Ron Paul has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of the Republican presidential field: He just can’t seem to get any respect.


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Despite polling consistently within the top three or four candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, the libertarian-leaning congressman has not convinced most of the media and the other campaigns that he can reach beyond a dedicated group of supporters and become a serious threat to win the nomination.

But with a month to go before the Iowa caucuses, Paul is leaving an increasingly significant mark on the race.

On Wednesday, his campaign released a 2½-minute Web ad titled “Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy,” which juxtaposed media commentary and Gingrich’s own words to eviscerate the former House speaker.

In a campaign that has seen relatively few hard-hitting attack ads, Paul’s takedown of the rising GOP front-runner was a potent reminder of Gingrich’s myriad vulnerabilities and earned Paul admiration for its effectiveness.


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