Texas Rep. Ron Paul is tearing into Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich with a new web ad that ranks among the most scathing of the year.
Hitting similar themes that the Democrats used earlier this week with a video highlighting Mitt Romney’s litany of flip-flops, the Paul campaign blasts the former House speaker in a video entitled: “Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy.”
Largely using news clips from recent weeks, the ad seeks to paint Mr. Gingrich as a paid hatchet man for the health-care industry and the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. It is also heavy with clips of conservative icons such as Rush Limbaugh and Rep. Paul Ryan taking swipes at Mr. Gingrich’s positions.
The video will not run on television. But the Paul campaign is promising to send it “to a far-reaching email list of conservative voters nationally, including in key early voting states.”
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tough Ron Paul Web Ad Against Newt
Neil King writes at The Wall Street Journal:
Posted by Pitney at 4:37 AM
Labels: government, Internet, Newt Gingrich, political science, Politics, Romney, Ron Paul