A new Ron Paul ad questions Rick Santorum's claims of fiscal conservatism as the libertarian candidate seeks to improve his position in the polls.
The ad opens with a Santorum cutout, followed by a graphic that says, “Is this dude serious?” It then begins to question his fiscal conservative credentials. The ad says that as a senator he voted to raise the debt ceiling five times and doubled the size of the Department of Education. The ad then alleges that he voted for the biggest expansion of US social policy since the 1960s.
It ends with the question, “Is Rick Santorum a fiscal conservative?” Then the narrator says “fake,” and a picture of Bigfoot appears.
The ad is on YouTube (with 300 views as of today) and will air in Michigan, where Paul is polling in third or fourth place. A Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday showed Santorum leading Mitt Romney for first place in a state where the latter was born - a reversal of fortune for the struggling GOP front-runner, which has some Republicans once again questioning the validity of their candidates for president.
The latest Ron Paul ad to attack Santorum: