Baton Rouge, LA –Governor Buddy Roemer issued the following statement
concerning the conclusion of the Americans Elect nomination
I am disappointed in the decision of
Americans Elect to discontinue their online nominating process. As in
any new process, Americans Elect's procedure was ripe with difficulty
related to access, validation and security issues. This is not
unexpected, but I thank them for their effort at choice and reform.
I am taking the next few days to review with supporters how best to
proceed from here. A political system corrupted by special interest
money and a Party duopoly addicted to that same money demands reform.
We aim to figure out the best way to deliver the message and highlight
examples which best prove this point.
A great nation in trouble deserves leadership with two clear,
compatible goals: jobs and justice.
It begins with reform.
I am not willing to let the issue of reform die with Americans Elect.
Our Republic needs it now more than ever.
Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of
Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money,
implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s
failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in
just four years. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com