Buddy Roemer Struggling to Make Americans Elect Ballot

Buddy Roemer seems like the closest thing to a front-runner in the Americans Elect race, as he’s attracted by-far the most support of any declared candidate for the AE nomination.  Yet, because of the rules currently in place, he still may not qualify for the next round of voting in the organization’s online caucus.

Roemer’s campaign, now flush with $185,000 in public matching funds, is working on an all-out effort to register at least 1,000 supporters in each of at least 10 states over the next 27 days.  Thus far, only about 3,000 people in total  have signed-up to back the former Louisiana governor in his quest for a spot on all 50 state ballots.  What’s worse is that in Roemer’s very best state, California, he’s only about 30% of the way to the required threshold.  Other states in his current top 10 include Florida (140 supporters) and Ohio (104 supporters).

With the recent signs of trouble coming from the non-profit organization, it’s unclear how the process would move forward if no candidate managed to secure the required support.  Would Americans Elect cease to exist?  Would their millions in ballot access spending go totally to waste?

 

 

10 Comments

  1. NobodyAskedMe...But says:

    This is probably one of the most important presidential elections in three decades. The two major political parties are at a nadir of popularity. The nation is highly polarized. It would seem that this a time ripe for a third party to arise. Unfortunately, Americans Elect is not the answer and Buddy Roemer would be a disaster as president.

    Buddy Roemer is the best talker in the presidential election campaign. He relies on the dissatisfaction of the American public toward politicians. He condemns politics in order to present himself as someone different — an honest politician.

    Roemer just says he is an honest politician who cannot be bought. His actions speak with greater honesty than his words. He is seeking the nomination of Americans Elect because he wants to be bought. AE is a secret organization controlled by unknown big money donors who have an agenda. We do not know who they are or what agenda they intend. They have the control of the Americans Elect from behind the curtain. They can override the public internet “supporters.” They may also control the counting and the reporting of the AE vote. This appears to be a set-up job with Roemer’s mentor Lessig on the Board.

    Roemer talks against corruption and argues for transparency, then seeks the AE nomination, effectively using AE’s $20 – $30 million financed by unknown donors to launch his campaign. He limits contributions to $100 because he does not need it. AE will provide the funds.

    Roemer did the same thing in the past. In 1991 he was such a bad governor that he could not hope to be re-elected as a Democrat, so he cut a deal with the Republican party to switch to Republican if they would finance his campaign. See this history:
    http://www.salon.com/2011/03/03/roemer_duke_president/

    In 1987 he won election because he could mesmerize the crowd with his preacher-like talk condemning corrupt politics. But once elected, he did not have a clue how to govern. His personality is that of a loner, a curmudgeon, damning the world with such passion and skill using his “Buddy Talk.” See this fascinating history as to how he struggled to try to figure out what to do as governor.
    http://www.hamiltonmixon.com/Ballad.pdf

    He turned out to be one of the worst governors in Louisiana history. He could not get along with people. He could not put together a competent staff. He lacked the political common sense and ability to pass legislation. He did not work hard and seemed to love the adoration of his campaign followers but had no ability to govern. To see Buddy’s ineffective record as governor and congressman look at this excellent history of Louisiana’s governors, pages 259-268:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Y-0-kmu4vk0C&pg=PA259&lpg=PA259&dq=%22Often+wrong,%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

    As a congressman he was inept. He chaired no committees and did not author any significant legislation. His only accomplishment in Congress was that he won money at poker. Yes, he was a convincing bluffer.
    A NY Times article from 1987 describes Mr. Roemer’s record in his eight years in Congress.
    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/10/us/washington-talk-avocations-networking-at-the-poker-table.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Mr. Roemer plans to use his same technique again if he returns to Washington as President. Note his statement in this article, the fourth paragraph from the end, beginning with “If elected,”:
    http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/nov/01/roemer-attacks-political-corruption/
    He says he “would emphasize listening and working in a bipartisan way, through poker games.” Incredible!

