Populist Republican Staying in the Race
Buddy Roemer, a former governor and former member of Congress whose populist campaign for the GOP presidential nomination has been largely ignored by voters, the news media, and campaign donors, defiantly announced this afternoon that he is…staying in the race for the presidency.
Roemer has set a $100 maximum on campaign contributions, a pledge that matched his anti-big business platform. No surprise, the bucks have not been rolling in. Shut out of the debates by the major media organizations, despite poll numbers he says are as good as those of Rick Perry, Roemer has had a hard time getting his message to GOP voters.
He has been visiting the Occupy NH activists, though. “I’m with the young people,” he said. “Occupy is not right in many things, but they’re right in one thing,” he said, “They smell corruption.”
Roemer said he’ll keep up the fight against government corruption, even if he has to be “a thorn in the side of the Republican Party.”