Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer calls the remaining candidates for president "pitiful".

Roemer ended his bid for the White House last week.

He was in the running for more than 17 months, despite never appearing in a nationally televised Republican debate.

"Mitt Romney has been running 3 years since before the last election. That's 7 years," Roemer told WBRZ-TV.

Roemer refused to accept donations higher than $100 from individual donors. He raised a little more than $3 million for his campaign.