    Most of the things Buddy says about his past are false. See this web page where he obtained a reputation in Louisiana for mendacity (that continues to today).
    http://www.first-draft.com/2011/09/rubberband-man.html

    A PPP poll of Louisiana voters, just released, shows that here in his own home state he has the worst rating of any candidate for president. Two out of three of the people who know him best have an unfavorable opinion of him. (28% favorable, 56% unfavorable). He is Louisiana’s UNfavorite son. See http://race42012.com/2012/03/23/poll-watch-ppp-d-louisiana-2012-republican-primary-survey/

    This New Orleans columnist for its leading newspaper explains why Louisiana’s voters have such a negative opinion of Buddy:
    http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2011/03/who_is_this_man_former_louisia.html

    Americans have been deceived by slick politicians in the past. Let’s try to investigate what candidates have done rather than gullibly accept what they say. Buddy Roemer will not withstand that scrutiny.

  2. This guy “Nobody Asked Me…But” posts this same long list of obviously biased attacks all over the internet, as if people will read all of that just because he thinks his opinion is so important. You can Google him and see for yourself that he’s a one-man campaign against Buddy Roemer. A Republican trying to help out a particularly weak candidate. But if you notice, he only posts where he can safely remain completely anonymous. Yet sometimes in his posts he actually seems to SUPPORT Buddy Roemer running on Americans Elect and sometimes he doesn’t. Which is it, friend?

    And to call the Times-Picayune “the leading newspaper” in New Orleans is a complete joke being played on people in other states. It’s the ONLY newspaper in New Orleans and there’s ONE writer there with an axe to grind against Roemer.

    “Nobody” is simply not a mentally stable person or credible source of information.

    Say Amen?

    Funniest thing about all of his posts is that he doesn’t understand that only by Roemer softening up the Obama vote could a weak candidate like Romney ever have any chance at all.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/women-boost-obama-romney-abc-poll/story?id=16109262#.T4V2e6tYuBA

    Clueless comes in all flavors, I suppose.

    • These previous two comments labeled “Say Amen” are forgeries. I have used that name many times on the internet and I have posted honest and well supported factual histories about Buddy Roemer. For each factual statement, I cite to an internet site as a source for the information. You can google the name “Say Amen” and the word Roemer and read them for yourself.

      I do not know who is trying to fool the public and discredit me by falsely using my screen name here. It appears to be Buddy Roemer or one of his staff. They are desperate that the truth about him not be revealed.

      They have done this same forgery at other websites. The moderators of those sites have confirmed that indeed it was a forgery. See, for example this web page and the Comments:
      http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2012/03/17/what-rocky-anderson-could-say-that-would-lead-me-to-support-his-americans-elect-presidential-bid/

      Also go to this website, which was the first one on which this happened. I did not feel it was necessary to have a distraction from the true issues of this very important campaign to have a pissing contest with Buddy online, so I asked the moderator to remove the forgery and my response. But I guess the moderator wanted the public to know what was going on and published both the forgery and my request to delete it.
      http://fantasypoliticsusa.com/?p=5604

      I work for no campaign. Roemer is the only campaign I have donated to or supported in this election cycle. I supported him and he fooled me. I am commenting as a self-appointed truth squad to prevent him from damaging this election and hurting America for the sake of his own ego.

  3. I say Amen too. The copy and paste comments by this coward are every where this one note Johnny goes. He’s a tool of the status quo.

  4. Dave McMahan says:

    Buddy Roemer is the leading declared candidate at Americans Elect, right now. I recommend you check him out. He grew up on a cotton farm, then went to Harvard at the age of 16 (!). He was a conservative, “bolweevil” Democrat who voted on Reagan’s side alot, so he was a natural to switch over to the Republican party (though, he came from what- at the time- was a HEAVILY Democratic state). He served as Louisiana’s Governor, then, but has been in the PRIVATE SECTOR the last 20 years, starting and running three successful businesses (including a $750 million bank which took NO bailout money and foreclosed on NO ONE ). He’s a 68-year old grandfather who had NO desire to get into politics, again- but he says the country is on the WRONG TRACK.

    Our President and Congressional leaders are funded and steered by wealthy campaign donors who are profiting off our “Ponzi-scheme-like”, “financialized” / “Wall St. Investment Banker-led”, “Fed-Treasury-abetted” system and off of the “Global Economy” (short-term profits feeding off the American people as consumers, rather than producers). These elites (such as the big shots and owners of Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, GE, etc..) have made (and are continuing to make- “thanks to the FED giving them $16.1 TRILLION, 2008-2010 -AND COUNTING- of zero-interest loans and the SEC-regulated FASB in April of ’09 allowing them to MASSIVELY over-value their ‘underwater’ assets”) HUGE profits off this “race to the bottom” which is making the “richest” (elites) richer while the middle class gets “poorer” (“we’ll end up like a banana republic”, if they continue to have their way).

