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Paul launches $2M ad campaign in early voting states
CBS NEWS ^ | 10/20/11 | Rodney Hawkins

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.


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Video of the two ads are imbeded in the link. Not bad:

Ron Paul Ad - Plan

Ron Paul Ad - Consistent

In other news, Paul's 10/19-21 money bomb netted $2.7 million.

1 posted on 10/21/2011 8:51:59 PM PDT by traviskicks
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To: traviskicks

Lyndon LaRouche Lives in Ron Paul!


2 posted on 10/21/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: traviskicks

Why waste the money.


3 posted on 10/21/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: doc1019

If Cain falters, I am down to Paul as my last choices before Romney.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 8:58:18 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

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.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 9:00:32 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: wolfman23601

Anybody but Romney, anybody but Romney.


6 posted on 10/21/2011 9:04:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: traviskicks

Paul is so 1939.


7 posted on 10/21/2011 9:06:09 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: MplsSteve

I think it will come down to that for everybody. Right now, I am just trying to make that “any republican” not Mitt Romney.


8 posted on 10/21/2011 9:06:46 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: MplsSteve

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.


9 posted on 10/21/2011 9:13:39 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: traviskicks

F RuPaul. He can blow it out his @$$.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwdcmjBgNA

That Reagan hating POS is A LOSER.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 9:18:57 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: traviskicks

Paul/Nader ‘12


11 posted on 10/21/2011 9:30:29 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: MplsSteve
I know that won’t sit well with some Freepers - but it’s the way I feel.

Screw 'em. Yours is the only rational response.

12 posted on 10/21/2011 10:45:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: GeronL
“Lyndon LaRouche Lives in Ron Paul!”

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.

13 posted on 10/22/2011 12:02:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

lol


14 posted on 10/22/2011 12:19:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: traviskicks

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.


15 posted on 10/22/2011 2:36:30 AM PDT by anchorclankor (From the main part of Missouri)
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To: MplsSteve
I dislike Obama so much that I will vote for ANY Republican in November 2012.

Any but the surrender monkey. There is very little difference between Cut and Run and the king. They both blame America for every problem in the world. They both endorse OWS, both want to destroy our military. Both want preferential treatment for gays. Both want legalized abortion. Both hate Israel. About the only difference is that Obama realized the world is a better place by getting rid of OBL. Cut and Run disagrees. Ron Paul would be worse for America than the king.

Keep up the good work on the MN news group. Now that I do not live there it is nice to be able to keep up with things.
16 posted on 10/22/2011 4:05:15 AM PDT by John D
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To: Drango

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.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 5:09:25 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: John D; Lazlo in PA

Interesting, informed, and thoughtful analysis from you both.....


18 posted on 10/22/2011 5:13:11 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: TwoSwords
Paul is so 1939.

If I can't have 1913, then I'll take 1939, thank you very much.

19 posted on 10/22/2011 5:41:27 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: traviskicks
I was among the 3.6% of Florida Republicans who voted for Ron Paul in the 2008 primary. By the time the primary rolled around, all my preferred candidates had bailed out. I expect the same thing will happen again in 2012.
20 posted on 10/22/2011 7:56:54 AM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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