Buddy Roemer Says He Has List of 23 Vice Presidential Possibilities

Buddy Roemer is the former Governor of Louisiana, but is now running for President and is hoping to secure the nomination of the Americans Elect party. He discusses some of his difficulties in picking a running mate in this article.

“We’re looking at 23 different people to have as a running mate. Under the rules of the Americans Elect unity ticket we have to pick a Democrat or Independent,” said Roemer, who has previously indicated that the American people will be “shocked, pleased and surprised” by his choice.

“I won’t make that announcement until I win or lose this round of Americans Elect,” said Roemer, who will turn 69 (23 times 3) on Oct. 4.

The article notes that Roemer has received matching funds and is a frequent guest of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

16 thoughts on “Buddy Roemer Says He Has List of 23 Vice Presidential Possibilities

  1. paulie

    How many states will that make? He needs 5 to have any votes counted at the convention or guarantee speaking time.

  2. Root Sucks

    It seems as though the national GOP isn’t going to be as exclusionary to the Paulist camp as it has been in the past. I think the party is aware of the situation and would like to co-opt some of his support. I’m not suggesting that the party is going to adopt Paulist beliefs, rather I think it is trying to take a more friendly approach in order to avoid a scene. Anyone with more intimate knowledge could perhaps correct me on this, though.

  3. paulie

    They’ll try to co-opt. We’ll see to what extent they can succeed.

    It will not be easy to get Ron Paul supporters to swallow a turd like Romney.

  4. Trent Hill Post author

    Iowa, Minnesota, Washington, Maine–now Louisiana–plus some other delegates from other states. They’d be wise not to deny Paul a speaking opportunity.

  5. Trent Hill

    No, they weren’t. The LA Primary occurred then. The caucuses occurred today and Ron Paul won 4.5 of 6 congressional districts. 111 of 150 possible state delegates. This means he’ll carry the majority of Louisiana’s national delegation.

  6. LISTEN anytime 24/7 to the T-Rex of Talk Radio

    The vast majority of my friends on facebook are Paul fans. I’m seeing on the side of pages where some are beginning to “like” the pro Romney ads, etc. Sad, sad but the masses are asses even some of the Paul people have not seen through the “smoke and mirrors” of the duopoly! Sad, sad !!

    Kay says-
    Romney is NOT the one to bring us out of the economic crisis. Under his governorship, MA was in the bottom three of the nation for job creation, only above post-Katrina Louisiana and Michigan.

    His MA Govt. Mandated Healthcare program has almost bankrupted the state. He will say and act in any way that will get him elected but he is totally inept behind his facade.

    If America doesn’t wise up about Romney, we are lost as a nation. Everyone needs to read this book (CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS?) to see just what kind of further MESS we will be under a Romney Presidency.

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  7. Austin Battenberg

    I HIGHLY doubt there are Ron Paul supporters who will support or even vote for Romney. Granted, there are those conservative Republicans who are sympathetic to and even like Ron Paul, but do not believe he has a chance of winning therefore continue to support anyone else. But for the individuals who truly have CHANGED their beliefs because of Ron Paul will never EVER support a man as unprincipled as Romney.

  8. paulie

    I HIGHLY doubt there are Ron Paul supporters who will support or even vote for Romney.

    There are some. But many will not.

  9. Say Amen

    Buddy Roemer is the best talker in the presidential election campaign. When I heard him speak I was impressed and became a supporter and donated to his campaign. When he switched to Americans Elect after receiving a pathetic 4/10 of 1% vote in the New Hampshire primary, however, I started to do research about him. He is not the wonderful candidate that he appears to be.

    He has adopted a technique often used by political demagogues. He relies on the dissatisfaction of the American public toward politics and politicians. His strategy is to attack everyone in politics and the whole system in order to present himself as someone different — an honest politician.

    Mr. Roemer’s trick is to blame all the faults of American politics on the excessive money that is raised and spent on political campaigns. Although this problem has existed for decades and there are other problems that are even more important now, almost everyone agrees that the huge cost of political campaigns is an issue. It is a political position that is not disputed, so Mr. Roemer can safely use it as his central theme without being challenged. That is like betting the sun will rise tomorrow. He can’t lose. (See the 1987 NY Times article about Buddy, cited below, where he says he uses his poker technique in politics). He claims the system is corrupt and all other politicians are corrupted. He is betting that because he is so effective at stating this problem, the public will assume that he is the one and only solution.

    The real question is not whether there should be campaign finance reform, as Buddy harangues with convincing ferocity. The question is whether Buddy is the man who will fix it. To answer that question, we need to look at his history to learn if he really was as good a congressman and governor as he claims.

    Many people accept everything Buddy says about himself as true (as I did). That is a dangerous assumption when dealing with a politician. Let’s look at the record. Independent, objective, and reliable historians and journalists have shown Buddy Roemer to be an exceptionally effective public speaker who is not averse to fabricating the truth to make his point, but is an incompetent disaster when holding public office. Roemer has to be the worst public official that I have ever studied. I thought I was a critical, intelligent voter, but even I was, for a time, fooled by Roemer’s fancy talk.

