October 29th, 2007
04:50 PM ET
12 years ago

Paul launches first television ads

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After raising a surprising $5 million for his presidential bid, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, launched his first television campaign ads in New Hampshire Monday.

One of the ads, "Catching On," shows interviews with New Hampshire voters praising Paul and saying that he would lower taxes and remove troops from Iraq immediately. "He's catching on, I'm telling you," a man says at the end of the commercial.

In the second ad, "Troops and Deficit," Paul stands in front of a blown up copy of the Constitution. "Once we stop wasting trillions overseas, we can cut the budget and still help people who need it," Paul says, addressing the camera.

Paul's campaign said he will spend $1.1 million on the commercials. They will both run on a rotation in New Hampshire.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: New Hampshire • Ron Paul
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Aaron, Bondurant, IA

    The second one is especially good! Ron Paul's gonna win NH, and I think you're gonna be surprised to know that he's gonna win in many other states as well, leaving him the nomination. Go Ron GO!!!

    October 29, 2007 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. Stephen, Georgetown, TX

    Ron Paul is in progress of raising even more this quarter. He has almost raised 2.5 million for the month of March. Supporters for Paul are attempting to raise 10 million in a single day contribution on 5th of November. Their hope is to gain media attention to Paul and his campaign by the largest single day contribution ever for a political candidate.

    October 29, 2007 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  3. m T

    One of the few non-compromised representative OF THE PEOPLE in DC! RonPaul2008.com !

    October 29, 2007 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  4. Dan ~ Longview, WA.

    Great! I am so glad to see some talk about Ron Paul!

    He has been a rock in the congress, and is known by his counterparts to be a man of integrity.

    He knows this country is way off track, and wants to get us back on track by abiding by our Constitution...any of you ever read it?

    Read about his views on Income Taxes, War, the 2nd ammendment...he will blow your mind.

    A true american who will look out for US, not a corporate sell out.

    Please, visit http://www.ronpaul2008.com and lets get back on track!

    October 29, 2007 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  5. James Austin, TX

    70% of Americans want the U.S. out of Iraq. Ron Paul will get us out as soon as tactically possible. Ron Paul is the only Republican who can defeat Hillary, since she has stated that she will keep our troops in Iraq well beyond 2010. Return to the Constitution. Restore the Republic. Vote Ron Paul 2008.

    October 29, 2007 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Ryan A, Mass.

    Two great ads and a color brochure mailer sent by Ron Paul's campaign to NH residents is money well spent.

    Turnout, turnout, turnout for the primary. Nobody has supporters as excited and determined to vote as Paul's camp. Go Ron!

    October 29, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  7. DefendTheConstitution

    Ron Paul really is the last hope for freedom in America.

    Even if he doesn't win I hope he has awakened enough Americans to see a glimmer of hope in the vast sludge of greed and corruption that permeates through Washington, the Federal Reserve System (a private central bank) and a mass media machine that constantly feeds this sludge into our living rooms.

    Americans will need to continue to fight tooth and nail for their liberties with or without the great Dr Ron Paul.

    October 30, 2007 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  8. Bryn, Australia

    I'd be more inclined to support him if not for the fact that his opposition to international involvement isn't just about Iraq. It's also about the UN, foreign interventions, the International Criminal Court, and on and on and on. It's essentially an isolationist foreign policy, and that's something that neither America nor the world can afford. We need an America that's engaged with the world – the antagonistic policy of the Bush administration isn't productive, but neither would be Paul's opposite extreme.

    October 30, 2007 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  9. Garrett Babb Indianapolis, IN

    The comment board looks so lonely. I think Paulites may have given up on the ticker... Viva La Revolucion!!

    October 30, 2007 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. Jessica, Madisonville, KY

    Woohoo! Ron Paul gives me hope for a brighter future! This man would truely be the greatest President of all times!!

    October 30, 2007 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. JB Hull, IA

    those are terrible, terrible campaign commercials... can't Paul hire better directors??

    October 30, 2007 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. Danny C Tn

    This is just the beginning folks. At least he speaks the truth. Where's all the Ron Paul supporters at today?? I for one will be voting Dr. Paul. In my hometown support for Dr. Paul is booming as is around the nation. The revolution has begun. Best of luck Ron. Peace to you all. Even the haters, aka neo cons etc.

    October 30, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. Mike, Jersey CIty, NJ

    Go Ron Go!!!

    October 30, 2007 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  14. texpat

    Ron Paul is a non-interventionist, not an isolationist. He advocates free trade (not managed trade) and opposes organizations like the UN and the ICC because they compromise US sovereignty. The US would be more engaged under a Paul presidency because he would rely on diplomacy instead of war and would allow US citizens to trade with, and travel to, all nations.

    October 31, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  15. Robert C TN

    Ron Paul did Awesome last night on Jay Leno btw. I wish him the best of luck at raising 10 million on Nov 5th. that is the goal, to raise 10 million in one day on nov 5th. If we could get 10,000 people to donate $1,000 each than he would reach that goal. I know there at least 10,000 or more ron paul supporters. Im betting A LOT MORE. Like people my age.

    October 31, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. Rick, Syracuse NY

    Absolutely huge fan of Ron Paul, everything he says is just common plain common sense: Something absent from all the other candidates. Second ad was great...the first ad however was a little lacking. Those "actors" sounded a little fake. I'm sure he would have had plenty of eager and vibrant ron paul supporters ready to play a part, why not use them??

    November 2, 2007 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  17. Phillip Delabar, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Dr. Ron Paul is a man who appears to be about setting the course of America. Is he just too honest to win? Bust out the support on Nov. 5th!

    November 4, 2007 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |