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December 1, 2011

Paul Does Perp Number on Gingrich (or, is that Ted Kennedy?)

What’s so blatant about Ron Paul’s video ad (besides the imagery and because of it) is the struggle for the middle in the “Not Mitt” environment. If the viewer didn’t know this was primary season, the appearance of Nancy Pelosi, Rush Limbaugh, Robert Edgar (CEO Common Cause) and Ed Schultz should tell them.

As the perennial non-starter, what better pitch is out there than the antidote for the “Not Mitt” crown? Attacking politicos in general, Washington’s dirt and evoking the left all one swoop ( that close up, it’s hard to tell Newt from Ted Kennedy), it’s also clever is that, closing out on the “flip-flop” meme as hard as he does, Paul gets his claws into Romney without even bringing him up.  Other than that … perp cam imagery, ominous music, quick cuts and extreme close-ups (hello Frontline or ProPublica) … yep, this is America.

Finally, for the perfect visual metaphor, the video nails it with all the shimmying America’s most high profile “non-lobbyist” is doing:


If Newt keeps gaining, I imagine someone somewhere (Georgia isn’t that far from Texas, is it?) will make the visual connection:

– Karen Hull

(screenshots via Newt Gingrich video: Serial Hypocrisy)

  • Buck Kennedy

    i really hope the American people really take a hard look at this criminal, because that’s what he really is. unfortunately, he’s a really smart guy so, as he’s done in the past, he is good at pulling the wool over peoples eyes.

    RON PAUL 2012

    • karen h

      Maybe, but what was it Krugman said? Something about Newt being not as smart as Newt would have folks believe.

      Of course, there’s the fact that he’s a man of huge appetites….

    • leocbello

      As most sociopaths are. No to Newt.

  • bks

    House Reprimands, Penalizes Speaker
    By John E. Yang  Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, January 22 1997; Page A01
    The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing.  …


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