No one who met the group's eligibility requirements to become its presidential nominee was able to corral the threshold 10,000 endorsements needed from "delegates" in an online nationwide convention. The prospective candidate who came closest, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, was able to garner only 6,293 votes. Others who were urged to seek the endorsement, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, an early casualty of the 2012 Republican nomination fight, wanted no part of the exercise.