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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

By Ed O'Keefe |  October 30, 2007; 11:13 AM ET Ad Watch , Ron Paul
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Wow actual fair and neutral press about Ron Paul, I have to say that it makes me happy to see that the Washington Post has some bit of integrity left which is not so for many news outlets in the MSM.

Posted by: Janis R. | October 30, 2007 2:16 PM

The Washignton Post is now part of this historic campaign.

Fox News and its cronies are doomed to write history long after Ron Paul wins the nomination. They will contemplate how they failed to notice this utterly unique campaign with its grassroots efforts that defy the imagination.

Everyday brings new and exciting developments that could not have been predicted. Why? Because Ron Paul is a once in a lifetime candidate. His integrity leaves one breathless. His presidency will herald a new era of Constitutional rule not seen since the days of the Founding Fathers.

Ron Paul is the real deal!

Posted by: Albert Meyer | October 30, 2007 9:11 PM

My goodness what is the production value of the first one.

Posted by: Michael Szeto | October 31, 2007 4:23 PM

The second ad is better than the first. This battle is just beginning. The last poll I saw showed Congressman Paul in 4th place and moving up in NH.

Posted by: Don | November 2, 2007 4:58 PM

I am glad to finally see Ron Paul get some of the well deserved media coverage that other canidates seem to take forgranted when their names come up day-in-day out on morning and evening news shows. Its pretty sad that it took a record breaking 4.3 million raised in one day for people to talk about him but hopefully the ball can stay rolling from here. Maybe, just maybe people will listen and support Mr. Paul! Go Ron, Go!

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Posted by: vote4mikehuckabee | December 8, 2007 10:18 PM

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