Ron Paul Hits the Air
Ron Paul is starting to spend his campaign money. Two new ads from the Texas Congressman are now airing in New Hampshire.
The first ad is certainly not nearly as slickly produced as ads from other campaigns. It features supporters talking about why they are supporting the longshot Republican.
"Look, the man's a doctor. He's the only one who understands the health care mess," one woman tells friends at a coffee shop.
"He's the only one who's really talking sense to the people," another guy says.
This ad has something that other campaign ads lack: Young voters.
"I'm undeclared, but I'm going to go Republican and vote for Ron Paul," one student tells two friends.
The second ad features Paul speaking directly into the camera, with an image of the Constitution green-screened in behind him.
"I'm the only one in either party who's pledged to bring our troops home from Iraq immediately, and cut government spending," Paul says. "In Congress, I've never voted for an unbalanced budget, and as president I'll veto anyone that passes."
Paul surprised many by raising roughly $5 million during the third quarter. But Paul told us earlier this month during a PostTalk interview that he has never made a single call to a supporter asking for money.
"I didn't raise $5 million," he said during the interview. "A lot of people sent me a lot of money that added up to $5 million."
And we should expect similar ads like the ones above real soon, since Paul told us he plans to spend his millions in New Hampshire, South Carolina and other states where voting takes place early next year.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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