Best Politician Minneapolis 2014 - Jesse Ventura
Forget governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura is running for president. He's got Howard Stern as his vice presidential nominee and their top issue is drug legalization — all of them. This, as we say in Minnesota, is just "Jesse being Jesse." But the man born James Janos was particularly good at being Jesse Ventura this year, somehow managing to stay in the limelight even though we're not really sure what he does anymore. In perhaps his greatest populist flourish, he suggested to TMZ that we freeze pay for Congress during the ill-conceived government shutdown. The idea caught fire and hundreds of thousands signed on. Sure, he spends half the year in Mexico and views Alex Jones as a rational statesman, but we'd still vote for Ventura anyway, if only to get our hands on more of those sweet, sweet, Jesse Checks.