(NEW YORK) -- He’s been a Navy Seal, pro-wrestler, author, governor of Minnesota and he’s even appeared on a soap opera. So is running for vice president the next thing on Jesse Ventura’s to-do list?
“I will tell you this. If Ron Paul runs as an Independent, I will give great consideration to being his running mate,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Monday.
Ventura dedicated his latest book, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, to Rep. Ron Paul calling him “the only federal elected official who will stand up for America on the congressional floor.”
But the former governor said he would not join the ticket if Paul runs as a Republican.
“Never. I will not be a Democrat or a Republican. They are the problem, not the solution. We need to abolish political parties in this country,” Ventura said.
Asked whether Rep. Michele Bachmann -- who’s from Ventura’s home state and even represents the district that he lives in -- could be president, Ventura said, “Not with my vote she won’t be.”
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