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Welcome to our Party, Governor Roemer!

We are delighted to welcome former Louisiana governor and Congressman Buddy Roemer to our Party! (Yes, that’s right, he was BOTH a governor AND a Congressman – only one running with those credentials – impressive, eh?)

Governor Roemer announced today (Feb. 22) that he has left the Republican Party but will continue seeking the nomination for president of the United States – under the banner of the Reform Party!

This has been a long time coming! The GOP virtually shunned Gov. Roemer this entire primary debate season, not inviting him to any of that party’s debates for dubious reasons, such as he had not raised enough money (since when is that a legitimate criterion?) and did not rank high enough in the polls (though at one time he out-polled Texas Gov. Rick Perry in New Hampshire, who was invited to the debate in that state, and every other debate while he was running).

Could it be that because Gov. Roemer refuses to take PAC money or donations over $100, he would expose the other GOP nominees (and President Obama) as political sellouts? Whatever the reason, the GOP ignored Gov. Roemer, and very wisely, he has moved on. Much like Ronald Reagan, when asked why he had left the Democrats to join the Republicans responded “I didn’t leave the Democrats, they left me,” the Republicans have left Gov. Roemer – and many, many others – and the Democrats have too, for that matter. The Reform Party is the ideal home for Gov. Roemer, because its platform so closely mirrors his own.

In addition to seeking the Reform Party’s nomination, Gov. Roemer is trying to become the candidate for Americans Elect – which is not a actually a political party, but a grassroots movement committed to mobilizing the country to “pick a president, not a party.” Some of AE’s faithful, however, have lost all confidence in ANY political party (not just the two incumbent parties), and so they do not think Gov. Roemer’s decision to join the Reform Party was wise. Of course, as one might expect, we disagree.

As Americans Elect has no political platform (it is instead a vehicle to mobilize voters behind the candidate of their choosing), there is no reason why we would not wish them well, and we intend to support their efforts as best we can. We hope that their supporters return the favor, and unite with us in our common goal: to elect a credible alternative to the same-old same-old candidates of the two incumbent parties.

6 Comments


  1. Feb 29, 2012
    6:14 am

    Demetry More

    Why is this the only candidate you have some huge post for? You welcome him like he is already your nominee. I support Andre Barnett and hate the fact you are trying to push him down. He is the only candidate who is not some power hungry politician.

    I believe you will be loosing my support. I am contacting Mr. Barnett’s campaign. I know him personally. He helped me find a job when I needed it. That is a horrible showing on your part with respects to someone that is really pushing for your party. I hope he leaves.

    D. More.


  2. Aug 14, 2012
    9:45 pm

    Bryan Connolly

    I like Governor Buddy Roemer, and clearly preferred him to most of the GOP presidential candidates.

    I need more specifics on the views on the issues that your presidential candidate is offering the American people.

    In my opinion, the only way to compete effectively is to take strong stands on major issues, particularly in how those stands would be manifested in legislation and administration.


  3. Aug 14, 2012
    9:47 pm

    Bryan Connolly

    How open is the Reform Party to new ideas? Would I have to go through channels to be given a serious hearing?


  4. Sep 29, 2012
    4:03 am

    Dan DiFabio

    The mainstream media has ignored the Reform Party,but it will live on. In my humble opinion,the Reform Party will replace the free trade-loving Republican Party. Andre Barnett is an excellent presidential candidate,and I hope that his candidacy will spur people to run as Reform Party candidates at all levels of government. Buddy Roemer should perhaps run for a House of Representatives seat as a member of the Reform Party.


  5. Nov 15, 2012
    3:25 am

    Richard Fleer

    The Reform Party sounds like a great idea. We need to stop spending stupidly and start spending correctly. We need to get quality out of our government at the quantity we demand and we’re not getting it.


  6. Nov 15, 2012
    8:11 pm

    Michael Nelson

    America truely needs a viable third party. I would suggest that you use the system to change the system, this allows you a fair playing field and a first hand look at how the system needs to be changed once you have candidates in every state. Winning is priority ONE and getting there by any legal means necessary. Only when you have the power can you make the needed changes and there are many. Keep up the good work, I hope you can find a way to increase your name recognition soon, as America needs it NOW. The GOP is very vulerable right now, and it’s a perfect time to eliminate them or force them to change for the better. Take care…..

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