Jesse Ventura


Jesse Ventura

 

Jesse Ventura: Wrestling with politics, (version #2)

They're big and they're loud and they're looking to conquer the biggest of them all. The Body and The Austrian Oak have teamed up and are looking to politically back slam all comers.

Jesse Ventura, formally known as "The Body", has seemingly done it all: Navy Seal, Actor, Wrestler, Governor, and now he wants to "do" it for The Austrian Oak. Jesse is advisor to whom many are predicting will be the next Governor of California: Arnold "the one and only" Schwarzenegger.

One doesn't have to look hard to see the parallels between the careers of the two megaliths. Ok, we admit, Arnie was never into the pro wrestling ring, but if you can ignore that...

Both have graced their screen with enormous acting ineptitude. Despite this shortcoming, Arnold, especially, has attained household name status and amassed the gross domestic product of a small country. Mainstream is lucrative.

Head to head, Schwarzenegger (Ben Richards) got the better of Ventura (Captain Freedom) in the on-screen game show dash-for-life The Running Man. NB Reality TV is rapidly evolving. Hmmm. Surely not?

Then they joined forces. Media Man Australia understands Arnie was responsible for landing Jesse the bacca-chewing role in Predator. Sweet timing for Ventura. His full time career in the then, World Wrestling Federation, was apparently close to a three count.

Wasting the cosmic hunter in the South American jungle was just the beginning. Now, Schwarzenegger is just as efficient and just as serious. Similarly, it's payback time for Ventura. He's running Schwarzenegger all the way to political glory.

Driving their macho image is muscle. Hulk-like, both have spent countless hours, grunting and groaning in the pursuit of the living armor that envelops their tall frames. Further assisting their cause, both are unquestionably "good talkers" with amazing charisma and leading man appeal.

They're almost perfect for the role of showman that so appeals to the mob.

So, were Arnie and Jesse schooled for politics? Ventura's ex boss, Vince McMahon, WWE owner, is a master of promotion and playing to the audience. And Arnie has the world's best political contacts in his corner. He's married to Maria Shriver, a product of the much-admired Kennedy dynasty.

Despite their political aspirations, both men are unwilling to do away with their star roots…for the moment. Every few years, Jesse makes reappears with the WWE, having apparently amended the feud with Vince McMahon, and Arnold is always ready for another cyborg feud or whatever else the Hollywood production line manufactures.

Yes, it seems that Jesse and Arnold are onto something big.

This political tag team may yet score the world championship of victories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ventura may do business with WWE's Vince McMahon again - November 2009

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Jesse Ventura: Wrestling with politics, by Greg Tingle

Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jesse Ventura and Vince McMahon

Jesse Ventura, formally known as "The Body", has seemingly done it all in life; Navy Seal, Actor, Wrestler, Governor, but now it appears he has a new role to play - advisor to who many are picking as the next Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

One doesn't have to look hard to see the parallels between the career of Ventura and Arnold. Ok, we admit, Arnie was never a pro wrestler, but if you can ignore that...

Both have dabbled in acting over the years, with Arnold attaining household name status, and attaining incredible wealth, if nothing else.

In fact, Mediaman understands it was in fact Arnie who got Jesse the role in Predator, just as his full time career in the then, World Wrestling Federation, was coming to a close.

Again in The Running Man, both appeared. Arnold as a contestant, Ben Richards, and Jesse as Captain Freedom!

Both men have seen the gym in their day, and are unquestionably "good talkers" with amazing charisma and leading man appeal.

One gets the feeling that Arnie and Jesse were were schooled for politics. Ventura by his ex boss, Vince McMahon, promoter of the WWE, and Arnie having the world's best political minds in his ear, and being married to Maria Shriver, a "product" of the Reagan dynasty.

Both Arnold and Jesse are not keen to do away with what brought them to the party.

Every few years, Jesse makes a reappearance with the WWE, having apparently amended the ways with Vince McMahon, and Arnold is ready for another appearance or two in Terminator 4 or whatever else Hollywood dishes up, win, loose or draw the upcoming California elections.

Either way Jesse and Arnold are an unstoppable team, and they will continue to muscle into the political world, once dominated by tight fitting suit types.

This tag-team is well schooled for politics.


Jesse Ventura: Wrestling with politics, by Greg Tingle

Jesse Ventura, formally known as "The Body", has seemingly done it all in life; Navy Seal, Actor, Wrestler, Governor, but now it appears he has a new role to play - advisor to who many are picking as the next Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

One doesn't have to look hard to see the parallels between the career of Ventura and Arnold. Ok, we admit, Arnie was never a pro wrestler, but if you can ignore that...

Both have dabbled in acting over the years, with Arnold attaining household name status, and attaining incredible wealth, if nothing else.

In fact, Mediaman understands it was in fact Arnie who got Jesse the role in Predator, just as his full time career in the then, World Wrestling Federation, was coming to a close.

Again in The Running Man, both appeared. Arnold as a contestant, Ben Richards, and Jesse as Captain Freedom!

Both men have seen the gym in their day, and are unquestionably "good talkers" with amazing charisma and leading man appeal.

One gets the feeling that Arnie and Jesse were were schooled for politics. Ventura by his ex boss, Vince McMahon, promoter of the WWE, and Arnie having the world's best political minds in his ear, and being married to Maria Shriver, a "product" of the Reagan dynasty.

Both Arnold and Jesse are not keen to do away with what brought them to the party.

