Ron Paul 2012 VP: Judge Napolitano, Jesse Ventura or Rand Paul?

From December 13 to January 2, ran a poll asking readers to select up to 7 candidates to join a potential Ron Paul ticket as running mate in 2012. The poll attracted 10,660 voters.

Judge Andrew Napolitano came in as the undisputed winner, with 38% of voters expressing their desire for him to be Ron Paul’s VP in 2012 (up from 34% in our last poll in August 2010).

Jesse Ventura came in a strong second with 27% of the vote (up from 22% in Aug. 2010).

Rand Paul gained 21% of the vote (up from 17%), and 19% of voters gave Peter Schiff the nod (down from 22%).

Chuck Baldwin came in 5th with 17% of the vote (up from 8%).

Jim DeMint, Dennis Kucinich, Chris Christie and Colin Powell were virtually tied for 6th place, each gaining 13%. (Aug. 2010 Poll: DeMint 7%, Kucinich 13%, Christie n/a, Powell 9%).

Other candidates gaining at least one tenth of the vote include Mike Huckabee (12%), Marco Rubio (11%), Michele Bachmann (11%), Sarah Palin (10%), John Stossel (10%), Ralph Nader (10%) and Alex Jones (10%).

The poll attracted 10,660 voters and 377 comments. Each voter could select up to 7 candidates. The detailed results are as follows:

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

  • Andrew Napolitano (38%, 4,012 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (27%, 2,825 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (21%, 2,244 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (19%, 2,024 Votes)
  • Chuck Baldwin (17%, 1,801 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (13%, 1,398 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (13%, 1,368 Votes)
  • Chris Christie (13%, 1,367 Votes)
  • Colin Powell (13%, 1,346 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (12%, 1,264 Votes)
  • Marco Rubio (11%, 1,197 Votes)
  • Michele Bachmann (11%, 1,180 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (10%, 1,087 Votes)
  • John Stossel (10%, 1,073 Votes)
  • Ralph Nader (10%, 1,042 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (10%, 1,040 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (9%, 978 Votes)
  • Lou Dobbs (9%, 975 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (9%, 925 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (8%, 876 Votes)
  • Barry Goldwater, Jr. (7%, 739 Votes)
  • Debra Medina (3%, 332 Votes)
  • Sharron Angle (2%, 232 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,660

Ron Paul had no input in creating the list. It was based purely on suggestions made by supporters here and on other sites over the past few months.

  • Jess

    Do you mind explaining why Alex Jones is a “nut” ? Can you prove him wrong ?Are you one to just sit back and enjoy the ride no matter whose driving or where they’ve taken you? Personally I like asking questions, ESPECIALLY when things don’t add up, and Especially if it’s in reference to my freedom….
    _Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
    Albert Einstein
    _The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    Albert Einstein

  • Jesse Ventura all the way.
    Democrips and Rebloodicans: No More Gangs In Government
    Coming soon.

    • jess

      I agree – Jesse Ventura

  • Judge Andrew Napolitano is the best on the list and could really help in a national election run due to name recognition and his platform on “Freedom Watch”, which he would have to turn over to someone else…perhaps Lou Dobbs. Some of the vitriolic mindlessness I see above is just sickening. People attacking some of Ron Paul’s biggest supporters need to chill out. Jesse Ventura is a good guy, Alex Jones is a good guy and a friend of Dr. Paul, but they are not serious candidates. I think Peter Schiff would be a great VP or John Stossel due to name recognition.



    Prophet and Poet, well understood, have much kindred of meaning. … In that they have penetrated the sacred mystery of the universe. The open secret, open to all, seen by almost none! ~Thomas Carlyle.
    Revolutionary Poets
    Serve to console the oppressed or to muster the masses to a common cause: the attainment of which is freedom

  • “But
    They mocked the messengers of God,
    And despised his words,
    And misused his prophets,
    Until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people,
    Till there was no remedy.” ~ 2 Ch. 36:16.

  • MAXIMUS HOMO defines: “… new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form …
    “~The Declaration of Independence.

    As our Founding Fathers envisioned it!

