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.


  • Fred the Protectionist

    And this is basically how many votes you Libertarians are going to get in the general election, lawl.

  • Ryan

    Paul Ryan

    • Ryan

      Interesting situation. I’m Ryan, responding to a new and different Ryan, who supports a Ryan.

      • Ryan

        To admin: To avoid confusion, isn’t there a way to limit one name per visitor?

        • admin

          No, but you can register at http://en.gravatar.com/ and upload a custom avatar. If you use the same email address at gravatar.com and ronpaul.com, your avatar will be displayed here automatically.

          • Ryan

            Okay, thanks.

  • Rex

    How about adding LOU DOBBS as a choice for VP on your poll? Or maybe even for president!!

  • Chuck Baldwin for VP

  • The Judge would be better appointed as the AG to head up the FBI and Justice Dept.
    Jesse would be best as Sec of State to handle the CIA and countries hostile to our drawdown.
    Peter Schiff should head the Treasury.
    Rand Paul should not be appointed to avoid nepotism,
    Glenn Beck should be in jail for his war of propaganda

  • Judge Napolitano would be the best because then we know we have two men in the White House who would stand up for the Constitution of the United States and less government.

  • Last chance to save America

    Ron Paul is the last and greatest hope for America. Please vote for him and support him. All other politicians are controlled by lobbyists, bankers, and secret societies! People dont realize that David Rockefeller is one of the evilest people in the world and is controlling our government!

  • sunny

    In response to VdV: “does not deserve to have his political opinions deemed worthy of consideration” You are saying that since someone did not get proper tax-payed education; or, could not afford to pay for college that they are too stupid to have the constitutional freedom to vote. You must be an elitist; in which, we definitely need fewer of. Good day VdV….smiles
    In response to the question: I would have to do more research on everyone that is listed; however, I would be very pleased to see a woman with high morals, intelligence, and a desire to serve her country instead of herself in the VP position.
    Oh yes, everyone please excuse my English if it was not up to the elitist standards….thank you; and, have a nice day….smiles

  • I take comfort in the sites legal disclaimer: “RonPaul.com is maintained by independent grassroots supporters of Ron Paul. Neither this website nor the articles, posts… …are paid for, approved, endorsed or reviewed by Ron Paul.”

    Maybe you might best serve Mr. Paul and the Nation if you placed the disclaimer in a larger font and within the post… Maybe a font size of 26, especially the ones where you are pinning such names as those associated with the Bilderberg, Trilats and CFR’s.

    For the pages that suggest Sara Palin as a sound VP choice you might want to choose font size 100 or larger. I say this with personal experience as I was going to the bomb shelter fearing all hope for the Republic was lost until I saw the disclaimer….

  • ben stein the economist should be the vp, God bless…

    • Mike L

      I like Mark Steyn as a better option! Though, he is Canadian.

  • Dave C

    How about Scott Brown? He’s the new conservative ‘golden boy’ and has proven he can carry a predominantly Dem state.

  • Stepman

    I believe their are right now three choices for VP of the United States of America in 2012, that I approve and know of: my choices are in order:

    1. Col. Allen West
    2. Pat Buchanan
    3. Michele Bachman

    Highest Requirements: Believes in the Constitution, Knows the true history of America, Moral, Above Influence, Demonstrates Ethics, Leadership qualities demonstrated (not popularity), Statesman or Stateswoman, Love their country and countryman, Humble, and knows how to serve.

  • kayceecody

    This so called poll is a total waste of time. You could be voting an polling till the the cows come home and it will not amout to a bucket of spit. You and I do not have any part in the choosing of who should or be able to run for office of the Office of President of the USA for that is all determined for the people who have and control the mass media. The only prerequisete is that you are corrupt, am moral degenerate, a scum bag willing to sell your soul and sell out your country and to serve the interests of the chosen few and swear allegience to them and their interests.


    • James W Bulgier

      That thinking is so last-year.

  • Dar

    Gary Johnson was a governor of New Mexico.
    Jesse Ventura was a governor, too.

    They are very different from each other, but one might be just the complement for the ticket. Both were solid governors in their own ways.

    If Philip Giraldi or Walter Williams or Tom Woods or some other expert can build a reputation quickly, they can be considered.

    I think business leaders might be considered such as T. J. Rodgers of Cypress Semiconductor or John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods.

    Of those, Rodgers or Johnson would give the most solid support of a ticket, but all should be considered.

  • Fred the Protectionist

    For the record, I didn’t vote for Ron Paul, I voted for Pat Buchanan.

    Look at all the thumbs down almost everyone is getting throughout this topic, isn’t that faskinating.

  • caribbean king

    Ron Paul is alright but i dont know about the others, especially Palin, just not wise enough just a BIG MOUTH and then uneducated citizens follow her like a fool.The problem is that we have too many Radicals that misinterpret Ron PAULs message and they turn into FANATICS and become very RACIST. Do your Homework ,Study Hard
    Be Real and get out there and Find a JOB just LIKE Everyone else and Stop Complaining
    About MINORITIES taking all the Jobs.

  • Luanne Nicholson

    Mike Huckabee, Steve Forbes, Rudy Guiliani, Mitt Romney…all good VP choices. Would like to see someone with a previous governor or business exp.

  • Liberty_Mike

    Paul/Ventura 2012! Schiff needs to be Secretary of the Treasury, Napalitano needs to be appointed as a Supreme Court Justice assuming Ron is given the opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court.

  • Wayne

    I would like to see Mike Huckabee as a running mate. In my opinion he is honest and has a following of clear headed followers. I think that Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee would compliment each other. Huckabee is a straight shooter.
    Paul and Huckabee in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • neoconned

    jeez? I’m seeing names like Mitt Romney, Jim Demint, Sarah Palin, Wayne Allen Root……these people are the PROBLEM folks. About the only one from that bunch that is even remotely considered *fiscally* conservative is Demint but his *social* conservative voting record is atrocious. He respects economic liberty, but then seeks to restrict civil liberties like who a gay person can marry or what a responsible adult can or cannot ingest into their body (i.e. he seeks to perpetuate the failed drug war policies that fund terrorism/the mafia/corrupts our law enforcement,judges and lawyers, over populates our prisons with many non-violent drug offenders while forcing murderers, rapists and child molestors back out on to the streets for *good behavior*, etc.)

    Although I’m not sure where Walter Williams stands on social issues I’d hope he’d be man enough to obey the constitution and protect the civil liberties of those people whom he might not agree with morally.

    Also, wtf are Jesse Ventura, Alex Jones, Glen Beck, Joe Scarborough even in this poll for??? Rodeo clowns, conspiracy theorists and talking heads….ya…that’s JUST who we need running the country in case Dr.Paul were to pass away.

    • Ryan

      Just curious, what do you have against Wayne Allyn Root?
      He’s definitely fiscally conservative.
      (He’s not my first choice or even close, maybe sixth or seven choice for VP, but from what I know of him, he’s not one of the “Problem folks” as you say.
      … Unless you know something I don’t know about him?)
      Here is what he stands for, according to his 2008 campaign:

      • Ryan

        For the unfamiliar among us:
        Mitt Romney, Jim Demint, Sarah Palin, Wayne Allen Root all in the same sentence is like three apples and an orange in the same basket.

        Wayne Allyn Root is nothing like the first three names on the list.
        Wayne Allyn Root is a Libertarian. The other three are neo-conservatives.


        … Wayne Allyn Root calls Ron Paul, “One of my Heroes!”.
        … I doubt you’d ever hear Palin, Romney, or DeMint ever say that.

        If anyone knows something I don’t know about Root, please let me know?

    • sol

      Root the problem? how?