Buddy Roemer, Barry Goldwater Jr., John Mackey join Gary Johnson on Our America Initiative board

Karl Dickey in the Examiner:

Former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Buddy Roemer and Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey announced today they have joined the Honorary Board of the Our America Initiative, an issue advocacy organization whose Honorary Chairman is former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

Roemer and Johnson both sought the Republican nomination in the early leadup to the 2012 election, but after neither one gained any traction, Johnson sought and won the Libertarian nomination, while Roemer went after the Americans Elect and Reform Party nominations (although he failed to get nominated by any party).

In addition to having been a Governor, Roemer has also been a Congressman, as was Barry Goldwater Jr., the son of former Republican Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

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8 thoughts on “Buddy Roemer, Barry Goldwater Jr., John Mackey join Gary Johnson on Our America Initiative board

  1. NewFederalist

    An impressive group. I hope more are added and it would be nice to see a Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell added (although they are both fairly old) and some women to expand the appeal of the organization.

  2. Freakofdaweek

    I would add Robby Wells or Bob Milnes in place of Roemer, this way people will take it seriously.

  3. Rob

    “while Roemer went after the Americans Elect and Reform Party nominations (although he failed to get nominated by any party).”

    I suspect Roemer could have gotten the Reform Party nod–if it was actually worth pursuing–had he not gotten out of the race months before they had their convention in August.

  4. paulie

    That’s probably true. I forgot he quit before their convention.

    Might have been smarter for a party with so little ballot access to have their convention earlier?

  5. Dennis

    Roemer was not the frontrunner for the Reform nomination, though he probably would have received it had he remained in the race. However, he made the right choice.

  6. paulie Post author

    “Honorary Board”?

    Yawn.

    Wake me when they’re on the real board.

    Who’s on the “real board” BTW? Is that public anywhere?

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