First Ron Paul Ad Looks Like A Movie Trailer
Congressman Ron Paul debuted his first television ad for the 2012 presidential campaign...and it looks like a movie trailer! And just like a "real" movie trailer, it begins with a notice stating that "the following preview has been approved for all audiences."
IMHO, it's pretty cool for a political ad. Quite different. I just wish there was an excerpt or two from some of his speeches included in it. Personally, I'd like to see more "Ron Paul" in a Ron Paul ad. I think it would add a bit more character to the ad, as well as exemplify his honesty...not to mention, his long history as the one politician who doesn't act like a "politician."
The Ron Paul campaign invested six figures in this, its first television ad buy, according to the campaign's chairman, Jesse Benton. The 65-second spot began airing today in Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the early-voting states.
This is just the latest step in Dr. Ron Paul's increasingly serious 2012 presidential campaign. And you can bet he's darn serious. In terms of his presidential bid, he's all in and focusing 100% on the presidential race. And on Tuesday, he verified this on his Twitter page by tweeting that he will not run for re-election to Congress in 2012.
Bottom line, Ron Paul, the 12-term Republican congressman, is in it all the way. He won't have to worry about running TWO election campaigns this time; he's concentrating solely on the 2012 presidential campaign.
About the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Ad
The ad spot is definitely timely, attacking the current negotiations regarding the debt ceiling. It highlights his long history of standing up to the "Washington Machine," and his role as the national leader of the strong opposition movement against raising the country's debt ceiling even higher...yet again!
Here's a transcript of the ad:
"In the 80's, they did it to Reagan...a debt ceiling compromise. Democrats promising spending cuts, but delivering only tax hikes. The 90's brought more compromises, more broken promises and more new taxes.
This August, the next chapter will be written. A defining moment...
$14 trillion in debt. Millions unemployed. The dollar in decline. We know where they stand, but will our party's leaders repeat the mistakes of the past? Will they choose compromise...or conviction?
One candidate has always been true. Ron Paul. -Cut spending, balance the budget, no deals. Standing up to the Washington Machine...guided by principal. Restore America now. I'm Ron Paul and I approved this message."
So what do you think about this first Ron Paul ad? Did you like it? Did you not like it? Not sure? Please let us know in the comments section below!