It was reported at the end of April that the campaign of former Louisiana governor and current leading Americans Elect and Reform Party presidential candidate Buddy Roemer had complied a list of 23 potential running mates.
For Wikinews, I asked Roemer campaign manager Carlos Sierra if he knew who was on the list. He replied that he did, but that the campaign was keeping it a secret. He mentioned that “some of them [the potential candidates] are aware they are on the list.”
I later asked if there were any former or current Congressmen, Governors, State Representatives, or Mayors on the list. Sierra did not respond.
I suspected that former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who is currently second in supporters for the Americans Elect nomination was on Roemer’s list. I contacted him, but he replied that he had not “been contacted by anyone about that.”
I then e-mailed economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff, who is another leading candidate for Americans Elect. He said that he had not been contacted, but that a ticket with Roemer was “an interesting idea. Maybe he’d like to be my potential running mate? Either way, we’d make a good team.”
Americans Elect will hold its first caucus round for nominations in one week.