Palin has yet to formally declare her candidacy for high office, but Ventura predicted to CNN that starring in her own reality series Sarah Palin's Alaska was the first step in the former governor's bid for the White House.
"They're grooming her for it, she's got a TV show," Ventura said. "It seems that elections today are more popularity than they are substantial issues."
The WWE Hall of Fame inductee further expressed his belief that Palin will be easily manipulated by Washington DC power-brokers if she were to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race.
He added: "[Palin would] be perfect. She's the type of person that certainly will be controlled by the status quo and the power structure. So she'd make a perfect candidate for them, she'll do what she's told."