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.


  • Ross Smith

    I hope they take a look at R.J. Harris OKla

  • John B

    I like: Jim DeMint read Saving Freedom

    Allen West http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2p91dvm6M

    Mitt Romney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

    Sean Hannity

  • KiNDKeN

    I don’t understand why people would want Mr. Paul to run with hateful, power-hungry, ignorant demagogues like sarah palin or glenn beck? Are they really compatible with his message? When I think of these two I see no redeemable qualities. How can you trust someone who flips due to their conscience saying one thing, and their talking points saying the other (glen beck on healthcare: after hemorroide surgery US healthcare bad, after joining faux news, the best in the world; sarah palin on mentally challenged: someone joking about her child with Down Syndrome “evil”, when r.l. jokes about ‘retards’, its satire.) I don’t trust these people. I trust Ron Paul. If not Jesse Ventura, I would be OK with Joe Scarborough. Dump the talking point robots, we need people who care about more than their parties.

  • Daniel

    Listen. No matter who you favor in this question. There are limited political speakers who can shut out ridiculous ridicule better than Gov. Jesse Ventura. We saw what happened last time to Dr. Ron Paul, they treated him like he was a fool with a nutty message. When in fact he was anything but. Listen, he is going to need some one as rock solid as Ventura this time around to back him up and to echo his message, Jesse demands respect. He speaks strongly about issues and is genuine about restoration of true American policies. All these other guys are too soft spoken will serve of no help to Dr. Paul and will get eaten alive, shut out and beaten by the same guys who ridiculed Dr. Paul. Trust me on this one..

  • I cannot believe that 15% of you voted for Sarah Palin as a potential running mate!
    Are you kidding me?

    Sarah Palin, one of the most idiotic, neo-conservative politicians in existence received over 600 votes…is this for real?

    Come on guys, this is the former running mate of war-hawk […] neo-conservative senator John McCain. This is the woman who believes that Iran needs to be bombed, and was unsure as to whether or not Africa was a continent….and you want her to be the Vice President?

    I find it so difficult to believe that over 600 of you actually voted for Sarah Palin.

    If you, like me, oppose Sarah Palin as a potential VP nominee, and believe she is not the voice of the Tea Party Movement, please join this group I created on Facebook.

    “Sarah Palin is NOT the voice of the Tea Party Movement”

    Thank you

    • Ohh I forgot to mention that Glenn Beck is also TERRIBLE

  • san dee

    Arizona’ s Congressmember Flake would be an excellent choice as would Senator Coburn. Both voted in a manner that supported the US Constitution and your freedom 100% of the time in 2009, and with Congresmember Paul were the only 3 people in DC to do so!

  • IAmMe

    The only obvious choice is listed (and number 1 I might add) ,Judge Andrew Napolitano , Ventura would be good too ,however he is not as knowledgeable of the issues ,as well as Constitutional Law , as Napolitano but he does have first hand knowledge of the military and he already has experience of holding political office………it would be interesting to have a Paul/Paul ticket, the first father and son Presidential ticket would be pretty cool…….hell , maybe its time for the U.S. to just have a round table group that specifically answers to the people of the country and the Constitution……….lets see, Ron Paul, Napolitano, Schiff, Rand, Ventura ,Trafficant ,Phil Berg and Jones………………..i don’t know why Beck is even listed on here ,unless of course we need a court jester, seeing as how he has specifically attacked and demonized Mr. Paul in the passed and claimed his followers are violent extremists that want to bring down America…….

  • Justin

    What about Chuck Norris?
    Seriously he would straighten those bastards out!

    • Ryan

      Jesse Ventura can hold the Liberals in a Full-Nelson, while Chuck Norris kicks the doodoo out of them. lol

  • Jenny K

    What about G. Edward Griffin? He should be a VP candidate.

  • Mike Hoffman

    I would recommend that Rep. Jeff Flake, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mr. Neal Boortz be seriously considered as potential running mates.

