Jesse Ventura aims for a VP spot in 2012 election

Jill Jensen

Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura said Monday he would consider running as vice president with Ron Paul in 2012, according to MinnPost.

He would join the ticket on the condition that Paul, a Texas Republican, would run as an independent, Ventura told USA Today.

Ron Paul unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election.

MinnPost reported Ventura, who was promoting a new book, told “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. needs to “abolish political parties.”

Ventura ran as an independent candidate in his successful Minnesota gubernatorial campaign in 1998.