Poll: Who Is Our Best Hope for 2016?

Which potential presidential candidate is our best hope for restoring liberty in 2016? (choose up to 5 different options)

  • Ron Paul (26%, 6,693 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (17%, 4,314 Votes)
  • Andrew Napolitano (12%, 3,138 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (12%, 3,050 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (10%, 2,487 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (4%, 1,000 Votes)
  • Marco Rubio (4%, 989 Votes)
  • Dennis Kucinich (3%, 754 Votes)
  • Paul Ryan (3%, 709 Votes)
  • Chris Christie (3%, 672 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (2%, 499 Votes)
  • Mike Huckabee (2%, 459 Votes)
  • Bobby Jindal (1%, 378 Votes)
  • Jeb Bush (1%, 277 Votes)
  • Rick Santorum (1%, 220 Votes)
  • Rick Perry (1%, 130 Votes)
  • Mike Pence (0%, 78 Votes)
  • Bob McDonnell (0%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,802

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  • TheMidnightOwl

    Ron Paul was obviously the best shot for the Liberty Movement in ’08.. I was sad that he didn’t get the Rep nomination. That said, I ended up voting Johnson in ’08, since my state was not accepting Paul as a write-in (he wasn’t “officially registered” in that state, and many others).

    So, considering the fact that I’m also a huge fan of The Judge, and that I’d found myself on many occasions watching Freedom Watch and saying to myself that I really wish he’d run, then he would be the obvious choice for 2016. But he’d have to run Rep, unfortunately.. I’m a Libertarian, tried and true, and I switched to Rep for Paul. I’m going to be honest with myself and accept the fact that we are currently locked into a 2-party system. The Libertarian Party will have it’s day in the sun… but it won’t be ready by 2016.

    We need Judge Andrew Napolitano in 2016 – he gets my vote. (But a person can say/do a lot in 4 years.. I’ll be keeping an eye on him, just in case.) 😉


  • Surfisher

    Principles we must stand by!

    “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” Thomas Jefferson

    “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    “Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them — and then, the opportunity to choose.” C. WRIGHT MILLS

    “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” DOROTHY THOMPSON

    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”—Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” EDMUND BURKE

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    “We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
    But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.” — Written in a letter by then former President Theodore Roosevelt on January 3, 1919 to the president of the American Defense Society.

  • Darren

    Ron never really stood a chance. I love the guy, but the pyschopaths run the show, the military industrial complex would never have let him win…and if he had he wouldn’t ended up like JFK (the last one to challenge the Federal Reserve).

    I live in Australia, and strangely I feel there is more liberty here, in our constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as our monarch, that in the failed Republic of the former United States…..I believe the best hope for the US now is nullification. States need to exercise their constitutional rights, like Missouri, and nullify unconstitutional federal ‘laws’. The true power of liberty lies now with the states and the sheriffs. Support the nullification movement or move to another country!!

  • Steve Holmes

    There are only two people on list list that I would consider. Ron Paul and the Judge, period. Rand is walking the fence and will fall on the Neocons side of that fence. The comment about Dr. Paul being to old is a bunch of bunk.

  • D Vet

    What about Alan West (R) Florida? Why isn’t he being considered? Is he perceived as being too young? For me he’d make a great Pres/VP selection. He’s proven he isn’t afraid of the uber left. J. Ventura, wasn’t he already gov of MN?

    Why didn’t Ron Paul run as a 3rd party candidate?

    • Deet

      Allen West? You can’t be serious! He is a BIG SPENDING (check his record), war mongering, neocon all the way!

  • David S

    I’ve heavily supported Ron Paul in the past but I think his age is working against him and he is not a good speaker.
    Pick Rand Paul, and Judge Napolitan.
    Jessie might be ok but he won’t run as a Repub or a Dem and he has no shot as an independent.
    Gary Johnson would have to switch to a Republican again.
    Peter Schiff doesn’t have the name recognition.
    The rest are neo-cons who will expand the wars, spend us deeper into debt and trample the Constitution..

  • Bill Goode

    Great pro-liberty Senators like Jim DeMint and Mike Lee were left off of this list, yet a turncoat like Marco Rubio is placed on this list. Justin Amash may still be too young for the presidency. Sarah Palin is a fence sitter, keeping a watchful eye on Russia for us from Alaska. Thanks Sarah. You just stay up there and keep an eye out on those nasty Russians for us. And a big thanks to Chris Christie for the big boost to Obama’s campaign, just days before the election. Thanks Chris, for the true neo-con you are. Rubio supported the Patriot Act and the NDAA, along with Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan and Mike Huckabee. What are these neo-cons doing on this list? This website is purportedly pro-Ron Paul, ie pro-liberty. Why are we giving credence to these neo-cons. Hasn’t anyone had enough of Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee warmongering? Hey Mike & Rick, if we need to invade Zimbabwe or those nasty, terrorizing aborigines in New Guinea, we’ll give you a call. Otherwise, go retire to Greenland.

    • Smoovious

      I dunno, I think it is kind of informative to see how many of them are also chosen…

      Kinda gives you an idea who really knows what they’re endorsing, and who doesn’t.

      — Smoov

  • Nick

    I really like the Rand Paul option for 2016. He can build on the Liberty platform and build a coalition over the next 4 years of Senators who value Peace, Liberty, and Balanced budgets.