    If you will read the citations below, you will see that I am not making this stuff up.

    Most of the things Buddy says about his past are false. See this web page and the comments showing that he obtained a reputation in Louisiana as a liar who did it because he enjoyed seeing if he could get away with it.

    That reputation continues to today, as shown by this article written by a political journalist on Louisiana’s leading newspaper, who jibes Mr. Roemer for his current exaggerations and falsehoods:

    A PPP poll of Louisiana voters, just released, shows that here in his own home state, he has the worst rating of any candidate for president. Two out of three of the people who know him best have an unfavorable opinion of him. (28% favorable, 56% unfavorable). Twenty years after he last held office, he is still Louisiana’s UNfavorite son. See http://race42012.com/2012/03/23/poll-watch-ppp-d-louisiana-2012-republican-primary-survey/

    In this election, he claimed to be a solid Republican, but had a pitifully inept and ineffective campaign. He failed in both the polls and the Republican primaries, especially in New Hampshire, where he campaigned personally almost every day for months and spent over $100,000 on TV and radio ads, but could not even win just one-half of one percent in the election. He will not take personal responsibility for this failure, blaming it on evil forces within the Republican party and the political system that excluded him from the debates.

    He has invented a false conspiracy theory for the reason he was not invited to any debate. The debates were run by the networks and they set the rules, not the Republican party. The networks announced that the candidates must have received only 1% at least on several national polls (as the debates went on, they increased the thresholds). These minimum, totally objective standards have been used since the 1960’s. They keep the debates relevant and meaningful by keeping out candidates who have no significant campaign or following and would only detract from the serious candidates. Buddy claims the Republicans intentionally kept him out although he had 4% or 5% on national polls. The truth is that he never had anything close to 4% on any national poll. He did not make the debates because he could not meet the reasonably set minimum standards on the national polls. If he had 4%, as he falsely claims, he would have been on all the debates. For a comprehensive report on all national polls see:

    Roemer says he is an honest politician who cannot be bought. However, his actions speak with greater honesty than his words. After failing in the Republican primaries, he switched to the nomination of Americans Elect because he wants to be bought. AE is a secret organization controlled by unknown big money donors who have an agenda. We do not know who they are or what agenda they intend. They have the control of the Americans Elect from behind the curtain. They can override the public internet “supporters.” They may also control the counting and the reporting of the AE vote. This appears to be a set-up job with Roemer’s mentor, Harvard professor Lessig on the Board. Go to irregulartimes.com and search there for articles on Americans Elect.

    Roemer talks against corruption and argues for transparency, then seeks the AE nomination, effectively using AE’s $20 million financed by unknown donors to launch his campaign. He limits contributions to $100 because he does not need it. AE will provide the funds.

    Roemer did the same thing in the past. In 1991 he was such a bad governor that he could not hope to be re-elected as a Democrat, so he cut a deal with the Republican party to switch to Republican if they would finance his campaign. See this history:

    In 1987 he won election because he could mesmerize the crowd with his preacher-like talk condemning corrupt politics. But once elected, he did not have a clue how to govern. His personality is that of a loner, a curmudgeon, damning the world with such passion and skill using his “Buddy Talk.” See this fascinating history as to how he struggled to try to figure out what to do as governor. The author tried to make a flattering story about Roemer, but you can see as you read it that Roemer is a strange, unbalanced person who has no ability to serve in any high public office. http://www.hamiltonmixon.com/Ballad.pdf

    Raymond D. Strother, a professional political consultant who was hired by Roemer to guide his last successful campaign in 1987 calls Roemer “a misfit.”

    Buddy Roemer turned out to be one of the worst governors in Louisiana history. He could not get along with people. He could not put together a competent staff. He lacked the political common sense and ability to pass legislation. He did not work hard and seemed to love the adoration of his campaign followers but had no ability to govern. To see Buddy’s ineffective record as governor and congressman look at this excellent history of Louisiana’s governors, pages 259-268:

    As a congressman he was inept. He chaired no committees and did not author any significant legislation. His only accomplishment in Congress was that he won money at poker. Yes, he was a convincing bluffer.
    A NY Times article from 1987 describes Mr. Roemer’s record as a poker player, his only achievement in his eight years in Congress.

    Mr. Roemer says his primary communication style as President will be to resume his successful poker career. Note his statement in this article, the fourth paragraph from the end, beginning with “If elected,”:
    He says he “would emphasize listening and working in a bipartisan way, through poker games.” Incredible!

    Recently Roemer admitted that when he was a Congressman he hardly did any work. Instead, he spent his time either playing or thinking about Fantasy Baseball (when he was not playing poker). See this video at 1:24 to 1:49

    Americans have been deceived by slick politicians in the past. Let’s try to investigate what candidates have done rather than gullibly accept what they say. Buddy Roemer will not withstand that scrutiny.

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