Poll: Who Should Be Ron Paul’s VP in 2012?

If Ron Paul runs for President in 2012, who should be his running mate? This poll is now closed. It was open from August 8th – September 17th. Voters could select up to 7 options.

Who should be Ron Paul's running mate? (choose up to 7 options)

  • Andrew Napolitano (34%, 2,161 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (22%, 1,419 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (22%, 1,384 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (17%, 1,095 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (13%, 812 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (10%, 613 Votes)
  • Ralph Nader (10%, 605 Votes)
  • Colin Powell (9%, 587 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (9%, 568 Votes)
  • John Stossel (9%, 564 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (9%, 554 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (9%, 551 Votes)
  • Lou Dobbs (9%, 545 Votes)
  • Chuck Baldwin (8%, 532 Votes)
  • Michele Bachmann (8%, 506 Votes)
  • Jon Stewart (8%, 491 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (7%, 462 Votes)
  • Bobby Jindal (7%, 455 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (7%, 449 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (7%, 438 Votes)
  • Barry Goldwater, Jr. (7%, 425 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (6%, 387 Votes)
  • Paul Ryan (6%, 386 Votes)
  • Chris Christie (6%, 385 Votes)
  • Walter E. Williams (5%, 321 Votes)
  • David Petraeus (4%, 280 Votes)
  • Alan Grayson (4%, 244 Votes)
  • Michael Badnarik (3%, 202 Votes)
  • Michael Bloomberg (3%, 187 Votes)
  • Debra Medina (3%, 170 Votes)
  • Adam Kokesh (3%, 168 Votes)
  • Joe Scarborough (2%, 130 Votes)
  • Herman Cain (2%, 108 Votes)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (2%, 107 Votes)
  • Chuck Hagel (2%, 97 Votes)
  • Michael Steele (1%, 81 Votes)
  • Mary Ruwart (1%, 79 Votes)
  • Bruce Fein (1%, 65 Votes)
  • B.J. Lawson (1%, 64 Votes)
  • Brian Schweitzer (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Philip Giraldi (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,354

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  • Bigmac

    I was just thinking Jon Stewart would be a good match for Ron Paul. Its taking a risk but i can see Jon Stewart pulling alot of votes in. I would also consider Alex Jones.

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  • Win

    Colin Powell ??? Covered up Mi Lai massacre, weapons of mass destruction. How did he get on the list?

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  • Gene

    Jim Traficant…former Congressman from Ohio.

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  • Danny

    FIRST OF ALL, GET OBAMA THE USURPER, ARRESTED, JAILED AND OUT OF PLAYING DAAAAAH PRESIDENT, FIRST THINGS FIRST, FOR AMERICAN SECURITY!

    FOR V.P., NO ONE ELSE ABOVE, EXCEPT, PATRICK BUCHANAN, WHO WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE CHIEF OF STAFF, FOR PRESIDENT ELECT RON PAUL.

    V.P. NO ONE BUT FORMER ALABAMA SUPREME COURT JUDGE,

    THE VERY HONORABLE, JUDGE ROY MOORE, YOU ASSASSINATE RON PAUL, YOU GET ROY MOORE, JAMES TRAFFICANT FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!

    DO YOU BELIEVE THE MARXIST POWERS WHO HAVE CONTROLLED OUR GOVERMENT AND MEDIA FOR THE LAST 97 YEARS ARE GOING TO LET, “WE THE PEOPLE”, JUST TAKE BACK OUR GOVERMENT, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD SHED MY BROTHERS!

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  • gary s. janszen

    What about Bernie Sanders?? Those two, in my opinion, would be a “dream team”…

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  • http://weareready2 Ralph Trefry

    We must break open State sponsored terror starting with 9/11/2001 and stop it for ever. That’s why Jesse Ventura should have a position of power in Govt. We must also stop Media lying. We must! Media lying is a nose around our necks and it will hang us to death. We must stop school-propaganda and go back to education. We must or America will perish.

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  • http://none Robert

    Chris Christie what he has done in NJ not giving in to the unions would be my pick. He would be a good candidate for pres if Mr Paul did not run. The judge Mr Napolitano knows the law and goes by the constitution will tell you the truth and also a friendly person not afraid to talk to us peons.

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  • http://OurAmericaInitiative.com CitizenPete

    OurAmericaInitiative.com Please check out this site. Please go back tot the videos from the Rally for the Republic and see this man speak. Look at this mans record. Find out if he is going to be in your local area and attend that function and speak to him one-on-one.

