October 23, 2004

WHO NEXT? DAVID DUKE:

The Body slams Bush: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura breaks his silence — sort of — to back Democrat John Kerry (TOM WEBB and JIM RAGSDALE, 10/23/04, Pioneer Press)

Former third-party Gov. Jesse Ventura — in his own unique and bristly way — endorsed Democrat John Kerry for president Friday, a move some analysts say signals trouble for the Bush-Cheney ticket in the Upper Midwest.

Wearing a Rolling Stones jacket and Navy cap, Ventura stood by silently at the state Capitol as his friend Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, endorsed Kerry. Ventura refused to speak during the news conference.


The GOP should run ads with pictures of the Body, his candidate, and his own words, that religion is: "a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2004 9:39 AM
Comments

Talk about a looking-glass viewpoint -- Ventura refuses to say anything and it's interpreted as a slam of Bush and an endorsement of Kerry.

Posted by: jd watson at October 23, 2004 12:46 PM

a move some analysts say signals trouble for the Bush-Cheney ticket in the Upper Midwest

Does the Pioneer Press think that Jesse Ventura would be elected if he were running today?

Posted by: Brian (MN) at October 23, 2004 12:57 PM

Brian:

They think he'd be elected President, apparently.

Posted by: oj at October 23, 2004 1:16 PM

Ventura's already insignificant endorsement is made downright unhelpful by the fact that he now looks like a homeless trucker.

Posted by: Timothy at October 23, 2004 1:30 PM

They think he'd be elected President, apparently.

Sure, but not governor.

Posted by: Brian (MN) at October 23, 2004 1:31 PM

Ventura's day has come and gone. He was perfect for the fundamental unseriousness of the 9/10 world. Now, he'd be better off going back to work for Vince McMahon.

Posted by: Bart at October 23, 2004 2:28 PM
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