President Barack Obama vs. a former professional wrestler in 2012? Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former professional wrestler, Navy veteran, and actor has been quoted as saying in 2004, "Maybe we need to put a wrestler in the White House?" As athletic as Obama is, this would be an interesting match up.
Any hope for a legitimate bid from Ventura for the White House is unlikely, though his fans continue to want him to pursue the office. A website from the 2008 election, voters4ventura.com, had a petition to sign to show your support of Ventura who "has tossed around the idea of running for office." The site also features a campaign poster of Ventura as Uncle Sam saying, "I am NOT your Uncle Sammy!"
Ventura's memoirs from 2008, "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!" ends with a series of fictitious newspaper articles featuring him as a 2008 independent presidential candidate.
Ventura previously served as Minnesota's governor from 1999-2003.