Paul launches 'closing argument' ad in NH
January 2nd, 2012
11:41 AM ET
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Paul launches 'closing argument' ad in NH

(CNN) - Ron Paul's campaign released its final television ad in New Hampshire Monday showcasing the Texas congressman's fiscal conservatism, a key credential in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

The minute-long television spot is scheduled to air statewide in New Hampshire on broadcast and cable networks. The ad is what Paul's campaign called their "closing argument" in the Granite State.

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Called "Believe," the ad featured New Hampshire Paul supporters listing the reasons they back the candidate, focusing on his platform of limited government and responsible spending.

"He's never once voted for a tax increase, never once voted for a unbalanced budget," one supporter said.

Another asserted: "When he says he's going to cut at trillion dollars in the first year, I believe it."

The ad drew comparisons between Paul and two of his competitors, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Clips of television reports showed pundits criticizing Romney for his reputation as a flip-flopper, and Gingrich for his role advising Freddie Mac after he left Congress.

"We can't afford to make the same mistakes we've made in the past," a female Paul supporter said.

In a statement, Paul's campaign said the ad underscored their operation's strength in New Hampshire.

"Ron Paul is surging in New Hampshire and is in it to win it," Jesse Benton, Paul's national campaign chairman, said in a statement. "We have a first-class organization and tremendous support from a state where his message of personal and economic liberty resonates well."

Benton said the spot was the final paid television advertisement in the state.

"This ad will serve as the closing argument for why Ron Paul is the only authentic conservative in this race, and the only one capable of bringing authentic change to Washington," Benton said.

New Hampshire holds its first-in-the-nation primary on January 10, one week after Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    If only he wasn't so kooky on the foreign policy front.... His approach seems to call for fighting all threats at our shorelines.

    January 2, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Bran

    If talks of peace and utilizing war ONLY as a last line of defense ONLY with the approval of congress is kooky (something our last two presidents has failed to do). Then I want my politician to be kooky.

    January 2, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Bran

    And when/if Iran's military ever gets the ability to even make it 1000 miles to our shores and actually TRIES to do so, then we will talk about wars, bombing livelihoods, killing people, and overthrowing governments. Until then, lets show other nations we are actual adults.

    January 2, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Cutting expenses cuts jobs. Cutting jobs adds unemployment expenses. Or is it like the Democrat from Florida said "Die Quickly"?

    January 2, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. The Poor > The Rich

    Ron Paul has long reminded me of the crazy uncle who is sometimes right... Unfortunately, he really is unelectable – even if he got the nomination, the GOP would sabotage his campaign themselves because they'd rather have 4 more years of Obama than Paul throwing a monkey wrench into their earmarks and war profits.

    January 2, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  6. WhereIsPalin

    Dr Quack is the only choice for the GOP. Let's get to know him better. Bring this 30 year politician into the national spoltlight. Then we'll see if this is what our country really needs.

    January 2, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. paul sucks

    IRAN has no need to invade us. They can block the flow of oil and cripple us.
    Ron Paul is a racist nut

    January 2, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. Get Real

    Ron Paul is an unelectable nutjob. Go Ron Paul!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    January 2, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Ron

    I concur with those of you who believe Ron Paul is crazy, little, nut of a man. He acts like the little geek who got bullied all through grade school and now thinks he has his moment to fight back. Get over it dude. Everyone's grown up and moved on with their lives...

    January 2, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. Bob

    If the people of this great country are unanimous for freedom and liberty, no amount of machinations can stop us. History was made with the election of this president, now make a greater history by electing a founding father incarnate

    January 2, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  11. paul sucks

    Half the founding fathers owned slaves. So if you are talking about Ron Paul. Yeah I would agree

    January 2, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |