Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer was in South Carolina most of last week to see if he has a chance in the party’s presidential primary. Roemer has been a banker since he left the political spotlight 20 years ago. He says his financial concerns, along with his frustration with PAC power in Washington, sparked his interest once again.
Washington, D.C. is a boomtown and South Carolina and the rest of America is hurting. And it’s about debt and indebtedness. I run for president with a $100 limit on my gifts–no PAC money, no special interest money. I run to represent American people.
And Roemer acknowledges that he may be a long shot, but he has a financial formula and little fear about speaking what he sees as the truth. He’d like to test both of those in this primary.
He spoke at length to SCRN’s Ashley Byrd. Roemer says he wants to be “free to lead.” Since campaigns are not free, we asked him how he’d pay for the run:
Because he was Louisiana’s governor, we asked about how he’d approach drilling off of the coast of SC and the U.S.
We asked about how he’d handle the Libyan conflict:
Buddy Roemer is one of the candidates who is participating in the GOP presidential primary debate in Greenville in early May.