POLITICS
03/16/2011 09:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Buddy Roemer Plans RV Tour Of Early Primary States

In presidential campaigns, candidates' favored mode of transportation can be the stuff of legend.

Think of Harry Truman busting Thomas E. Dewey's chops on the platform of the Ferdinand Magellan. Or John McCain's "Straight Talk Express."

Alternatively, you can also consider things like the "Ron Paul Blimp," or Donald Trump's FEC-flouting, registered-in-Bermuda jet.

And now, get ready to add the Buddy Roemer Winnebago to the list of famous campaign conveyances:

The former Louisiana governor said he plans to re-locate to New Hampshire and South Carolina full-time in the next few weeks as he explores a long-shot presidential bid.

Instead of an apartment in Charleston or a rental house on the shores of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, Mr. Roemer said, "I'll live, literally, on some sort of little touring bus" while he drives - and walks - the length and breadth of the two early primary states.

Yep, that's right. Buddy Roemer is going to head up and down the Eastern Seaboard in his RV, dropping road science on GOP voters. He'll invite reporters on board for some scrapple and campfire coffee. In the evenings, he'll do some light, Scooby-gang mystery solving, and the Winnebago will obviously not be powered by corn-additives ("In his first visit to Iowa after announcing his exploratory committee, he challenged corn farmers there to abandon subsidies for ethanol.")

So there you have it. Roemer's roamer. Roemermentum. You get the idea.

[NOTE/CORRECTION: Due to an HTML error, the second sentence of the piece was inadvertently truncated, making it appear as if Harry Truman was associated with the "Straight Talk Express." The error has since been corrected so that all of you nice people don't think I took complete leave of my senses. Sorry about that!]

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