A day after The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart blasted the national media for ignoring Congressman Ron Paul’s (R-TX) presidential campaign, the twelve term congressman and narrow runner up in the recent Ames Straw Poll released a dramatic new ad.
Filmed as a Michael Bay-esque movie trailer, the ad even opens with a disclaimer that “the following preview has been approved for all audiences” and concludes that Ron Paul is “the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace, the one who will restore liberty.”Fifteen seconds into the ad the narrator laments the current state of Washington D.C., claiming that it is “the story of smooth talking politicians”, while pictures of Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Barack Obama flash across the screen followed by the words “Games of – he said, she said” appearing over video of Nancy Pelosi and Michele Bachmann yelling at each other.
CNN reports that the Paul campaign is spending six-figures for airtime for the 60-second spot in New Hampshire, as well as Iowa. In New Hampshire Paul currently polls a distant third with an average of 8.3 percent support, behind Bachmann at 17.6, and Romney with 32.2.
Watch the ad: