What’s Next For Lou Dobbs?


Lou Dobbs has left CNN, but not the spotlight. What’s next for this CNN veteran may be predictable — he may come back to television or he may likely seek to run for public office.

Dobbs left us many clues in his goodbye speech Wednesday night when he mentioned that he will continue to advocate for the “issues” that he cared about the most, “the growth of our middle-class, the creation of more jobs, health care, immigration policy, the environment”…blah blah. Then he said this: “I will continue to strive, to deal honestly and to straight forwardly with those issues in the future.”

The New York Times has written about Dobb’s departure, saying that FOX News has not made any decisions with respect to hiring Dobbs. The truth of the matter is that Dobbs may not go to FOX News or their cable business network. There are already too many other crazies at FOX News who have all the racist, extremist and lunatic angles covered.

In this economic crisis, finding jobs for reporters and TV anchors is not easy and a man with a big ego like Dobbs may want to skip the jobs search and instead be seriously looking into a future in politics — don’t forget that he mentioned that there is a “lack of true representation” in Washington.

What’s difficult to understand about a possible career in politics for Dobbs is that the man stands for some lefty and right-wing ideas. He is clearly anti-immigrant, but he is also pro-choice and gay-friendly. He is pro-gun control, but he also despises capitalism. He is definitely well suited to be an independent, and he may get a lot of support from both moderates and right-wingers if he ever decides to run for office.

Let’s remember that there hasn’t been a strong independent presidential candidate since Ross Perot because to run as an independent it takes lots of money. A good example of this is Ralph Nader, who has always struggled to fund a successful campaign due to lack of $$.

But Lou Dobbs is rumored to have a salary of $10 million a year, and if he was a good saver his bank account could probably give him a good chance at running for some kind of public office all on his own.

For the moment, we may get to see a more of Dobbs in the months to come. He may write a book or be a guest in the TV and radio talk show circuit for a while. But whatever Dobbs does, he will be under the microscope; all the organizations that fought to get him off the air for the past few years will be vigilant and will be closely watching his every move.

Finally, let’s just hope that Lou Dobbs goes back to his love for space and the universe on his website, Space.com. That may be good for him and for the rest of who want to live in a more harmonious Earth without bigots showing up on our televisions.


10 Responses to What’s Next For Lou Dobbs?

  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Michael Pinto
    November 12, 2009 at 12:33 am

    At the end of the dot.com crash I think Lou was finished with space.com for good. Looking at the imaginova corp website Lou isn’t even listed as being on the board or even being an investor. And I doubt that the current investors would want him back as you don’t want the ex-CEO mucking about if you’re the current management.

    Also I question Lou’s “love of space” – he never mentioned NASA or any related subject on his show. Yet he had an ample opportunity to boost NASA which is underfunded and spread quite thin. Over the last year there has been a real issue with how to build the replacement for the shuttle, and I don’t think Lou even knows that issue exists.

  2. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Max
    November 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Lou is just going to push his radio show further, and hire a lot of staffers to manage a large internet-blog site.

    Lou was not anti-immigrant… are you anti-immigrant if you feel the 3.0 million+ immigrants entering the country every year should be better regulated and perhaps adjusted towards the national interest?

    Our Southern Border… where millions of people, and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of weapons and drugs come across every year… WHY THE HELL ISNT IT SECURE?

    You damn PCer’s will be the end for this country.

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  4. Vote -1 Vote +1John Deison
    November 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    LOL, how about the welfare lines??


  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Dar Pampling
    November 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    “…racist, extremist and lunatic angles covered.” What is it with you PC libs? Fox is #1 in cable news so I guess we’re ALL racist, extremist lunatics. Go live in France!

    • Vote -1 Vote +1anti pampling
      November 12, 2009 at 8:48 pm

      FOX may have the highest rating but they are worthless. The ratings don’t count most young people as they don’t count university dorms, or people who watch via the Internet. More and more the rating are heavy slanted to the poor and more often rural Americans, prime Fox territory, but definitely not a good representation of America. Even if you take those bogus ratings Fox get on overage close to 3 Million viewers acording to Fox, there are almost 300 million American. Dar pampling go back into your cave

  6. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1Dar Pampling's Daddy
    November 12, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    @Dar Pampling:

    That was either the sharpest sarcasm I’ve seen in a while, or you’re a racist, extremist lunatic

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  9. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Scott
    November 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Telemundo. Huge ratings.

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