FILE - In a Thursday, July 21, 2011 file photo, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announces that he will run for the Republican nomination and become a candidate for president of the United States at the Hanover Inn on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, N.H. Roemer, whose quest for the Republican presidential nomination has drawn little attention, plans to drop from contention with the GOP and run as an independent. Roemer says he will make a formal statement on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)