Roemer Goes Rogue
GOP presidential candidate to announce his independent run for the White House.
For various reasons – obvious only to those who truly understand why certain candidates launch and others fizzle – former Louisiana Gov. Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer III has gained no traction in his bid for the White House.
So he's trying something completely different. On Thursday, he will deliver a speech from Yowie headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., announcing his emancipation from the GOP field. His address is scheduled for 9 a.m. West Coast time–noon Eastern time.
[BTW We believe Yowie is home to a California tech company, and not a fight scene exclamation from the old "Batman" TV series.]
Roemer invested considerable time in the first-in-the-nation primary state and met voters one-on-one across New Hampshire. Despite his grassroots might, he only mustered 950 votes in the New Hampshire Primary on Jan. 10, 2012.
Like former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican who jumped the GOP for a Libertarian run for the White House, Roemer was continually frustrated by being excluded from major presidential debates.
His statement today:
“Tomorrow, I will formally end my bid for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. As the GOP and the networks host debate number twenty-something this evening, they have once again turned their backs on the democratic process by choosing to exclude a former Governor and Congressman. I have decided to take my campaign directly to the American people by declaring my candidacy for Americans Elect. Also, after many discussions with The Reform Party, I am excited to announce my intentions of seeking their nomination. It is time to heal our nation and build a coalition of Americans who are fed up with the status quo and the partisan gridlock that infects Washington. Together, we will take on the special-interests that control our leaders and end the corruptive influence of money in politics so we can focus on America’s top priority – jobs.”
You can view the speech online tomorrow at http://www.yowie.com/videochat/5u1-buddy-roemer or at http://www.buddyroemer.com/live-town-hall
Roemer's Staff will also be live-tweeting the event at www.twitter.com/buddyroemer, live-posting on Governor Roemer’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/buddyroemer, and on Governor Roemer’s Google+ page at http://bit.ly/yGRYYa.
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. Roemer is a candidate for President of the United States. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com.