Buddy Roemer: If not now, when?
posted at 3:40 pm on November 8, 2011 by Jazz Shaw
While Tuesdays are frequently hectic around here, I thought I’d check in and see how you were all doing following the end of the world. Oh… you didn’t hear that the world was ending? No, I’m not talking about the aircraft carrier size asteroid zooming past the planet. I refer to the far more explosive revelation which came across my desk this morning in which we found Erick Erickson essentially declaring the end to civilization.
No, Erick wasn’t donning purple sneakers and waiting for some sort of mother ship hiding being the aforementioned asteroid, but he was proclaiming Romney such a great risk to the conservative fabric of the universe that he might “walk back” his rejection of Jon Huntsman. Yes, this is the same Erick Erickson who, at one point, appeared ready to hold the hem of Rick Perry’s bridal train as he walked down the aisle. (While I invest considerable snark in this description, you should click through and read his analysis of the current crop of candidates, which includes a lot of insightful analysis mixed in with a combination of anger and despair.)
But before you rush out to support Jon Huntsman, are we possibly forgetting somebody? Is this the time for… dare I say… Roementum?
Let’s face it… we’re running out of names in the hat. And Buddy Roemer has been waiting patiently on the sidelines in a grossly underfunded campaign, just in case everyone else imploded. I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been needling people on the social media circuits about Buddy’s campaign, and not just because I was trying to get in on the ground floor in hopes of eventually being named the U.S. Ambassador to Key Largo. (Though I’m still open to the position if you win, Buddy.)
But beyond all of the conservative side-show humor, Roemer is a solid fiscal conservative who actually gives a compelling presentation on the stump when he can drag enough people away from the pre-annointed superstars to listen. No, I don’t agree with all of his positions, but I suppose I can say that about all of the candidates. His campaign finance positions disturb me on multiple levels, since I don’t care for the idea of the government dictating how people spend their money or express their political speech. But that doesn’t mean that I would deride his personal decision to limit donations to his campaign to small amounts from individual donors.
Yes, I know… pipe dreams and silliness. But as I said, unless you’re firmly in Romney’s camp we may be getting down to Ghostbusters territory pretty soon. Who ya gonna call?
Can you feel the Roementum? (We may be discussing this tonight at 8 PM eastern on the RINO Hour of Power. Join us!)
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