    When we speak of a form of government; no one thinks of any external or visible shape, but of the nature and adjustment of the various parts composing the government, and by means of which it is administered. A person, who reads and understands our constitution or organic law of the State, sees therein its form of government. We speak, also, of the form of society in a particular nation; and by this is meant the nature and relation of the several parts composing such society, the nature and arrangement of its social, industrial, commercial, educational, artistic, moral, and religious elements. Again, we speak of the form of a government; and by this we mean the character, connection, order, subordination, etc., of its various functionaries, the mode of their appointment, and their respective duties. When it is said, therefore, that our government is in the human form, the meaning is that it is in human order; that all its parts, or all the innumerable societies of which it consists, are so arranged and adjusted as to express most perfectly the truly human principles which constitute the essential spirit of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.. In other words, the relation, mutual dependence, and intercommunication of the societies composing the whole, and the uses they respectively perform, correspond to those existing among the various organs of the human body and their respective uses. One is a perfect type or representative image of the other body. It should appoint its wisest and best men to preside over its interests, because every one is aiming to subject himself to the government of the highest good and truth. And so the form or order of that community becomes more and more human. All its corporate acts express more and more faithfully the human thoughts and feelings with which the minds of its individual members are imbued. Such community is in the human form, therefore, just so far as the individual minds composing it are human. The moment one ceases to do its work, or appropriates more that its share of the juices elaborated, or more than it needs to fit it for the performance of its appointed use, that moment comes disease to itself and disease to all the rest. And if it perseveres in this abnormal course, sooner or later death inevitably ensues. Notwithstanding there exists authority and obedience, there is nothing like tyranny on the one hand or slavishness on the other. There must be perfect freedom.

  • Armageddon

    “Armageddon” signifies the love of honor, of rule, and of supereminence. This love is also signified by “Megiddo” in the old Hebrew tongue, as is evident from the meaning of that word in Arabic. The love of honor, of rule, and of supereminence is the last state, when falsities are about to fight against truths, because that love is about to rule in the last times. When that love rules, falsity from evil rules also, and this overcomes truth; for that love more than all other loves extinguishes the light and induces darkness. Because that love is man’s very own love of self, no force can drawn the person away from it. When man is wholly immersed by that love, it is nothing but mere falsities. This does not appear to the person who is in it, because according to the brilliancy of the natural light in them spiritual light is extinguished. This brilliancy is from a delusive light, for it is a light kindled from the love of glory, thus from the love of self-intelligence; and that intelligence is insanity and folly. It is all over; for no one has any longer any understanding of truth or any will of good; since honor, rule, and supereminence constitute the highest pleasure. Felt as the highest good, and the highest pleasure, the end for the sake of which all other things are regarded; all goods and truths, civil, moral, and spiritual, serve as means, which are loved only from the end and to the extent that they serve the end. When they do not so serve they are utterly despised and rejected. This is true of all uses, civil, moral, or spiritual. It is otherwise when uses are made the end, and man does not attribute glory and honor to his own person, but to the uses themselves according to their excellence. Then honor, rule, and supereminence are the means, and are esteemed only to the extent that they serve uses as means. From all this it can in some measure be seen what “Armageddon” means. ~Swedenborg

  • Toxiphobia in the Military:

    A virus (such as HIV) must invade a living cell such as a church, a school, the US congress, the military or other social origination, in order to reproduce and spread its toxin.
    Because by thy sorcery have all nations been seduced signifies that by their wicked arts and persuasions they have compelled all the well disposed to believe and to do those things from which they have gained dominion and wealth. This is evident from the signification of “sorcery,” as being arts and persuasions, also from the signification of “nations” as being those who are in good, thus the well disposed; also from the signification of “to be seduced,” as meaning to be deceived by such arts and persuasions into believing and doing those things from which they have gained dominion and wealth. “Sorcery” has nearly the same signification in the Word as “enchantment,” and “enchantment” signifies such persuasion as causes a man to have no other perception than that a thing is so. ~Swedenborg.

  • “Our Founding Fathers predicted the inevitable demise of their republican form of government, which is presently upon us:
    ‘It takes time, observed John Jay, to make Sovereigns of Subjects and for them to realize that the government is their own.’
    ‘The Republic will degenerate into a democracy with the politicians promising largess and the people voting their own self-interest,’ quipped Madison.
    ‘The lawyers will get into Congress to manage the Constitution, license paper money and pillage the treasury,’ remarked Amos Singletary.
    ‘The Supreme Court judges, ignorant of its historical setting, will be unable to interpret the Constitution and the original intent of its provisions; and there will arise a two-party system, divided along economic interests, leading to deadlock as the public good is disregarded in the conflict of rival parties,” opined Madison. Re: The Federalist Papers, en essentia.

  • Thomas Jefferson’s bountiful book collection, now housed in the Library of Congress, comprises the bulk of renaissance enlightenment; among which may be found his personalized copy of Swedenborg’s True Christian Religion, with his hand written notes along the margins.

    Poetryfortherevolution bears references to this esoterica, and deals with the ambiguity found in the twelfth amendment of the
    U. S. Constitution.

  • +

    The Electoral College was intended by our Founding Fathers to preserve the ancient Precedent established by the Israelites on the Plains of Encampment
    when Levi was in the Midst: also when the thirteen Chieftains of the lost tribes who had settled in Scandinavia held a TING to elect their King; likewise when the Pope is chosen: and this is the reason that when George Washington was likewise elected he was given the title of ~Mr. Precedent.

