Jesse "The Body" Ventura announced yesterday that if Bernie Sanders fails to secure the Democratic nomination for president, he will mount a third-party campaign to run against Hillary Clinton and likely GOP nominee Donald Trump.
"They're setting the groundwork for me because if Bernie loses, by the time we get to June, how sick are the people going to be of all these people?" Ventura said in an interview with The Daily Beast the day before Super Tuesday.
Ventura has had one of the most unusual professional and political careers in American history. A former Navy special operative, Ventura is a Vietnam War veteran, a former professional wrestler and commentator, and a Hollywood actor who appeared in blockbusters like Predator. In 1991 Jesse Ventura was elected Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and then Governor of Minnesota in 1998, becoming one of a very few third-party governors.