December 26th, 2007
06:40 PM ET
10 years ago

Paul up with new ad in New Hampshire

Paul is up with a new ad in New Hampshire.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Ron Paul launched a new ad in Iowa and New Hampshire Wednesday that highlights the Texas congressman's biography.

"Answering our country’s call, Ron Paul became a flight surgeon in the Air Force," the narrator states in the 30-second spot, titled 'Defender of Freedom.' "As a doctor, Ron Paul delivered over 4,000 babies and is a leading defender of life. In Congress, Ron Paul never voted to raise taxes, never voted for an unbalanced budget, never voted to restrict gun rights or raise congressional pay."

The ad comes a week before Iowa holds its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, and roughly two weeks before New Hampshire voters head to the polls for the first primary of the 2008 campaign. The Texas congressman - whose libertarian message seems well-tailored for the Granite State – is registering single-digit support in most recent polls of GOP primary voters.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: New Hampshire • Ron Paul
soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Steve

    This message is in response to Cat, from California.

    He did nothing, and that's the point. We're all (hopefully) adults here. We can take care of ourselves. We don't need the government inefficiently taking care of us from cradle to grave. If you can't take care of yourself that is not the governments fault and/or problem. The biggest problem in this country is people refusing to take responsibility for their own actions. Ron Paul is the only person man enough to do something about it, regardless of whether it is popular to all the irresponsible people out there or not.

    December 28, 2007 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. Christopher Wilson

    The War in Iraq and Radical Islamic Terrorism are two entirely different creatures. Our men and women in uniform were sent to Iraq under the false pretenses that Hussein controlled weapons of mass destruction and was an eminent threat to America. Hussein and Bin Laden were not allies, and statistics show there are more terrorists in Iraq today than prior to our occupation.

    Ron Paul recognizes that you cannot fight small terrorist cells by engaging in a national police action, patrolling streets and rebuilding another nation’s infrastructure when we have our own problems in the homeland. Terrorists must be fought using elite special-forces and tactics, not by attempting to serve as the planet’s global police force. Our nation simply cannot afford such an endeavor.

    I support Ron Paul because he is a humble man of reason and logic. He believes in a strong national defense based on the motto: "Walk softly and carry a big stick." I also like how he wants to depose the IRS.

    December 28, 2007 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. Gene

    Ron Paul is the last, great hope for America... I cringe to think of what lies ahead if Americans don't wake up and take back our country. Ron Paul is the only candidate who can do this. The rest are all given to us by the same powerbrokers. It's time to break free. "Give me Ron Paul, or give me death".

    December 28, 2007 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  4. kyle

    exactly what America needs. no more welfare state, no more bought and sold, disgusting lying politicians. no more policing the world. peace, freedom, and prosperity! RESTORE THE REPUBLIC! RON PAUL 2008!

    December 29, 2007 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  5. Mr. Lore

    For the record, I am a 52 year old male with a Masters Degree. I fully support Ron Paul because he is the only intelligent choice. His difficulty is that he not only has to win the hearts of the people but he has to overcome the mainstream press who simply refuses to print the whole untainted truth. Why? Who rules the press? It becomes so glaringly obvious each day that the big money machine does not want the Ron Paul message to get out.

    December 29, 2007 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  6. Darrell

    Dear People,

    Our country is about a foot away from a dollar collapse of historical proportions. So many people in this country just want to stick their heads in the sand like an ostrich and not face hard facts.

    Wake up AMERICA!!!!!!!

    Another election, another 'band-aid' presidential pool who all want to put another band-aid on our massively broken economic system.

    Ron Paul is our last hope before the world toilet flushes the USA down the spout. You people can't see the light and/or have no courage.

    I am flat out disgusted.

    December 29, 2007 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  7. James

    There's a lot of people who like to bash Ron Paul, yet they offer no alternative that has a better solution on any platform. If he's not a viable candidate, them why bother coming here at all to simply call him a "Kook"? Is is because he can beat your candidate on every position? Is it because he speaks the truth? Because he actually answers the questions? Because he actually READS books and reports? Why are you afraid of Ron Paul?

    December 29, 2007 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. CharityAngel

    I have only begun to fight! There is more at stake here then just a popularity contest. We are talking about the future of our nation, our economic crisis, our children's future, and so much more.

    I am voting for Ron Paul because he is the only candidate with a solid record that is supportive of the US Constitution. The Constitution gives the PEOPLE their rights, and to choose anyone else means that we agree to this insanity that has happened the last few decades of having OUR freedoms stripped.

    It is OUR responsibility to ensure liberty for ourselves and those that come after us. I do not mind fighting this fight, but my goal is to liberate my children. Enough is enough!

    December 29, 2007 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. D-unit

    Our nation is headed in the wrong direction. We started off with principles of limited government, individual responsibility and individual respect. George Washington said, upon leaving office to "stay out of entangling alliances." He knew what he was talking about. The Constitution says only gold and silver shall be legal tender, those guys knew what they were talking about.

    In today's context they would be called "radicals," "fools." Sure, the MSM will never say George Washington is an idiot, or Thomas Jefferson is a quack, they'll say "Ron Paul can't win, he is fringe." Revive Jefferson today and he would say the FBI, Fed, Iraq War, Income Tax, Department of Education, Homeland Security, CIA, NSA, Energy, are all ABOMINATIONS.

    Our government is an ABOMINATION. Our children will see worse days then we are seeing, even if Ron Paul is elected. However, Fox, CNN, Bush, the whole rotten Congress, and the whole rotten Bureaucracy tramples on our founders' ideals, and on our founding principles day in and day out.

    At least Ron Paul has backbone and adheres to this nation's original sound principles. He criticizes Lincoln, and you know what, that takes more backbone the entire White House put together. He criticizes Wilson, he is principled to the core, and mark my words, a man like this only gets close to the top once in a lifetime, nay once in ten lifetimes. Vote for him, support him, because after him its downhill for America.

    December 29, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
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