Daggett could be the next Jesse Ventura is the take of the “First Read” from MSNBC. The column complied from NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro make a number of comparison between Independent New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett and Jesse Ventura’s successful run for Governor as a third party option.
The positives start with the line, “…don't sleep on Daggett. He's clearly a factor in the race now…” The column then drew comparisons between Daggett’s polling numbers and Vetura’s polling numbers the same time out from the election.
The column continues, “All the ingredients are there for Daggett in New Jersey: both major party nominees have upside down negatives; 40% believe Christie is NOT honest/trustworthy while 48% believe the same about Corzine. The national climate has a "pox on both houses" feel to it.”
The column did at that it is much more expensive for Daggett to buy televison ad time in the New York market compared to Minneapolis making it more difficult for Daggett. But that does not end the praise the column wraps-up, “But a break here (say a big endorsement from a well known/respected politician) or a break there (some sort of disastrous new scandal hitting either Corzine or Christie) and the floodgates could open… Stranger things have happened, isn't that right Governor Ventura? Governor Schwarzenegger? Just sayin...”