WASHINGTON -- Revolution PAC, a Super PAC set up by supporters of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), is out with an ad hitting the two front-runners for the Republican nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, for their past support of universal health care, bank bailouts and other policies.
The ad, which is titled "Plastic Men," features a cartoon Romney and a cartoon Perry. Romney is receiving the support of President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) -- wearing a red shirt emblazoned with a hammer and sickle -- as he signs the Massachusetts health care reform bill. Perry is wiggling with delight in front of the words, "Big Pharma Tool," as he prepares to force "young girls to be injected with an STD vaccine" -- a reference to Perry's support for mandatory vaccination of girls to protect against the sexually transmitted HPV, which is a leading cause of cervical cancer.
The ad release is tied to a fundraising event planned by Revolution PAC for Sept. 19. To help fund air time for the ad, the group is planning a "money bomb," an organized day for supporters to contribute. What is different about this money bomb is that it comes from a Super PAC, which, unlike a normal PAC or campaign committee, can accept unlimited contributions from individuals, unions and corporations. Revolution PAC's website clearly touts the advantages of its Super PAC status, naming the event a Superbomb with the tag lines for the event reading, "People. Business. Organizations. No contribution limits!"
According to a statement from Revolution PAC advisory board member Tom Woods, "The question now becomes: Will the American people accept being governed by establishment-driven plastic men and automatons or will they opt for the constitutional consistency, incorruptibility and real economic foresight of Ron Paul?"
Paul is currently polling in third place among declared candidates in a CNN poll released Sept. 12.