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June 2, 2012
Stop the presses! Buddy Roemer is no longer running for president. If Mr. Roemer's name doesn't ring a bell, don't feel bad. Although he has been campaigning doggedly for a year and a half, most Americans surely have never heard his name. Mr. Roemer, a former governor of Louisiana, has the distinction - a dubious one, to be sure - of failing miserably to gain the 2012 presidential nomination of not one but two distinct political entities: the Republican Party and the nonpartisan group Americans Elect.
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NEWS
June 2, 2012
Stop the presses! Buddy Roemer is no longer running for president. If Mr. Roemer's name doesn't ring a bell, don't feel bad. Although he has been campaigning doggedly for a year and a half, most Americans surely have never heard his name. Mr. Roemer, a former governor of Louisiana, has the distinction - a dubious one, to be sure - of failing miserably to gain the 2012 presidential nomination of not one but two distinct political entities: the Republican Party and the nonpartisan group Americans Elect.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | July 15, 1991
THE ABORTION battle is getting rougher and rougher.In recent years, politicians have been threatened with excommunication and hell by their church leaders because they didn't follow the church's line on abortion.But now a politician has been excommunicated by a church to which he doesn't even belong.This happened to Gov. Buddy Roemer of Louisiana, who vetoed several strict anti-abortion bills.The Orthodox Catholic Church of his state has thrown him out, even though he is a Methodist and has never been an Orthodox Catholic.
NEWS
January 28, 2012
I urge my fellow citizens not to give in to despair over the choices being offered in this year's presidential elections. As an independent who is fiscally conservative, socially liberal and believes there is an appropriate role for government in our lives, I ask you to consider Buddy Roemer for president. We need economic reform, regulatory reform, tax reform, health care reform and education reform. But unless we achieve campaign finance reform, there's not chance of getting sensible reforms in any of these areas.
NEWS
By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer III switched to the Republican Party yesterday, touching off celebrations by the party's leaders, including President Bush.In private, the Republicans' primary emotion was gratitude. Buddy Roemer's decision to run for governor this year as a Republican was, at the least, a short-term answer to their persistent prayer, "Lord, protect us from David Duke," the former Ku Klux Klan leader who will be running this fall as a Republican for governor of Louisiana.
NEWS
By Scott Gold and Scott Gold,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 30, 2004
There are moments, amid the din of Louisiana's halls of power, when it seems that Buddy Roemer is the only person who has not declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Still, he is getting most of the buzz. In an interview last week, the Democrat-turned-Republican - who served as Louisiana governor from 1988 to 1992 - gave the strongest indication yet that he would like to jump back into politics. Though most analysts have said his chances of victory would be slim, the effect of his candidacy could be enormous.
NEWS
March 17, 1991
Without an election the Republican Party just added a governor to its ranks. Louisiana's Buddy Roemer last week switched parties.Governor Roemer was never that much of a Democrat. On his first vote in the House of Representatives in 1981 he threatened to oppose the election of Tip O'Neill as speaker. He later threatened to change parties, and he voted with the Republicans more often than all but a handful of the so-called Boll Weevils.Several of those conservative Dixie Democrats have switched parties in recent years.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 22, 1991
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With Gov. Buddy Roemer at his elbow, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney peered into the crowded parlor of the Louisiana governor's mansion."
NEWS
Bill Press | June 23, 2011
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days. It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las Vegas so blue is the knowledge that, no matter how much fun they offer today, they simply can't compete with the biggest fun show in town: the 2012 Republican presidential primary, playing in every city and town across America. It's so hilarious, they should charge admission.
NEWS
April 11, 1991
Not So 'Cold'Editor: The excellent, even-handed commentary by Arthur Caplan, "Cold Cash for Warm Transplant Organs," is worthy reading for everyone. He very fairly lays out most of the issues. He concludes that offering money to the estates of deceased people will negatively affect the number of organs available for transplant.I think his conclusion is in error. His conclusion assumes that if it were legal to pay people's heirs for their consent to use deceased persons' tissues, that the people could not decline payment and donate the tissues.
