Ron Paul 2012: Who should be Ron Paul’s running mate?

Ron Paul hasn’t announced a decision yet whether he is going to run for President in 2012. If he runs, who should he choose as his running mate?

This poll is now closed. It was open from Nov. 5 – Nov. 16, 2009 and attracted 9,425 voters who could select up to five options for Ron Paul’s running mate. The results are displayed below.

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If Ron Paul runs for President in 2012, who should be his running mate?

  • Chuck Baldwin (29%, 2,715 Votes)
  • Andrew Napolitano (27%, 2,589 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (21%, 1,984 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (15%, 1,369 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (12%, 1,135 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (12%, 1,133 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (12%, 1,089 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (9%, 819 Votes)
  • Michele Bachmann (8%, 785 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (7%, 690 Votes)
  • Glenn Beck (7%, 636 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (6%, 605 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (5%, 471 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (4%, 423 Votes)
  • Lou Dobbs (4%, 414 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (4%, 411 Votes)
  • Other (specify below) (4%, 410 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (4%, 366 Votes)
  • Michael Badnarik (4%, 365 Votes)
  • Adam Kokesh (3%, 301 Votes)
  • Alan Grayson (3%, 265 Votes)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (2%, 198 Votes)
  • Michael Bloomberg (2%, 178 Votes)
  • Cynthia McKinney (2%, 167 Votes)
  • Mark Sanford (1%, 132 Votes)
  • Chuck Hagel (1%, 127 Votes)
  • John McCain (1%, 104 Votes)
  • Mel Watt (0%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,425

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  • 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.

    • Nick

      Imagine if Traficant were appointed as Attorney General. Hahahahahaha.

  • Paco

    Dr. Mary Ruwart

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    • ryan

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

    • April

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

      • 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.

  • 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.

    • Nick

      Where did you hear that about Gary North?

      • ryan

        Somebody wrote an article on about two months ago.

    • 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.

  • 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:
    Here is the contact form:
    Zip code: 28201-8209
    Address: You can just put the city or county. The county is Mecklenburg

    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.

  • 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.

    • Barbara

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

  • Glen Jacobs!

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

    * Jim Webb, Jr

  • 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

  • Jeff

    Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul 2012!!!

    • Barbara

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

  • jamie

    david jon sponheim – Americas Third Party check it out nitely at 9est on blog

  • Ed Thompson!

  • ar
  • firstfemaleterminator

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

    well good luck when you are fitted into the mould

  • 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.

    • April

      Actually, that idea is crazy!

    • Barbara

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

  • Daniel

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

    • Barbara

      John Stossel would be PERFECT

  • Michael Rathbun


  • Rev. Dr.

    Alex Jones? Really?

    In a coinflip between Badnarik and Ventura, Badnarik won.