SURPRISE PICK: RFK Jr. Eyes Aaron Rodgers for VP in White House Bid

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In a move that’s stirring up both curiosity and controversy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent candidate making strides toward the upcoming election, is rumored to be eyeing some unconventional choices for his running mate.

Word on the street, well, in political corridors and sports arenas alike, suggests that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura are in the running to join Kennedy’s independent charge.

But here’s the kicker—neither has been formally approached for the vice-presidential nod, at least not yet.

Kennedy, who’s known for his environmental advocacy and skepticism about vaccine safety, subtly confirmed his interest in both figures via a text, a communication nugget The New York Times got its hands on. This move signals Kennedy’s readiness to shake things up but without committing just yet, keeping us all on the edge of our seats.

Time, however, isn’t a luxury Kennedy can afford to waste. With the clock ticking towards election day, he’s under pressure to announce his VP pick pronto. Meeting ballot access requirements as an independent isn’t a walk in the park, and having a running mate could bolster his efforts across various states.

Kennedy hasn’t been shy about who he’s rubbing elbows with, either. He’s been spotted hiking with Rodgers and sharing stages with Ventura.

Such public displays of camaraderie aren’t just for the gram; they’re calculated moves that hint at a deeper connection. Both Rodgers and Ventura, much like Kennedy, have aired views that challenge mainstream narratives, particularly around hot-button issues like COVID-19 vaccines and theories surrounding 9/11.

Attempts by ABC to get a comment from Rodgers’ camp hit a brick wall, and Ventura proved equally elusive. Nonetheless, these developments have not slowed down the Kennedy campaign machine.

With a promise to shake up the status quo, efforts to secure ballot access are in full swing. So far, Utah has given Kennedy the green light, with Hawaii, Nevada, and New Hampshire possibly in line to join.

Support doesn’t just stop at signatures and ballot access; a super PAC rooting for Kennedy claims to have conquered the administrative battlefields in Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan. However, this hasn’t been without its fair share of drama. The Democratic National Committee is up in arms, accusing the PAC of playing fast and loose with election laws—a charge the PAC vehemently denies.

As the political landscape heats up, Kennedy’s unconventional tactics and the potential for a celebrity-sporting sidekick brings a new dimension to the electoral race. Whether this bold strategy will pay off or fizzle out remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, this election cycle just got a whole lot more interesting.

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