>by Diane Goldman, Plymouth, MN | Sun, 03/11/2012 – 11:32pm — Coffee Party Nation |[
I have noticed that people are using the other as their political ideology on social networks! If you're Independent, Libertarian, Moderate or a Republican than just say so! When it comes down to voting in November, the question is: Which sides of the fence will you cast your vote? The way I see it, correct me if I'm wrong, there are two main parties the Democrats (Obama), Republican (GOP Hopeful) and possibly Ron Paul (Third Party)!
But come to find out that Americans Elect has endorsed Buddy Roemer as their Third Party candidate, this move to me is a wasted vote; helping the Republicans' side! Do not waste your time and the vote on that third-party candidate! Yes, I am bias and I do see our best hope for moving this country forward on the Democratic side! The Republicans have lost their way some 40+ years ago and now they’ve become the “Party of No”, the “Do Nothing Congress” and the “Obstructionist Party” because of their hatred for one man and his party; resulting from hostage takeover of America to the message of hating your fellow Americans -- the propaganda and rhetoric that we’ll get from them -- plain and simple!
In addition, they say that the TEA Party is dead. Huh correction: Don't believe that nonsense! The movement is very quiet at the moment; however, they are working toward placing more extreme candidates into government! We can't allow anymore of these Right-wing nuts into any branch of government!
Getting back to the point of Other...to me you are saying that "I am a Third Party voter", "I am wasting my vote" and giving it to the Republican Party - in essences! I hope that mentality changes for you and forget American Elect for 2012! I am a Coffee Party member and I'm appalled that they would entertain this! Gbismarc!]
I have recently become a volunteer for Buddy Roemer for President. I am also a member of the Coffee Party USA and a volunteer with Americans Elect.
Independent Charles (Buddy) Roemer embodies my reformist views and I fully support him as a candidate for President. Early last October I watched Dylan Ratigan interview Buddy Roemer
who was running in the GOP primary at that time. I loved what I was hearing! Here is someone who speaks for me!
Like Ratigan, whom I greatly admire, former Governor and Congressman Buddy Roemer wants to reform the campaign financing system and he calls for immediate reporting of big contributions to federal campaigns. Like Ratigan, Roemer echoes that our government is bought and sold to the highest bidder saying “Both parties are joined at their wallets.” I could not agree more! In addition, Roemer supports the spirit of the Occupy movement and has joined protesters at Wall Street and in New Hampshire. Governor Roemer also spoke at the Coffee Party Rally
in Washington DC in October.
Roemer has never taken PAC money, not while running for US Congress or running for Governor of Louisiana.
He is Free to Lead. This makes him unique among all candidates. But in addition Buddy Roemer has common sense centrist views, he will negotiate fair trade deals, including with China, and he wants to bring jobs back to Americans. On Banking Reform, he would restore a version of the Glass-Steagall Act when elected president.
Why don’t more voters know about Buddy Roemer? While Buddy is getting some TV time, the main stream media has too much at stake to let him be heard by more people. TV and cable will lose hundreds of millions in ad revenue if FEC versus Citizens United is overturned. Being a reformer, Buddy supports overturning this SCOTUS ruling.
Roemer’s signature pledge is to accept donations of no more than $100. That way, he represents every American equally. Case in point, he is very accessible via email. I recently asked him for a statement on restoring Glass Steagall and here is his reply:
“Certainly I have always supported the restrictions imposed on Investment Banks and Commercial Banks by the Glass Steagall Act. In fact, I was a member of the House Banking Committee from 1983 to 1988 and opposed elimination of Glass-Steagall in every case. Further, I will restore the risk protections of Glass when I introduce banking reform at the start of my Presidency.”
On the economy, Roemer says we need a mix of both spending cuts and tax increases and he has a 5 year plan to balance our budget. And on energy he believes we need to have more renewable energy sources.
Governor Roemer is now seeking the nomination of Americans Elect
, leaving the GOP in late February to seek Americans Elect’s nomination which will be decided in June. Follow this link
for more information on Roemer’s views on issues.
For these and other reasons, I urge you to learn more about Buddy Roemer at www.BuddyRoemer.com.
Buddy Roemer short resume: Entered Harvard at age 16 earning Degrees in Economics & Business.
Served in Congress for 8 years. 1991 – 1988 (Well respected as one who put country before party)
Governor of Louisiana 1988 -1992 (Began clean up of highly corrupt state and cut unemployment rate in half.)
Private Entrepreneur who founded 3/4 billion dollar bank from ground up that did not take any bailout money
and has ZERO Foreclosures.