Ventura was on Stern & said he gets the biggest reaction after he appears on Stern then he does at any TV/radio. He told Howard one way he can get on all states ballots is by naming him VP. Of course it was hype & in jest but some outlets (including CNN ran with it)
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has made no secret of his desire to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016, and he may have recently found his ideal running mate: Howard Stern.
Ventura first floated the dream ticket during an appearance on Howard Stern's satellite radio show earlier this month. On yesterday's show, Stern revisited the topic and played clips of credulous sources such as CNN debating whether the Ventura/Stern ticket could win in 2016.
"Jesse Ventura asked me to be his vice presidential running mate, which is probably the most absurd thing I've ever heard, but yet it seems to be catching on somewhat," Stern says.