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NewsFlash: Lou Dobbs for President?

Posted on November 23 2009 11:36 am
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In an interview today with WTOP-FM in Washington, DC, former CNN host Lou Dobbs hinted at a future in politics – maybe all the way to the White House.

The website, launched in January 2009 to draft Lou Dobbs for a presidential bid and Dobbs, post-CNN, seems to be warming up to the idea.

“Lou Dobbs would make a good president because he is truly a man of the people,” the Web site’s founder, William Gheen, told Monday.

Gheen, who also heads Americans for Legal Immigration, said Dobbs “has been more in line with the American public on issues like global trade, homeland security and illegal immigration than either of the Democrats or Republicans we have been offered in the last nine years.”

When prodded during the radio interview for a more committed response to the question of his political ambitions, Dobbs replied:

“Well, I’ll tell you this much — it’s one of the discussions that we’re having,” he said. “For the first time, I’m actually listening to some people about politics.

“I don’t think I’ve got the nature for it,” he added. “[But] we’ve got to do something in this country and I think that being in the public arena means you’ve got to be part of the solution.”

Although the story is popping up on news sites all over the web, WTOP has yet to post the news on its website – even thought they “broke” the story – providing only a buried link to listen to the interview. Today’s top story on WTOP – supersizing Thanksgiving.

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