Paul slams Gingrich and Romney in new ad on Iowa TV
December 28th, 2011
10:20 AM ET
11 years ago

Paul slams Gingrich and Romney in new ad on Iowa TV

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A new TV commercial by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas takes shots at two of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Paul campaign says the 30-second spot begins running statewide in Iowa Wednesday, six days before the caucuses–the first contest in the primary and caucus calendar.

The ad begins with the narrator saying that "The Washington machine is strangling our economy. Politicians who supported bailouts and mandates. Serial hypocrites and flip-floppers who can't clean up the mess."

A picture of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is seen in the ad, accompanied by the words "serial hypocrisy" and a picture of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney includes the words "flip flopper."

The narrator goes on to say that "one man stands alone, a real plan to cut a trillion dollars year one, balance the budget in three" and closes by saying "Ron Paul, the one we've been looking for."

Paul, who's making his third bid for the White House, along with Romney, who's making his second run for the nomination, and Gingrich, are tied for the top spot in the most recent poll of likely GOP caucus goers.

Paul's campaign has spent around three-quarters of a million dollars to run ads on Iowa TV so far this year.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Truth somebody wrote:

    Did you ever stop to think that other recessions ended and the economy turned itself around on avergae in 18 months?
    Did you ever to stop to think that they named this one The Great Recession for a good reason? Past recessions have primarily been on segment of the economy like housing or the auto industry. This one hit across all sectors of the economy. Even Wall Street feel from 14,000 to under 7000. You are living the fantasy reality of conservative meda.

    When Obama took office he said that economic recovery will take years, not months. The only reason the recession lasted for roughly 18 months on paper is because of the Stimulus. It could have lasted twice as long, or even decayed into depression.

    December 28, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Democrat4Paul

    God Bless Ron Paul!!

    December 28, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Four and The Door wrote:

    America is still a manufacturing powerhouse but we need to be smarter about what we do here and what we do offshore.
    Ha HA. Still living those conservative fantasies and false realities, huh? America has not been a manufacturing powerhouse in decades. Decades. We just lost half of our manufacturing jobs over the past decade. We haven't had a trade surplus since Reagan took office. Since Reagan took office? Hmm.

    December 28, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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