  • Airedales Rock

    Dennis Kucinich caved in to Obamacare. I wouldn’t hold him up as an example. Our country isn’t a democracy, it’s a Republic. Ron Paul is getting old, I think that his son could be our beacon.

    • Fred the Protectionist


  • Larry Collins

    I think that Lou Dobbs would make Ron Paul a good person to run as Vice- President!!!

  • Kayceecody

    All of these polls are a total waste of time and do not amount to a bucket of spit.

    The fact of the matter is that the Jews will never permit anyone like Ron Paul to be able to be elected to the office of the President of the USA.

    They will never let or give him mass media exposure for the people to choose and decide for themselves whether to vote or not for this man.

    Then if he was able to get resonable mass media exposure and the people did vote for him well the Jews will see to it that all the votes counted as there “DIEBOLD” electronic voting machines would never be recorded in the final talley.

    If by some miracle Ron Paul by some miracle was able to overcome thse obsticles then the Jews would assassinate him as they did President John F. Kennedy.

    • Fred the Protectionist

      That’s the spirit, ;lets get some good old fashion Jew-blaming going instead of this nebulous FED blaming for all the woe’s in the world.

      • Ryan

        Wow, there’s always a first I suppose.
        Fred, you finally said something I can totally agree with.
        I’ll even give you a thumbs up!
        1 out of 1,000! Only 999 more to break even! 😛

  • Austin

    Paul/Kucinich 2012!

    Please the conservatives and the liberals – but most importantly protect the Constitution.

    • Fred the Protectionist

      OH screw it, i’m too lazy to thumbs down every post in this thread.

  • Frederick Vollmer

    KEVIN TRUDEAU is the man for VP running mate. He can rid us of the FDA, the FBI, restructure the entire Postal system from top to bottom and anything else he sees fit to do. I believe he and Ron Paul should work together as a team, unlike anything we have had in the past when it comes to the Office of Vice President.

  • Rav Comm

    None of the above. How about Senator Joe Lieberman, whom the Republicans should have chosen for Senator McCain. Had the leadership done so we would have a Patriot as the President. Why the dopes picked Governor Palin is beyond me. I gather they wanted to turn over the reins to the Loyal Opposition.


  • How about Walter Jones! He sounds real serious and is a common sense conservative.

  • kent4jmj

    As some of the founding father’s wrote; the moral integrity of the citizens of a Republic is what makes a Republic possible.

    The arena of Morality belongs to Religion not Government.

    Therefore Only a revival of Religion can bring the Republic back.

    I love Ron Paul and think he is the most honest, down to earth politician and one of the few with true integrity left in Washington. However although his election would have a positive influence it would be a limited one.

    • ronulan91

      The last thing our country needs is a revival of religion. Morality is embedded in human nature, not religion. Religion only divides the human race and tricks people into false hope and ignorance. What we need is Secularism, separtion of church and state, the constitution.

  • The Patriot

    Ron Paul will never be allowed to take the Presidency.
    The Presidential elections are not run by the government.
    The Presidential elections are owned by NBC.
    NBC is owned by GE, the richest corporation in the world who also owns Raytheon. GE is now the world’s largest company, based on its composite score for sales, profits, assets and market value.
    GE & NBC has great influence & control over the Presidential Debates & it’s function.
    The debate committee is made up of Corporate lobbyists who invent all of the criteria to qualify for Presidency. When a Presidential candidate meets that ridiculous criteria set in place and who is an individual that GE or NBC (the elite) do not want to run for President will then change the criteria then disqualifying that candidate, send out a black list with face shot photos of those candidates to security to not allow in and will use the Sheriff to escort that Presidential candidate off of the Private property of NBC.

    The American voting system is and has been malfunctioning for nearly a century but you have illusion that it does function. I was surprised that Ron Paul, the largest threat to the Corporate giants who run the show stayed in so long & not removed like Mike Gravel, David Kucinich & others.
    There was an NBC media blackout concerning Ron Paul’s popularity as he was more popular than any Presidential candidate running raising 6 Mill in one day all donated in small increments unlike the others who get corporate donations in large lump sums.

