.


Having Ventura on his ticket is a no go, realistically it would destroy his chances big time. It would be called the kook ticket, it would be destroyed in the media. Ventura isn't viable, the public isn't awake to the extent needed for someone like him to win the Vice/Presidency.


I submit Gary Johnson as a solid running mate, look him up, he's even been on AJ several times. Good guy.

Comment by truth on April 4, 2011 at 11:46pm

re mark endorsement of theocracy - linkee?

If that the case so what, we will never agree 100pct with any of them, Rp seems best but I fear another crooked election with daily media sabotage as it was last time around.

Comment by Nikki on April 4, 2011 at 11:08pm
Running on the Libertarian ticket didn't work in 1988 so would he have a better chance in 2012?

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