Clearly hoping to tap into pro-life evangelical voters in the upcoming Iowa caucus, Ron Paul has put out a new ad today featuring some of his former patients discussing his character and commitment to life.
Report from the LA Times:
Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is out with a new ad today featuring former patients of Paul, who as an OB-GYN has delivered more than 4,000 babies.
The 60-second Web video features Laura Mays and three other former patients of Paul’s medical practice in Brazoria County, Texas. They attest to Paul’s character as a doctor and as a politician.
“Some people need to have a good word said about them,” Mays says. “Ron is the sort of person that, his life is his good word.”
Kara Gore, another former patient, says Paul “not only protects unborn life, but he also walks through journeys with women.”
The ad is an attempt to highlight Paul’s opposition to abortion, a position that is often overshadowed by his libertarian-style views on monetary and foreign policy.
Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said in a statement that the ad “is a clear case of credible subject matter serving as its own convincing message.”
This issue can only help Paul in Iowa where he is the only candidate with a medical background to draw from when discussing abortion. He has lived the pro-life movement for decades as an OB-GYN delivering newborns and this is endearing to a lot of voters who may not share some of Paul’s other views.