Jesse Ventura, former Governor, wrestler, actor, Navy Seal, and author, made a surprise request on his Official Facebook Page this morning:
He has mulled a run before, but this effort began apparently on September 13th, with this announcement on Alex Jones’ Infowars:
Today’s step took it from a simple statement to active development.
Whether you agree with his positions or not, Mr Ventura is a remarkably capable political advocate. He has worked with the Food and Drug Administration for anti-drug campaigns, lobbied against the World Trade Organization before Congress, and oversaw the ground breaking for the Hiawatha light rail system. He is a fierce opponent of political parties, and will listen to all sides on an issue in order to gain an understanding–if not of the issue itself–at least of where the people holding the position are coming from.
With his celebrity status, he may get his wish. This move also indicates what some political advocates are already starting to discuss; the 2012 election may already be decided.