Jesse Ventura Running For President Would Be Bonkers

Is Jesse "The Body" Ventura, the wrestler, turned actor, turned Governor of Minnesota, turned conspiracy theory investigator, going to run for President? That's the buzz, and while Ventura has repeatedly floated rumors of a presidential bid, he's also denied them.

Now, denying that you're seeking the big job means jack in politics, so it's hard to say if he's telling the truth (For what it's worth, there is no formal deadline to run for President.). Still, if Ventura does try to come at Trump's re-election campaign with a steel chair, we're going to have to contend with the fact that we haven't checked on him in a while.

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And, man, have we've got one hell of a check-in waiting for us. It's hard to say someone's career path got weird after his previous jobs involved fighting Hulk Hogan and Predator, but shit got weird. First, he got a settlement in a legal battle with Chris Kyle's estate after the "American Sniper" wrote some untoward things about Ventura in a book. Then, Ventura started a talk show on Ora TV called Off the Grid, which feels like if The Daily Show was hosted by John Goodman's character in the bunker of 10 Cloverfield Lane. After that, he published a book advocating for the legalization of marijuana called Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto: How Lies, Corruption, and Propaganda Kept Cannabis Illegal. The man has lived a well-rounded life is what we're saying, and it would be fascinating to see what kind of untold tales got uncovered in a presidential run.

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Maybe Jesse Ventura found Big Foot and choke-slammed him into submission? Maybe they started a podcast and had a falling out about chemtrails? At this point, The Body is more folklore than man. So if you do run, Mr. Ventura, it wouldn't surprise us one bit. Hey, at least your campaign would have a theme song ready to go.

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