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Newest Ron Paul Ad: 'He Served'



Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Releases Newest Ad - Highlights Paul’s military service and unrivaled commitment to veterans

Today, the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released its latest television ad. The 60-second spot entitled ‘A Veteran’s Best Friend’ highlights Paul’s military service and unrivaled commitment to veterans.

“Dr. Paul has a long record in Congress as a strong advocate for veterans and issues important to them, particularly in making sure that they receive recognition for the sacrifices they’ve made in service to our country,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

The ad is the first in what will be a $1 million television push over the next few weeks. It is scheduled to air nationally on the FOX News Channel during debate coverage and run heavily in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina on broadcast and cable. At this stage in the primary election cycle few other campaigns have the ability to make an ad push of this scale, putting the Paul campaign in elite company.

Regarding the campaign’s ad push Benton went on to say:

“Our campaign is seeing growing momentum now and is doing this ad blitz to cement ourselves in the top tier. We’ve seen Dr. Paul’s poll numbers steadily increase, with strong showings in recent New Hampshire and Iowa polls, as well as strong head-to-head showings versus President Obama.”

As a presidential candidate, Congressman Paul has garnered more donations from active-duty military than all of the other Republican presidential candidates combined, and more than President Obama as well. Paul’s consistent adherence to Constitutional principles regarding American foreign policy, and his calls to bring the troops home in order to defend the country as opposed to spending trillions policing and nation-building in foreign lands has gained him wide support among veterans and active military alike.

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee
Gary Howard, 855-886-9779

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The Veteran Pictured.

I don't know how to say this and I hope I am wrong but:

The way the top of his face is pulled tight upward. Those are tell-tale signs of a bad face lift.

that's a great ad

that's a great ad

Is it me of is the audio out

Is it me of is the audio out of sync?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Poor people

like this , serving in a bullsh.. war.
Killing, dying and getting scarred for life, for bull....
I agree with Ventura on this one. But probably a good ad, sure it will work in a nation of constant war. The best thing you can do for you soldiers is what Ron say´s " Just come home ". Can´t say though I have much sympathy with the aggressor nation. I do however how sympathy with those that were led astray.

Ron Paul Message

Has anyone considered using sky lanterns to get out Ron Paul's name? I wrote on one, and then discovered that I could order some personalized with Ron's name on them. Imagine if everyone did it at once on a certain day.


Are you talking about those things with candles?

We would be blamed for every forest fire.

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Here is a yahoo poll in case it has not been seen yet and if it has already been posted, then you know what to do.

On the right side:


9:30am - 9-23-11


Which GOP presidential candidate do you think won the Fox News/Google debate?

Rick Perry (13961) 15%

Mitt Romney (25051) 27%

Michele Bachmann (3318) 4%

Ron Paul (27272) - your vote 30%

Jon Huntsman (4252) 5%

Herman Cain (7844) 9%

Newt Gingrich (5244) 6%

Rick Santorum (1622) 2%

Gary Johnson (3710) 4%

Sadly,,,It Takes A Veteran To Understand A Veteran !

Truer words were never spoken, and in my humble opinion, "Veteran" Ron Paul will make the Best President we've had in America in over 100 years.
Please support this "Great" man !


"Serving" is what one does to a master

And "sacrifice" is what one does to pagan god.

RP posed next to a biplane?

Seriously, why would you have a photo of him in the ad next to a bi-plane? Do you realize what ridicule we will get? Biplanes were used in WWI. Yikes.

Biplanes were also used in WWII

Many pilots in WWII were trained to fly in a Stearman biplane.

my father-in law and his twin brother

will love this ad. They are both vietnam veterans, both have PTSD after my father-in law was over there for a year, remembers shooting the enemy in the bushes, contracted malaria, jungle rot and still panics with a helicopter sound around. His twin-brother also served and was the only surviving member of his batallion and was hit twice by two separate shrapnel rounds, nearly died. My father-in-law is also a bible teacher, and visits veterans quite often and speaks to them about their experiences over there. He also speaks to homeless at the mission every two weeks and gives a small sermon or lesson. His experience in vietnam shaped his life in many ways. He completely feels how devastating it was to come home and have people treat you like war criminals. This Ad will touch the hearts of those who served in vietnam, as many can relate to the feelings of remorse and rejection.

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


Ron Paul's ads and the

Ron Paul's ads and the quality of his in-office videos are much improved this year. The campaign is doing a great job. I also like that they have magnetic car bumper stickers all ready to go at the campaign store - I hate glue.

Cute Old Men 2012!


You're going to be one someday...

So speak for yourself. Hope no one remembers you when that day comes...

