After getting shut out of yet another Republican presidential candidate debate, it appears that former Lousiana Gov. and U.S. Rep. Buddy Roemer will go elsewhere to continue his run for president. The GOP candidate that almost nobody knew about released a statement today ending his candidacy for the Republican nomination.
What’s next for Roemer? A run at getting nominated by a third party. In the same statement, he declared he would seek the Reform Party’s blessing to run for president. Founded by former third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot, the Reform Party’s shining moment was when former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected as governor of Minnesota in 1998. Since then, they haven’t had much luck in influencing U.S. politics. Roemer might be a big name for them, but not as big a name as Perot or Ventura. It’ll remain an uphill battle for Roemer to get media attention, especially with the topsy-turvy GOP primary process still ongoing.
– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor
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