Buddy Roemer: Special interests own our government

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, January 5, 2012 20:17 EDT
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Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, a Republican presidential candidate, blasted the influence of money on American politics during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC.

As part of his presidential campaign, Roemer has stressed the need for campaign finance reform. He has vowed to only accept campaign contributions under $100.

“I’m the only person running for the President of the United States who has been a congressman and a governor,” he said. “I’m the only person running for the President of the United States who doesn’t have a Super PAC, who doesn’t take PAC money, who goes directly to the people. I mean, my god, who do you want as president? A guy taking million dollar checks under the table? Or a woman or man who is free to lead?”

“There have been sixteen national debates. I haven’t been asked to be one a single one of them.”

Roemer accused Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama of being connected with illegal Super PACS. The Super PACS, according to Roemer, were coordinating with the candidates’ campaigns.

“Special interests own our government,” he said. “Where are the people? They’ve disappeared.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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