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.


  • joanne cromp

    Mitt or Sarah all the way…..

    • Sol

      Michele bachman.

  • LeadZep

    I would Love to See Sen. John Thune run with Ron Paul.

  • kris

    Glenn Beck… Really.

  • Matthew

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen anyone mention Buchanan. I know, his enemies have successfully painted him as a racist and an anti semite but he’s not. He’s just someone who’s willing to say what needs to be said irregardless of the consequences and a follower of George Washington’s Farewell address seeking temporary alliances in the national interest, no permanant entanglements and not going abroad seeking monsters to destroy. Two of the many things that are currently destroying this nation that so many of the neocons on this list are whole heartedly in favor of, along with illegal immigration and the lack of an import tariff/Fair tax to replace the cancerous tax code that is also choking this nation. You want an education, I’ll give it to you. Go over to Amazon and search “The great betrayal, a republic not an empire, day of reckoning, Death of the west, state of emergency, where the right went wrong, and churchill, hitler and the unnecessary war”. Not only will you get educated on the proper direction for this country but you’ll get hours upon enjoyment reading some of the best books out there.

    • John

      For one who portrays to be so into education why use a non-word. Only the ignorant use “irregardless”. The word is regardless. Perhaps working on vocabulary as well as history would be a good idea.

  • maria

    Y’know, I was thinking Mitt Romney also. I only chose 3. I didn’t know enough about the rest.

    • Mike L

      Then you should find out more info on the rest.

  • Golden Rule Ron fan

    I don’t know if he’s old enough or even interested in running but I would nominate one Timothy P. Carney. He can break down government and corporate excesses into terms people of average intelligence can understand. If he has debate skills commensurate with his writing and research abilities, he’s the man for these times.

  • Politics Kid

    I think either Sarah Palin or Mitt Romeny

    • joanne cromp

      absolutely..i agree….thank YOU for seeing this!

    • Angelina

      Sarah Palin?
      Actually it is Sarah “Pal(e)-in” comparison to ANY other candidate!!!

  • Peter Schiff has been right about everything his entire economic career and is a modern day Adam Smith: when everyone called him crazy he predicted the exact same doom and gloom that eventually came, and now we all better start paying some more attention to him.

  • VdV

    Sorry. I wrote “coing” instead of “going” in my preceding comment. A typo; nevertheless, a bad misspelling. Guess my fat fingers do not always hit the right key – and I should follow my own advice – PROOFREAD, AND THEN PROOFREAD AGAIN.

  • VdV

    I am not coing to post a cogent reply to all the opinions shoved at us above, because I doubt a great portion of the illiterate (sic- sick?) who wrote in will understand it. I base this negative assessment when I view the examples of abysmal misspellings I had to suffer through until I just gave up. Reading such garbage English affronts me. English is a beautiful language, and what some of you morons do to it is beyond egregious. Anyone who can’t spell ordinary words used in everyday language does not deserve to have his political opinions deemed worthy of consideration, because they are no doubt as dumb as the usage of words “offered” to us, to our great distress. A few examples: “all the woe’s of the world”; a “figure head”; “Presidents arent Elected, Their Chosen” (wow…that one’s a doozy)’ and so on and so forth. Oh – the punctuation is also atrocious, here and there, and capitalizations are badly misused, placed when not necessary and vice versa. Bro-ther.
    And (as an aside), this is the nation where one often hears on a call, usually first on the menu: “Para Espanol, oprima el numero whatever…” As though we needed to encourage the Espanol-speaking portion of the populace (always growing larger) not to learn English. Sure. That’s the ticket. Say – when I arrived on these shores, in 1950, NOBODY catered to me in my native tongue (French) and coaxed me to “alors, pour le Francais, poussez le numero deux…” I had to damn well learn English or perish. Today, we couldn’t bend over backwards more to cater to the Espanols. What a farce. No one forced them to come here; they chose to do so. Well, then – learn English, as we had to, years ago. Oh, mierda.
    One well-thought out and well-written argument came from DHall. I subscribe to his vote for Kucinich being the running mate for Ron Paul (and maybe have him, Dennus, that is. as President.) He did not “cave in” to Obamacare. He made a prudent, guarded, not enthusiastic choice. It was a smart move anent an issue that could really not be avoided or ignored. Well-played.

