Re: Work with X or Suggest a Better Y, Mike.

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 03 Apr 1999 11:39:17 -0500

joe dees wrote:

> At Fri, 2 Apr 1999 01:59:10 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >
> >>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.

Jesse starred in several movies, including in Predator with Arnold Schwartzenegger. He also was mayor of his hometown prior to running for governor and apparently was credited with doing a good hob there, as well as having that as a platform to generate additional name recognition and soap boxing.

People in that state embraced him EXACTLy because he was a wrestler. The only class of person less trusted that a car dealer is a politician, so even if your allusion were true, then it was not much of a reach for him.

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