    [With ambiguous placement, a modifier is confusing to a reader because it can refer to two or more words in a sentence.] ~(c) 1999 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

    “The Electors…one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves…
    . But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.” ~Amendment XII.

  • Alex Jones

    This better be the LAST time I see Alex Jones’ name on this list!

    Alex Jones is from Austin TEXAS. Ron Paul is from Lake Jackson TEXAS.

    ARTICLE II, SECTION I, US CONSTITUTION & THE TWELFTH AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION state the the PRESIDENT and the VICE PRESIDENT can NOT be from the same STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You people are living in a pipe dream if you think Alex Jones will EVER have a rats chance in HELL to EVER be RON PAUL’s VP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get that through your conspiratorial heads!!!!

    (oh and that also includes Debra Medina FROM TEXAS!!!!)


    • Jess


  • Jake

    Mike breaks down a 60 minute interview will Ben Bernanke word for word exposing the lies and deception of banking.
    Mike also breaks down Ron Paul’s reply to that 60 minute interview with Ben Bernanke word for word also.
    And finally mike exposes Dennis Kucinich’s Plagiarisation of MPE and the world mandate in Dennis’s latest reform bill.

    Mike Montagne 1/18 (MPE) 60 minutes Lie of Economy 01.01.11

    1/18 to 18/18

  • Gerry

    Either Rand Paul or Napolitano. I enjoy Jesse Ventura’s show but it now makes me think he’s a conspiracy nut.

    I have heard Peter Schiff talk pretty often but he’s kind of a nut as well.

    We need Ron Paul more than ever. The US dollar is being trashed on a daily basis. I fear it may be too late and hyperinflation is already on the way. Bernanke seems to be dead set on printing our currency to oblivion. I hope I’m wrong.

  • or of course the judge! No complaints with him what-so-ever

  • I would have said Thomas woods, Gary Johson, or peter schiff

  • anthony

    Let’s be honest, Dr. Paul would need a running with broader appeal and maybe more moderate in some respect. Paul Ryan would be a good match as someone with conservative fiscal ideas, has put forth his own plan, is upcoming in the Rep party, and (let’s face it) good looking. And looks matter a lot in politics.


      Paul Ryan?
      He has a major problem with grass-roots, everyday citizens in his own home state!
      His “budget” plan is wildly unpopular ans he found that out personally at his “town hall meetings”!!!
      You might as well select one of the Koch brothers if you choose one of their flunkies.

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    ”Always Cheat – The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura”
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    Ventura intros his truTV show by lying about being a Navy SEAL.
    He wasn’t a Navy SEAL and the picture he shows is from the movie Predator.

    Facts you should know about Jesse Ventura

    – Ventura lied about being a Navy SEAL on active duty. He joined the SEAL Reserves after active duty. (Page 102).
    – He lied about being in Vietnam and being in combat. He told Dennis Anderson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that “you haven’t hunted until you’ve hunted man”. The only man Ventura may have hunted would have been in a Minneapolis bookstore.
    – Bribed a candidate on July 17, 1998 in order to run unopposed in the Reform Party. Call for free video of the bribe.
    – Fixed the investigation of the July 1998 by bribing Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner with a job for her boyfriend John Wodele as his Communications Director.
    – Told single moms that they were on their own.
    – Told students in a speech at the Univ. of Minnesota to “win if you can, lose if you must, but Always Cheat”.
    – Insulted people who were religious or mentally ill.
    – Killed caged birds at a game farm with Maria Shriver.
    – Endorsed “torture” of people at Highway 55 where 600-law enforcement (the largest police action in Minnesota history) arrested peaceful protesters trying to prevent demolition of homes for a road. Many protesters were handcuffed behind their backs and had pepper spray put in their eyes (Page 4).
    – Ventura took government money to go to school in Hennepin County and later told students that if they were smart enough to go to college they should be able to figure out how to pay for it.

    Jesse Ventura

    • jess

      your the liar…God bless him and protect him in his search of truth,

  • Amabo

    Why not Thomas Sowell? An economist with his head on straight.

  • Brianna

    This list is ridiculous.

    • annoyamous


      I think Gary Johnson might be the most reasonable name on that list.

      • Alex Jones

        Judge Nap is not bad. But what is most laughable, is the nuts in the nut house seem to think that Alex Jones, the King of all Nuts, is qualified to be Ron Paul’s VP.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahha! Paul and Jones 2012, yeah thats a great ticket. TOO BAD its ILLEGAL to the very rule of law we all know has the U.S. Constitution.