I must admit I have a lot more respect for Jesse Ventura since he left the circus called the Reform Party and has also loosened up on things like gay rights. He's evolving, and he's also able to say his opinions on the issues will change, and not because he's wishy-washy but that he's actually thinking about things.

I remember a Barbara Walters interview where he was willing to say he was wrong about things he had thought in the past. Believe it or not, I appreciate that.

I don't know if he's been good for Minnesota, however.