In an email, a former aide to Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer predicted there would not be a Roemer romp in today's New Hampshire primary. "I think that Gov. Roemer will do better than expected, but I don't see a statewide shift to his corner," former spokesman Aaron Walker told me. "The governor has a number of interesting ideas in fair trade and the affect of money in politics... I think that people are interested and appreciative, but will ultimately vote for the top tier candidates."
In response to a question about whether Roemer would consider suspending his campaign if he did not succeed today, Walker said, "As for when and if he pulls the plug, that's a great question."
As far as the former aide knows, Roemer will carry on regardless of the New Hampshire results. "I texted with him briefly this week and he said that he wants to press on. Couple that with his presser the other day stating the same thing, and I think that we're going to see Gov. Roemer continue to snipe at the heels of the candidates for a while. He feels that he's genuinely gaining a foothold within the realm of social media. And that seems to be resulting in continued donations. We may be seeing Gov. Roemer for a while."
In the latest PPP polling of the first in the nation primary state, Roemer hit 3 percent, coming in higher than Texas governor Rick Perry, who only had support from 1 percent of respondents.