UPDATED: We inadvertently listed this interview as former Colorado Governor Roy Romer for Colorado. That was inaccurate.
Roemer Stumping For McCain- Palin in New Mexico!
Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer is participating in the “Western Business Tour” today trying to rally support for John McCain and Sarah Palin in Las Cruces and Alamogordo. Roemer believes John McCain’s economic policies to lower taxes will create jobs and benefit all Americans.
He is urging voters to cast their ballot and says the election is going to be close and could come down to a single vote.
Roemer is also talking about economic uncertainty and said he doesn't think a one or two day market moves means the market fall is over. Roemer told me "we're not out of the woods yet."
He says voters in New Mexico are hurting. He says they're cautious because they don't know what the future holds.
"These are dangerous and uncharted times," said Roemer.
He wants to put an end to all the bailouts, and was flabbergasted to hear Wall Street bonus have already been budgeted. Roemer wants more transparency in the reporting of money transferred to Wall Street firms.
Roemer a former Harvard Business School graduate said he thinks the biggest threat to this market is uncertainty.
"What I like about John McCain," said Roemer, "is he takes away uncertainty."
Roemer reminds voters that Sen. McCain has never voted for an earmark. He believes eliminating earmarks could save the federal budget up to 30 billion dollars.
While most market analysts are crediting the Federal Reserve's move to lower interest rates as the primary reason for the Dow Jones' increase, Governor Romer attributes some of the gain, or momentum, to McCain - Palin's recent gains in some political opinion polls.
Roemer believes market confidence will be restored by creating jobs, lowering taxes, and scrubbing the budget and cleaning up spending, and by retraining our workers. He also insists on free trade.