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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  • There is NO way in the this world I would vote for any Republican ticket! It would be like casting a vote for the Kings court! The definition of insanity is voting for a Republican once again and expecting different results. I am so surprised at how many are still asleep.

    • Well, you have a good point. Team Jacket/idol worshipping/tribalism voting hasn’t worked well so far. But I think we’re all Ron Paul fans here, and RP has very clearly, repeatedly and unambiguously pitched his tent in the GOP.

  • Hare Krishna Zombie

    There’s so many great choices listed here . . . couple of turds too like Glen Beck. Sarah Palin is adorable but completely out of the question. McCain is an accomplished politician obviously but we need to get rid of most of the accomplished politicians pronto. Baldwin, Ventura, Romney, Kucinich . . . all the straight shooters would be fine choices. God I’d love to sit in those brainstorming sessions! Would that it could happen!

  • Boh Nosboh

    How about Judge Roy Moore?

    • Nick

      Judge Moore will do the most good as governor of Alabama.

  • Mary Bigger

    I would like to see J.C. Watts considered.

    • Hofmanndawg

      JC Watts, the former OK quarterback and congresscritter, would make a solid choice for either VP or a cabinet post.

  • Kunpowchikin

    There’s a lot of Pro war neocons on that list. Remember when Ron Paul said he would not endorse John McCain why would that change in 2012. I also hate pat Buchanan a lot because he is so racist towards mexicans it’s unbelievable and he even gets praised for it!!! That absoluteley disgusts me how he can write a book misrepresenting the whole Hispanic community and then he goes on the air talking about how they don’t want to be americans they are proud mexicans. I just want to punch his teeth out so bad and sock him all the way to he’ll. Chuck Baldwin Alex jones Lou dobbs and sometimes Glenn beck piss me off at that level too. How can anyone consider slandering mexicans immigrants and illegals be considered patriotic? It just makes me sick. Anyways some other dems I would add are mike gravel and Russ feingold. On the republican side maybe Jeff flake. Peter schiff is the best republican though.

  • Gyro Gearloose

    Scrooge McDuck…. he could finance the campaign. No gubbmint money required.
    Paul/McDuck: 2012!!!

  • ELK

    Ron Paul is great but he’s still a Republican. I’d rather see him jump to the Constitution Party and admit that the Republicans are a Gang of Phonies.

    I like Sarah Palin a bit but same problem there.

    Chuck Baldwin is my guy unless Chuck Norris gets in the race as the Constitution Party nominee. Then conservatives will kick ass once again!

    • Barbara

      I’ve got news for you ELK—-the Republicans have never kicked ass
      as you call it. The problem is: They should. I want Ron Paul to
      win this thing regardless of the party. Whatever it takes

  • How did Gov. Mark Sanford even get placed on this list? Didn’t you look at his record in South Carolina? He was in charge when one of the biggest thefts of our rights was perpetrated, and he went along with it.

    If you want to know the worst thing that Governor Mark Sanford did, see

    Until someone has the balls to stand up for restoring our rights to control the government, we will continue to suffer from a corrupt government. If you have wondered why the government passes laws that virtually everyone opposes, like the bank bailout, and why the government refuses to investigate and prosecute obvious crimes, like torture and murder, check out Why Does the Government Ignore Our Wishes? at and don’t miss my 18 minute speech.

    If you take a look, you’ll learn why they get away with horrible crimes. My article on torture includes a link to the U.S. Supreme Court case which explains how one of our stolen rights makes the difference between justice and injustice, between freedom and slavery.

  • Joe

    Why is “the corpse of Ayn Rand” not an option? Well, that’s who I pick.

  • Sheesh; I would have thought that RP fans would be a little less star-struck, and a lot more hard-nosed about principle and objectives.
    The “pick a star from the sky” approach has been tearing us apart. Ron Paul is no celeb; he’s a stuck-to-his-guns patriot who earned national attention, after decades of being marginalized, only by a combination of timing and zealous, imaginative young folks who took RP’s campaign as their own and did marvelous, unauthorized things.
    Quit thinking we can play the Fancy Pants Party game by their rules! We must make our own if we want to beat them.
    Get behind candidates who’ve proven to be solid, and it won’t be the candidate who gets them elected.
    It’s always in the supporters, you know. And the passionate few will always beat the mumbling masses.
    Pick on principle, stick to your guns, and use all your talent to get your pick elected.

  • Here’s what I’d like to see: Ron Paul for President, Chuck Baldwin for V.P., Peter Schiff for Treasury Secretary, Judge Roy Moore for Attorney General, Andrew Napolitano for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sheriff Joe Arpaio as head of the Border Patrol, Sheriff Richard Mack as FBI Director, and Michele Bachmann as Secretary of State. We should also abolish the IRS, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, Homeland Security(the Second Amendment IS our Homeland Security) and we should throw the UN out on their deadbeat ass! We should also prosecute ACORN, SEIU, the ACLU, as well as anyone who is associated with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderburgs, the Trilateral Commission, the Skull and Bones, and the Bohemian Grove. We should also go after criminals such as George Soros, David Rockefeller, as well as the rest of the globalist parasites who own and control the Federal Reserve. If we did this, it would be a good start!

