GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is on the offensive against up-and-coming primary frontrunner Newt Gingrich, building upon a brutal attack ad released Wednesday with more criticism at a campaign stop Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Paul campaign unveiled a 150-second web video slamming Gingrich for supposed "serial hypocrisy" on matters of "policy," "values" and "seriousness."
Paul's ad pairs clips of pundits blasting Gingrich for vacillating on a variety of issues alongside Gingrich's own words on the importance of being a consistent conservative. It hones in on his work for home loan mortgage group Freddie Mac, his criticism of Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare and his support for divisive ideas such as climate change and the health care mandate.
(Watch the ad above)
"Our campaign is making a bold move to debunk the myth that the Newt we are seeing on the 2012 campaign trail is the conservative he has been touted to be all along," said Paul's campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, in a statement Wednesday.
Paul appeared to continue on this mission Thursday at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
"[Gingrich] is a flip-flopper, so he can hardly be the alternative to Mitt Romney," Paul said, according to CNN.
Paul, who has remained out of the limelight -- much to the chagrin of his supporters -- as an on-and-off top tier candidate, also accused the media of not being harsh enough on Gingrich's record and giving the candidate a "free ride."
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