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Who is AS GOOD as Ron Paul

When picking a vice-presidential running mate, the candidate is supposed to pick someone he feels can take over in the event of his inability to perform his duties. If the president cannot be president, the idea is that the vice-president is a drop-in replacement. Of course, the most recent vice-presidents have been selected for their political value. John McCain obviously picked Sarah Palin because he was so very pro-big-government, and she was so anti-big-government. Together, they would grab more voters. Barack Obama picked Joe Biden, because Joe was one of his more successful critics, so voters felt that Joe would keep Barack in line. These days, vice-presidents really very rarely have anything to do. Gerald Ford was an interesting anomaly, having vetoed a very high number of bills in his time. Of course, he wasn't Agnew, so he was a bit of a surprise.

Many names come up when we think of a good vice-presidential running-mate for Ron Paul. Of course, the decisions isn't up to us, but we obviously have an opinion on it anyway. I've often said that Tom Woods and Judge Andrew Napolitano would be my preferred VP's. Even they have failings. I really do think that Ron Paul would be the best pick for president, so it becomes a very difficult question: "Who is the best replacement for Ron Paul?"

Jesse Ventura is such an unknown. Maybe his quirkiness is similar to Paul's, but without having investigated him further, I have a difficult time trusting him completely.

Gary Johnson appears to be completely unaffected by power. The office of the presidency appears to be one that he doesn't want but will reluctantly accept. This is an excellent quality. But he also disagrees with Ron Paul on a couple of key issues that I think may be deal-breakers. He feels that using the US military to prevent a genocide would be okay.

Tom Woods seems to understand the hazards of unlimited power, and he understands the merits of self-government. His role as a historian gives him incredible value to a Paul administration, but I don't know that he has the leadership ability of a president.

Judge Napolitano seems to have all of the same qualities of Ron Paul, but his experience really seems to be judicial. Judge Napolitano is my personal favorite for VP, but I accept the fact that Judge Nap is particularly well suited to be a supreme court justice. You can't be both POTUS and SCOTUS.

I'm not even sure I like Chuck Baldwin, and Ron Paul endorsed Baldwin for President! I met him in person and put forth a few positions, for which I think he was completely unprepared. Honestly, I don't know him, and I haven't seen much more from him since 2008.


So, who is AS GOOD as Ron Paul? If Ron Paul gets elected president and, in his greed for power, decides to bomb Canada while having an affair with multiple mistresses, socializes the Internet, and assassinates everyone in the federal reserve with a drone, then who do we replace him with?

In whom do we have as much faith as we have in Ron? Are we really OUT OF PATRIOTS? Who can we count on? Adam Kokesh is great, but is he presidential material right for 2012? Is it time for John Stossel or Peter Schiff to step forward for the role of president?

We have been spending our time figuring out how to get Ron Paul into the White House. We have plans A, B, C, and D....well that's great, but our enemies also have plans A, B, C, D, and E for how to keep Paul OUT of the White House. One of their plans is going to be a Manchurian Candidate. It's evil. It's so evil that it's almost guaranteed to be in their agenda.

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How about Dennis Kucinich....

How about Dennis Kucinich.... that would easily win him the election.

Napolitano either Attorney General or Supreme Court Justice (I'd rather him on the Supreme Court).

Thomas Woods could have a position as well.

He could give Gary Johnson a position in the cabinet to get his name out there more too. Gary Johnson could be someone I'm voting for in elections to come.

Walter E. Williams PhD

l. Professor of Economics
2. Humble
3. Married to the same woman forever and speaks highly of her
4. Good sense of humor
5. No problem taking control of the podium
6. For free markets to the max-Austrian economist
7. Not on a power trip
8 Understands role of free markets to economic success
9. Appreciates the history of the United States economically and historically
10. Very ethical


You forgot two of the most important qualities

1. He is black. It should be irrelevant, but in our race obsessed culture it matters. Liberals are going to play the race card like it is an atomic weapon. Dr. Williams is an amazing defender of the libertertarian (common sense) views of race, discrimination, et cetera. Whenever I end up in a discussion with liberals about racism I show them videos
by Dr. Williams. Same thing with welfare.

2. He has the respect of the Rush Limbaugh neocoans. They adore him. I think Dr. Williams on the ticket would help ease some anxieties neocons have about Dr. Paul.

Also I think his wife passed away a few years ago. He always spoke highly of her.


I like him. Out of everything I know of him, he's a perfect choice. His age could come up, but I think he's probably in great shape. He doesn't seem to have an unhealthy lifestyle.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

I like Walter Williams, except for his foreign policy

An ironic twist on what we usually hear about Ron, but I think William would make a great Cabinet level secretary instead of VP.

I'm sure Ron Paul will choose appropriately

who would Romney or Santorum choose? lol! Perhaps they are fishing for ideas.

No one is as good as the doctor

We just have to pick the best one of the others. :)


“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

I only read the headline

I only read the headline because I'm at work on break but JUDGE NAP :)

Judge Nap

He has worked for F*x for many years now, and hasn't caved into their mantra. Says a lot. Also, most voters vote on appearance. I would throw John Stossel in there too. He is a fiscal conservative, and has espoused all of Ron Paul's values for many years and is able to orate them well. Also, both are not politicians, which is a + in my book.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

I agree with you...Judge Nap!

Even if he was only a judge, one just needs to listen to him speak! He far outweighs Santorum, Gingrich, Romney & Obama all put into one on politics! I would be perfectly comfortable with him. Apparently, Paul does too as he mentioned the Judge as one of the possible contenders.


I really like John Stossel, but what bothers me is the fact that voters vote on appearance. I know that they do, and I would hope that a VP candidate would look better than, say, Richard Nixon. John Stossel is good, but I don't think we've seen what power does to him. Neil Cavuto has been in small positions of power and has been urged to run for office, but he seems to shy away from power. In those regards, I would be torn between Cavuto and Stossel when it comes to Fox guys.

Judge Nap is just plain great, and I sure like him as a VP candidate, or even as the presidential candidate in 2020. ;-) But what if he declines? What if he says, "I'm not fit to be president. I'll gladly take the role of secretary of state, supreme court justice, or whatever, but I turn down the role of VP." I might like him, but he might still not be right for -that- particular job.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.