Monday, July 18, 2011

Ron Paul's first TV ad runs in Nevada

Ron Paul Slams Debt Ceiling in ‘Conviction’ Ad that Airs in Nevada Today

The State Column |  | Monday, July 18, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, released his campaign’s first TV ad of the 2012 presidential race last Friday. Today, Paul’s “Conviction” TV ad will air in the State of Nevada.
Nevada is a key state for the Paul campaign, because Nevada will be the second state in the nation to hold a presidential caucus. Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign manager, said that “Nevada is a key constituency with important and growing influence on the National political environment, and Dr. Paul plans to win the state in 2012.”
The TV ad, which was shown in New Hampshire and Iowa last week, pushes Paul as the leader of those who are opposed to the debt ceiling increase.
According to Benton, the “Conviction” TV ad demonstrates that the Texas Congressman “is the only national leader with the experience, record and credibility to stand up to the debt limit scheme, cut the spending now and save our dollar.” Benton added that Paul’s “extraordinary record of consistency in Congress, having never voted in favor of a debt limit increase, makes him the most qualified leader of such a fight.”
The TV ad, which looks like a summer movie preview, slams a potential compromise on how to offset the cost of the debt ceiling. “They did it to Reagan: a debt ceiling compromise. Democrats promising spending cuts, but delivering only tax hikes,” the narrator states. “Will our party’s leaders repeat the mistakes of the past?” the narrator asks. At the end of the TV ad, the narrator suggests that “one candidate has always been true: Ron Paul.”
Last week, Paul slammed Mitch McConnell’s debt ceiling plan in an email to his supporters. Paul called McConnell’s debt ceiling plan a proposal with “no real spending cuts.” McConnell’s debt ceiling plan would give Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling, while stopping short of forcing Obama to enact spending cuts. In his email, Paul argued that McConnell’s plan, if it passes, will have “handed yet more power over to the Executive Branch.”
On Tuesday of last week, Paul announced that he won’t seek the re-election of his House seat in 2012. Instead, Paul plans to focus all of his energy on the 2012 presidential race.

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1 comment:

  1. The ad is right - the other GOP members vacillate on this and the government just keeps no spending. It can't go on, and RP understands this. Others just don't.