ABC News' Jason Volack (@Jason_Volack) reports:
Following a weekend where Rep. Ron Paul’s campaign says he was virtually ignored by the press – the campaign is out with a new TV ad that takes aim at Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Barack Obama labeling them as “smooth talking politicians.”
The ad “The One” has a very cinematic movie trailer feel to it and flashes between images of Perry, Romney, Obama, Michele Bachmann and Nancy Pelosi, suggesting they're all the same. Ron Paul, the ad suggests, is the only different candidate in the race; he's never voted for a tax increase, and he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Ron Paul," says the announcer, "the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace."
It also suggests the other politicians represent rhetoric and division. It does not say how Paul, who votes against most bills on Capitol Hil, would represent a move away from division.
The new ad is similar in style to his first TV ad “Conviction,” which debuted in July in New Hampshire and Iowa.
A campaign spokesperson says the ad is now running in New Hampshire and Iowa and is part of a six -figure ad buy.
The campaign is flexing its financial muscle and using some of the war chest it has accumulated over the past several months. By the end of June, Ron Paul raised around $4.5 million in the second quarter fundraising – second only to Mitt Romney.
This ad continues the campaign’s heavy focus on the economy touting that Ron Paul, while in the House of Representatives, voted against every tax increase and every unbalanced budget. The ad even says that Ron will bring peace, restore the dollar, and restore liberty. When pressed by ABC News last week in Des Moines on what sets the congressman apart from his GOP rivals – Paul pointed to those three areas.