Ron Paul vs. the “pretty boys” – Corrected

September 20, 2011

The race for the 2012 presidential nomination comes down to this: Ron Paul against the “pretty boys” — at least that’s what some of the most ardent supporters of the Texas congressman think.

The political action committee Revolution Pac , dedicated to Paul’s candidacy, compares their man to “media darlings” Mitt Romney (“this pretty boy”) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (“that pretty boy”) in a new ad branding the congressman  “a  statesman not a plastic man.”

“Wait a minute, can’t we do better?” the announcer asks, referring to Paul’s more popular opponents (who appear in animation) in the polls.

The ad, not authorized by the candidate,  debuted last week. It’s posted on YouTube. But Revolution Pac is looking for wider distribution.  The PAC is seeking donations to buy TV time to air the spot in the crucial early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

 

 

Correction – Video was not posted on Paul’s official Web site

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Acker (Paul speaking during during Iowa straw poll)

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Ron Paul is the ralph nader of the right. He has some very dedicated supporters, but never will be mainstream or in this case.. Looney enough for what passes as the republican party these days. Of all of the canidates currently on the ballot, he is the only one that has some credible ideas.

Posted by fromthecenter | Report as abusive

He’ll never get the nomination because he represents a true change in the way washington dose business. He’s not part of the status quo. Unlike obama he would actually change things. As for me I’m ready to vote for Ron Paul, Ralph Nader or even that demented little troll Ross Perot. The pay for your party politicians pac and special intrest program needs to end. Democrat or Republican the finest politicians money can buy…

Posted by PessimistNJ | Report as abusive

Doubters who think Ron Paul has no chance at the nomination are only bringing about a self-fulfilling prophecy. Why not vote for a man with true conviction and principle, someone who stood for our Constitution and served our country honorably both in the military and in Congress? You, the voter, make it happen. So make it happen and stop saying how it can’t be done. If you don’t do anything, then it won’t be done. Ron Paul is currently 13% nationwide. That’s double what he had in the summer.

By the way, donate to the Revolution PAC – they need the money to get this ad up on the air. They are having a fundraising drive online right now.

Posted by DenisNJ | Report as abusive

Ron Paul presenting the same sound ideas for the last 30 years. The only candidate with the integrity to tell the truth even if it’s not “politically correct”. Not bought and paid for by the Republican party or big business lobbyist.

The “can’t get elected” crowd may be in for a big surprise in 2012. If he can get on the ticket he will be elected. If he doesn’t the vote you cast for any of the same old crowd is wasted as well on one as another.

Posted by CDPSR | Report as abusive

I would first like to thank Ms. JoAnne Allen for even posting material related to Ron Paul.She appears to be one of very few in the main stream media world that didn’t get the memo that clearly states, avoid, omit, and marginalize Ron Paul as much as possible.

Ron Paul will be the next President of the United States because he proved to be a man of integrity, a combination of Thomas Jefferson and the Prophet Jeremiah, a Christian who doesn’t wear his Christianity on his sleeve, an intellectual, an economist, an author, a veteran, a medical doctor, a family man without any baggage, a longtime congressman and the true representative of those of us who still believe in freedom.

Posted by DrRonPaul_2012 | Report as abusive

I am voting for him in the primaries, and again in the Presidential Election.

Man I love to just think about what good would come from putting an HONEST man in the White House . . .

Posted by VoteRP2012 | Report as abusive

This is a great ad. Now we all have to donate money so they can get some air time. It’s sad but true, a lot of Americans get all of their information about a candidate from these TV commercials. That is why they are important.

Posted by AMT01 | Report as abusive

If everybody who says ‘I’d vote for Ron Paul, but he can’t win’ would actually VOTE for him, he’d win in a landslide. Me, I’d rather vote for someone I agree with most of the time, who says what he means, means what he says, and does what he’ll say he will do! Unlike the rest of the pre-packaged puppets, who give canned answers, tell people what they want to hear 100% of the time, then go and do whatever their Big Money Backers tell them to do after the election! That goes for Demopublicans AND Republicrats.

Ron Paul 2012, because supporting an honest man confuses the $#!+ out of the media!

Posted by xtrabiggg | Report as abusive

Many respect Ron Paul’s integrity, consistency, and commitment. Unfortunately, few agree with his positions and policies.

Posted by PCScipio | Report as abusive

Willard and the Neocon Perry Puppet
Respect Yourself by The Staple Singers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oab4ZCfTb OI

Posted by KuciPaulNade | Report as abusive

@fromthecenter — Ralph Nader has never received millions of dollars in donations from many different supporters — on multiple occasions even.

Nor, has Ralph Nader ranked in the top 3 in the polls.

I don’t think there is any comparison between the campaigns of Ralph Nader and Ron Paul.

Not even close…

Posted by RonPaulFan | Report as abusive

WoW! Someone in the media is actually fair and talks about the guy in third place! I’m very very impressed and appreciate that I can actually get fair information through Reuters.

I agree with most of the comments before mine, he can be elected. All we need is to get his message out and hammer in the fact that he can. I’ll be donating to this PAC. Thanks!

Posted by ElliotR | Report as abusive

I like his ideas…BUT,
its simply not practical unless the whole WORLD and its countries follow a similar path.
Otherwise we are simply stepping aside to let other countries innovate the future.
The idea he doesn’t want government to do anything to the private sector and simply let the mega rich apply their leverage in any way is pretty silly.

Posted by KNoose000 | Report as abusive

For those who say he can’t win, paste this on your browser.

http://dailycapitalist.com/2011/09/17/ro n-paul-can-win/

I don’t think voting works, but if it does, I have and will vote for Mr. Paul.

Posted by skeeteril | Report as abusive

Ron Paul is the right man to bring about change from the status qou, and help us regain some of our freedoms and civil liberties we’ve lost in recent years.
2012 Dr. Ron Paul for president 2012

Posted by rubtwostix | Report as abusive

Where is my pro-Ron Paul post?

Posted by rubtwostix | Report as abusive

“The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connexion as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.” -George Washington’s Farewell Address

Its a shame (it is portrayed) that people think Ron Paul’s ideas are not practical. They are the only practical solutions to the problems we face. We want our economy to get better, stop the printing press (The Federal Reserve). We dont want to get attacked by “terrorists”, then stop forcing (what used to be) our views on the rest of the world. I’d be shooting at Iraqi troops set up in my back yard, you can bet on that.

Posted by jeremygiaco | Report as abusive