President Dobbs? Group Begins Its Push

Anti-immigration website seeks to draft vocal CNN host
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 10:48 PM CST
This 2004 file photo from video originally provided by CNN shows Lou Dobbs on the set of "Lou Dobbs Tonight." (AP Photo/CNN)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the Republican race in disarray—and many of the party's candidates too soft on immigration for its liking—a conservative group today began a campaign to draft Lou Dobbs as an independent candidate. The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC launched a website seeking support for the CNN host, a vocal advocate of cracking down on illegals, the Los Angeles Times reports.

No immediate word from Dobbs, but he said, "I can never say never," earlier this month. The group says it fears that a candidate softer on immigration—any of the Democrats, for example, or even McCain, Huckabee, or Giuliani—will eventually land in the White House.