Congressman Ron Paul (R-Anyone Seen My Right Eyebrow?) may be – actually, has been – marginalized by the mainstream media, but he’s nonetheless managed to mainstream himself in paid media.
Paul is the only GOP presidential hopeful who’s run actual TV spots as opposed to who-gives-a-crap web videos.
Right now he’s got two new commercials running in four early-voting states. From ABC’s The Note:
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has come out swinging with two new ads that are part of a two-week multi-million dollar advertising bliz to introduce the presidential candidate to voters in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
The first is a 30 second spot called “Plan,” which rolls out Paul’s newly revealed economic blueprint.
Paul’s plan would cut 1 trillion from the federal budget by eliminating five cabinet level departments and ending all foreign wars and aid.
The second is a 60-second spot dubbed “Consistent,” which blasts Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and, for the first time, Herman Cain for supporting the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.
No question Paul has an advertising Plan. And he’s been Consistent in putting money behind it.
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, take note.