Paul says aloha to Hawaii with new ad
March 7th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
11 years ago

Paul says aloha to Hawaii with new ad

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who has yet to win a contest in the GOP nominating process, will release a new television ad in Hawaii ahead of the state's caucuses next week.

His campaign announced the 30-second spot, "Plan," on Wednesday, saying the ad's "upbeat and hopeful" tone aims to focus on Paul's economic recovery goals.

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The positive ad highlights key points from the candidate's platform, including his plan to slash $1 trillion in federal spending in his first year of office, as well as eliminate five federal bureaucracies and cut U.S. military involvement abroad.

"Ron Paul's ad 'Plan' is an ideal one to air in Hawaii, with its pleasant climate, because it helps separate him from the 'fair-weather conservatives' who are unwilling to make the tough decisions that will get our country back on track," Jesse Benton, the campaign's national chairman, said in a statement.

Despite disappointing finishes in several Super Tuesday states, his campaign gave no indication the Texas congressman will drop out of the race.

Describing him as the "only authentic conservative in the race," Benton added that Paul "is the only candidate besides Mitt Romney with the resources and stamina to run an exhaustive 50-state campaign."

The commercial will air Thursday through Tuesday on cable television and select broadcast outlets in Hawaii.

With 20 delegates at stake, the island holds its caucuses on Tuesday, the same day voters in Alabama, Mississippi and American Samoa also head to the polls.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Mikey

    @Truth – If you know about Hawaii, it has a bunch of military instillations. Any major cost cutting initiative would likely result in closing of some facilities and consolidation. Cuts at the level Paul is urging at would be much greater. There is no way you are going to reduce military spending by 40 or 50 percent and not severely imapct Hawaii along with numerous other areas that benefit from military bases. It's a choice we have to make. We can't continue to spend as much as the rest of the world combined, but just how much to cut and what kind of cuts is a big question.

    March 7, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Nick

    To all the flame comments above. You should read the teachings of the founding fathers. You disgust me as an American and should be ashamed of yourselves.

    March 7, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. cf

    Still waiting for Ron Paul or anyone on the Right to explain how "tax cuts" creates jobs. I can't pay my bills with a tax cut that my wealthy neighbor got.

    March 7, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    who knows, First aircraft carriers are NOT a replacement for major military bases. They serve very different purposes and are not even close to being equal. And they cannot get any place on the globe in 10 hours, unless they are pre-positioned and close to begin with. These task forces also need frequent re-supply. Large military bases abroad allow us to pre-position men and materials. That being said, I'm sure there are quite a few we could do without and consolidate. But for the USA to start closing down major bases abroad would be pure insanity, especially given the situation in Iran and North Korea. And then there is China!

    March 7, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Church

    Lots of bases and intrusion, thanks to Dick Cheney's War of Imperialism.
    Ron Paul wants to rebuild this country, not steal from others.

    March 7, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    cf - Still waiting for Ron Paul or anyone on the Right to explain how "tax cuts" creates jobs. I can't pay my bills with a tax cut that my wealthy neighbor got
    So just what on the earth does YOU paying YOUR bills have to do with your NEIGHBOR'S tax bill???? Maybe you need to look in the mirror for answers to your problems instead of out the side window?

    March 7, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    The hard, cold truth is that we need overseas installations, and Ron Paul is attempting to apply logic that did not work in 1800 to situations in 2012. He is operating from an assumption that people will simply leave us alone. They won't leave us alone because of Ron Paul's virtue, they will leave us alone if they know that we can find them and take them out. We do have to eliminate redundancy, as well as picking an appropriate place of our choosing to show our military muscle, but to suggest we withdraw inside our borders and hope nobody notices us is insane.

    March 7, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Can somebody please check the temperature in hell? I agree with everything Tom Paine just said. Miracles DO happen!

    March 7, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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