At Fri, 2 Apr 1999 01:59:10 -0500, you wrote:
>I've lately thought that on Fri, 02 Apr 1999, joe dees wrote:
>>At Fri, 02 Apr 1999 00:29:25 -0500, you wrote:
>>>Why should I when it is impossible for a non-celebrity to make it as a
>third party candidate.
>>It makes it impossible without a fire in the
>>belly and a message which resounds with the wishes and desires of the
>>voting populace enough to inspire volunteer support (see Jesse Ventura,
>>who was hardly a celebrity).
>Eh? Jesse Ventura was *exactly* a celebrity! The man was
>a professional actor and well-known "wrestler"!
The fact that he was a professional wrestler - perhaps the only class outside of used car dealer less trusted in the US than politicians (in fact people enjoy the fake soap-opera camp) cannot be a counted as a factor that worked for him. Bad pub. is better than no pub., but it is still bad. What did it for him was a credible performance in the crucible of the debates - where any candidate should have to prove their mettle.
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