    Then you you will understand why many of us believe that Ron Paul will be endorsing, supporting, and actively campaigning for Gary Johnson as the next Republican President of the United States in 2012. I sincerely believe that a vote for Gary is a vote for the Ron Paul R3volution.

    The R3volution will be televised (this time). Lets get the ball rolling.

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  • Lucia

    I resally think Colin Powell would be a great VP., I see him as of man of pride and political experience and a veteran of our country. Most of our elected people have never been in the service of the US. They have no idea what war is really about. If (forbid) a Pres is killed or just dropped dead from a health problem, a man like Colin Powell would have the strength and courage to be a President. Common sense and education make good people.

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  • http://defendindependence.org Weston White

    My thoughts on this matter are:

    Cynthia McKinney – Vice President
    Chuck Baldwin – Secretary of State
    Andrew Napolitano – Attorney General
    Michelle Bachmann – Head of DHS
    Peter Schiff – Chairman of the Federal Reserve
    Gerald Calente – Secretary of the Treasury
    Mike Adams – Head of EPA (or Department of Health & Human Services?)
    Glenn Beck – White House Press Secretary (hahaa!)

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  • Deft

    No to Kucinich for me. A lot of his views are “big government,” which as we’ve seen, results in less liberty.

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  • Dave

    Dr. Paul,

    Few years later, I still can’t get over the unfair mistreatment that those media were doing against your champaign. How can you avoid this now? Is any strategy prepared? Please be ready and be efficiently strong in front of your millions audiance next time! We need you to bring the true change to us.

    I love your political ideas and hope the best that you can win next time. Therefore, the great American people can trully win with a change they deserve, otherwise, most other politicians will simply create more derailing problems for the world economy and the world peace within their 4 years term.

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  • http://www.ronpaul.com/2010-08-08/poll-who-should-be-ron-pauls-vp-in-2012/#comments Gary Smith

    It is somewhat disappointing that Herman Cain didn’t receive more votes. This man is intelligent, understands the issues, has demonstrated great skills in management, knows how to address an issue, has great communication skills, has courage, compassion, and knows how to motivate the masses. I am watching him carefully and learning more about him all the time. Anyone who would vote for Romney and fail to vote for Cain isn’t reading the issues, watching the economy or checking the voting history of Romney. People like Cain and Ron Paul could bring t his country together and put us back on the track to freedom.

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  • caroline

    I love this! This is an awesome idea a true way to represent what the people want! KUDO’S !

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  • Gary

    what about John Dennis??

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  • fred the protectionist

    I will not click the box next to the name of the real leader of the Republican Party, Pat Buchanan. I might be misconstrued as someone who would vote for Ron Paul.

    I will never vote for Ron Paul, Libertarians, Neo-Feudalists.

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  • Roger

    The Neoconservatives on this poll being is running mate is unrelaistic. So next poll dont put names of the neo’s who are fighting him. Chuck Baldwin needs more politicial experience and mayby he should go study political science, economics, and consitutional law before i can belive he would even make a good congressman. Jon Stewart is a progressive minded person not a libertarian. Lou Dobbs in the executive branch is just never going to happen. So The person i can realisticaly see vice president is Dennis Kuchinich

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    • fred the protectionist

      There was a time when looking good on TV wasn’t the primary (or only) trait which determined electability.

      This list made by Libertarians just proves how shallow, where nothing is sacred, our society has become.

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  • http://hiphopsolution@myspace.com Solution

    Yo Nepolitan is a good guy but he’s mostly on here cause he has a show and name recognition.
    Do your homework on Root,Schiff, and maybe even Stossel and your talkin serious freedom/libertarian street cred.

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  • Kevin Moriarty

    Any man is entitled to change his mind or his opinion.But he must tell me why &how,keep in mind that a leopard never changes it’s spots!!!!!!!!!!

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  • William

    Imagine libertarian hero Ron Paul taking progressive hero Dennis Kucinich as his running mate. Before I made the horrid mistake of voting for Obama in ’08, My favored democratic nomineewas Dennis Kucinich. He’s the only congressman besides Ron Paul that I’ve seen stand up for what’s really right. Then, he was a progressive, but I’ve read that he recently has been moving towards a libertarian standpoint, himself.

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    • fred the protectionist

      A Libertarian who likes Dennis Kucinich, well that’s a new one.

      “Hey look at me, i’m a Leninist, but I voted for Hitler.”

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