Posted by: Rick | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Run, Buddy, Run!

This looks interesting:

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer will announce Thursday in Baton Rouge that he is forming an exploratory [presidential] committee, he told Politico. . .

His greatest impact may be what he says on the debate stage about a political system many in the country revile and, closer to the bone, how his fellow hopefuls on the stage are complicit in what he thinks is a rotten game.

His campaign theme will be “Free to Lead,” Roemer said, boasting: “I’m going to be independent from the Big Money, Wall Street money, special interest money; that’s going to be my mark in this campaign.”

If candidate Roemer is serious about this “clean Republican government” nonsense, he’ll be about as popular with the party’s movers and shakers as athlete’s foot. 

Notwithstanding the white noise of the teabaggers, the GOP is — at bottom — simply a clearinghouse for corporate favors. The more money you put in, the more money you get to take out.  That’s how the party finances the Frank Luntz-scripted disinformation operations known as “Republican campaigns”.

Roemer will almost certainly get kneecapped by Karl Rove’s establishment long before he becomes troublesome to party bagmen.  But if he somehow manages to survive, the debates could be fun to watch.



  1. Spot on…on all counts.


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