    Now, the “bought and paid for” Demican and Republocrat parties are SCARED TO DEATH of the American people recognizing them for what they are and LEAVING THEM. Buddy Roemer is a former politician AND a successful banker, so he KNOWS the “games” these people use and HOW TO FIX AMERICA (“stop the corruption”, “stop the financial greed”, “put the banking and finance communities back on a ‘short leash’ and ‘solid ground’ ” and “put America back to work- getting the capital back behind production”). Of course, we’ll have to elect a Congress “worth a damn” and “STAY VIGILANT AND INVOLVED” !!!

    I advise people that one, street-wise definition of “insanity” is to “keep doing the same thing and expect different results”. We have been “bouncing back and forth” between these modern, “Wall Street Investment banker-financed”, “free trade” globalist Republocrats and Demicans, now for twenty years (of course, the “mainstream”, dinosaur media always tells us, “they’re the only realistic ones to choose from”).

    It’s time to go “unconventional” and let “We The People” take over this country, again with a candidate like Andrew Jackson or Teddy Roosevelt. GO BUDDY !!!!
    http://www.buddyroemer.com http://www.americanselect.com

  5. This “SayAmen/NobodyAskedMe…But/BossierBearcat” guy continues to lie across the Internet, copying and pasting the same few negative links to try to convince people that Americans Elect is not the best way to pick a president because of is campaigning for the Republican Party. It’s hilarious how he accuses those who fight back against his falsehood of being liars, forgers, and worse, but all he does is change his username on different sites and copies and pastes the SAME THING over and over.

    Here’s the TRUTH:

    Americans Elect is a great idea, started with seed money by people of vision in an attempt to overcome the stalemate of our democracy that is bought and sold by using people just like this paid political hack “SayAmen/NobodyAskedMe…But/BossierBearcat” who have no credibility whatsoever but just present falsehood as truth again and again and because he believe’s you’re too stupid to detect his lies. Do your own research on Buddy Roemer and Americans Elect.

    There’s a very small group of very scared full-time political operatives out there who make a living off of our corrupt system and they don’t like the coming changes one bit.

    That alone should tell you something.

    But we’ve got their number.

    Go sign up today to participate in the nation’s first online presidential primary.
    You’ll be glad to tell your grandchildren one day that you helped change the wold.

    • As I have proved in my posts, Buddy Roemer’s history and reputation in Louisiana is one of deception and mendacity. I have posted comments that refer to independent analyses of him, including the following:

      http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2011/03/who_is_this_man_former_louisia.html

      http://www.first-draft.com/2011/09/rubberband-man.html

      Now, in the comments posted here, we see him continuing his propensity for deception. Trying to discredit the critical posts made under the name “Say Amen” and “NobodyAskedMe…But” he is forging those names in various internet sites, using the forged names to make it appear that the author has said critical things about Buddy but now is repenting for the error in his ways and agrees that Buddy is really wonderful.

      Here, Buddy or his campaign staff have amalgamated those two names into NobodaySayAmen and accused the true authors using those names of being liars. Note that if you click on the name “NobodySayAmen” you will be taken directly to the Roemer Americans Elect page. That comment came directly from his campaign.

      The postings critical of Buddy Roemer have cited independent history of books and writings by people who knew Roemer well. Those critical postings were not lies about Roemer, they were the truth. In contrast, the postings by Roemer and his campaign are not only deceptive in their authorship, they are false in their content, without any supporting citations.

  6. Vince Lisanti says:

    I find it extremely interesting and amusing that NobodyAskedMe…But would find the need to try to coerce people into falling for his aliased trolling deception by telling people to (his words here) “Read my post to help steer you in the right direction” and attaching obviously biased links.

    As a longtime Buddy Roemer supporter, I can say that I am extremely confident that anyone who does their own research on the man will be “steered” in an honest direction of what Buddy Roemer the man and candidate for president is all about.
    Roemer is the true representation of “We The People”

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