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Buddy Roemer for President

  "Reforming America" +
  :60 radio ad to run in NH, released Dec. 23, 2011.


RoemerThis is Buddy Roemer and I approve this message because I love America, but we are a nation in trouble. 

You don't trust government nor should you.  Washington, DC is bought and sold by special interests.  This path that we're on—excessive spending, crippling debt—is this really the legacy we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren?

I'm runnning for president because I looked at the field of Republican candidates, and I didn't see a president.  As a successful governor, a four-term congressman, and a community banker that didn't foreclose on a single homeowner, I looked at the country and thought it didn't need another politician; it needed a leader. 

This election comes down to a question of trust.  I'd rather not run for president.  I'd rather America was whole again.  So I came to New Hampshire for a reason.  Live free or die.  Granite Staters, send a message to Washington.  Send Buddy Roemer.  Paid for by Buddy Roemer for President.

Notes: According to the press release:

The spot captures the spirit of Roemer’s seminal 1987 Louisiana gubernatorial ad, entitled "A Revolution for Louisiana," which depicted a younger Roemer looking into the camera and talking directly to the voters.  

The similarity of the two ads demonstrates that Governor Roemer has been one of the most consistent candidates on the issue of corruption in politics. In the 1987 ad, Roemer says, "I don't like Louisiana politics… I love Louisiana." In the 2011 ad, Roemer says that he “loves America, but we are a nation in trouble. You don’t trust government, nor should you.”

"The messages are the same," says Roemer. “We have been headed in the wrong direction for a while. It didn’t start in 2008 or 2004. This ad draws a clear contrast between a consistent, conservative reformer like myself, someone who has walked the walk for over 30 years, and candidates like Gingrich and Romney who are constantly reinventing themselves in an effort to get some distance from their big-government initiatives."