Ron Paul not leaving GOP to run for president with Jesse Ventura
Well it would have been the most lunatic thing since Incitatus was in the Senate, so I am a little disappointed.
A spokesman for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told Minnesota Public Radio News that Paul is “weighing” his 2012 options. But if if he runs for president “it will be as a Republican,” said Jesse Benton, director of Paul’s Liberty political action committee.
Along with promoting his new book, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has mentioned the possibility of running as a vice presidential candidate with Paul at the top of an “Independent” ticket.
Ventura talked about running for Minnesota Senate in 2008 when he was also selling a book.
Ventura won election as Minnesota governor in 1998. He served one term and did not seek reelection.