Roemer says consider him now that Cain’s out

TJS Staff report

Following Herman Cain’s withdrawal from the 2012 presidential election earlier today, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer–a quiet candidate for president himself–released the following statement:

“I am disappointed to see Mr. Cain effectively withdraw from the 2012 presidential primary. Herman brought a unique perspective to the race, and he added to the debate.”
“As I have struggled to achieve recognition in the Republican primary, I have been encouraged watching Mr. Cain’s rise to prominence as a national political figure. He reminded us that even non-political insiders, citizens who live outside the beltway, can aspire to run for the highest office in the land. As Herman Cain and Tim Pawlenty were given the chance to rise to prominence, it is my sincere hope that I will be given an equal chance to rise by being included in the next debates.”
“In the wake of this announcement, I am confident that Republicans and Independents will choose to support another candidate who rejects political elitism, and stands up for similar ideals of less and more efficient government. In my mind, this clearly excludes Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Mitt Romney is the one percent and Newt Gingrich lobbies for the one percent.”
Roemer is was also a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. His website is

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