Some collected articles with various points of view on the recent announcement by former CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs that he may run for President of the United States, separately from the Democratic Party or the Republican Party:
(excerpt from) Politico
…Even independent political operatives less ideologically aligned with Dobbs — Buchanan, like Dobbs, is an immigration hawk — say he represents an enormous opportunity for foes of the two-party system.
“Lou Dobbs, I think, would be a perfect candidate for us,” said former Sen. Dean Barkley, the founder of the Minnesota Reform Party (later known as the Minnesota Independence Party) who managed former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s successful third-party campaign in 1998. “We were hoping he would have run last time.”…
(excerpt from) National Post Posted
Lou Dobbs, who ended a 30 year stint with CNN earlier this month, has confirmed that he may run for president in 2012.
Dobbs let his intentions known Monday on former senator Fred Thompson’s radio show…
…It is expected that Dobbs would run as an independent. In a 2007 interview with Larry King, Dobbs said he has no affiliation to either the Republicans or Democrats:
“I’m, as I say in the book, Larry, I am an unaffiliated, independent. I was — I’ve been a lifelong Republican but I have come to the conclusion after — with mounting evidence seemingly every year for the past six to eight years in particular that there is no difference in these political parties.”…
(excerpt from) Earth Times
…Adam Luna, of the pro-immigration lobby group America’s Voice, said he doubted that Dobbs had enough of a national following to launch a presidential bid.
“When the only thing you offer is lying on television and lose your job as a result, it will be very difficult to gain the trust of hundreds of millions of Americans, including those Latinos you offended for years,” Luna said…
(excerpt from) The Examiner.com
While the thought of Lou Dobbs running for president is gift enough for any political writer, the news got even better when a possible campaign manager immediately stepped forward. Upon hearing the news that Lou was interested in being president, former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan’s sister and campaign manager, Fay Buchanan, said Lou would be “stepping into something where a path had already been laid” by people like her brother (oh, is that what Lou would be stepping in? I’d have picked something else, but again I digress). Fay also said she thinks Lou can win.