Eric Sundwall writes at The Examiner about the possibility of Ron Paul & Jesse Ventura as the LP ticket in 2012:
It’s been a few days since the idea of the Ron Paul – Jesse Ventura ticket was floated by none other than the flamboyant ex-Minnesota Governor himself. While I have little enthusiasm for the upcoming farce that has become the presidential race, the idea of Ron Paul and Jesse Ventura as the Libertarian ticket might just get me out with vigor. Kennedy pun intended. I might just go out and collect more than a couple hundred signatures for the quirky ticket that the LP usually fields.
You see, Ron Paul took all the fun out our nomination last time. A great spirit of liberty, non-interventionism and a surprising capacity to challenge the monetary system was suddenly relevant with Ron Paul, more than we could ever hope to attract as a third party. But our issues for decades, none the less. It was hard to watch people chant ‘End the Fed’ at a GOP counter rally. Especially, after our own convention on C-SPAN with the VP nominee looking around in a daze yelling ‘Bang!’ and opining out loud that he wants learn from the master . . . Bob Barr?.
Yet the faithful carried on and didn’t belly ache a whole lot that mattered, in so much as we needed to produce another nation wide ticket. We did exactly that. Few third parties have had the constant, lasting success of doing so consistently, in the last forty years. The LP gets ‘er done. Sure, the persnickety voluntarist will find a list of offensives against liberty that Jesse Ventura might have indeed admitted or has done. The conspiracy huffiness and the allegedly damaging newsletters might hurt Ron (Rand’s got the Kentucky Journal . . .), but the idea of a super quality ticket for the LP might produce a cathartic ring into the new American frustration, Howard Fineman’s skepticism about ending the FBI be damned. Those silly perception mongers.
Full Column by Eric Sundwall @ http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-albany/who-s-paul-ventura