Ron Paul isn’t quite as effective in this ad as he is in this video, but let’s rate this ad regardless.

Also, did you catch who speaks at 0:36?

Comments

  • Promise Kept

    Sorry to be so late jumping in on this, but other pressing duties have keep me more of a reader than a poster, despite Mr. Robinson’s excellent thread here. Did anyone visit the link Scott gave us above the imbedded video? I wrote a humorous piece to go along with the video, but will only post it by request.

    Dear Alaina S., why would you post, “I still support TARP (for what it was originally intended to be… not how it was executed).”, and not consider that the way it was executed WAS, more than likely, the way it was, “originally intended to be”?

    • Promise Kept

      I know I said only by request, but here is my follow up to the SNL skit that Scott linked to:

      News @ 11: Two found shot dead in a van, elderly suspect believed he was justified in this deadly use of arms.

      In tonight’s breaking news, hundreds of thousands watched on live TV as an unnamed GOP presidential candidate exercised what seemed to some viewers as the preservation of his right to life by means of his handy second-amendment tool.

      A spokesperson for the debate would neither confirm nor deny knowledge of the presidential candidate under suspicion, but said that it will issue a statement if one is deemed useful against him. “You just never know when someone is going to go all ‘crazy uncle’ on you”, an unnamed GOP source mumbled, “off the record”, of course.

  • Brian H

    The ad was very good and, as Rochelle stated, it made Paul look good. Luckily for me I know better.

    • JOEW

      Go T Paw. THANKS FOR KNOWING BETTER BRIAN.

      • Brian H

        I have no idea what that means, exactly. But, I almost never do.

        Joe. I will once again type slow for you. Because I support a candidate does not mean I guarantee a political victory. Unlike the Paul fringes, once it was realized by T-Paws supporters and his campaign that he was not going to win he appropriately removed himself from the campaign. Paw was not so ego driven to stay in and cloud up the debate and airtime to appease a fringer constituency. He did not base the campaign as a personal soapbox.

        • Rob

          It would be hard to use his campaign as a personal soapbox when he has no real principles or platform beyond his manufactured persona.

          • Rochelle

            Harsh, and rude too. Please be nice.

            • Rob

              Brian and I just have that special kind of relationship. He likes it.

              • Brian H

                I actually respect Rob when he is not saying foolish things. Rob is committed and unwavering., makes for great support and loyalty, it’s just bad politics.

              • Rochelle

                I just think that there is too much mean spiritedness in politics. We can disagree and still be kind.

  • Alaina Segovia

    Not so impressed, but then again I still support TARP (for what it was originally intended to be… not how it was executed).

  • Rob

    Anyways, I think this and Plan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EIAVKUqeuQw) are the two most effective ads from the campaign so far. With a $2M ad buy in the early primary states it could have some effect.

  • Rochelle

    Actually, I think this is one of the most effective ads I have ever seen for Ron Paul. It’s good. It left me with a good impression of Paul. If I didn’t follow politics, I might be swayed by it.

    • Promise Kept

      Politics is something you follow to avoid exploring a good impression further, eh?

      How does politics informed you to search no further? You commended the ad as, “one of the most effective ads I have ever seen for Ron Paul”? Are you saying that our common-sense of, “a good impression”, ought not to be trusted, unless, somehow, “politics” approves?

      • Rochelle

        No, what I mean is, that if I didn’t know his positions on legalizing drugs and his foreign policy, this ad would sway me. But I do know those things and I strongly disagree with him on those points, so the ad does not sway me. It’s a good ad.

        • Promise Kept

          I guess I should be happy that you found the ad this favorable, but I will address your two points of contention briefly.

          The federal government’s long history of involvement in the national and international drug trade hardly makes them a fit arbiter and enforcer of their laws that heavily cost and constrain all of us; when the states level decisions have always shown better abilities to allow or restrict such things.

          If you have found someone else’s foreign policy that works within the confines of the Constitution, and is therefore affordable; please, let us all know. If something less than that is more important to you, never mind. That’s pretty much all we’ve heard from the rest of these candidates.

          • Rochelle

            Promise… you know I will own up to a good ad if its a good ad. I don’t have to support that candidate to see the effectiveness of the ad. I disagree with Paul on the items I named. Those are critical for me. The drug issue was what initially set me against Huntsman, (who added a whole list of reasons I won’t support him, as soon as he opened his mouth in the first debate). It is the main reason I didn’t like Gary Johnson in the beginning. It is a big deal to me. And I really do think Paul is just wrong on FP. You may disagree, but I will not change my mind on this.

            • Promise Kept

              I know some folks just will not reconsider some things like the ineffectiveness and unaffordability of policies they might favor until the bill comes due, but maybe someone else reading this might benefit from our weighing these things together here.

              • Rochelle

                ha ha — Promise, are you getting snarky with me? Me? Ahhhh, you don’t mean it. :) Actually, I have studied both sides of the issue of legalizing drugs, and I cannot accept the consequences of legalization for the sake of money. Morally, I cannot. As far as foreign policy, I think you and I claim different interpretations of the Constitution. I think the President has power to act in the best interest of our country (and yes, it should be ratified by congress), (and yes, individual rights should not be compromised,) but power to act in defense of the Country none-the-less. I understand Paul’s position of leaving Iran to have a nuke, etc. But Paul assumes that he is not dealing with a madman. I assume we are.

  • Joyce A (East of Eden)

    And Glenn Beck would be the first to say he does not support Ron Paul.

    Again, another bunch of sound bites cobbled together to suit the needs of the person running the ad. I’m sure the same could be done to Ron Paul……try again.

    • Rob

      Can you find one sound bite of Ron Paul supporting TARP? Cause it’s just a google away for any of the candidates in this video.

      • Joyce A (East of Eden)

        Rob, I never said he did support TARP. But you will never convince me that Ron Paul is a person worth supporting for POTUS. I’m not going to argue with you about it. You missed the point of my comment….I am not impressed when any candidate peieces togehter sound bites taken out of context for their ads. Tell me what you are going to do, not why your opponent is bad.

        • Rob

          How are these out of context? Once again, all 3 of these candidates supported TARP.

    • Promise Kept

      Beck’s quote at 0:36 was, “Where are the people that say all this stuff is Socialism?” No one will mistake GB’s question as an endorsement of Ron Paul, except that he is the only candidate who can answer the question, “I’ve only been saying that very message for over thirty years!”

      If anyone wants to piece some odd Paul quotes together, they are still likely to only say the same as he’s always said, because he doesn’t need to retract or reverse nearly any. Just sayin’