The Ventura Way: If It Isn't Fun, I Quit

At the Reform Party Convention, it's Ross Perot vs. Jesse. Guess who wins

Reporters were promised high jinks at the Reform Party National Convention. "Bring your asbestos suit," chortled Phil Madsen, an aide to Jesse Ventura, relishing a skirmish between his boss and Ross Perot, the party's founder. "Its going to be hot."

But a leisure suit would have been more appropriate. First of all, Ventura, the party's highest-ranking elected official and the repository of its presidential urges, didn't show. Bad weather and a bad back kept him in Minnesota. When they got him on speakerphone, instead of taking on Perot, Ventura promised not to run for President; his grab for power was...

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