    • zero

      scotty dog

      preach on brother…i read your comment & practically wet myself with glee.

      your ideas indeed would get this country back on track…if it came true tho id have to wear depends 24/7 but it would be worth it

    • Frankie

      You left out Bush and Cheney for prosecution. Michelle Bochman is a complete lunitic



    • You DOG!!! I totally concur with all your choices – lol.

  • Hofmanndawg

    Any way you butter the bread for Vice President, Sarah Palin is hot, hot, HOT. The babe will obviously garner the most ‘attraction’ to a Ron Paul ticket. That said, I’m a long time fan of Pat Buchanan and Thomas Sowell, surprised his name wasn’t on the list… and who could not agree with Judge Napolitano(sp?)? Chuck Baldwin is as solid as a cornerstone, but he’s not known across the country. Sad to say the GOP will probably pick an establishment RINO/CINO presidential candidate… and my bet is it’ll likely be Florida’s RINO Charlie Crist if he beats Marco Rubio for U.S. Senator in 2010. If Ron Paul can’t pull it off and the Republicans select one of their establishment RINO’s like Crist… if that’s the case, and it likely is, then I’d like to see a Third Party waiting in the wings featuring Judge Napolitano and Sarah Palin.

    • Frankie

      Palin is a pretty woman and thats all she has going for her.

      • Blackie_Chan

        I would sooner shoot myself in the face than see Palin anywhere near RP or other hopefuls. I would write more, but my brain nearly blew up that someone would even suggest the notion that RP would want any association with past sharing the same species with her.

  • Mary Ruwart.

    She was barely defeated by Bob Barr for the Libertarian nomination in 2008.

    You need to remember that Dr. Paul is about 74. He is healthy so it is unlikely anything will happen to him soon, but he needs a younger running mate, one we can *depend* upon to understand the principles involved and act accordingly, should he or she wind up in the White House.

    She worte _Healing Our World_, an excellent book. You can probably get it on Amazon or

    Barring that, Bob Barr might be a good running mate, as he is better known.

    • Mak

      I always thought that Palin,(she has the fire) running with Paul(he has the brains) as her vp on the Constitutional ticket. If you folks really want change…I don’t mean Obama change, you need to get away from the crowd that has been there forever. Everyone of them that has been in Washington (other than RP) is corrupt at some level and comes with some sort of baggage. I can’t imagine why McCain would be on any list except maybe the “I’ll go which ever way the wind blows” list.

  • Ron should only run on the Constitution Party not the same GOP who is OWNED by the same group that OWNS the Democratic party as well. America must be RESTORED to our Constitution and to GOD.

    • Barbara

      This is the greatest statement made all day. Let’s shout it
      loud and clear and never give up.

    • Nick

      As much as I wish the Constitution Party could win a presidential election, the current policies and ballot access laws make it too difficult. If Dr. Paul wants to have a real chance at winning, he has to run as a Republican.

  • Bob Smith

    I’m very surprised that no replier has named Dr. Alan Keyes.
    Think people, this ticket would really reach all blocks of voters, and we would have the two STRONGEST Constitutionalists running our Nation.

    • Vickie

      Alan Keyes is not constitutional. He’s for the UN and for the war in Iraq. He is incomprehensible when he speaks. Listen to the interview of Dr. Keyes by John Lofton on if you doubt it.

    • There are at least two replies further up, and I am ONE of them.

    • Barbara

      I could not agree more. Those two would be perfect.I love
      Alan Keys.

  • Walter Williams is my other. Great background, great understanding and representation of Paul’s policies, manages to be radical and conservative at the same time. I like Badnarik, too for the same reasons, and he has a bit more pizazz and youth.

    Baldwin et al don’t help with the “white-christian-conservative-dood” complex. Others are antithesis to Paul and only picked for curb appeal or as suck ups to the cons. Blah.

    Strategic would be depth of knowledge, good on the podium, young and preferably smart looking – that’s Kokesh, isn’t it? Hm… This is fun…. Wait – Max Keiser would be fun, for me anyway… like the anti-Biden. Ha ha ha…

  • Alfred E. Neuman, the “what me worry kid”, whose campaign motto is “Vote for me. You could do worse. You always have.”

    I think Ron Paul would make an excellent president no matter who his running mate is with the proviso, of course, that he does not let his religion mix with his politics.

  • Maximus Paddicus

    Choose anyone who believes in the Constitution and Bill of Rights as Ron Paul does every day.

  • Kurt

    Joe Wilson

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