If you think Buddy Roemer is not serious about a presidential run, you’d better think again.
At the first event of its kind in the 2012 race with multiple potential candidates sharing the same stage, Roemer appeared at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition spring kick-off event yesterday in Waukee, Iowa, along with Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich.
The Washington Post published an article about the gathering, and had this to say about Roemer’s appearance:
"And the winner is: hard to say, though Buddy Roemer (who seemed to speak twice as long as anyone else and somehow already looked exasperated by all of this campaigning) managed to not only articulate his views on the corrupting influence of money in politics, but establish his policy for campaign contributions (capping them at one hundred dollars and expecting no money from PACs)."
The Faith and Freedom Coalition is headed nationally by "social conservative" Ralph Reed, who said ""If we get the culture right, the economy will be right eventually."
It’s kind of hard to see Roemer fitting himself with Ralph Reed, but as they say, politics makes for strange bedfellows.