Roemer Takes Presidential Search on RV Tour

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Buddy Roemer

Buddy Roemer

In presidential campaigns, candidates’ favored mode of transportation can be the stuff of legend.

Think of Harry Truman busting Thomas E. Dewey’s chops on the platform of the Ferdinand Magellan. Or John McCain’s “Straight Talk Express.”

Alternatively, you can also consider things like the “Ron Paul Blimp,” or Donald Trump’s FEC-flouting, registered-in-Bermuda jet, the Huffington Post reported.

And now, get ready to add the Buddy Roemer Winnebago to the list of famous campaign conveyances.

The former Louisiana governor said he plans to relocate to New Hampshire and South Carolina full-time in the next few weeks as he explores a long-shot presidential bid.

Instead of an apartment in Charleston or a rental house on the shores of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee, ┬áRoemer said, “I’ll live, literally, on some sort of little touring bus” while he drives – and walks – the length and breadth of the two early primary states.

Yep, that’s right. Buddy Roemer is going to head up and down the Eastern Seaboard in his RV, dropping road science on GOP voters. He’ll invite reporters on board for some scrapple and campfire coffee. In the evenings, he’ll do some light, Scooby-gang mystery solving, and the Winnebago will obviously not be powered by corn-additives (“In his first visit to Iowa after announcing his exploratory committee, he challenged corn farmers there to abandon subsidies for ethanol.”)

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