Statement by @BuddyRoemer: Buddy Goes Independent

Feb 22, 2012
4:58 pm

Today, the Buddy Roemer Campaign released the following:

Governor Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer will deliver a speech on Thursday at 9am PT / 12pm ET live from Yowie headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Governor Roemer issued the following statement in regard to his campaign:

“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.”

WHAT:  Yowie Online Speech 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET

WHEN: Members of the media and public are invited to view the speech online at or at

WHERE: Staff will also be live-tweeting the event at, live-posting on Governor Roemer’s Facebook page at, and on Governor Roemer’s Google+ page at