Off the top turnbuckle

Former professional grappler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has jumped in off the top turnbuckle to endorse Governor Tim Walz for reelection. I have no confidence in my sense of the race between Walz and Dr. Scott Jensen, but Walz must think he needs help with independent voters.

The Ventura endorsement is a wild card. Elected as an independent in 1998, Ventura stood down for reelection after one turbulent term because he proved to be a clown. His act wore thin 20 years ago. He now self-identifies as “an independent statesman.”

I have one good friend who voted for Ventura in 1998 and was quickly embarrassed to be asked about it. Ventura is a nut long past his expiration date. I can only say this smacks of desperation and is otherwise weird. In the video Ventura fights a losing battle with the script. Submitted for your entertainment value.

Quotable quote: “Almost two years ago the president and his cronies spread the big lie and sent sedationists to invade the US Capitol on January 6…”

Jon Justice adds this.

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