Ventura’s Ace

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura is back to hunt for the governor’s chair. But he’s not promoting himself. He’s trumping for Independence party cadidate Peter Hutchinson.

He has lent his voice talents (or lack thereof?) to a radio ad that will run in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud. In the ad, he ties in his past as a pro wrestler suggesting that it’s time to “wrestle Minnesota away from politics as usual.”

This is very interesting considering his immense lack of trust for the media following his run in office. He’s brought himself back into the spotlight, and who knows what the consquences will be for him. I can understand being angry at the media for reporting on everything about your life, but that’s what comes with the territory, and he may have to put up with it again. He must be either a good friend with Hutchinson, or really like his politics. Good luck to Hutchinson heading up against current capitol inhabitants, incumbent Tim Pawlenty and Attorney General Mike Hatch.

4 Comments so far

  1. Joe (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    Team Minnesota for the win!

  2. MNBluestater (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    We can only hope he does a television commercial for Peter with that ugly dyed braided goatee of his.

    My only hope is that Hutchinson gets out of the race and isn’t the spoiler, and thus an impediment to positive change in political leadership.


  3. Justin (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    I think the quality of our political system would benefit from more parties. Right now there is no such thing as the “marketplace of ideas,” just an economic playground. More parties=more ideas=more discussion=a greater chance of politics accomplishing what it’s there for, democracy.

  4. Erica (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    I’m willing to admit that Jesse’s endorsement lends some weight to Peter Hutchinson, IMO. I wish instant runoff voting were in effect statewide.

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