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Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee

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:60 ad released Sept. 6, 2011, "substantial air-time buys in NH and Iowa."

[Music, SFX] Male Announcer: The establishment called him extreme and unelectable.  They said he was the wrong man for the job.

It's why a young Texan named Ron Paul was one of only four congressman to endorse Ronald Reagan's campaign for president, believing in Reagan's message of smaller government and lower taxes.

After Reagan, Sen. Al Gore ran for president, pledging to raise taxes and increase spending, pushing his liberal values.

And Al Gore found a cheerleader in Texas named Rick Perry.

Rick Perry helped lead Gore's campaign to undo the Reagan Revolution, fighting to elect Al Gore president of the United States.

Now America must decide who to trust: Al Gore's Texas cheerleader or the one who stood with Reagan.

Ron Paul.  Restore America Now.

Notes: According to the press release:

The sixty second spot emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Rick Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

“Congressman Paul has an unparalleled record of championing true conservative principles,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “Dr. Paul's ideas of limited Constitutional government, sound money and balanced budgets have won the day.”

“Other candidates are trying to parrot Dr. Paul's principles, but their records prove they cannot be trusted to live up to their rhetoric. Dr. Paul is the only candidate with the credibility and integrity to restore America now.”

The ad also notes the similarities between the candidacies of Paul and Reagan, with both being attacked by the political establishment as “too extreme” and questioning their electability. Reagan, like Paul, was dismissed by the establishment elites. Congressman Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan against incumbent Gerald Ford and lead the Texas delegation for Reagan to the 1976 Republican National Convention.
The ad will appear in both broadcast and web format, with substantial air-time buys in New Hampshire and Iowa. The spot will also be sent to multiple conservative and TEA Party email lists and appear in banner ads across the internet.

The Perry campaign was not about to let this insult ("Al Gore's Texas cheerleader") go unanswered:

Ron Paul’s Reagan Revisionism

His ad refers to him as “the one who stood with Reagan”…His 1987 resignation letter indicates Reagan drove him from the Republican Party

AUSTIN – Rep. Ron Paul’s newly released attack ad refers to the congressman as, “the one who stood with Reagan.” But his 1987 letter announcing his resignation from the Republican Party indicates Reagan drove him from the party.

“Ronald Reagan was one of the most significant presidents of our generation, and a proven fiscal conservative,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said. “Like President Reagan, Gov. Perry has cut taxes and freed employers from government regulations that kill jobs.”

“Rep. Paul’s letter is a broadside attack on every element of President Reagan’s record and philosophy. Paul thought President Reagan was so bad, he left the GOP,” said Miner. “It will be interesting to hear Rep. Paul explain why Reagan drove him from the party at tomorrow’s debate on the grounds of the Reagan Library.”

In one part of the letter, Paul wrote, “There is no credibility left for the Republican Party as a force to reduce the size of government. That is the message of the Reagan years.”

Paul continued, “Thanks to the President and Republican Party, we have lost the chance to reduce the deficit and the spending in a non-crisis fashion. Even worse, big government has been legitimized in a way the Democrats never could have accomplished.”

Paul even went so far as to call Reaganomics, “warmed-over Keynesianism.”

Paul summarizes his reason for leaving the Republican Party with the following tirade: “I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies that have given us unprecedented deficits, massive monetary inflation, indiscriminate military spending, an irrational and unconstitutional foreign policy, zooming foreign aid, the exaltation of international banking, and the attack on our personal liberties and privacy.”

Text of the letter is below or may be viewed at http://www.rickperry.org/content/uploads/2011/09/PaulLetter.jpg