The Best Ron Paul TV Ad of All

By Joshua Green

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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