Ventura is a paleolibertarian who takes all sort of conspiracy theories seriously and Howard Stern is a shock jock/radio show host/comedian whose politics are not well known. His Presidential web page is here.
One of Ventura's platform planks is scrapping the political party system by outlawing political parties.
Would you vote for them if only to keep a major party candidate out of the White House?
He has been a SEAL team (special ops) member, bodyguard for The Rolling Stones, host of radio and TV shows including one devoted to examining conspiracy theories (which he sometimes seemed a bit too sympathetic to), and governor of Minnesota after which he became a a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004. (Yes, he actually was Governor of an actual state).
You can't say he isn't interesting.
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Oh, yeah, I forgot his wrestling career, which preceded being elected Governor of Minnesota. Minnesota must have strange voters.
The guy can't keep a job. :)
Or...he has a knack for always being employed.
Like all politicians, these guys have all the answers. I'm waiting for the total weirdo who says to a reporter's question something like, "Well actually I haven't finished thinking about all the implications of that. I'll have to get back to you." I'd vote for him (or, more likely HER) in a heartbeat.
I'm waiting for the total weirdo who says to a reporter's question something like, "Well actually I haven't finished thinking about all the implications of that. I'll have to get back to you."
Your wait actually ended in 2008 with superstar Republican vice presidential candidate and total weirdo Sarah Palin.
Republican V.P. nominee Sarah Palin was interviewed the other day by CBS News anchor Katie Couric. Here is one exchange regarding John McCain’s record on regulation and Wall Street.
Couric: You’ve said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?
Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie – that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.
Couric: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
Palin: He’s also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about – the need to reform government.
Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?
Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.
Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.
Oops, I forgot about that end of the spectrum. I withdraw.
Had Obama answered questions 100% honestly, Mitt Romney would be President. The unrealistic expectations of both conservatives and starry-eyed idealists make being honest a bad game plan. Don't blame the candidates, blame the voters.
Imagine had Obama's position on Gitmo been "Well, it's complicated. We can't try 'em in the U.S. because there isn't any place that wants the trial in their jurisdiction. If we do military trials, nobody will see the process as impartial. And if we let them go, they may simply turn back into threats."
Who would have said, "Yeah, that's my position!"
OR...release them in Somalia...and...RELEASE THE DRONES.
(sorry couldn't resist.)
Would it matter if the GOP & Dems still ruled congress?