Jesse Ventura has gone nuts. He wants every American high school student to watch Oliver Stone’s goofy movie about Hugo Chavez.
He got elected Governor because, for a time, he seemed to be a man of the people. Unfortunately, Minnesotans gradually understood they had elected the local goof, not the local Jefferson Smith.
And apparently, no one who has not met with Chavez, or who has not been to Venezuela, is allowed to criticize Chavez.
When you start defending dictators, you have jumped the shark. You are a clown.
My bet is that he wants an acting career, and realizes that sucking up to various people in Hollywood is the only way he is going to get there.