    But something strange happened. Ron Paul would have won regardless of the NBC media blackout and that just could not happen. There is an over all plan for America and the rest of the world. The elite that control this Nation have plans that will serve them well.
    Look back in history at how this Nation came to be. First was the occupation of this land which was a hostile environment from battling the Natives who did not want the British escapees here then British soldiers sent to return the escapees back to their home land or be killed so a plan was devised to grow this Nation by inviting all people from all lands to take whatever piece of land they wanted which allowed the numbers to form the Cavalry. Then form a Federal Government to join all States together as one Nation but not all States wanted to be joined together as some States would lose their individual sovereignty.

    Now America is going through another growing pain. At one time our self created enemies were the Native Americans and The British. Now America’s self created enemies due to our goal to crush communism not allowing other Nations to flourish we must create a Union with other North American Nations. The concept is not anymore impossible than the Union of the States that make up the United States of America or like the European Nation.

    It would be a silly thought in America for the North to wage war with the South yet many people died miserably in that war but we don’t give it a second thought today. Who forced that transition? The Federal Government did and so will they force the new Union of entire Nations for the purpose of remaining the super power over other Nations around the globe in preparation to suppress another rising super power, China. Ron Paul would have destroyed the plans of the elite. Somebody got to Ron Paul. It makes no sense that he was so popular then just drops out with no reasonable explanation.

    It’s called growth. As populations grow so does State & Federal Government. If U.S. Populations remained that of 1700s we would have never had the resources to build NASA, FBI, CIA, Home Land Security, & many branches of secret government. It is through population growth that creates the jobs that generates the taxes for such a Government monster to exist. With the population increase comes more laws & regulations where Americans over look that freedom is chaotic. The more laws applied and enforced creates order and American’s are Law happy, they do not like freedom because one man’s freedom violates your right to peace and quiet or even your right to live.

    America today is a socialist Nation with social programs for everything. The laws placed on the books everyday are violating individual freedoms. What if in 1975 I walked into a bikers bar and told the Hell’s Angels that they would see a day when smoking in this very bar would be a Federal crime? Never in America, right? Do bikers smoke in the bars now? Not unless the bar owner wants his bar shut down. My point is that Americans as a whole are not so brave, we are legislated out of our Freedom. Presently animal rights groups got the courts to stop pumping water to major crop land in California to save a 2″ minnow yet starving the American people is OK, One legislation at a time is shutting down Pet Stores with the eventual goal to ban the breeding of all pets & ban the ownership of animals as “slaves” & Vegans are slowly eating away at your right to eat meat. Don’t think that won’t happen. Today you live in conformity of the dreams Hitler had for his own people. America is some sort of Semi-Communistic, Socialized Nation out for the betterment of the people as a whole. I think the Communists might have been right as they said Freedom does not work. Americans as a whole want to be taken care of and we are for the most part.

    When we don’t have jobs who do we turn to? The Government. Help us, please create jobs for us and they do. America will not go backwards in time. It will not go back to 1700s, 1800s or 1900s but a new plan, a new design for each new century as we go kicking and screaming it will only move forward. In the 1970s the New World Order sounded like fantasy to me but it really is the goal of the International Bankers and Corporations who truly run the world. Ron Paul would have set them back by 100yrs. Ron Paul will be way too old to Play their games next elections but campaign promises are just rhetoric anyway. Has Obama immediately removed US troops from Iraq? No. Even if Obama wanted to there are individuals who would not allow him to disrupt such major plans and if he steps on the wrong toes he will meet the fate of Kennedy.

    If you want a Nation run For the People by the People then the Presidential Elections must be run by the Government that is held accountable and not by giant Corporations who are not accountable to you. The line is very thin now as Corporations have infiltrated the Government as Dick Cheney is prime example. The infiltration is massive when you study up on the influence of the Military Industrial Complex, CIA & other influences.

