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Buddy Roemer on VoteMatch

Former Governor (R-LA); frontrunner for AmericansElect presidential nomination

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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive: Favors topic 1
No Federal funds for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant civil rights to the pre-born: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect sexual preference; decide gay marriage by each state: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy": Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for presidential assassination: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stricter civil penalties for money laundering: Favors topic 9
Criminalize all materials sexually exploitative of children: Favors topic 9
Make combating crime a national priority: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stricter penalties for firearm use during felonies: Opposes topic 10
Federal gun controls cannot override state gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Address frivolous lawsuits; make insurance companies compete: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increase to $2500 eligible for personal retirement savings: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Competition & choice are antidotes to flab & irrelevance: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bring our Marines home from "oil" duty via domestic energy: Opposes topic 18
More energy exploration in the US: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax credits for exploring for oil in deep water & Arctic: Opposes topic 18
Repeal windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
$100,000 reward for convicting for harming DEA agents: Favors topic 19
Legalize medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce and discipline Federal entitlements: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simpler, clearer, fairer tax rates; eliminate loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
The border needs to be sealed, with no amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enforce a level playing field in international trade: Opposes topic 13
Extend Japanese auto export restraints: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
No more "oil duty" for Marines: stronger but more focused: Opposes topic 15
Defense appropriations decided by political money & access: Opposes topic 15
Require Congressional approval for arms exports: Opposes topic 15
National security strategy: peace through strength: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Super PACs distort and corrupt our politics: Strongly Favors topic 16
Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit: Strongly Favors topic 16
Cap donations to presidential campaign at $100 per person: Strongly Favors topic 16
Provide uniform presidential voting hours, until 11 PM EST: Favors topic 16
Increase campaign donation limit from $1,000 to $2,500: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act ok after full debate and temporary modifications: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Avoid occupying foreign lands: too expensive & too deadly: Opposes topic 17

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Buddy Roemer on the issues:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
GOP Candidates:
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(AE)
Jill Stein(G)
C.G.David Walker(AE)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Gov.Chris Cristie(NJ)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Jon Huntsman(UT)
Rep.Thaddeus McCotter(MI)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

Page last updated: Aug 27, 2012