Skip to comments.Ron Paul Launches TV Ads
Posted on 08/07/2007 5:44:31 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul began running television campaign ads Tuesday in Iowa.
The spots for the Texas congressman began just days before a straw poll in the first presidential nominating state.
The 30-second ads will be in rotation in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.
Campaign spokesman Jesse Benton declined to reveal the cost.
The ad features Paul speaking to a crowd of supporters while an announcer repeats the Texan's fiscally conservative campaign themes.
Various statements flash across the screen, including "Stop the national I.D. Card."
Benton said the ad, the first of two for TV, will be accompanied by similar radio spots.
Curious, does his ad mention he wants to abolish the Fed Reserve?
That his foreign policy is to run away and hide and hope the bad men around the world kill him last?
You can see it at that link.
So in short, NO he doesn’t tell the truth. He just another politican saying what he thinks people want to hear.
I have no idea what you are talking about. But maybe that’s what you want to hear.
That keyword vandal is quick.
My name is Ron Paulnut and I approve this message: To al Qaeda and the enemies of the US, you have nothing to fear from me, I will make our military surrender to you. If I had my way, Saddam would still be in power to rape and murder the innocent. He was not a threat to us or the world, just his people of Iraq, which I do not care about. I am no friend of Israel, so they better get used to the fact, I will let them get wiped off the map. Vote for me and I will let our international friends down. I am Ron Paulnut and I approve this message.
Whoa, he refused his congressional pension? That’s impressive!! We should ask the other candidates if they will do the same!
Nice more insults and trash talk. Is any other candidates running ads for this poll?
You don’t have anything ingelligent to say, so why don’t you go play in your sand box
Ron Paul’s Earmarks
August 6, 2007; Page A12
Texas Congressman Ron Paul — libertarian gadfly and current Republican Presidential hopeful — has made a name for himself as a critic of overspending. But it seems even he can’t resist the political allure of earmarks.
After reporters started asking questions, the Congressman disclosed his requests this year for about $400 million worth of federal funding for no fewer than 65 earmarks. They include such urgent national wartime priorities as an $8 million request for the marketing of wild American shrimp and $2.3 million to fund shrimp-fishing research.
When we called Mr. Paul’s office for an explanation, his spokesperson offered up something worthy of pork legends Tom DeLay or Senator Robert C. Byrd: “Reducing earmarks does not reduce government spending, and it does not prohibit spending upon those things that are earmarked,” the spokesman said. “What people who push earmark reform are doing is they are particularly misleading the public — and I have to presume it’s not by accident.”
On the other hand, good libertarians should want to start cutting somewhere. The problem with earmarking is that each year the habit grows by leaps and bounds so that it now represents real money. It is also a gateway to political corruption — a la Duke Cunningham, and other Congressmen currently under investigation for trading favors for earmarks.
Mr. Paul is one of Congress’s better fiscal conservatives. So the fact that even he feels obliged to grab multiple earmarks is all the more reason to keep fighting for transparency in the earmark process, as well as for the line-item veto, which would give Presidents a chance to impose some spending discipline from outside Congress.
Does he wave the white flag the blame America first traitor
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He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve?
Oh, that’s bad. We wouldn’t want to be confused with a capitalistic country;<)
He's not going to win, right?
What's the worry?
Okay, you’ve brought freerepublic down to the level of the “Koz.” Now, why don’t you demonstrate your genius by explaining why we were attacked by 17 Saudis on 9/11?
All Congressmen gives money back to their district. It's what they do.
But Paul has led the fight to limit the federal government overall so states would have more money to take care of these problems themselves. You know, so Congressmen wouldn't have to fight over table scraps to give back to their districts.
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