Not that it matters a whole hell of a lot, but for some reason a candidate who rarely rates a blip on mainstream GOP radars has decided to release an attack ad aimed at Noot Gingrich, who just happens to be the latest clown in the circus to lead the Republican polls for their nomination.
Ron Paul has a lot of young, enthusiastic supporters. His positions on a lot of issues resonate with average Americans. And yet, he's got some batshit crazy ideas as well, and those pretty much negate any tactical advantage his popularity might garner him in the race for his party's nomination. Still, you would think that a guy who can't seem to gain traction in this race would at least spend his time and campaign resources on ads promoting his agenda, or at the very least, attacking the guy most likely to end up as the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney.
Instead, Ron Paul's campaign has released a web video (this thing's too long for a TV ad) bashing the flip-flopping former Speaker of the House (turned lobbyist, turned author, turned presidential candidate) Noot. The ad is brutal, and it's effective as hell.
Does the Ron Paul camp actual think American Republicans are going to nominate Gingrich?
Holy shit, not even the dimmest bulb in the teabagger chandelier would think Newt Gingrich is going to be that party's nominee!
From an outsider's vantage point, the current crop of candidates seems to be engaged in a circular firing squad. They take aim at the back of whomever seems to be stepping out in front of the pack, then reload and wait for the next sprinter to dash into the lead.
Here's what's funny about all of this... Obama is raising tons of cash and not spending a dime of it in a primary squabble. Meanwhile, his opponents and their supporters are bankrupting one another to gain an advantage, and producing highly exportable attack ads for the Dems to use in the general election once one of these trolls has secured the Republican stamp of approval.
Kind of sweet, when you think about it.