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« on: January 07, 2011, 01:35:38 am »
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Jonathan Martin passes on Louisiana political columnist John Maginnis's word that former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer -- a Congressman elected as a Democrat in 1987, defeated as a Republican in 1991 -- is weighing a run for president. Of the United States.

"It certainly interests me. There is a lot of work to be done," he tells Maginnis. "It will take months to work out if it happens. I don't want to scare anyone."

His general platform, it sounds like, would be an attack on the "professional corruption" of Establishment politics.

As for financing the campaign: "I can't talk to you about that until I figure it out. I will be looking to see if it's possible."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0111/Buddy_Roemer.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 03:09:41 pm »
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Remember that thread where we through out names of people who might announce completely out of left field?  This one takes the cake.

On another note, the man hasn't been in office for 19 years!  He'll be nearing 70 by January 2013.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 03:19:53 pm »
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Him and David Duke both in the race would be 'interesting', for obvious reasons.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 03:38:50 pm »
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Everyknitwit out there is showing interest except for the two with the bext chance to beat Obama, Bush and Christie.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 03:42:21 pm »
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Everyknitwit out there is showing interest except for the two with the bext chance to beat Obama, Bush and Christie.
What makes Christie so attractive?
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 03:51:06 pm »
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Interesting.

Well Reagan was a democrat, something to talk about, also very old man. And if congressman issa's investigations on obama make head way, I have a feeling that would be the make it or break it for this guy (not that he would win a state, but would actually get in the game)
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 04:22:32 pm »
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Now we have the Jim Gilmore of 2012.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 04:52:56 pm »
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Everyknitwit out there is showing interest except for the two with the bext chance to beat Obama, Bush and Christie.
What makes Christie so attractive?

His gravitas.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 09:55:56 pm »
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"I couldn't beat a neo-Nazi to face Huey Long 2.0, this one a felon-to-be, and changed registration out of opportunism, so vote for me." This is a rumor or at best a vanity candidacy. At least McMillan will have competition for "Most Ridiculous Candidate" of the cycle.
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 11:20:20 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 12:47:13 am »
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"I couldn't beat a neo-Nazi to face Huey Long 2.0, this one a felon-to-be, and changed registration out of opportunism, so vote for me." This is a rumor or at best a vanity candidacy. At least McMillan will have competition for "Most Ridiculous Candidate" of the cycle.

He was in Congress and served as Governor, it's not like it's Alvin Greene
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 01:20:32 am »
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Remember that thread where we through out names of people who might announce completely out of left field?  This one takes the cake.

On another note, the man hasn't been in office for 19 years!  He'll be nearing 70 by January 2013.

Not to mention he not only lost reelection to Edwin Edwards but to a f-cking David Duke.

No more questions.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 09:14:54 pm »
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Who the hell cares? It's not like he's a contender. I've never heard of him.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2011, 10:13:28 pm »
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 12:12:14 am »
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This is silly. Now, if Edwin Edwards primaried Obama, I'd support that.
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 11:44:55 am »
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This is silly. Now, if Edwin Edwards primaried Obama, I'd support that.

Dust off those old "Vote for the crook: it's important!" signs.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011, 12:51:07 pm »
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2011, 04:05:16 am »
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This is silly. Now, if Edwin Edwards primaried Obama, I'd support that.

Has he been freed yet?
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

How many people in Illinois can name the State Senator who represents the 13th district?
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2011, 09:03:06 am »
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

Unlike Obama, who was elected Senator in 2004, Roemer failed every single comeback attempt after 1991.

Plus, tell me, who the hell hears about some random dude, who served as Governor of Louisiana almost 20 years ago?
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 09:36:28 am »
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

Unlike Obama, who was elected Senator in 2004, Roemer failed every single comeback attempt after 1991.

Plus, tell me, who the hell hears about some random dude, who served as Governor of Louisiana almost 20 years ago?

Other Presidents have been just as unknown - in 2007, how many people who didn't watch the Democratic National Convention on television had heard of Barack Obama? in 1991, how many people had heard of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, besides those who had seen his terrible failure of a keynote at the '88 Democratic Convention? in 1860, how many outside of Illinois had heard of former State Legislater and failed Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln?
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Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

"Successful, entrenched incumbent" is a more relevant description for Bobby Rush than "radical socialist," don't you think?
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

Unlike Obama, who was elected Senator in 2004, Roemer failed every single comeback attempt after 1991.

Plus, tell me, who the hell hears about some random dude, who served as Governor of Louisiana almost 20 years ago?

Other Presidents have been just as unknown - in 2007, how many people who didn't watch the Democratic National Convention on television had heard of Barack Obama? in 1991, how many people had heard of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, besides those who had seen his terrible failure of a keynote at the '88 Democratic Convention? in 1860, how many outside of Illinois had heard of former State Legislater and failed Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln?

I don't know how you can compare incumbent Senator, who won a nationwide publicity (not among those who just watched, I remember coverage about him in Poland in 2004 as well, and that's foreign soil, mind you) before being elected, and a longtime incumbent Governor, to a man, who acheived nothing but failures since 1991. And the dude, who is hardly remembered.

Lincoln? Those were diffrent times.
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2011, 12:49:20 pm »
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2012 will be a weird year. Who would expect that this unknown former Governor of Louisiana would run for President? Who knows, Buddy Roemer may be the next President of the United States!

This idiot managed to come third in his re-election bid; behind an open fascist who used to be the head of the KKK. You probably didn't know that because your parents hadn't been born when it happened.

Yes, I did know that. And other Presidents have had just as embarrassing electoral losses (Obama coming in behind a radical socialist in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional District, anyone?).

Unlike Obama, who was elected Senator in 2004, Roemer failed every single comeback attempt after 1991.

Plus, tell me, who the hell hears about some random dude, who served as Governor of Louisiana almost 20 years ago?

Other Presidents have been just as unknown - in 2007, how many people who didn't watch the Democratic National Convention on television had heard of Barack Obama? in 1991, how many people had heard of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, besides those who had seen his terrible failure of a keynote at the '88 Democratic Convention? in 1860, how many outside of Illinois had heard of former State Legislater and failed Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln?

I don't know how you can compare incumbent Senator, who won a nationwide publicity (not among those who just watched, I remember coverage about him in Poland in 2004 as well, and that's foreign soil, mind you) before being elected, and a longtime incumbent Governor, to a man, who acheived nothing but failures since 1991. And the dude, who is hardly remembered.

Lincoln? Those were diffrent times.

Is there not always coverage of American presidential elections in other nations? And it still doesn't matter if Clinton was a longtime incumbent Governor -  nobody knew who the hell the man even was until the New Hampshire primary. And Lincoln was unknown by probably about 95% of the population, yet he became President of the United States and is now remember as one of the best.
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