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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  • David Zimmerman

    Peter Schiff??
    There is only one on the list that has a proven record of cleaning out corruption and straightening out a financial mess….Sarah Palin.
    Although she has been demonized, thoroughly demonized, she is the only one that fits the bill. I do not understand why the Ron Paul supporters fail to see this. She comes closest to adopting his principles.


  • Omar

    The powers that be will NOT allow a good man to be elected. Only a puppet who will follow their agenda is allowed to “win.” I voted for several good people from the list but the one who has the best chance of winning is Randal Paul. If he plays the politics right, he might get lucky

  • Ralph Harrison

    Ron Paul consistently points to education of oneself as the starting point. From this education comes the understanding of the role of government.
    Education comes from many sources and there are many ways to influence people. Personally, I chose not to vote in 2012 as the political structure of camapaigns and elections is a failed system.

    Do not underestimate the power of human action. I like Ron Paul but see
    the need to bring the breakup of the United States into multiple free societies as the best option. This type of action in occurring in Colorado on the issue of legalizing marijuana and can universally arise when you consider the non-voting population is a rejection of the current system of parties, campaigns and elections.

  • Carlos R.ex

    Love all the rhetoric, but that is all it is Rhetoric! UNLESS this two headed monster party system is beheaded. Things will continue in the same destructive mode it finds itself in.

  • anthony claudio

    The problem is not limited to selecting the best choice for liberty in the white house, But getting like minded reps in congress. Without this, nothing positive will be accomplished before we crumble into history.

  • Caleb

    The reason Ron Paul is on top of this poll is because his email newsletter links directly to this. I am on Dr. Pauls side- I think if he were to be in office he could make alot of progress towards liberty, but the fact of the matter is that too many people currently see him as “too radical”. That’s what’s been shoved down the masses throats. I’ve wondered if our ability as Americans to choose a competent leader is still existent and the only solution is to generate total support and willingness for a change. From where we are, from where we’ve been, from where we are heading- only when everyone is fed up with their country being bought will they stand and reject denial of their liberties.

  • Trina Johnson

    Please run again Paul….you have my vote. We need you.

  • Seeking Leadership

    In order to get ahead, the liberty minded conservatives will need to do 2 things: first, get a public media of their own like the left has (all of them plus Current TV) because if there is no broadcast, no one will hear the message.
    Second, liberty minded teachers must teach in the public schools and good luck with that. Every class graduating since ~1980 was fed the socialist propaganda. Read NEA: Trojan Horse… Have you tried to talk to anyone under 45? They truly believe that the gov. is supposed to take care of them because that is what they have learned since childhood. Even the conservative parents of these offspring cannot reach them…and now our churches are being partnered up for the ’cause’. Look up Green Jesus in Rio…then seek out all the battles ahead, the UNs Agenda 21, Regionalization, ICLEI, etc. Don’t stop there because it will be necessary to read lots of history, take some classes (Hillsdale College offers free online classes Western History, Constitution 101, Constitution 201), and there are others going on around the country. You will be able to present your argument for liberty if you understand that without freedom someone else owns you. As we see in Affordable Health Care

  • clark

    None of the above. It’s too late. Abandon ship.

  • James F

    Sorry Rand, you screwed up by endorsing Romney. I think Gary Johnson is our best hope. Let’s face it, the GOP will NEVER allow a true liberty minded individual to get the nomination. The last two elections have proved that without a doubt. I think people should consider the Libertarian Party, where the philosophy of liberty is already welcome! Besides we have to break this two-party duopoly.

  • Paul

    I think Paul supporters pride themselves in being informed . I do and was a delegate for congressman Paul at my state convention. Every Paul supporter needs to get the DVD “Undefeated” about Gov. Palin. What the establishment and the PPC did to both and why is obvious. Be informed

  • Donna

    As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

  • robin

    VETERAN’S DAY…We have been at war 214 years since 1776. As many of you know, most of our wars could have been prevented and were manufactured to create changes that move us one step closer to a one world government. Today let’s not glorify the horrors of war, but please join me in prayer so that more people will wake up and stop our interventionist foreign policy. I’m praying that we bring our troops home and stop this madness. Here is what one veteran has to say who was proud to serve his country, but says we need to stop glorifying WAR..