Every few years, Jesse makes a reappearance with the WWE, having apparently amended the ways with Vince McMahon, and Arnold is ready for another appearance or two in Terminator 4 or whatever else Hollywood dishes up, win, loose or draw the upcoming California elections.

Either way Jesse and Arnold are an unstoppable team, and they will continue to muscle into the political world, once dominated by tight fitting suit types.

This tag-team is well schooled for politics.

Version #2 of the same article

 

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Jesse Ventura History With BetUS
(Credit: Wikipedia)

In November 2004, an advertisement began airing in California featuring Ventura. In it, Ventura voices his opposition to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's policies regarding Native American casinos. Like Hogan, Schwarzenegger at one point was also a close friend of Ventura as well, but since Schwarzenegger's victory in California, Ventura has not reportedly given him any praise; Schwarzenegger didn't even mention Ventura's name in an interview with Fox News in 2005, where reporter Chris Wallace asked him if he was "the next Jesse Ventura". Ventura is serving as an advisory board member for a new group called Operation Truth, a non-profit organization set up "to give voice to troops who served in Iraq." “The current use of the National Guard is wrong....These are men who did not sign up to go occupy foreign nations”.

In August 2005, Ventura became the spokesperson for BetUS, an online Sportsbook. In 2005, Ventura repeatedly discussed leaving the United States. In September 2005, Ventura announced on The Mike Malloy Show that he was leaving the U.S. and planned to "have an adventure". In late October 2005, he went on the The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and reiterated that he was leaving the U.S. due to, among other things, censorship. He has since moved to Baja California, Mexico.

In September 2006, Ventura endorsed and campaigned with independent Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, and Independence Party of Minnesota 's gubernatorial candidate Peter Hutchinson and Team Minnesota. He revealed he now spends much of his time surfing near his home in Mexico.

In April 2008, a book authored by Ventura, titled Don't Start the Revolution Without Me was released. In it, Ventura describes a hypothetical campaign in which he is a candidate for President of the United States in 2008, running as an independent. In an interview with the Associated Press at the time of the book's release, however, Ventura denied any plans for a presidential bid, stating that the scenario is only imaginary and not indicative of a "secret plan to run". In the MinnPost.com, Ventura's agent, Steve Schwartz, describes the book thus: "[Ventura is revealing] why he left politics and discussing the disastrous war in Iraq, why he sees our two-party system as corrupt, and what Fidel Castro told him about who was really behind the assassination of President Kennedy."

However, in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room on April 7, Ventura hinted that he was considering entering the race for the United States Senate seat now held by Norm Coleman, his Republican opponent in the 1998 Gubernatorial race. A poll commissioned by Twin Cities station Fox 9 put him at 24 percent, behind Al Franken at 32 percent and Norm Coleman at 39 percent in a hypothetical three-way race. However, Ventura announced on Larry King Live on July 14, 2008 that he would not run.

He spoke at former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's "Rally for the Republic", organized by the Campaign for Liberty, on September 2, 2008. At the event, Ventura implied a possible future run at the U.S. Presidency. Ventura stated before a live audience that "If America proves itself worthy, in 2012 we'll give them a race they'll never forget!"

TV Week is reporting that Ventura is in negotiations with Twentieth Television to host a half-hour court show that would debut in the fall of 2009. (Credit: Wikipedia).

 

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The following is a public letter from Jesse Ventura to Arnold Schwarzenegger (Credit: Time Magazine)

Be yourself. Be Arnold. Scripts are for actors, by Jesse Ventura

Arnold, what the heck are you doing? You're getting out of Hollywood to go into politics? Well, then forget agents and studio bosses—now you're dealing with real predators. But since your mind is made up, I hope you won't mind a little advice from someone who's been there.

Now, I know you're a Republican, but I hope you won't go out on the trail and act like a politician. Republican or Democrat, it makes no difference: people don't like politicians. Which is completely understandable, since most of them act like cyborgs, robotically selling the latest talking points from party headquarters.

So be yourself. Be Arnold. Be the guy who can sit and have a cigar with the crew. Be honest. Don't worry if you don't know the answer to every question asked. Just say, "I don't know," if you don't know. When I did this during my campaign in Minnesota, people were amazed. How revolutionary—a politician who stands in front of the people and doesn't feed them pre-canned answers!

To win, you have to convince people that you care enough to work hard and make tough decisions. And most importantly, that they are your own decisions.

Now that you are a candidate, you will be getting advice from all corners. Some of it will have checks attached. Whatever you do, keep your distance from special-interest groups, powerful lobbyists and their dirty money. The fact is, Arnold, you don't need them. You can win this race by going straight to the people.

When you use commercials, don't be negative. Be Arnold. Let people get to know your sense of humor, your work ethic, your leadership and your genuine concern for the average Joe. Think about what you want to say, and talk from your heart. Scripts are for actors. When I was running in Minnesota, I saw my two opponents with stacks of briefing books and advisers galore giving them instructions. A debate organizer once came up to me and offered a pen and pad. I said, "No, Ma'am, thanks anyway, but you see, if you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory."

Plenty of the old Republican gang will come around and want to be your new best friend. That's fine, but let them know that you are in government to solve problems, not to help them hold on to their power. Expose the status quo politicians of both parties who avoid making tough decisions. Sure, you'll make some enemies, but if you win, you've got a chance to change the game. Go for it. You didn't become an international superstar by playing it safe.

Finally, Arnold, beware of the media. I know you think you have a thick skin, but take my word for it—the press is brutal. The stuff it comes up with is nothing like a bad review for a recently released film. Good luck.

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