272 responses to “Ron Paul 2012: Who should be Ron Paul’s running mate?”

  1. Greg Antrim

    Evan Bayh. He is a moderate democrat but wants to control spending (democrat sstyle). He has huge midwest pull.

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  2. Bucky Schwarz

    Nick Gillespie.

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  3. greg

    Michael Badnarik or Jesse Ventura

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    1. JoeHadenuff

      Jesse Ventura who believes in global warming, admits in his “Don’t start the revolution wo me” book that he was very cozy with both the Clinton’s and Al Gore, is for carbon tax, has no problems with Abortion or Homosexual rights and hates the Christian paleo-conservatives such as Pat Buchanan but have no problems with the Clintons and continues to say we need to give Obama a chance? Come on.. Ventura has lost his credibility.

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  4. Lindsey

    If somehow the thoughts and reasoning of Dr. Paul were to be taken seriously by the general population then this would be a relevant question. Maybe if HR#1207 can get brought to the floor and passed then people will wake up.

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  5. Bryan Morton

    My “other” went to Mary Ruwart.

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  6. Rick

    Andrew Napolitano makes the most sense.
    Thomas Woods Jr., from Mises, would be a nice pick.

    Some of the write in suggestions are way off base. Also, I find it offensive to see Glenn Beck’s name on a list like this.

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  7. Anthony

    Ventura makes the most sense. He is still very popular and will bring in many more votes from voters that may not turn out otherwise. Not to mention it will create more media attention.

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    1. JoeHadenuff

      Right! Vote for Ventura so he can help push abortion and carbon taxes and seek the opinion of his good friend Bill Clinton and end last vestige of a Christian foundation to amerika.

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      1. Barbara

        AMEN

        AMEN

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      2. Barbara

        After saying Amen—-that’s all we need is Ventura to destroy
        everything. Anyone with that much wreckage need not call them-
        selves conservative.

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    2. JoeHadenuff

      Larry King: And finally, how’s Obama doing?

      Jesse Ventura: I think it’s still, in my opinion, too early to judge. I will withhold judgment until he has been in office for at least one year. And then at that point in time I’ll look back at the first year and I’ll make some judgments. Right now he’s still getting his feet wet, but he’s doing a heck of a lot better than his predecessor did.-

      Really Jesse? It’s too early to judge Obama? I could have made the judgment on day one just off of his positions. And, what’s worse – Jesse says Obama is doing better then Bush? THey were both conmen!

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  8. Citizen for Liberty

    We need true Bi-Partisanship. Ron Paul/Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Ventura Secretary of Defense, Andrew Napolitano Secretary of State. People like Glenn Beck should be treated like the left-handed CFR Treasoners they are. Remember Glenn Beck called Ron Paul supporters Terrorists in 2008, now he’s profiteering off Values manifested in the r3VOLution, yet still serves his Masters in the CFR.

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  9. RMJ Atkinson

    Peter Schiff will get elected and should be his running mate.

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  10. Zack

    Michael Steele

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    1. Barbara

      Michael Steele would be a darn good choice.

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  11. newseamus

    Lew Rockwell is my choice, but he seems to have no interest in working w/in the political system.
    sure would be nice to see some “rothbardians” get on the inside and stir things up!
    smash the state…any politics is politics as usual

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    1. JoeHadenuff

      Lew Rockwell is a true anti-statist and has little interest in saving the system as he realises it is a dead weight. Likewise, he realises that freedom and liberty are ideas. and that the Constitution whether intended or not has brought about big govt and has been powerless to prevent such. My vote’s for Lew Rockwell as they don’t count the votes anyway and anyone that isn’t a NWO proponent has no chance of ever winning anyhow.

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      1. Barbara

        Hey, don’t you believe in HOPE? What if the 30% that won the
        first revolution had thought like that? Where would we be?
        I thank God for Ron Paul every day of my life. I just hope he
        can live to see it all happen, and the country will get behind him.

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  12. Jeremy Hazard

    Vince Vaughn?

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  13. Tracy Saboe

    TRafficant, and Mary Ruwart really should both be on there.

    TRacy

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  14. Melissa

    Chuck Norris… Nuff said

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  15. dennis jeitner nj freemason conservative

    ron pauls running mate should be sean hannity because he has alot of fire in him.

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    1. Nick

      Hannity is a statist neocon.

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  16. Justin Mckay

    Some of the choices are laughable like Glen Beck. I think a serious choice would be James Traficant. He is the second best Congressman and the Democrat’s version of Ron Paul. Google him if you don’t know about him.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/34806.html

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    1. Nick

      Imagine if Traficant were appointed as Attorney General. Hahahahahaha.

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  17. Paco

    Dr. Mary Ruwart

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  18. Cody Segraves

    I think Jason Chaffetz would be a good choice. Another good choice would be Governor Perry of Texas. Why is McKiney on this list? That’s just silly.

