Buddy Roemer Pt. 1

  • Aired:  07/28/11
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Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer takes no PAC money and wants to kick the special-interest hogs off the trough. (4:08)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT THE FORMER

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR OF THE

LOUISIANA WHO IS NOW A

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR

PRESIDENT, I BETTER GET TO

THE INTERVIEW TABLE BEFORE

HE BECOMES A FEDERALIST.

PLEASE WELCOME BUDDY ROEMER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

GOVERNOR, GOOD TO SEE YOU,

PLEASE, SIT DOWN.

>> A FEDERALIST, HUH.

>> Stephen: WELL, I DON'T

KNOW.

YOU WERE A DEMOCRAT THEN YOU

BECAME A REPUBLICAN.

>> I CAN SEE LIKE LINCOLN, A

WIG, DINNER REPUBLICAN.

YOU HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE,

STEVE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT,

SPEAKING OF FLEXIBLE WE HAVE

A COUPLE ISSUES TO DEAL WITH

BEFORE WE START THE

INTERVIEW.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A FEDERAL

SUPERPAC.

AND MY LAWYER TREVOR POTTER

WHO TURNS OUT IS ALSO YOUR

LAWYER TREVOR POTTER HAS

WARNED US THAT I CAN IN NO

WAY COORDINATE WITH YOU.

I CAN'T DISCUSS YOUR

CAMPAIGN PLANS PRORX SWREKTS,

ACTIVITIES OR FEEDS SO NO

ONE CAN ACCUSE US OF WORKING

TOGETHER.

I MAY BE A HIGH PRICED CALL

GIRL BUT I'M NOT OFFERING MY

SERVICES.

GOT IT?

>> THE DEEPER THE PLOT THE

MORE HE LASH RATE THE RULES

BUT WE'LL FOLLOW THEM.

>> Stephen: THE AUDIENCE MAY

WANT TO KNOW SOME OF YOUR

IDEAS ABOUT HOW YOU PLAN TO

RUN IN IOWA OR ELSEWHERE.

I CAN'T KNOW ABOUT THEM.

IF AT SOME POINT YOU START

TALKING ABOUT THEM I'LL PUT

ON THE CONE OF SILENCE.

OKAY.

>> SOUNDS GOOD.

>> Stephen: NOW YOU'RE A

FOUR TERM CONGRESSMAN,

FORMER GOVERNOR OF

LOUISIANA.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WHY DOW WANT TO

RUN FOR PRESIDENT?

DO YOU JUST THINK THE

COUNTRY IS IN SUCH GREAT

SHAPE, LET ME GET THE REIGN?

(LAUGHTER)

>> ALL MY LIFE I HAVE

STUDIED ECONOMICS AND

HISTORY AND PROUD TO BE AN

AMERICAN.

I THINK OUR COUNTRY'S IN

TROUBLE.

WE'RE GIVING OUR JOBS AWAY.

AND SPECIAL INTEREST ON

WASHINGTON D.C.

WHAT I HAVE DONE TO CONTROL

THE MONEY IS DECIDE TO TAKE

NO PAC MONEY, ESPECIALLY

YOURS.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

NO PAC MONEY.

>> I'M THE ONLY CANDIDATE

RUNNING THAT IS THE SAME WAY

I RAN FOR CONGRESS.

THAT'S THE SAME WAY I RAN

FOR GOVERNOR.

I TAKE NO PAC MONEY.

A HUNDRED DOLLAR LIMIT AND

FULL DISCLOSURE.

>> WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

>> A HUNDRED DOLLAR LIMIT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THE SUPREME COURT SAID IN

CITIZENS UNITED THAT MONEY

IS SPEECH.

AND BY ONLY TAKING $100 ARE

YOU SAYING TO YOUR FOLLOWERS,

SHHH I DON'T WANT TO HEAR

WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

OKAY, DADDY'S BUSY.

STOP TALKING.

>> MONEY IS SPEECH.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.

THE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS

IT.

BUT I HAVE THE GOD GIVEN AND

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AS TO

WHO I LISTEN TO.

I WILL NOT LISTEN TO THE

SPECIAL INTERESTS WITH THE

BIG CHECKS.

I WILL LISTEN--

(APPLAUSE)

I WILL LISTEN TO AMERICANS

WITH $100, $5 OR ZERO

DOLLARS WHO HAVE AN IDEA

ABOUT HOW TO BUILD A BETTER

COUNTRY.

I WILL NOT PUT UP WITH THE

SPECIAL INTERESTS.

I CALL THEM HOGS IN THE TROV

AND WE'RE GOING TO KICK THEM

OUT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

HOGS IN THE TROUGH.

I HAPPEN TO LOVE THE TASTE

OF BACON AND THEY'RE WELCOME

TO MY TR ROCK UGH ANY TIME.

OKAY WHAT WOULD A PRESIDENT

BUDDY, AND I HAVE TO SAY,

THAT'S GOT A RING TO IT WHAT

DOES A PRESIDENT BUDDY DO

ABOUT THE DEBT CEILING?

DO YOU LET IT LAPS?

>> NO, YOU MEET YOUR

OBLIGATIONS.

I MEAN THE PRESIDENT OUGHT

TO TELL THE WORLD THAT WE'RE

GOING TO MEET OUR

OBLIGATIONS.

AND HE NEEDS TO LEAD.

ONE OF THE JOBS OF A

PRESIDENT IS TO PROTECT

AMERICA, INCLUDING ITS

WORKFORCE.

AND WE ARE GETTING BEAT UP

BY UNFAIR TRADE.

YOU KNOW THAT.

>> Stephen: I DO KNOW THAT.

SOMETIMES I DO TEN SHOWS A

WEEK, FOUR OF THEM BROADCAST,

THE OTHER SIX SHIPPED OVER

TO INDIA.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: OKAY.

WE HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE

BREAK.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE.

GOVERNOR BUDDY ROEMER