Republican Ron Paul is out with a new TV ad, set to run in New Hampshire through Tuesday’s primary, stressing his military credentials.
Patriotic music booms. Soldiers salute. The announcer begins: “A proud military veteran who served our nation. Ron Paul salutes and supports our troops who protect and defend our freedom.” A flag waves. The announcer continues, “But who do the troops support? Ron Paul. The record shows they’re standing up for him.” The ad concludes: “Ron Paul is their choice for commander-in-chief.”
His campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said Paul “has long been a praised as staunch advocate for veterans’ issues.” Still, he “wants to bring the troops home from Iraq” because he would rather America “never again sends out brave soldiers to war unless doing so is necessary for our defense,” according to Benton. Whether his anti-war message will appeal to New Hampshire veterans is hard to say.