Libertarian loon Ron Paul (R-Gold Standard) is all-in on his presidential run, having announced he’ll surrender his Texas congressional seat in a futile attempt to nab the GOP presidential nod (that last part not actually his).
BUT . . . he did pull in more moolah than AnybodyButRomney wannabe Tim Pawlenty last quarter, so attention must be paid.
From ABC’s The Note:
RON PAUL RELEASES FIRST CAMPAIGN AD. “Congressman Ron Paul has released his first television campaign ad of the 2012 campaign season,” ABC’s Jason Volack reports. “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.
The spot starts today in Iowa and New Hampshire, to the tune of six figures.
Sing on, Ron. You’re much more entertaining than, say, Rick Santorum.