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Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee

"Conviction" +
:60 ad released July 14, 2011; run starting July 15, 2011 in IA and NH and July 18, 2011 in NV.

[Dramatic Music, SFX] Male Announcer: In the '80s they did it to Reagan.  A debt ceiling compromise.  Democrats promising spending cuts but delivering only tax hikes. 

The '90s brought more compromises, more broken promises, and more new taxes. 

This August the next chapter will be written.  A defining moment.  14 trillion in debt.  Millions unemployed.  The dollar in decline. 

We know where they stand, but will our party's leaders repeat the mistakes of the past?  Will they choose compromise or conviction? 

[Dramatic Music Stops/Calm Music Begins]

One candidate has always been true.  Ron Paul: Cut spending.  Balance the budget.  No deals.  Standing up to the Washington machine.  Guided by principle.  Restore American Now. 

Paul (voiceover): I'm Ron Paul, and I approve this message.

Notes: The ad is done in the style of an action film movie trailer.  Earlier in the week the campaign ran blog ads on this theme. According to the press release announcing the ad:

Today, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gave a preview of his first television ad of the campaign. In the ad, Paul is highlighted as the national leader of the strong opposition movement against raising the country’s debt ceiling.

“Ron Paul is the only national leader with the experience, record, and credibility to stand up to the debt limit scheme, cut the spending now, and save our dollar,” said Jesse Benton, Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Chairman. “His extraordinary record of consistency in Congress, having never voted in favor of a debt limit increase, makes him the most qualified leader of such a fight.  As President, he will lead a nation ready to change the status quo in Washington.”

Over the past week, Congressman Paul launched a major effort to mobilize grassroots opposition to a deal on the debt ceiling that was rumored to be in the works between the Obama administration and House Republican leaders. Paul also came out strongly this week against a debt ceiling deal proposed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. His efforts have resulted in millions of emails and a flood of petitions hitting Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to oppose a debt limit increase.