Election 101: Eleven facts about Buddy Roemer and his presidential bid

Charles “Buddy” Roemer is trying to stage a comeback. After nearly two decades out of office, the four-term congressman and one-time Louisiana governor declared his candidacy for president on Thursday in New Hampshire.

11. In his own words

“I should be president or somebody better than I should be.... The only way to make sure of that is to make my opponents go around me, through me, or over me in the primaries.”

“I’d love to be president. I would settle for somebody better than me, but I haven’t seen them out there.”

“Now I’m not good at my politics. I make people angry. I know that. But I care. I care more for the future than the past.”

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