The Washington Times - November 30, 2011, 11:01PM
Newt Gingrich is getting a taste of what its like to be the GOP presidential front-runner, courtesy of Ron Paul, who released a new online ad Wednesday that paints the former speaker as a hypocrite.

The 150-second ad, (, dubbed “Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy,” features clips from the 2006 commercial in which he advocates global warming awareness while sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, who served as Speaker of the House at the time. From there, it dings him for what the Paul camp described as his “knee-jerk reaction” to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s plan to overhaul Medicare and then turns to the large sums of money he made workin million on behalf of mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

The spot also highlights his “lobbying ties” to health care firms and prior support for the kind of individual mandate that is included in President Obama’s overhaul of the federal health care system.

The campaign plans to will blast the ad out via email to conservative voters nationally, including in key early voting states, and it will purchase banner ads on national and state websites where conservative readers congregate.
“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 Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.  “This step we are taking is necessary, as voters are seeking authenticity among conservatives who are able to show a decades-long career of consistently walking the walk of Constitutional principles, limited government, and promoting sound money and economic policy.  Ron Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate with that record.”