There have been numerous situations recently where supporters for Ron Paul for President in 2012 have cried foul against the mainstream media as well as the Republican Party. Most recently, the Republican Party in Alaska refused to accept funds from Ron Paul supporters, even changing their funding structure, so that the delegates could not pay the $250 required to attend the Alaska State Convention.
The Republican Party has had twenty debates for the 2012 election. Each of the following candidates was included in at least one debate (this list is in alphabetical order). Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. That list has narrowed dramatically. Currently, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney are still running for President.
Both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney made the recent Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list of 2012.
It seems that USA Today has decided that the 12-term Congressman from Texas, Dr. Ron Paul, is not worth mentioning. USA Today, in partnership with FactCheck.org, on Thursday, released a new function to their website. The “Political Ad Tracker” has a “Most recent Campaign Ads” page. Here, the viewer can sort using the “drop downs” through recent campaign ads by office, state, party, candidate, and sponsor.
The “Most Recent Campaign Ads” include ads by Barack Obama, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and even Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman! The one candidate who is still in the race and has ran political ads who is not included?
Ron Paul has again not made the list.
When Ron Paul supporters contacted USA Today, one was told that Ron Paul had not paid to have his ads on the list. This writer finds it difficult to believe that Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman (who have dropped out of the race for president) and Newt Gingrich (whose ballot access checks have bounced) all paid to have their previously aired ads on this site.
Even if you click on the “drop downs” to sort via candidate, Ron Paul is not an option. Although USA Today may like to ignore any campaign ads aired by the Ron Paul campaign, this writer will not. Attached is a campaign ad aired by Ron Paul 2012. The rest of his ads may be viewed here.