Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer had hoped that his resume might have gotten him into the first-in-the-South GOP presidential debate in Greenville Thursday. But by Fox News criteria, he needed to have up to two-percent popularity in one of five national polls.
He says it’s a bit early to limit newcomers, but believes that this is FOX’s way of keeping out candidates who “they thought were not relevant in that debate and I got caught in that trap.” He says he has been lobbying on the fact that he has served in Congress, as governor and debate stand-in for the last GOP presidential candidate John McCain.
He says now he will campaign in South Carolina more than ever. He is still in the exploratory phase of his campaign, in which he is limiting the contributions to $100 and no PAC’s. He says he has raised $45,900 in the past month and half.