Skip to comments.Paul launches $2M ad campaign in early voting states
Posted on 10/21/2011 8:51:52 PM PDT by traviskicks
Ron Paul is taking to the airwaves with a $2 million ad campaign in key early-voting states that touts his plan for massive budget cuts and likens his Republican presidential rivals to President Obama.
The slickly produced ads will begin airing this weekend in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, according to Paul spokesman Jesse Benton.
One of the ads (at left) focuses on Paul's recently unveiled economic plan, which calls for the dismantling of five Cabinet agencies, among other budget cuts. Another highlights Paul's consistent calls for federal belt-tightening by showing him making similar points in film clips that date back nearly a quarter-century (watch below). Viewers watch the lawmaker's hair go from dark black to snowy white over the course of the 60-second spot, which suggests that other Republican candidates are taking similar positions on federal bailouts and subsidies to Obama's.
The ad buy is a reflection of the fundraising prowess that could make Paul a significant factor in the campaign despite his relatively low poll numbers. As of Sept. 30, Paul's presidential campaign committee had raised more than $12 million.
Paul's last major ad campaign aired in New Hampshire and Iowa in early September and attacked presidential rival (and fellow Texan) Rick Perry for once supporting Al Gore for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. Perry, a Democrat at the time, later changed parties.
Ron Paul Ad - Consistent
In other news, Paul's 10/19-21 money bomb netted $2.7 million.
Lyndon LaRouche Lives in Ron Paul!
Why waste the money.
If Cain falters, I am down to Paul as my last choices before Romney.
I dislike Obama so much that I will vote for ANY Republican in November 2012.
I know that won’t sit well with some Freepers - but it’s the way I feel.
Anybody but Romney, anybody but Romney.
Paul is so 1939.
I think it will come down to that for everybody. Right now, I am just trying to make that “any republican” not Mitt Romney.
Same. We have a 2 party system with no possibility of building coalitions, and I am not wasting my vote on silly 3rd party’s that will never win. I will vote for whoever wins the GOP nomination. There are 2 candidates I’d really have to force myself to vote for should they win the nomination - Romney and Paul. If we get Romney the chameleon, I will hold my nose knowing the vote I cast is only about hopefully preventing the left from taking over the Supreme Court. Ron Paul won’t be the nominee, so I really don’t need to worry about it other than to say I would vote for him over Obama because...well...he’d face so much opposition he’d get nothing done which is better than a Democrat getting legislation signed into law - and besides, having a conspiracy theorist as president is bound to be good for some laughs.
F RuPaul. He can blow it out his @$$.
That Reagan hating POS is A LOSER.
Screw 'em. Yours is the only rational response.
The only difference is the LaRouchers can be spotted carrying a picture of the sitting President with a Hitler mustache. For the Paulbots the Hitler mustache is on the current chairmen of the Federal Reserve. Other than that, no difference.
I know on this sight Ron Paul receives short shrift but until someone comes up with more than a trillion dollar cut in one year Ron Paul is the vehicle for the change we need.
Ahmadinejad/Paul in 2012! Dennis Cuckoocinich as Secretary of PEACE! Weepy Walter Jones as Secretary of Surrender. Obozo as UN Ambassador. Ralph Nader as Secretary of Community Organizing. Cindy Sheehan as Secretary of Defense. Lindsay Lohan as Mistress of Protocol or whomever. Britney Spears as Secretary of Bump and Grind. Joy Behar as White House Press Secretary. George Soros as Secretary of the Treasury. Charlie Sheen as Secretary of Cocaine and non-stop Orgies. Alec Baldwin as Secretary of Windtunnels.
Interesting, informed, and thoughtful analysis from you both.....
If I can't have 1913, then I'll take 1939, thank you very much.