Well, you knew he wasn’t quitting CNN for no damn reason.
Less than two weeks after announcing his departure from the cable network—and following a series of interviews in which Dobbs encouraged speculation about his political plans—the anchorman known to fans as “Mr. Independent” finally made his presidential ambitions explicit on former Sen. Fred Thompson’s radio show Monday. Asked if he might make a run at the White House in 2012, Dobbs answered flatly: “Yes is the answer.” “I’m going to be talking some more with some folks who want me to listen in the next few weeks,” Dobbs told Thompson. “Right now I’m fortunate to have a number of wonderful options.” Dobbs’s political future, however, remains shrouded in question marks. He has left open a variety of paths to public office—in addition to toying with a presidential campaign, Dobbs hasn’t ruled out a bid for Senate in 2012 in New Jersey—and also left his party affiliation a mystery.
Fellow blowhard Pat Buchanan thinks Dobbs will run as an independent. And thinks he could win. Of course, the left will have no shortage of Dobbs’ anti-immigrant rants to throw in his face.