Ron Paul gets all twangy in Texas ad
Ron Paul’s desperately trying to get a leg up on his Republican competition ahead of Texas’ May 29th primary.
CNN reports that the Texas Congressman just started running a new commercial, called “Big Texan,” in his home state, despite the fact that the nomination is almost definitely already Mitt Romney’s.
“Let’s get this straight. We’re debating between a big spending, debt ceiling raising fiscal liberal, a moon colony guy, a moderate from Massachusetts or a Texan with a real plan to balance the budget,” says the intentionally twangy narrator of the ad, called “Big Texas.”
He goes on, “Get with it people, only one candidate will stand up for Texas. Ron Paul isn’t playing games. Five federal bureaucracies gone. A trillion dollars cut, year one. Get Washington off your back.”
Paul’s ad buy only proves the libertarian leader plans on sticking to his quixotic guns and snatching up as many delegates as possible to guarantee a top slot at the Tampa convention, and there are many at stake in Texas: 155. The state currently has a proportional allocation system, but some GOP insiders are trying to switch over to a winner-take-all system that would more than likely benefit Romney. The proportional system, which the RNC prefers, could grant Paul’s wish, but probably won’t do too much good.
The Congressman is currently has an average of 8.5% support, according to RealClearPolitics, which is not nearly enough to make a dent in the delegates Romney and Rick Santorum, currently 3 points ahead of Romney there, could capture in the Lone Star State.