I like

Should help inform people about him and smooth over the image the media has created for him. The people in the video seemed genuine, yet it came out polished and together.

You bet your a$$

WoW. Nice vid.


I don't mean to be picky, but veterans and others may ping a specific portion of this ad. At the point it shows the picture of the good Dr. in his younger military days, the caption reads "Ron Paul, Retired US Air Force".

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but he never retired from the military did he? I guess it could be a play on words, but I'd rather not see that attempt, especially in an ad showing dedication to veterans.

I was in the Navy for over 11 years, but would never label myself "Retired US Navy". I don't know any veterans that would use that term either unless they actually did retire from a branch of the service. Those that have never served may not catch it, but I'm sure some will.

I hope I'm wrong, does anyone know for sure about this?

You're Right ! Survived The Vietnam Era, Would Be Better !

All of us that served during VietNam think about the 58,000 that didn't survive, and the uncounted that were left handicapped in some way, shape, or form, for the rest of their lives.


Captain, USAF or Flight Surgeon, USAF

Are probably the best ways to describe Dr. Paul's service.


did he serve in the Air National Guard after active duty? Maybe he qualified for "retired" status after more time served in the Guard.

No, Ron Paul served 5 years total.

You normally need 20 active to retire, unless he was medically retired.

You are right

That is an error in the video.

this ad will not bring

this ad will not bring votes!
and it isn't the purpose at all.

the first ads should lay the foundations that people can relate to Ron Paul. To get them more open minded. To get neutral or even positive feelings towards him.

the votes will come from our groundgame. and some actual issue ads before the election can maybe help too.


why are the donations from the military not mentioned?
1. I would have disrupted the emotional atmosphere of the ad.
2. We should wait for the results of another quarter (which will come in a few days), before we mention it on a campaign ad. It would be completely unprofessional to risk an embarrassment like this.
And don't forget, that's just the foundation. In another ad, which builds on this one, they can mention it.


I am very happy that "Vietnam was hell" is in this ad. Without it, it would not be a very good foundation for a future foreign policy ad in a few weeks or months. (with the donations mentioned)

my Ron Paul video collection:

(4 years RP, over 2300 videos)


Follow the youtube link and lets get this thing some more views! If anything it should reach a few more people's search results.

Billion dollar campaign, trillion dollar bailout, can you tell me what's the definition of a sellout?

I am not an expert

but I almost wish they would just use a few million to fight the foreign policy myth.

They don't even need to have Ron Paul mentioned. Just quotes from the former CIA boss who says occupation is the number one cause and historical clips from other non interventionist conservatives.

That is the biggest myth/problem RP has. Perhaps this is a soft approach to tackle that objection - but we need to confront it.

Fight to restore a vet's free speech and access to free information. Read more here: http://www.2ndchance.info/TBVME2.htm

Tom Woods Agrees

"Someday it would be nice to see a veterans ad in which the veterans speak up for Dr. Paul's foreign policy. No one is going to be tricked into voting for him, and there is an argument to be made for non-interventionism that appeals to conservatives, so it might as well be made."

"I hate government as much as government hates freedom, and that's a lot." - Mike Malin

Check out my PowerPoint: http://www.slideshare.net/anarcholibertarian/why-do-they-hat...

And my Ron Paul vs. Lincoln video:


I love the ad

But it breaks my heart to say his ads are good, but not good enough. Rick Perry has an add with over 300k views that, to be honest, knocks it out of the park.

Of course, we all know Rick Perry is a shark and a liar and that he stands for big government - but his emotional appeal ad is like a movie. Even my heart start racing and I can't stand the snake.

We won't win this by having the slickest TV ads or mailers. We will win this by knocking on doors, making phone calls, posting blogs, talking to neighbors, educating our community and fighting on the streets - one on one.

We have to talk to our family, talk to our friends, talk to people we don't like. We have to be passionate and professional and consistent.

I am holding out hope. I think we can win but sometimes, after watching the emotional appeal and production quality and number of views of the liar from the Texas Gov. Mansion I get a little dispirited.

I won't link pArry's video, as I don't want to give him any more views - but we won't win the media/video/advertisement game.

Fight to restore a vet's free speech and access to free information. Read more here: http://www.2ndchance.info/TBVME2.htm

Rick Perry's ad is a General

Rick Perry's ad is a General Election ad. All he focuses on is OBAMA. We are in the GOP primary election cycle. Thats why he didn't attack Paul, Romney, etc, etc. While stirring, it is the message that is not needed at this time.

IMO, Perry is wasting money, while Paul is investing wisely into earning votes among a wide range of voters in the primary race.