Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2012 Poll: Paul or Paul?

Let me preface this with a disclaimer: I was not a supporter of Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2008, nor do I envision myself supporting him in 2012, should he run. I think that Paul is right on a lot of issues, but I disagree with him on a lot of his positions. I've never been thrilled with Paul as a presidential candidate. Treasury Secretary or Federal Reserve Chairman, perhaps. President? Not so much.

Now that I have that out of the way, on to the point of this post.

2012 is going to be a very interesting presidential election, particularly on the Republican side of things. Ron Paul made a splash in 2008, but didn't really get anywhere. His supporters, perhaps the most loyal and zealous of any current politician, have been pushing for the 75 year-old to run again in 2012.

Paul has hinted that he is considering another presidential run. But, to add a strange twist, his son, freshman U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), has also expressed interest - but only if his father doesn't run. Rand is considered by some to be a more palatable, less extreme version of his father. Others don't see a dime's worth of difference between the two.

So, I've decided to do a poll on the subject. If you had to pick between Paul's, which family member would you consider supporting for President? Ron? Rand? Robert? Would you not support a Paul? Vote below, and check back for results as the votes are cast.

P.S. After voting, click See Dashboard to view more detailed results.


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