    • sol

      Don’t trip tater chip.
      wtf is yourproblemo?

      Kuchi-niche sold out. He is opposite rp. r u evn paying attention?

      Dr. Paul is for freedom. Dk is for socialism. I will say though that dk is one of the more honest ones. Learn what the doc stands for then bitchabout spellings.
      And immigration is not even the subject ..how bout commiting less fallacies in your rant b4 u go critisizing others.. player.
      so there

  • heath

    I never thought ther could be a situation where I wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul, but please don’t run with Sarah palin or Glenn beck, because that would be the situation where I could not vot for RP. to even consider those 2 imbeciles is a disgrace.

    • Ryan

      Don’t worry, I don’t think it would ever happen.
      I seriously doubt Ron Paul approved these optional choices.

  • Peasant-Citizen

    1st choice, Lt. Col. L. Coose
    2nd choice, General
    Colin Powell

    Treasury Chief:
    Peter Schiff

    U.S space program:
    Robert Zubrin
    A)Free Energy source
    A) Affordable and cost-effective Mars merica base.

  • SomnambulantPublic

    Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin? Seriously? Glenn Beck is a two-faced traitor, who shot down the Liberty candidate in Texas, Debra Medina, for a pat on the head from Slick Rick Perry! And Sarah Palin thinks it’s wrong to insult the mentally challenged ONLY if you’re a Democrat! (I don’t even like the Democrats’ philosophy much, BUT STILL!)

    Kokesh is a great choice, as is Rand. Stossel’s pretty good, but I dislike his viewpoints on vaccines and gas prices. Debra Medina would be an AWESOME running mate; frankly, I’m a bit surprised that she’s not up there. If it’s because of the 9/11 flap, then what’s your excuse for listing Palin and Beck?

    I would write-in Adam Baldwin(known to Browncoats as Jayne Cobb from Firefly), but I *think* he might support Palin. If he leans towards Palin’s ideologies, that probably wouldn’t work out.


  • KO

    Please for the sake of everyone, please stay away from the wacko fringe (ie. Palin/Beck). Paul can restore the “Grand ol Party” and has a great shot if he runs on the Campaign for Liberty Pledge. Buchanan would have my vote for top VP with Scarbourgh running in 2nd. KO= Ticked off in Ohio.

  • Tak D Nomura

    I agree with Rph: Dennis Kucinich
    And absolutely not Sarah Palin.

  • adam friedman

    What about Michelle Bachmann?

  • Rph

    I’d like to recommend Dennis Kucinich. Probably not the most logical selection, but they’re both pretty good on personal freedoms, which is what matters to me.

    Please not Glen Beck or Failin’ Palin.

  • Jay

    Ron Paul for the write-in vote for 2012. The repubs will give us Mitt Romney (puke) and the dems will give us Satan obama.

  • luther byrd

    Alan grayson, who else? Young, tough, and thinks like Paul, ‘and myself’!

    • BlackOp

      Luther Byrd, I am sorry to inform you but Alan Grayson is not a Libertarian, not even a Minarchist. He isn’t any where near the realm of Liberty advocates.

      And this recent example just established that, I am not just talking about Obama-care, State take over mandated death threats, herding doctors at gun point. He wants to FORCE a doctor in his district to accept Obama supporters as his customers, because he refuses to do business with the people. Even if this was a race issue, even if the doctor is in some way wrong. It doesn’t change that fact that its his business and there by having the State force him to accept all customers violates property rights and his liberty. As any person who acknowledges Free Markets knows, his actions will be measured by profits and its in those profits that determine his fate. Besides, people should associate with who they want to and by having Grayson violate that violates Liberty.

      If Grayson cared about Liberty he would be going after the American Medical Association for killing the resources of doctors in this country. They are one of the chief elements responsible for the high costs, and the death of the Friendlier Societies.

  • D Williams

    I believe Ron Paul is better where he is. Presidents are just a figure head. We just need more like him in our government. Until we look inside ourselves and change our way of doing business this country is doomed. Life is good if your truly free.