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Rudy and Ron Air New Ones

Giuliani Has 'Will' and Leadership in New N.H. Ad
Rudy Giuliani is airing a new ad in New Hampshire that clearly states his immigration reform proposals.

But the ad also provides several reminders of Giuliani's leadership experience: he says the word "leadership" twice, and it also flashes on screen a few times. So if viewers don't care for the immigration message, the leadership references may rub off instead.

"People are frustrated over immigration because the government has been talking about solving this for twenty or twenty-five years, and it's just gotten worse. What we need here is leadership," Giuliani says in the ad. "Build a fence. Train the border patrol. Have a BorderStat system. Have a tamper-proof ID card. And then if you become a citizen you have to be able to read English, write English, speak English and understand American civics. We can end illegal immigration. The technology exists to do it, the people exist to do it. Now we need the political leadership and will to get it done."

Paul Enlists His Family for Holiday Ad
Face it: some people think Ron Paul is crazy, while others write him off as an also-ran. (Please restrain yourselves blog commentators.) But the Texas congressman's new TV and radio ads try to tell a different story. Radio and TV spots talk about the doctor-turned-Congressman who understands the challenges patients and doctors face. Other radio ads talk about his plans to radically change the nation's tax system.

And now Rep. Paul enlists his large family to deliver a simple message: Happy Holidays.

This is arguably the nicest, most pleasant ad of the cycle. Do you agree? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  December 14, 2007; 9:35 AM ET Ad Watch , Ron Paul , Rudy Giuliani
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Posted by: votenic | December 14, 2007 2:41 PM

You will no longer be able to ignore this great man..
He deserves respect, you do not give him...

History will judge the media according to this blunder, as FAILED.
The whole of America has been failed by the Post.

Shame on you all.

Posted by: Gordon | December 16, 2007 8:36 AM

My vote is for Dr. Ron Paul.

Posted by: Voter | December 16, 2007 3:32 PM

I can't believe you started a description of Ron Paul like that. He is running a serious campaign and the smearing his name is smearing us Americans whom Ron speaks for.

Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace! Ronpaul2008

Posted by: dissappointed with WP | December 16, 2007 3:36 PM

Ron Paul's campaign just raised $6 million to go with the millions already raised in 2007. Look for more ads as the campaign progresses. Congressman Paul is in the fight now and until the nomination process concludes at the Republican convention.

Posted by: Don | December 17, 2007 1:17 PM

Ed, are you kidding? Do you really need to ask us if we think this is the most pleasant ad of the cycle? You're a funny guy.

Why don't you put a front page profile on Ron Paul, and all that he stands for. Now, that, would be journalism.

Posted by: elliemae | January 7, 2008 5:20 PM

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