Who is AS GOOD as Ron PaulSubmitted by Benjamin Vander Jagt on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 23:56
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.