The long-standing former CNN financial analyst, Lou Dobbs, is pondering a run for US Senate from New Jersey as a Republican in 2010. If he runs, it would be in opposition to the U.S. Senate’s only Hispanic member, Democrat Robert Menendez.
Dobbs gained notice for his strong views against illegal immigration and amnesty while a broadcast figure on CNN, but has been softening his views since announcing his intent to run for the Senate seat in New Jersey; sounds like he’d make a perfect politician, if not exactly a conservative. Sounds like someone took some pond pumps to him.
Dobbs has also admitted he’s considered a presidential run, perhaps as early as 2012. That would make him precisely as qualified at the federal level as President Obama was when he ran for the White House.