ABC News’ Jason Volack (@Jason_volack) reports:
Congressman Ron Paul has released his first television campaign ad of the 2012 campaign season.
Modeled after a cinematic movie trailer the one-minute ad dramatically reviews past debt ceiling compromises in the 1980’s and 1990’s and starkly warns that although tax cuts were promised as part of those deals to increase the debt ceiling, those cuts never materialized. As a result – the ad says – we are left with $14 trillion in debt, millions unemployed, and the dollar in decline.
Congressman Paul has repeatedly said that he opposes any increase of the debt ceiling and the ad puts pressure on Republican congressional leaders to do the same.
The congressman has found a voice as of late on the matter. Starting last weekend and continuing into this week – the congressman has been calling on his supporters to contact their congressperson and tell them to vote no on any deal. The current TV ad is an intensification of that effort.
Congressman Paul has also been on a media binge this past week. On Wednesday he launched a $75,000 radio ad buy across Iowa. The TV ad will start running this Friday in New Hampshire and Iowa.
You can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDk-Sq1WktM