In his latest book “Democrips and Rebloodlicans”, former Governor Jesse Ventura says US politics have become so corrupt that politicians now resemble gang members. He calls for a dismantling of the two-party system and instead advocates a system of independent candidates. He also criticises the close relationship politicians share with Wall Street and the media’s role in perpetuating the status quo of “gangland politics”.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and Huffington Post’s senior political reporter Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) and ask if Ventura's ideas are realistic or mere rhetoric. Members of the Stream community also join the discussion via Google+ hangout.