This star NFL quarterback could become Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is preparing to turn the 2024 Election upside down.

He’s poised to have a major celebrity join him on the ticket.

And this star NFL quarterback could become Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate.

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the heir to the Kennedy political dynasty, has two celebrities on the shortlist to be his running mate.

He’s reportedly already made the decision about who he’ll pick and will be announcing it soon according to his campaign manager Amaryllis Fox Kennedy.

Kennedy casting a wide net

Kennedy reportedly approached Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard about joining him on the ticket.

Paul declined the opportunity during an interview with reporters.

“I’m supportive of his ability to have a platform to speak out,” Paul said. “I think he’s saying a lot of good things. But I have no plans to get involved in the campaign.”

Instead, Kennedy backed Paul to take over for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as the Senate Republican leader.

Former President Donald Trump confirmed that Gabbard is on the shortlist to become his running mate.

She also declined the opportunity because she’s in the running for the position with Trump.

Another name that Kennedy explored was motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins.

Aaron Rodgers and Jesse Ventura top contenders

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura are at the top of the list for Kennedy according to a report from The New York Times.

Kennedy confirmed to the paper that he’s considering Rodgers and Ventura for the slot.

Rodgers has become more outspoken politically since the pandemic and generated headlines when he refused to get the vaccination.

He and Kennedy have formed a bond over their shared skepticism of the public health policies during the pandemic.

The NFL quarterback has been talking to Kennedy “pretty continuously” over the past month.

Rodgers is 40 years old and coming off of a serious Achilles injury so he could be close to the end of his football career.

Ventura – a former professional wrestler and actor – introduced Kennedy at a campaign event in Arizona.

Dean Barkley – a former Ventura campaign official – said he wouldn’t be surprised if the former Minnesota Governor got back into politics.

“He was contemplating running for President with the Libertarians last time around,” Barkley said. “He’s kept an interest in politics and his four years as Governor didn’t turn him off of politics. So I think he’d be up for one more final run.”

The Times reported that both Rodgers and Ventura “welcomed the overture.”

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. would give his campaign a jolt if Aaron Rodgers joined him on the ticket.

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