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

If Ron Paul wins the Republican primary, who should he choose as his running mate for the 2012 general election?

This poll was open from August 9 – August 16. The results are displayed below.

Choose up to 7 options...

  • Andrew Napolitano (31%, 1,505 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (29%, 1,408 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (25%, 1,233 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (15%, 726 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (14%, 694 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (14%, 688 Votes)
  • Ralph Nader (11%, 556 Votes)
  • Colin Powell (11%, 542 Votes)
  • Herman Cain (11%, 523 Votes)
  • John Stossel (10%, 505 Votes)
  • Michele Bachmann (10%, 495 Votes)
  • Paul Ryan (9%, 447 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (8%, 389 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (8%, 388 Votes)
  • Chris Christie (8%, 378 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (6%, 283 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (6%, 275 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (6%, 272 Votes)
  • Donald Trump (6%, 271 Votes)
  • Lou Dobbs (6%, 270 Votes)
  • Tom Woods (5%, 261 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (5%, 248 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (5%, 225 Votes)
  • Chuck Baldwin (4%, 196 Votes)
  • Walter Williams (3%, 158 Votes)
  • Tim Pawlenty (3%, 151 Votes)
  • Rick Santorum (2%, 100 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,874

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  • paul

    here is the “perfect” Ron Paul Set up
    Ron Paul – President
    John Stossel – Vice President
    Peter Schiff – Federal Reserve chairman ( He would gladly allow an audit, which would allow congress to finally shut it down, after which Mr. Schiff would be appointed Treasury Secretary
    Judge Andrew Napolitano – Supreme Court Justice or Head of the F.B.I
    Jesse Ventura – Secretary of State
    Adam Kokesh – Secretary of Defense
    ..that is all i have for now though

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 2

  • PeoplePower

    How about Judge Judy ? lol seriously I have no idea remember vote Ron Paul

    Go Ron Paul 🙂

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  • Andrew Foy

    It concerns me that so many people who follow this site would pick Dennis Kucinich as Ron Paul’s running mate. I agree with Kucinich’s view on national defense and realize it is similar to Dr. Paul’s but that is where the similarities end. In regard to domestic policy Kucinich is a statist who believes that individuals have a right to liberty (at least as it is defined by Dr. Paul and libertarians like myself) no more than our current President. In my opinion, the only other politician on this list who is really compatible with Dr. Paul is Gary Johnson.

    So what’s the deal? I am legitimately curious to know why people who picked Kucinich picked him.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 2

    • Kenny Link

      Maybe that’s just what this country needs. A precedent setting executive hierarchy!! I think the R/D ticket could potentially yield more votes and maybe…just maybe lessen the chasm that is partisan politics. I also think that while Paul and Kucinich think alike on matters like foreign affairs, their ideology need not match up perfectly. Let’s face it, most VP’s are chosen for the amount of votes they can get the presidential candidate. Which makes me wonder what Biden grought to the Obama camp

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  • Tom

    I would suggest an honest leftist, like Cynthia McKinney or Dennis Kucinich, to win by a landslide and keep some balance thereafter. You might find more common ground than you suspect.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 3

  • Herb Schaffler

    I think Ron Paul should appoint Andrew Napolitano as his first Supreme Court nominee.

    Highly rated. What do you think? Thumb up 13 Thumb down 0

  • Herb Schaffler

    Gary Johnson is good. John Stossel is well liked and would bring alot of support to the ticket. Walter Williams would take some black support away from Obama and would be a good education for alot of blacks to the importance of free market economics.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1

  • Ross Johnson

    The choice is not just about ability.It is also about integrity and allegiance to the US people.The era of “Greed is good.” has ended.

    When the wheels of civilisation fall off and the skills, knowledge, integrity,honesty and work ethic is lost, a new dark age heralds.No amount of money will bring that back.

    Once we lose our way,it may take centuries to reach some semblance of decency once again.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  • hughes

    I think peter schiff should get the nod…….paul and schiff would make a great economic duo!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0


    Most of the hacks on that list aren’t qualified on account of being corporate owned.
    The prospects that I would favor are the Judge or Lou Dobbs.

    You can rule out Bachmann and Palin for mental reasons.One’s a schitzo (hears voices)and the other is a moron. Two people you wouldn’t want within a country mile of anything important.

    Folks like Pawlenty and the televangelist/Huckster wouldn’t fit Paul’s ideology.

    Demint and Ryan are fascists and totally unelectable.

    I believe that Ron Paul could win with either Napolitano or Dobbs.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  • matt

    As much as I wish that the Judge would be the Vice P… I dont only for the fact that i almost see him better suited to be a Supreme Court Justice, if there was a slot for him. But other than that, i think he would be a great VP. He is a great guy.
    I like Ventura because he is an x-green beret special forces for Vietnam, Governor of Minnesota, and he would be able to protect Ron Paul from the Banksters hopefully.
    I like both Stossel and Woods and JOhnson and Schiff but hate Cain hate Bachmann.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 1

  • Dan Zeh

    The J U D G E

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0

  • I know this sounds unorthodox but I think Ralph Nader would make an excellent running mate!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 9

  • Donna Mills

    The “no pork King” JEFF FLAKE, of course.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  • Korey

    My #1 pick at the moment is Tom Woods. He’s a brilliant speaker and debater, he’s got great charisma, and his relatively young age would help to offset the critics who might claim that Ron Paul is “too old”. In my opinion, there’s no one more perfect for the job.

    However, Judge Napolitano is definitely a close second, and I certainly wouldn’t complain about that choice.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

  • David

    Adam Kokesh is a decent option too, or Richard Maybury!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

  • Ed

    Draft Colin Powell

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 12

  • David

    I totally agree with William, Judge Napolitano is the man!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0

  • I’ve thought it for a long time but Judge Napolitano would be perfect!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0

  • I didn’t see my choice on there so I will go ahead and write him in……
    Adam Kokesh

    Thank you and God Bless

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 1

  • Anon Ymous

    Seeing Michelle Bachmann as third severely disturbs me.

    Highly rated. What do you think? Thumb up 31 Thumb down 1