The Best Ron Paul TV Ad of All

On the occasion of Ron Paul's first televised campaign ad of the 2012 cycle, which went up today, Chris Good has a great retrospective on Ron Paul ads over the years. He's been at it a long time. But when I was reporting this Ron Paul profile for the magazine last year, his longtime aide, Mark Elam, screened for me what is my favorite Paul ad--it includes a glowing endorsement from Ronald Reagan, by the way, and was pivotal in Paul's pulling out a tough primary win (back when Republicans bothered to challenge him). I believe it is from 1982, but was never able to confirm that. So to round out the retrospective, here it is:


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Joshua Green is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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