Poll: Ron Paul’s VP in 2012

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

This poll was open from April 5 – 13, 2010. Voters could select up to 5 candidates.

Who should be Ron Paul's running mate? (choose up to 5 options)

  • Andrew Napolitano (17%, 4,184 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (11%, 2,683 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (9%, 2,380 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (9%, 2,143 Votes)
  • Chuck Baldwin (8%, 1,949 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (6%, 1,427 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (6%, 1,386 Votes)
  • Glenn Beck (5%, 1,368 Votes)
  • John Stossel (5%, 1,277 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (5%, 1,211 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (4%, 1,079 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (4%, 982 Votes)
  • Tom Woods (3%, 746 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (2%, 559 Votes)
  • Joe Scarborough (2%, 521 Votes)
  • Adam Kokesh (2%, 407 Votes)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (1%, 257 Votes)
  • Mary Ruwart (1%, 232 Votes)
  • B.J. Lawson (1%, 196 Votes)
  • Bruce Fein (1%, 155 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,580

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Ron Paul had no input in creating the list. It is based purely on suggestions made by supporters here and on other sites over the past few months.

Read a description of the results.


  • Obama received a Fulbright scholarship to Occidental College in California. This means he is a Foreigner and NOT a Natural Born Citizen. Thus every thing he has done in office is ILLEGAL. http://www.abeldanger.blogspot.com Captain Field McConnell and David Hawkin website will explain this further. If you love Liberty then I suggest you pay attention to these guys. God Bless. This is the LORD’s world and He will take it back from the Evil People running it. I will tell you whom you should fear, Fear Him who after He hath killed hath the power to destroy both body and soul in Hell. That is whom you should fear. (New Testament).

    • Forest

      how many birthers does it take to change a light bulb?

      One to antagonize truth at every turn, decry victory in every defeat, misread or lie about truly epic proportions of settled case law going back hundreds of years, tie up our already overburdened court system with cackling idiocies, enjoy and exploit racism and fear for financial gain, instigate for violence towards elected public officials and root for a civil war while wating for the rapture.

      The other to screw in the lightbulb.


      Q: What’s wrong with Birther jokes?
      A: Birthers don’t think they’re funny and other people don’t think they’re jokes.


      A constitutional scholar and a birther went for a walk in a meadow. As they walked, the scholar saw a dead crow lying on the ground.

      The scholar said, “Look, it’s a dead crow!”

      The birther looked skyward and asked, “Where?”

      • SS

        When you use humor to cover for lack of factual argument it should at least be humorous.
        This stuff is a real yawner.

  • I think he should run with Zippy the pinhead, Skip McGoo, or Madonna. He should run with someone so repellant that everyone running the government actually wants him to live, lest the CIA and DEA men have their brutal way with him…

    The people here who suggested the fascist leftist Huckabee should be ashamed of themselves. Don’t they notice the salient differences between Paul and the rest of congress?

  • Fred the Protectionist

    Maybe Ron Paul should clone himself, then grow the extra Ron Paul at an accelerated growth rate. I’ve seen it happen on Star Trek plenty of times. Then Ron Paul could run with Ron Paul as the vice president.

  • @Donna- Wow. I didn’t even think of Michele. IMO great choice! She learned about the Fed by attending Ron’s informational luncheons for Congresspeople where he had Tom Woods and others speak. Provides gender balance to the ticket.

  • Dave Mehlman

    I voted for The Judge. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are […] jokes and don’t deserve to be on the same ballot as the Good Dr. Hey, that can be catchy, The Dr. and the Judge for 2012!

  • Donna

    I think Michele Bachman should be on the list. She is as tough and honest as they get.

  • Don Bendit

    Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are you kidding me. Sarah Palin has already quit one elected position, so she could go on a cash grab. Thats proof she can be bought. Im not even going to comment on Glen Beck he is too much of a joke. My vote would be for jesse, but he wouldnt as a republican.

  • jenn

    My vote is Ron Paul + Paul Ryan.

    A NO vote to Glenn Beck.

  • M Sandoval

    Ron Paul can’t change anything if he doesn’t win. Why pick a Ron Paul clone for VP…you don’t expand the ticket….or the voting base.

    Ron Paul’s Presidential ticket would benefit with someone a little younger (I like Paul, but he isn’t getting younger in the next two years and it does matter for many voters), someone who has demonstrated strong character, someone who is getting a lot of media exposure, and someone who is not tainted with years of experience On The Hill.

    I think Mike Huckabee makes Ron Paul’s Presidential ticket a winner.

  • It disturbs me to note that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are ranked so highly on this list. Both, Palin and Beck are incompatible running mates, as they are not followers of Dr. Paul’s Libertarian philosophy. Sarah Palin would like to bomb Iran, and Glenn Beck often fakes being conservative to mislead the Tea Party Movement. Let it be known that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin DO NOT represent the Tea Party Movement, because they both represent the status quo.

    Ron Paul has a majority of the vote in the new CBS poll, so I do believe he has a shot at the GOP nomination, should he choose to run in 2012.