    Congress is virtually powerless & this was demonstrated when George Bush became dictator bypassing congress & ignoring their demands & placing laws that made him untouchable. Congress is only for show these days and Congressional leader announces that they do not read most of the bills that pass by them. The entire thing is a shambles and I forgot to mention that George Bush never won the first or second elections due to poll tampering. America is owned and run by the Corporations and our Constitution will be replaced with a Corporate policy. Ron Paul’s ideas were to recapture control. It’s likely way too late, the masses are still way to ignorant of how things really function and the only thing preventing mass revolution is the false hope that the next President will fix things but the next Presidents are always the ones placed in power by a manipulative elite.

    The mass majority will never be informed enough to make a difference because so many prefer to not think bad thoughts as the truth is way too scary for most so they ignore and deny. I will truly be surprised if enough people get on the boat to make a difference. This war cannot be fought with muskets anymore because the weaponry allowed for government vs that allowed by the citizen are way out of balance. It does no good to fight the troops or the police because they are like robots that follow commands via legislation. Control the pen that writes the legislation and you then control the troops and the police. If one did prefer the musket then take out the Kings that hide behind the puppets that pretend to be King.

    • Kyle

      i couldnt have said it better myself man. Presidents arent Elected, Their Chosen. Chosen by the Powerful Elite. This country no longer is living in a true democracy, rather a Corporatocracy where Corporations and Bankers (and Bilderberg) have the final say in what does and doesnt in this so called land of the free. 1% of the worlds population owns 80% of the worlds money supply, We have to unite as a people and stand up, wake up, and say NO! NO NEW WORLD ORDER! NO NORTH AMERICAN UNION! WE WANT OUR CONSTIUTION BACK!

      • Ryan

        I agree. Maybe I read it wrong, but I thought he was suggesting we should form a North America union.

        • Ryan

          Yeah, I think I did misread it. Disregard following post.

    • Ryan

      That was a well reasoned argument, mostly. The only thing I dispute is your suggestion that we should merge with other North American nations. The suggestion alone makes me cringe. The thought of it makes no logical sense; we’d be bankrupted immediately, even if we weren’t in deficit right now. And in the present, it would be shear madness. Especially considering the Mexican economy. And that doesn’t go into the philosophical, Constitutional, and practical arguments against it. Let alone the fact that the citizens of those countries would probably not be interested in merging with the U.S.. The idea seems a little nationally self-centric to me.
      IMO it will not happen anytime soon (thank goodness), so it’s a moot argument. But out of curiosity, maybe you could expand upon your reasoning; how you think it would benefit the U.S.? And how it could feasibly be accomplished? And what is to gain that can’t be gained while maintaining our separate sovereignty?
      And lastly, nation-building has been thoroughly been shown to not be succesful without mergers (as well as being a bad idea to begin with)… What makes you think this merger wouldn’t be an even more disasterous affair?

  • DHall

    The only two congressmen I know of that are not led around by their noses by corporations and lobbyists are Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. “Ideology” is pretty much a joke if we can’t restore the Constitution (4th and 10th Amendments). PLEASE, Dr Paul, run a bipartisan ticket with the ONLY other honorable congressman I know of who, like you, has been there long enough to be corrupted but isn’t, and who doesn’t think this country was or should be some theocratic freak show, or we happily surrender our constitutional rights every time some goober tries to blow up his shoes or taint. The last ten or so years have been RIDICULOUS! Even Keynes would totally disagree with this debtor nation idiocy!
    We’re all but a full blown corporatist (fascist) country right now. I want the Constitution back! I could care less WHO restores it!

    • Diane

      I am sooo inclined to totally agree with you, DHall! I do like the prospect of Judge Napolitano (<Spelling?) as a running mate, also. Listening to him speak and how knowledgeable he is on Constitutional law, makes me want to learn more from him! I am not familiar with "Dennis Kucinich" but hopfully, I can learn more of him since you and others have spoken so highly of him and his past voting stats! Thanks for the input! I'm gonna try to find out more about him!