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  19. JTG

    Chuck Hagel, Vice President
    George Mitchell, Secretary of State
    Bruce Fein, Attorney General
    Andrew Napolitano, Chief of Staff
    Glenn Greenwald, Press Secretary
    Norm Stamper, DEA Administrator
    Alan Grayson, FED Chairman
    Peter Schiff, Treasury Secretary
    Willie Nelson, Secretary of Agriculture
    Lew Rockwell, DHS Secretary

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  20. Christopher

    Noam Chomsky. He’s a Libertarian Socialist, and he’s a genius.

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    1. ryan

      Libertarian Socialist that makes no sense thats like saying your an Anarcho-Communist.

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    2. April

      Libertarian Socialist? Hmmm… Can anyone, at the count of 3, say oxymoron?

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      1. JoeHadenuff

        They are talking about decentralised socialism, such as the likes of Otto and Greggor Strasser who were killed by Hitler’s big govt ‘socialism’. It isn’t an oxymoron really. It’s just that the rightwing likes to think that socialism can only work with big brother govt. Some of Europe’s “New Right” (not what the words mean in america yes I understand the confusion between Europe’s ‘New Right’ and america neo-con both being opposing ideologies) and “National Revolutionary – Third Position” movements are proponents of decentralised, grassroots socialism.

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  21. ryan

    I voted bachman shes on the border between becoming a neo-con or a libertarian….If Dr.Paul could just talk to her a little more. She’s very intelligent and likeable compared to Sarah Palin. Palin is just something nice to look at, a distraction for the American Drunk. Many of these people would be good VP’s. I’ve heard Gary North might run for President if Dr. Paul doesn’t want to.

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    1. Nick

      Where did you hear that about Gary North?

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      1. ryan

        Somebody wrote an article on Lewrockwell.com about two months ago.

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    2. JackSchitt

      I agree with the Bachman choice for V.P.
      all the rest can fill cabinet posts.
      Andrew Napolitano would fit quite well in the supreme court.
      Lew Rockwell for secretary of the treasury.

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  22. Scott

    Off topic, but very important and has not been reported in the MSM. Recently Mel Watt completely took apart Audit the Fed bill. Contact Mel Watt and let him know about his decapitation of HR1207. I wrote this template for anyone who wants to contact him and I strongly suggest everyone to do so.

    Here is his site: http://watt.house.gov/
    Here is the contact form: http://www.house.gov/formwatt/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm
    Zip code: 28201-8209
    Address: You can just put the city or county. The county is Mecklenburg
    Opensecret: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002328&cycle=2008

    Representative Watt,

    I am appalled that you have gutted any teeth that HR1207 had. Over 75% of the American people want a full comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve, and you took all that out of it.

    We the people have demanded a full audit of the Federal Reserve. We cannot continue to print money to inflate the next bubble.

    I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision and vote for a real audit.

    Thank you.

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  23. Nick

    I chose Andrew Napolitano and Chuck Baldwin. Preferably it would be Napolitano due to his greater public profile; Baldwin would be great in an appointed position once Paul was elected. I greatly respect Alex Jones, but I think his presence on the ticket would ruin Paul’s chances. Imagine, though, Alex Jones as Paul’s Press Secretary; that would be awesome.

    Lew Rockwell would make a great White House Chief of Staff. Schiff would be ideal for Secretary of the Treasury (unless he wins his Senate race and is subsequently constitutionally disqualified for the appointment by an increase in salary for that position during his Senate term). If Rand wins his Senate bid, he should stay there and possibly run for the presidency at some point in the future. Buchanan may be good for Secretary of State.

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    1. Barbara

      Nick, you are a very wise man. If only all of this could happen.
      Pat Buchanan would be the perfect Secretary of State.

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  24. Daniel Davis

    Glen Jacobs!

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  25. Kalim Kassam

    Oh, one more I just thought of (& this brilliant pick would have made my top 5)

    * Jim Webb, Jr

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  26. Kalim Kassam

    Names that should have been on the list (though I probably wouldn’t have voted for them):

    *Ralph Nader
    *Mike Gravel
    *Barry Goldwater, Jr
    *Walter Jones, Jr

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  27. Jeff

    Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul 2012!!!

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    1. Barbara

      Don’t you mean Ron Paul and no way Newt Gingrich?

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  28. jamie

    david jon sponheim – Americas Third Party check it out nitely at 9est on blog tv.com http://www.blogtv.com/people/americasthirdparty

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  29. James Madison

    Ed Thompson!

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  30. ar

    Bob Barr

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  31. firstfemaleterminator

    Ah, so that is all is about? elections and votes and political jobs?

    well good luck when you are fitted into the mould

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  32. Christopher

    Al Franken. This, too, sounds crazy. But Franken has shown himself to be a competent orator and respectful debater in his short time as a senator.

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    1. April

      Actually, that idea is crazy!

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    2. Barbara

      Al Franken, you have got to be kidding. Haven’t we had enough
      funny boys?

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  33. Daniel

    How about John Stossel? Or, crazy as it sounds, Stephen Colbert…

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    1. Barbara

      John Stossel would be PERFECT

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  34. Michael Rathbun

    RALPH NADER !

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  35. Rev. Dr.

    Alex Jones? Really?

    In a coinflip between Badnarik and Ventura, Badnarik won.

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