March 04, 2011

The Return of Roemer?

News Item: Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer weighing presidential run

It's become an established phenomenon in recent years for politicians that everyone forgot about years ago to pursue a quixotic presidential run, with the intention of getting on the lecture circuit, increasing visibility, etc. But Roemer's an especially strange case- I went to an event during the '08 election at which Roemer appeared as a surrogate for John McCain, and I got the strong sense that Roemer hadn't paid much attention to politics in the past 15 years or so and was just doing a favor because McCain's a friend of his.

Then again, Roemer having once run against David Duke will make his opponents in the GOP field not quite as loathsome as they would be to some.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 4, 2011 12:14 PM
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