NEWS
December 19, 2011
Albert Einstein is famously reported to have said that the definition of insanity was to continue doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results. By that definition, it appears that America has gone stark raving mad. Our economy is in tatters. We have mortgaged our children's future to the Chinese. We are mired in a state of perpetual war abroad and embarked on a ruinous course of nation building in distant, impoverished nations while our own infrastructure crumbles and decays around us. Our Congress is locked in perpetual gridlock, and our politicians are bought and paid for by lobbyists and corporate sponsors.
NEWS
Bill Press | June 23, 2011
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days. It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las Vegas so blue is the knowledge that, no matter how much fun they offer today, they simply can't compete with the biggest fun show in town: the 2012 Republican presidential primary, playing in every city and town across America. It's so hilarious, they should charge admission.
NEWS
By Scott Gold and Scott Gold,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 30, 2004
There are moments, amid the din of Louisiana's halls of power, when it seems that Buddy Roemer is the only person who has not declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Still, he is getting most of the buzz. In an interview last week, the Democrat-turned-Republican - who served as Louisiana governor from 1988 to 1992 - gave the strongest indication yet that he would like to jump back into politics. Though most analysts have said his chances of victory would be slim, the effect of his candidacy could be enormous.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | July 15, 1991
THE ABORTION battle is getting rougher and rougher.In recent years, politicians have been threatened with excommunication and hell by their church leaders because they didn't follow the church's line on abortion.But now a politician has been excommunicated by a church to which he doesn't even belong.This happened to Gov. Buddy Roemer of Louisiana, who vetoed several strict anti-abortion bills.The Orthodox Catholic Church of his state has thrown him out, even though he is a Methodist and has never been an Orthodox Catholic.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 22, 1991
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With Gov. Buddy Roemer at his elbow, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney peered into the crowded parlor of the Louisiana governor's mansion."
NEWS
April 11, 1991
Not So 'Cold'Editor: The excellent, even-handed commentary by Arthur Caplan, "Cold Cash for Warm Transplant Organs," is worthy reading for everyone. He very fairly lays out most of the issues. He concludes that offering money to the estates of deceased people will negatively affect the number of organs available for transplant.I think his conclusion is in error. His conclusion assumes that if it were legal to pay people's heirs for their consent to use deceased persons' tissues, that the people could not decline payment and donate the tissues.
NEWS
December 19, 2011
Albert Einstein is famously reported to have said that the definition of insanity was to continue doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results. By that definition, it appears that America has gone stark raving mad. Our economy is in tatters. We have mortgaged our children's future to the Chinese. We are mired in a state of perpetual war abroad and embarked on a ruinous course of nation building in distant, impoverished nations while our own infrastructure crumbles and decays around us. Our Congress is locked in perpetual gridlock, and our politicians are bought and paid for by lobbyists and corporate sponsors.
NEWS
January 28, 2012
I urge my fellow citizens not to give in to despair over the choices being offered in this year's presidential elections. As an independent who is fiscally conservative, socially liberal and believes there is an appropriate role for government in our lives, I ask you to consider Buddy Roemer for president. We need economic reform, regulatory reform, tax reform, health care reform and education reform. But unless we achieve campaign finance reform, there's not chance of getting sensible reforms in any of these areas.
NEWS
March 17, 1991
Without an election the Republican Party just added a governor to its ranks. Louisiana's Buddy Roemer last week switched parties.Governor Roemer was never that much of a Democrat. On his first vote in the House of Representatives in 1981 he threatened to oppose the election of Tip O'Neill as speaker. He later threatened to change parties, and he voted with the Republicans more often than all but a handful of the so-called Boll Weevils.Several of those conservative Dixie Democrats have switched parties in recent years.
NEWS
By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer III switched to the Republican Party yesterday, touching off celebrations by the party's leaders, including President Bush.In private, the Republicans' primary emotion was gratitude. Buddy Roemer's decision to run for governor this year as a Republican was, at the least, a short-term answer to their persistent prayer, "Lord, protect us from David Duke," the former Ku Klux Klan leader who will be running this fall as a Republican for governor of Louisiana.
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