    Life is not better for the people in the Middle East, it is far worse and we are not there for humanitarian reasons or to defend this country. Time to stop taking orders from Israel and show we value the lives of our armed services and their families.

  • Tica

    RE: the abortion issue. I’m sorry this is such a make or break issue for some of the population. For me, this is a non issue in a national election because this power is not granted to the federal government. THIS IS A PRIVACY ISSUE. What happens behind the doctor’s door is PRIVATE and non of the government’s business. They also need to stay out of the board room and the bedroom.

  • Patrick

    Thanks Ron for running…but another run in 2016 wouldnt be wise on your part.

    Your strength is building the party and the brand…..we need fresh new blood in the party.

    As for the “Publican” party they have been shown wanting and illegitimate. Anyone coming from that line would be viewed as a joke. You need a true blood to lead the party then you will see some action.

    Thanks again Ron but please dont run again.

    P.S. by the way Paul Ryan couldnt carry his own county and state. How far do you think he will get in 2016?

    • Bob in Boston

      As much as I love Ron Paul (I was a delegate candidate) I agree with you. Even if there is still some fight left in Ron Paul, he was already viewed as too old THIS year – in 4 years there is no way he will be able to stand the rigors of campaigning. He should stay in the background, and continue to rally the forces for Liberty, which is what he’s actually good at.
      But one thing I would say is that he absolutely needs to at least guide people towards who he likes, even if he doesn’t officially “endorse” them. We had a great chance to increase the power of third party candidates this year, and instead of releasing his supporters to vote for Gary Johnson by saying he didn’t want people to write him in, he kept quiet, so a ton of voters completely wasted their vote by writing in Ron Paul. I very consciously say “wasted”, because how many times have you heard on ANY media a count of how many people wrote in Ron Paul? That’s right – exactly zero. All of those votes were wasted because they COULD have been used to promote the cause of Liberty by voting for a third party candidate, but instead they will never be counted.

      • Smoovious

        Ron Paul wasn’t registered as a write-in candidate, so all those who thought they were going to right him in anyways as a protest vote? The only people who saw those, were the people counting the ballots, and since he wasn’t registered as a write-in, they weren’t counting him.

        End result? No matter how many people wrote him in in those states… he got 0 votes.

        The Libertarians seriously needed more support this year. The more votes we get each election, means more money and more access in the next election. It is a real shame those uncounted write-in votes couldn’t have been spent more wisely.

        (btw, Johnson was shafted on being listed on Michigan’s ballot, even tho they had their paperwork in in plenty of time, so we were forced to write him in… still haven’t heard what his tally was, anyone happen to have a link where Michigan’s write-in tally is?)

        — Smoov

  • Despite his 77 years and as long as Dr. Paul has his normal beautiful mind, he is the one.

    God bless you Ron.

  • Pm

    I am somewhat surprised by the results so far. While Ron Paul would be ideal, by 2016 he will be pushing 80, not to mention he says he’s retiring. Rand Paul is going to have to prove to me that he is still on our side. Endorsing Mittens Romney and voting for sanctions on Iran which Ron has called acts of war is not acceptable to me. Rubio is a complete globalist as can be seen in his speaches to the council of foreign relations. I am surprised he got any votes. I think Ventura, Johnson, Napolitano, and Schiff are our best bets at this point.

  • Trickle up poverty is the only way. Urban communes where people all work at something day care, food production, maintence. We need an energy diet as a nation, we need to stop the glut of cheap unhealthy food as a nation we need to stop making the drug& insurance companies rich. It might have to be socialism to break up this two party system that does not work

  • roland prendushi

    I feel so sorry for this country.The ignorance and the greed are destroying the american families and the american values.We are broke because some greedy and ignorant people that have no heart and soul ,people that hate America and spent all the taxpayer money for the war, destroyed the christianity and now the richest country in the world is in poverty.We do not need democrats and republicans any more.We need people that love this country,people with strong vision to develop the new technology.We need a big revolution in science with new forms of energy.

  • Rudolpho Valentino

    What to wait for ?

    Put the present politicans into a waste bin and install Ron Paul now.

    I know that this is unrealistic, but it would be the only option for a brighter future in the US and the rest of the world.

    • Dawn

      I agree.