The "Occupy Wall Street" protests that are sweeping the nation is receiving support from a republican presidential candidate.
In an interview with "The American Conservative," Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer said "there is power in the protests," which he says "reflects a sense of fair play and a belief in individual strength over government solutions." Protests organizers have said this movement is a pushback against corporate greed and the influence of big money on congress. During his presidential campaign, Roemer has spoken out against similar matters.
"He is the only candidate that really speaks to their cause of trying to get corporate money out of politics," said WGNO Political Analyst Jeff Crouere.
Roemer has refused all public financing of his campaign and is only accepting individual donations of 100 dollars or less. As a result, he is struggling in polls and has not been asked to participate in any debates.