For the three of you reading this who know who Buddy Roemer is and were aware that he was running for President (other than Greg, who of course already knew), this announcement from his campaign may possibly be of interest to you.
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.
That was sent out on Wednesday, so his Republican campaign has been formally ended. Apparently, Roemer has been talking about this for over a month; why it’s just now being formalized is unclear to me. But then, so is the purpose of Americans Elect, which is apparently hosting some kind of
wankfest panel discussion at the UT Center for Politics and Governance on Wednesday. Anyway, you may now resume your blissful ignorance about what Buddy Roemer is up to these days.