Ventura: skin color only difference between Obama and Bush administrations

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is no fan of the Republican or Democratic parties and argues there's not much difference between the two. Ventura is on tour promote his latest book, which likens the two parties to notorious street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods.
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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is no fan of the Republican or Democratic parties and argues there's not much difference between the two. Ventura is on tour promote his latest book, which likens the two parties to notorious street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods.

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