A Whimsical Ron Paul Ad ... With a Feminist Twist?

The Paul-backing RevolutionPAC tweaks a common trope of campaign spots in its latest production.



Check out the Ron Paul spot above. The child actors are a novelty, but that aside, it seems rather conventional until the :50 mark. Then something unexpected happens. Go ahead and watch.

Were you surprised?

That seems like a deft nod to a demographic that isn't often explicitly targeted by libertarians. Taken together with this old RevolutionPAC ad, the entity has as good a claim as anyone on the most unexpected and innovative ads of the Election 2012 season.

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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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