Published November 23, 2009
Former populist CNN anchor Lou Dobbs said Monday he isn't ruling out a presidential run.
Dobbs, who resigned from CNN in November after nearly three decades with the network, suggested in a radio interview with WTOP in Washington, D.C., that he's eyeing a future in politics.
"What's so crazy about that?" Dobbs quipped when asked about a possible presidential run. "It's one of the discussions that we're having."
"For the first time, I'm actually listening to some people about, about politics," he said. "We've got to do something in this country."
Support for Dobbs as a presidential contender took form on the Internet well before the veteran newsman announced his departure from CNN, where he worked as anchor and managing editor of "Lou Dobb's Tonight."
The Web site, "loudobbsforpresident.org," launched in January 2009 to rally support for a possible 2012 presidential run.
"Lou Dobbs would make a good president because he is truly a man of the people," the Web site's founder, William Gheen, told FoxNews.com Monday.
Gheen, who also heads Americans for Legal Immigration, said Dobbs "has been more in line with the American public on issues like global trade, homeland security and illegal immigration than either of the Democrats or Republicans we have been offered in the last nine years."
"People are looking for something fresh and new," he said.
Kheen said that 3,000 people pledged over $600,000 for a possible Dobbs presidential run when his Web site launched last January.