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Ron Paul Ad: Rick Santorum Is A "Fake" Conservative



The Bigfoot holding the "fake" sign is a nice touch.

After watching this Ron Paul ad (and many others), here is my question: why doesn't he talk this way?

I feel that this is an extremely effective spot criticizing a competitor -- and it isn't Paul's first. There have been several other ads that strike a similar tone.

But, when Ron Paul hits the stump or the stage, inevitably he strays into very wonky rhetoric that would undoubtedly confuse the average American. I'm not suggesting that he should avoid this wonky rhetoric -- for clearly it is his bread-and-butter. However, I am suggesting that the good doctor from Texas should sprinkle in some of the red meat from these ads when he's on the teevee or speaking to a crowd.

I think he might see better traction with Republicans if he was was more focused on Rick Santorum's shortcomings than the shortcomings of the Federal Reserve. Just sayin'.