The Ron Paul presidential campaign released an energetic new TV advertisement on Monday, which touts the Texas congressman as the only Republican candidate serious about cutting the federal debt.
“What’s up with these sorry politicians?” the 30-second ad says. “Lots of bark, but when it’s show time, whimpering like little Shih Tzus. You want big cuts? Ron Paul’s been screaming it for years.”
Paul has vowed to cut $1 trillion from the budget in the first year if he were elected president by ending the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Interior.
The Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense would also see deep cuts under his budget plan.
“Department of Education? Gone. Interior, Energy, HUD, Commerce? Gone. Later bureaucrats. That’s how Ron Paul roles,” the ad concludes.
The ad will air on broadcast and cable television in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
A new poll released Sunday found the libertarian-leaning candidate was the second most popular Republican candidate in Iowa, behind Newt Gingrich and ahead of Mitt Romney.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Paul’s campaign, below: