Friday, May 11, 2012

Buddy Roemer Refuses to Play Spoiler


We believe that our nation is facing difficult times. We believe that the best decisions in these difficult times will be made when we have a president truly Free to Lead. A president who commits to working with all Americans, not just Democrats, and not just Republicans. We need to rebuild a nation, not a political party.

This election is wide open, which is exactly as it should be for a nation in trouble with the nominees from both major parties addicted to and controlled by the special interest checks of the favored few who continue to steal our future to feed the greed of their present. Enough!

I run to win. I am not a single-issue candidate or someone who is merely trying to make a statement. I am not Ralph Nader. I am a former Governor of a corrupt state that I helped clean up; I am former four-term Congressman who worked closely with President Reagan to help our country; and for the last twenty years I have been a successful businessman creating jobs.

I am currently polling at 7% in the most recent national survey and I am confident once I receive the Americans Elect nomination that I can attain 15% standing which will then qualify me to participate in the national debates this fall. Obama, Romney and Roemer. I run to win.

If, during the last month of the campaign I discover I have no realistic chance of winning, I will ask my supporters to vote their conscience or for their second choice so the issue of spoiler can be dropped once and for all.

I ask you to go online, register to be a part of Americans Elect and vote for me. Give the American people another voice in this election. 

Buddy Roemer
Twitter: @BuddyRoemer

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."

1 comment:

  1. Buddy Roemer would never drop out, because he loves the chance to talk and have people listen. He has no aptitude for the daily duties of holding public office, but loves to bask in the adoration of supporters. He does not care whether he wins or loses; he just enjoys the action of campaigning. Look at his history in the comments of "Say Amen" at this web page to learn more about this strange man:

    As a congressman he was inept and accomplished nothing. He chaired no committees and did not author any significant legislation. His only accomplishment in Congress was that he won money at poker. He was a convincing bluffer.
    See this NY Times article from 1987 describing Mr. Roemer’s eight years in Congress:

    Mr. Roemer plans to apply his time as president playing poker, as he did in Congress. Note his statement in this article, “If elected,” he says he “would emphasize listening and working in a bipartisan way, through poker games.” Incredible!!

    In this interview, Roemer stated that he spent almost every day in his eight years in Congress playing Fantasy Baseball or thinking about it. He was asked how he had the time, and his answer was that it was an easy job, which did not require him to do any work.

    He was one of the worst governors in Louisiana history. He could not get along with people, put together a competent staff, or pass legislation. He did not work hard and seemed to love the adoration of his campaign followers but had no ability to govern. Read this excellent history of Louisiana’s governors, pages 259-268:,%22+Roemer&source=bl&ots=GXt38E_jVv&sig=poXJMn9QbCUESjDIP2-foOb3YLY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=n-xjT7CXDOORiQL8n_SiDw&ved=0CGMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=%22Often%20wrong%2C%20but%20never%20in%20doubt%22%20Roemer&f=false

    He claims that he received 7% in a national poll. That poll was done by a small privately hired firm and the only choices given to the few people called were Roemer, Obama, and Romney. It is obvious that Roemer paid for that poll and it is not reliable. Actually, that small number is nothing to brag about. Even with no other third-party choices, only 7% would choose Roemer. That is pathetically small. With other third party choices such as Libertarian, Green Party, etc., drawing some of the dissatisfied voters, that 7% would almost disappear.

    Roemer falsely states that he would give up the campaign "if [he] has no realistic chance of winning." He never has had any realistic chance of winning, and that poll confirms he never will. Yet he still refuses to give up -- (because he enjoys running more than winning).

    Now he has no realistic chance of winning the AE nomination and yet he still refuses to acknowledge the truth and even fabricates a false state of the voting. He says he needs only 10,000 support votes at AE and that he already has over 5000. The truth is that he has over 5000 total supporters from all 50 states but only about one-half of those are from the 10 states with the highest votes-- the 10 states from which he must receive 1000 votes each in order to qualify. His voting has consistently been about that ratio: one-half in those 10 states. So he is not half-way to qualifying; he is only one-fourth of the way and he would need 5000 votes per day for the next and final 3 days to qualify. He has been receiving only 30 - 100 votes per day, with a few exceptions up to a high of 200 votes in one day. It is impossible for him to receive 5000 votes per day. So why does he not quit now?