GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn't seem interested in playing nice. Rather than sitting back and allowing Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry to enjoy the lime light with little opposition, Paul has released a new ad that takes aim at the three current party frontrunners.
In the ad, Paul attempts to tie each of them to President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, dismissing his GOP opponents as "smooth-talking politicians." This is, of course, a smart move from a political standpoint, as Americans appear weary and tired of the same rhetoric that many claim is coming from both sides of the political spectrum.
By associating his Republican opposition with both Obama and Pelosi, Paul may be able to solidify negative images in the minds of those individuals who find themselves tired of party antics.
The ad begins as though it's a feature film preview. A dramatic voice over says, "It's the story of a lost city...lost opportunity...lost hope." Dreary economic images are shown, as a voiceover explain's Washington's "failed leadership."
In one frame, Bachmann's image is placed next to Nancy Pelosi's. In another, Romney's face is shown above the word "smooth." The USA Today's Catalina Carnia writes:
The Texas congressman, who finished second to Bachmann in last weekend's Iowa straw poll, highlights his votes against "every tax increase, every unbalanced budget" and proclaims he is the candidate who "will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs" and "bring peace."
Watch the creative ad, below: