Sorry folks, while I might respect Lou Dobbs greatly for his views on illegal immigration. I just do not feel he would make a good President.
Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has never been elected to any government office, but he said Monday he’s considering a run for the White House in 2012.
During an interview on WTOP radio in Washington, Dobbs fueled rumors he’s seeking a bid for public office, possibly the highest office in the land, when asked if speculation about an Oval Office bid is “crazy talk.”
“What’s so crazy about that?” Dobbs, 64, replied. “Golly!”
So, is it crazy talk or is it real, the radio station persisted.
“Well, I’ll tell you this much — it’s one of the discussions that we’re having,” he said. “For the first time, I’m actually listening to some people about politics.”
“I don’t think I’ve got the nature for it,” he added. “[But] we’ve got to do something in this country and I think that being in the public arena means you’ve got to be part of the solution.”
The reason I feel this way about Lou Dobbs is this; Lou might have his head on straight about Illegal Immigration. However, he has his head square up his rather large rear end up about economic policy and foreign trade in this country. The man is a flat out Liberal-minded protectionist, when it comes to foreign trade. If it were left to the likes of Lou Dobbs and his ilk, we would totally repeal NAFTA and all the rest of trade agreements that we have with the World and go back to the old days of outright protectionist policies, which would absolutely devastate our economy.
We already have a jobs problem now and our economy is shaky at best. The LAST thing we need is Lou Dobbs or someone of that idiotic mindset to waltz into the White House and rip the one remaining thing that is keeping the American economy afloat and somewhat stable. Going back to the protectionist policies of old would be a textbook case in abject stupidity. Let me remind my readers that it was the stupid economic protectionism and the unwillingness to engage other Countries, that caused the United States to become involved in the second World War; that and President Franklin Roosevelt’s committing of economic warfare against Japan. This triggered an act of desperation by the Japanese.
The main thing to remember about Lou Dobbs is; when he refers to the “Working Middle Class in this Country,” he is referring to the Union Workers. My question to Lou Dobbs is this; what about the NON-UNION working middle class? Do they not deserve protection too, or does that only apply to the Union workers at the big three auto plants?
Not only this, Lou Dobbs has a paranoid idiotic fetish with the so-called “North American Union” that he constantly rants and raves about. The problem is that the so-called evidence of such a thing does not even exist, except in the idiotic minds of those that believe that bunch of malarkey! The very idea that the United States of America would actually abandon its currency and join forces with Canada and Mexico is something of the Alex Jones paranoid stupidity class. Sovereignty is something that Mexico and Canada take quite seriously and I highly doubt that either of those Countries would want to be saddled with our enormous debt.
Thanks, but no thanks Lou; Stick to what you know; which is sitting behind a microphone and bloviating about your opinions on the politics of the day. This would be about as stupid as Bill O’Reilly running for President; he might be a great person and have some very good intentions; however he would be lousy for the job.