Last October, former professional wrestler, governor of Minnesota and American Sniper hater Jesse Ventura hinted that he just might try to nab the Libertarian Party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential election. Nothing ever came of this
threat promise, but in a recent interview, the proudly registered independent suggested that — if Bernie Sanders were to lose the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, and the election became a runoff between her and Donald Trump — he just might run.
While discussing the presidential race with The Daily Beast in Minneapolis, Ventura admitted his preference for both Trump and Sanders. However, the ex-wrestler and ex-politician noted that he wasn’t such a fan of Clinton. Hence his reasoning for possibly jumping into the election at a such a late moment in the process.
“They’re setting the groundwork for me because if Bernie loses, by the time we get to June, how sick are the people going to be of all these people… See, I’m an independent and I despise the two parties… I love what Trump’s doing to the Republicans. He’s got them in complete disarray. In fact, it looks like the WWE when you watch their debates.”
Unlike Sanders, a fellow longtime independent who switched over to the Democratic Party in order to win its nomination, Ventura believes his commitment to neither party puts him in a coveted position between Clinton and Trump. One that, come election day in November, many moderate and undecided voters will see as a positive quality that neither of the major parties’ candidates possess. Or at least that’s what Ventura thinks.