Real Populism Is Radical

by | May 25, 2011

According to The New York Times, Charles “Buddy” Roemer is exploring a possible presidential campaign from his RV, refusing any contributions over $100. His stance against corporate influence has left him with a paltry $55,000 in donations, almost half of which came out of his own pocket. It is fair to characterize him as the longest of long shots.

That may be, but I sure do like what Mr. Roemer has to say on the subject.

“I’d like to show America how to set the President free,” says Roemer. Which is a terrific reminder that the left/right division is a false construct. If you want to choose a side, choose to be on the side of the American people, or on the side of American corporations.

I don’t care what party he’s part of today, it’s clear that Roemer is the kind of radical this nation needs. Let’s stoke Roemer’s RV with small bills and give the man and his message a chance to be heard.