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.


  • PawnStorm





  • Matt

    Paul Ryan, he is a great speaker with strong ideas

    (plus he pwned Obama on healthcare)

  • grace

    I’ve voted for Ron Paul in the past. What was I thinking? Seeing his name linked with Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, Pat Buchanan, Jim DeMint and the John Birch Society sent shivers down my spine.

  • d

    mitt romney

  • casey

    amy goodman

  • Shannon

    I’m not going to vote because I only know of a few of those people, but ESPECIALLY not Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck!!! Those are not politicians, they are wanna-be celebrities!

  • Edward Korbeck

    For being consistent conservatives and upholders of our Constitution I like Paul Ryan , Michelle Bachman ,Tom Coburn , Jim DeMint, and Andrew Napolitano , not necessarily in that order. Rand Paul is Ron’s son . Father-son combo may not appeal to some voters . A good choice for Senator and future President.

  • To win , Ron Paul needs brain power on his side and a man with a damn good vocabulary. Having won an election is required as a seasoning agent is good and thats why my first choice would be Joe Scarborough. As I state in “THE COMPLETE ECONOMIST”, do libertarians really want to win an election or just have fun?

    • Mouse Wife

      I’ve got to agree with you, Larry. Joe and Dr. Paul think so much alike on most issues they’d make a remarkable team. And Joe brings a lot of political capital to the table.

  • John

    Gary Johnson has to be the hands down best choice. He was a “Ron Paul” governor of New Mexico. Quite a track record. Self made man who paid for his own campaign and was a “Doctor No” as was Ron. Plus he’s relatively young, intelligent, nice looking, and can take the heat while presenting a common sense argument in return. His track record leaves him above reproach. (Sarah Palin?, Glenn Beck? Who are you people?)

  • Ron Paul should distance himself from the Republican Party.
    Dennis Kucinick should distance himself from the Democrat Party.

    They should run together on an Independant Party ticket.

    Call it the American’s Party, the party of choice for and by the
    American only citizens of the USA “only”.

  • sal

    i chose rand, didnt know i could pick 5 but i think jesse ventura and judge andrew would be pretty good candidates too

  • leo4peace

    I can’t believe Sara Palin & Glenn Beck scored higher than Chuck Balwin & Alex Jones. Whoever voted for Sara Palin & Glenn Beck must have watched too much mainstream media news. Chuck Balwin & Alex Jones are pro-constitution, pro-liberties, pro-border security, pro-education, anti-war, anti-H1N1, anti-Obama care, anti-climate change. Sara Palin & Glenn Beck are traitors to the constitution to say the very least. It is a sick joke to even have Sara Palin & Glenn Beck up in the poll, and of all the people in this poll, these two should be at the bottom of it. C’mon people, you need to wake up and get to know whose the pro & con are.

  • Ryan

    Andrew Napolitano would be a great choice, although he would also be a fantastic Supreme Court Justice. We could certainly use some major changes there.

    Peter Schiff, Rand Paul, Jesse Ventura, Wayne Allyn Root, Lew Rockwell, John Stosell are all good choices too.

    Some of these selection are laughable, if not nausiating; Palin, Beck … You have got to be kidding me!

  • JackFreeze

    I would say Dennis Kucinich. They have both shown and spoke of the respect they have for each other and I think some bipartisan support would be a good thing to have for Ron Paul’s presidency. I remember an interview of Kucinich where he said he would love to have Dr. Paul as his VP.

    • Ryan

      ROTFLOL 😀

  • amit

    bobby jindal, gov la

  • Christian Bagley

    What about Tom Coburn? Sorry, if someone’s already suggested him.

  • jc

    Would like to see the tea party movement take Ron Paul as their front man…They Dems & Reb need to get over this aggressive forign policy garbage and move this country forward.

  • Mary

    Ron Paul must, once again, run as a Republican, not a Libertarian, or he will deliver us to the Democrats. (Like Perot)
    I did not pick Rand Paul because we need more like him in the House/Senate to get/keep things honest.
    I am hoping Ron Paul can keep a level head as he did before in the Primaries because, again, they will try to belittle him. He needs to laugh it off or explain things as he has done. If he “loses it” (frustrating as the powers-that-be are) he will lose for sure.
    Fingers crossed if he runs. Hope, at least, if he stays in Congress.
    I am sorry, but, I am definitely against Ms Palin.

  • What about Bob Barr?
    And, why would anyone who supports Ron Paul support Sarah Palin?
    Anyways, I hope congressman Paul runs, chooses Gary Johnson, or Buchanan for his VP, and wins!!!!

  • Bob

    He’s not on the list, but I like Mike Gravel. In 2008, he was the Democratic counter-part to Ron Paul in the Republican party. I think Paul/Gravel could unite the country and encourage people to get beyond the Democrat/Republican label game that is destroying the nation.

    Check him out: