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POLITICO.com: Ron Paul ads hitting airwaves in Iowa, NH; "...flair of a Hollywood movie preview, is part of a six-figure ad buy"


Ron Paul is hitting the airwaves for the first time in Iowa and New Hampshire with a spot that warns ominously against raising the federal debt limit, POLITICO has learned.

The 60-second spot, made with all the flair of a Hollywood movie preview, is part of a six-figure ad buy in the early-voting states, just the latest step forward in the Texas congressman’s increasingly serious campaign.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58949.html#ixzz1S4...

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"...increasingly serious campaign..."

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unlike any campaign ad i've ever seen. A bit too cinematic? Perhaps not, doesn't matter. I wouldn't mind seeing Doc's ads attacking other candidates like Romney and Bachman though. They're both leading most of the polls yet no one has their guns drawn (besides Pawlenty's prairie dogging).

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loved it!

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How Many Ads

It says these ads have a 6 figure budget. Anyone have an idea roughly how much ad time this buys? Does this mean tons of ads for a long time? Or several big expensive ones?

Nationally? Need 7 or 8 figures to have an impact.

Locally 6 figures can go pretty far. Two weeks, prime time insertions. Probably 200K to air a single 30 sec state-wide ad in the right slots on the right channels. This one's 60 sec.

It's all about where the campaign wants the ad to go, primetime network channels where most voting eyes are, or cable / offpeak / alternatives.

The more mainstream the target, the larger the spread, the higher the cost and it works exponentially.

That's why it's so ungodly expensive to air campaigns on TV.


Awesome ad, will really give us some street cred with the mases.

Just what we need...

street cred with microwave radiation (mase). :O)

But I do agree, it is an awesome ad, especially for the masses.

Sorry couldn't resist.

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This Gives Perspective, especially to NOVICES Like ME

It is VALUABLE for Paulers to see some transparency into campaign ad costs. We WANT these ads about The Thomas Jefferson of Our Day spreading across IOWA.

We got to get money to Ron Paul's campaign. That's the message I got from viewing this ad. Money Bombs are critical.

What a president CAN do....


"While the president can do a great deal on his own, to really restore the Constitution and cut back on the vast unconstitutional programs that have sunk roots in Washington over 60 years, he will have to work with Congress. The first step in enacting a pro-freedom legislative agenda is the submission of a budget that outlines the priorities of the administration. While it has no legal effect, the budget serves as a guideline for the congressional appropriations process. A constitutionalist president’s budget should do the following:

1. Reduce overall federal spending

2. Prioritize cuts in over expenditures, especially the military

3. Prioritize cuts in corporate welfare

4. Use 50 percent of the savings from cuts in overseas spending to shore up entitlement programs for those who are dependent on them and the other 50 percent to pay down the debt

5. Provide for reduction in federal bureaucracy and lay out a plan to return responsibility for education to the states

6. Begin transitioning entitlement programs from a system where all Americans are forced to participate into one where taxpayers can opt out of the programs and make their own provisions for retirement and medical care

If Congress failed to produce a budget that was balanced and moved the country in a pro-liberty direction, a constitutionalists president should veto the bill. Of course, vetoing the budget risks a government shutdown. But a serious constitutionalists cannot be deterred by cries of “it’s irresponsible to shut down the government!” Instead, he should simply say, “I offered a reasonable compromise, which was to gradually reduce spending, and Congress rejected it, instead choosing the extreme path of continuing to jeopardize America’s freedom and prosperity by refusing to tame the welfare-warfare state. I am the moderate; those who believe that America can afford this bloated government are the extremists.”"

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Thanks for posting video!

I think it's really good.