First Jesse Ventura, Next Ralph Nader?

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Ralph Nader's bid to win the White House might not be as hopeless as people think. Consider wrestler Jesse Ventura, says Nader's team. He started with little support in the polls, got invited to the Minnesota gubernatorial debates, and eventually won after people got a chance to compare him with his foes. "Given the fact that people are largely dissatisfied," Nader spokesman Chris Driscoll tells Whispers, "it's not surprising that some are starting to look to alternatives." An Associated Press poll has Nader at 6 percent. If he can reach 10 percent, Driscoll figures entry into the fall presidential debates should follow, and the rest could be history. "We're working," he says, to get Nader "to the starting line."