    My Top 5 were: Judge Napolitano, Jesse Ventura, Pat Buchanan, Peter Schiff, and Lew Rockwell – I don’t think Lew is ranked highly enough either.

    Join the group on FACEBOOK, entitled “Sarah Palin is NOT the Voice of the Tea Party Movement”!

  • Gio

    Hey Guys……have you ever hear this guy in action???

    Ron paul should run with this guy. Check him in action please.Here:His name is Gary ackerman


  • John Carlson

    No Neo-“cons” please and no more new world order Bushites either!

  • My God people!…The choice is so obvious…I believe Ron Paul could work with this man even though they have had their differences in the Iraq War…Mike Huckabee and his Fair Tax supporters make him the BEST and really ONLY choice for the United States of America…Talk about a Revolution!!!

  • ralph a kern

    alan keys is taking orders from the pope. sorry, God bless…

  • Dee Saale

    I am thinking Ron Paul/Paul Ryan ticket would be fab! Love Glenn Beck but he is too smart to run.Sorry guys its true!He makes a difference just where he is.

    • Mike

      I laughed out loud to that ! But, its the darn truth. Glenn Beck is a good guy, and he would make a great filler for this position, but then there would be no more of his show! He does a great job, at what he does. He is POLITIC smart, as well as brain smart. I voted Ron Paul/Glenn Beck, because i believe combining these 2, our country, would be a 10x better place. Our economy will work itself out in time, but the sooner the better. But of course, this is all in my personal view of OPINION. Ron Paul, will get my vote. We can’t (Americans) can’t just think about ourselves, but we have to think of others. Will he be the best choice for war, the economy, ect. . Now, as for Obama, he is a very, very great speech giver. But sometimes, words just aren’t enough.

  • Harry

    I would like to see Ron Paul and Allan Keys run together.

  • Bondurant

    I can’t believe there are people out there that think Ron Paul should run with Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck. That’s just plain crazy.

  • Ken

    How is Lew Rockwell not near the top of this list?

  • Mike Vaupel

    Max Keiser, Gerald Celente, Mike Hudson would all be great VP’s!!

  • Sarah Palin had her chance. She sat in the highest seat of power and did not
    1) Pardon her friend Frank Turney for the crime of speaking in public about jury rights. This was the most important pro-freedom case in years, IN ALASKA, verdict pronounced before she became governor. She could have expunged his record, and defeated the Alaska “jury tampering” law (which outlaws political speech outside of courthouses!!! –So much for the First Amendment!)
    2) She could have pardoned all the drug offenders, gun offenders, and other victimless crime “criminals”. She failed to do so.
    3) She could have lobbied tirelessly for John Coghill’s jury rights amendment. Instead, she resigned her post. Duhhhr.
    4) She’s a war salesman, who tries to associate support for individual freedom with America’s toxic war for the reserve bankers.
    5) She talked up a bloated corpse of statism (McCain) while she was on the VP campaign trail. All she needed to do was convince his sorry ass to oppose the bailouts, and the election would have been his, in a landslide.

    She had her chance, her second chance, and her fifty-sixth chance, and she failed us all. She might be a really nice lady, but that has no bearing on her political career. Further she was tacked on to McCain to prevent open rebellion in the “GOP” to prevent everyone with a set of balls from deserting them in 2008.

    If Palin has any support in the freedom movement, it simply shows the extent to which the freedom movement doesn’t care about freedom. This discredits the idea of individual freedom, just as “S&L bailout-deficit-spending” Reagan did.

    When someone champions individual freedom as the solution, and then does nothing to act towards individual freedom, they are terrible enemies of individual freedom.

    To a large extent, all of these politicians are doing that. Perhaps the least toxic among them should run for office as our “extended olive branch”. We don’t want to rush into violent rebellion. However, according to Ayn Rand, we should already be engaged in full-scale violent retaliation, because they have denied us the right to “certain speech”.

    We no longer have free speech, so how can we have honest debate?

    I’ve never seen someone from the DEA or BATFE debate anyone, much less win. But they do threaten people, continuously.

    Jury tampering is illegal now, due to a 2007 change to Title 18. Nobody asked me, they just changed it. That means that effective political speech against any law is now illegal. Ineffective speech is still tolerated.

    Even Ventura doesn’t understand jury rights, or if he does, he doesn’t talk about them. Ron Paul allegedly understands them, but doesn’t talk about them either, and doesn’t encourage nullification.

    I suspect that these people choose to be ineffective so that the full wrath of the USgov is not turned against them.

    The freedom movement is pathetic. The Libertarian Party is full of infiltrators and donors who could not care less where their dollars go. Seemingly, none of them has ever read a book on strategy in their lives.

    Our children are going to curse us for dabbling in freedom and playing in deception and tyranny.

    I actually think that Ian Freeman might make the best choice for VP. At least he understands the concept of jury rights.

    Not sure if he’s the minimum age though.. LOL.


    • Bead Stallcup

      Hi Jake,

      I like a man that has done his research and keeps real tabs on details about some of these two-faced politicians, like Sarah Palin.

      But, I say Ron Paul for US President 2012!