November 25, 2009
Lou Dobbs sounded a little like a political candidate when he announced his departure from CNN a couple of weeks ago. Now he sounds a whole lot like one.
While the early speculation was about whether the former TV talker would seek the presidency, his spokesman indicated on Tuesday that a run for U.S. Senate in 2012 is more likely — as a possible steppingstone to the White House.
Dobbs, best known as a crusader against illegal immigration, has his eye on the seat held by New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez, the Senate’s only Hispanic member.
“He realizes that to run for president he’d have to run for an intermediate position, such as the Menendez spot,” spokesman Bob Dilenschneider told The Wall Street Journal, adding that Dobbs isn’t ruling out a run for president but isn’t “approaching it seriously at this moment.”