When Lou Dobbs took $8-million and walked out the studio door at CNN, I wrote that his parting comments sounded an awful lot like not just a politician announcing his candidacy–it sounded like he was running for president. Turns out I was right (why is it so easy to read the minds of egomaniacs?):
The Lou Dobbs-for-Senate rumor had barely crested when the Lou Dobbs-for-president rumor suddenly overtook it this week.
…On Monday, Mr. Dobbs said he had been urged to ponder a White House run, and was indeed thinking about it. “Yes is the answer…”
…Mr. Dobbs [said] he did not know which way he was leaning on a presidential bid, but said he would “be talking some more with some folks who want me to listen to them the next few weeks.”
Apparently, Dobbs lives on a horse farm in wealthy suburban northern New Jersey. Can anyone tell me how his presidential campaign would be much different from that other wealthy horsey New Jersey former Republican presidential candidate, Steve Forbes?? I guess Dobbs will add hatred of Hispanics and dark-skinned immigrants to his platform. But other than that??
Maybe Lou’s campaign slogan can be: “Save America from the wetbacks!” Is this any way to run a presidential campaign? If you’re a Republican I guess it is. With wacky, single-issue candidates like this the Republicans will be in great shape in 2012.