    I had a bit of heartburn for his endorsement of Romney, but I listened to a speech he gave in New Hampshire and I could see his reasons. He has been campaigning for his dad since he was 11 yrs old.

    The loyalty to free markets is there. That is the big key.

    Rand is willing to use the anti-war message to be able to get the GOP back into the Northwest and East Coast. Marijuana legalization might be a good way for the GOP to show they respect Liberty again.

  • Obama the Lying Pupit of the Federal Reserve and the Bilderberg Group with their World Banking monopoly with the establishment of the American Union for the New World Order. The American people better wake up for Liberty and Freedom with abolishment of theFederal Reserve for Sound Money, for its all going down the drain.

    money its going down the drain.

  • Mike Handron

    Ron and Rand have no shot at all. Neither
    Does Johnson. GOP got scalded in this election
    And need someone with a center right
    Approach. Christie, Jeb Bush, or Huntsman
    Are the only viable choices, with a Latino
    As VP. GOP is history if they continue
    To disregard Latinos and African Americans.
    They may be toast already.

  • jake volker

    Ron Paul, then Gary Johnson, then Andrew, then Jesse, then Rand paul in that order.

    I would not select Ted Cruz, he is no different then the crap we have now. Reason being he believes the government has the right to restrict marriage to regular couples which is against our amendment rights.

    • “against our amendment rights” – Which amendment is that? The Constitution does not say anything about marriage, therefore it is not unconstitutional to support interpreting the word “marriage” as what it really means – the union between one man and one woman. One of the problems that we have is in this country is that judges want to redefine words so that the laws are different that what the legislators and the People wanted them to mean.

    • Smoovious

      I didn’t include Jesse or Rand, but I did include Christie…

      I know he isn’t as conservative as I would prefer, but damnit, there is just something refreshing about a guy who is not afraid to say what he really thinks, and is willing to tell you off right in front of all of the news cameras, without worrying about how it is gonna make him look.

      I think we need more straight-talk like that.

      If I couldn’t get someone I considered to be Libertarian, which would be Paul or Johnson, or Napolitano, then Christie would be high on my list.

      I’d love to see someone at a news conference with him, ask him if he’s just another etch-a-sketch candidate… but I would want some advance warning first, so I could toss a bag of popcorn in the nuker… 🙂

      — Smoov

  • Marie Craig

    I like Megan McCain.

    • Sean

      You made me crack up. I gave you thumbs up because of that.

  • The 2012 GOP primaries proved that attempting to work within the system is hopeless. It is too corrupt and too far gone.

    When Ron Paul was cheated out of the GOP nomination, the last vestige of hope that something could be salvaged of America by working within the system was dashed.

    The political class has spoken. It has declared that from now on, the only “choices” will be between establishment puppets like Obomber and Rmoney.

    Time for an even more radical revolution than the Ron Paul Revolution.

    Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
    — Ambrose Bierce

  • Mauibrad

    You left out the best one, Ted Cruz.

  • Robert Fritchey

    Lucifer really needs a good kick right square in the pinche palotas!!!

  • Allan Ripley

    This is a foolish queston.

    Outside of Dr. Paul, who, having given a great pat of his adult life on our behalf, should take his victories home into comfortable, well-earned retirement, none of the rest have proven libertarian credentials. It’ll be in the next four years where we’ll get an idea who’ll actually be fit to replace the great Libertarian. Until then, nobody is fit to the task.

    Too many people like to play the arm-chair team manager role. I want to see something explicit and reproduceable before I care one atom about any of the others.

    • Robert

      Bring on the Judge…. Bring on the Judge.
      Besides being Honest in his statements, and a Constitutional Expert, Anytime Fox Fires you for telling the truth about Fox News, PNAC, RNC Party, while working for the RNC party network, like Ron, you have to have some respect for the fight Judge put up, even against his own employeers.

      Just remember everyone, Rand sold out his dad and his dads supporters, for the same old establishment Lobbyist guy that his dad fought against for 30 years. You put Flip flop Rand into the PResidency, then you should have put, flip flop Mitt, in also.

      What is one of the things we admired about Ron?? Through thick and thin, Ron stood his ground and remained consistant about his beliefs.

      Unlike RON, Rand either sold out his beliefs to Lobbyist Party and Mitt, or he “DIDN’T REALLY BELIEVE IN WHAT HIS DAD, SUPPORTERS, WHAT HE HAS STATED FOR YEARS, or what he STOOD FOR, anyway.

  • Vote for only one; Voting for more than one simply because there is the option to do so, gives credibility and notoriety to most of those on the list that do not deserve it.

    American Patriot Party.CC

  • Ram

    Where is the name of the next torchbearer for Liberty. JUSTIN AMASH

  • CP

    No none man is the solution. The revolution begins in your backyard. Grow a garden…stop pandering to fascism by supporting the Big 10 that control our food supply and our government.

  • Paul E

    None of the above.

    We need a non-political American with zero experience, except perhaps as a military man or woman, with a great head on their shoulders. Ron Paul is now too old, Rand Paul is a traitor, Gary Johnson is someone even I consider to be a nutjob, so we need someone to groom for the position, who can speak to the ills of the people and the government, to say what they want to hear, and then when they get into office, they need to do what’s actually right for this country, not what’s right for Islam. Enough. I’ve had enough.