Ron Paul or Rand Paul: Who Should Run for President in 2012?

Ron Paul or Rand Paul? It’s the question of the year, and the answer could determine the future of the planet. What are your thoughts?

Who Should Run for President in 2012?

  • Ron Paul (81%, 9,601 Votes)
  • Both (12%, 1,404 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (4%, 505 Votes)
  • Neither (3%, 408 Votes)

Total Voters: 11,918

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  • chris baltierra

    president and vice president, maybe jesse ventura could join you in some way he speaks so highly of you, i predict you have a great surprise on the rise, i know you will win people just need to put their hearts in it. a way to grab extra ears and minds is through the music of people sending out the same messages as you and the rest of the freedom fighters. Soja and josh heinrichs to rising stars in the music community alonside there friends like cas haley from american idol. people would rather find confort in music than politics.

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    • Paul

      Jesse says he would only run with Ron as long as Ron runs as a third party candidate. I agree, Ron should run third party. He hasn’t a chance in hell of winning the nomination with the Republicans. As a third party candidate, on the other hand, he could possibly even win the Presidency, and if not the Presidency, then he would certainly get his message out a lot louder, a lot clearer, and a lot longer. I wish Ron would get serious about his convictions in 2012 and dump the two-party system. He’s out of time.

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  • http://4chon.net/ Wasteland Wanderer

    Rand Paul doesn’t have enough experience yet, plus groups like the SPLC are really out to get him right now. Ron Paul is still the most viable, despite how old he is.

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    • BlackSunshine84

      Despite his age? With age comes wisdom and I see it as an asset, not a liability.

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      • http://4chon.net Wasteland Wanderer

        I agree, but as we saw in the last presidential election, the Democratic political machine will portray his age as a disqualifying factor.

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  • Kevin

    thats a hard one really. each has pros and cons, based on just how people vote. (which is sad because most of them have nothing to do with the issues we the people need to address)
    -ron. first you have to look at his age, hes what 76 i believe i read somewhere. which means one term and he will be at least 80, if not 81. now to me that doesn’t mean much and he seems to be at top of his game, but the general american public would look down at his age. next, you have to look at just how much is his name out there. i believe ron has this one, however his name also linked to conspiracy therioys. I think rons points are right on the mark and are far from any kind of conspiracy theroy what so ever. For people that believe in any kind of conspiracy theroy i am not say you are wrong or that there is nothing hidin or lied about to the public. But lets face it there are some really outragous theroys as well. and lets face it America in gereneral tosses both in the the same pot and forget about them.
    -Rand. Again, lets start with age. hes younger, and therefore, easier to “sale” to the masses. And health wise, people normally assume younger is healthier. please let me stress how much i personally think this is irrelevent, but i do believe most americans would look at this. As for how well he is know to the general public, rand might not be as known as ron but he has the tea party. the tea party has a lot of mainstream attation right now which could always raise more attation to him.

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  • Gabe

    Both should run: Ron Paul for President, and Rand Paul as his VP running-mate. They should run as Republicans, as running as a third-party ticket just won’t provide them with enough votes, and will simply ensure that Obama gets re-elected (also, Jesse Ventura will not help Ron Paul’s chances; too many people think he’s too extreme).

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  • W. Williams

    Sorry Rand, but I don’t know that much about you.

    W.

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  • Claude McDermott

    Dr. Paul,

    As I posted previously, the people of the United States of America are in great need of a patriot as yourself to help turn the country around. One note that I have found alarming, is that many of the Republican polls on news sites are leaving your name out. I feel that you can absolutely win as an Independent and would urge you to consider Governor Ventura as your V.P. running mate. That would be the winning ticket for 2012.

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  • Claude McDermott

    Dr. Paul,

    As I posted previously, the people of the United States States of America are in great need of a patriot as yourself to help turn us around. One note that I have found alarming, is that many of the Republican polls on news sites are leaving your name out. I feel that you can absolutely win as an Independent and would urge you to consider Governor Ventura as you V.P. running mate. That would be the winning ticket for 2012.

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  • BrightSide

    Ron has a lot more practice in political struggle, besides Ron is more recognizable in society. Rand’s political experience is not sufficient for running either as candidate or VP. Ron Paul 2012!

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  • matt

    Ron’s poll numbers are not looking so hot when it comes to republicans. Ron does a lot better with independents. I have not seen any polls with Rand but I bet if you had a poll that included Rand but not Ron he would do better than 10% in nh. Running Rand in the republican primary and then Ron as a libertarian/independent in the general gives a voice to the liberty movement all the way through to election day. I also think it’s just gives us a better chance for a win in both the primary and the general elections.

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    • BlackSunshine84

      I’d like to see another Rasmussen poll soon. Last April when Dr. Paul was polled against Obama they were neck and neck, Obama 42% and Dr,Paul 41%. More importantly Dr. Paul was favored by Independents receiving 47% of the votes to Obama’s 27%. Republicans votes are not so important as many will simply be voting against Obama. I don’t mean they aren’t important, but that we will have their vote if the choices are Dr. Paul and Obama.

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      • tj

        This is a very astute observation. It will be more difficult for him to win the nomination than for him to defeat OBoma head-on…the Rasmussen poll indicates this. Once past the hurdle of the nomination, the momentum and the Republicans hatred for Oboma will carry him to victory.

        However, I came on here tonight to warn people AGAINST his son….Rand has just introduced a plan to save social security. As Tea Partiers and libertarians know, social security cannot and should not be saved. It should be phased out.

        I wonder if father and son disagree on this issue,’ tj

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  • Kenny Clark

    I like Rand,but,I feel Dr Ron Paul has a lot more vested in this next election. I would have to pick president Paul.

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  • Shoobis1

    I hope Ron runs, but not Rand. Having both of them run would split the votes so that neither of them wins. Ron seems like he would have the best chance.

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  • matt

    Rand should run in the republican primary and ron should run as a libertarian with Jesse if he loses.

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  • Andrew

    It would be so great if Ron Paul ran for president with Rand Paul as his VP. This would get alot more votes for people who like Ron and Rand.. I hope you run Ron!!

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  • Dominick Vellutini

    I don’t think Rand running as VP for his dad would be a good idea. People would call it a dynasty or some kind of family legacy power kind of thing, and that wouldn’t be good for either of them. I think Paul Ryan should be Ron’s VP.

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    • BlackSunshine84

      I think Paul Ryan is a good choice because he is popular with Republican voters who fear that Dr. Paul’s policies are too extreme. I’m just not sure his policies mesh with Dr. Paul’s and he might not be chosen for that reason.

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  • yahya

    Rand is not too bad, but he’s no Ron Paul.

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  • Mike Rose

    Someone that knows our constitution and who will govern by it not twist and ignore it!

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  • BlackSunshine84

    How would Dr. Paul feel about running with Paul Ryan? I think it could be our winning combination.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXvRDmM5Zx4 BJ Colter

    Go for it ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXvRDmM5Zx4

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  • Hehee

    Not both together because that would cannibalize each others votes. Ron has been making a name for himself over a number of years (well, by definition) and will be better recognized.

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  • Skid

    Really? Why do you ask this question in the Ron Paul’s blog?

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