Dobbs confirms he's "considering" White House run -- What will United Stations Radio Network do?
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In an interview to be published in the May 2010 edition of GQ Magazine, Lou Dobbs, the nationally syndicated radio host and former long-time CNN host, confirms he is "considering" a campaign for President.
From his chat with Jeanne Marie Laskas (emphasis added):
"I never said I'm running for president," [Dobbs] says.
"You never said you aren't."
"No, I haven't. I'm not ruling anything out. I don't know what I'm going to do."
"You're running for president."
"If you say so."
"You're considering it."
"You're talking to Debi about it?"
"And she says?"
"I think that's off the record-"
"But she's not against it-"
"She's probably more open to considering it than she's ever been."
"Oh, my God, you're running for president."
After resigning under pressure from his post on CNN, it seems Dobbs has been confined to occasional appearances on Fox News, speaking engagements at Tea party rallies, his nationally syndicated radio program, and a hefty dose of considering.
Dobbs can either be a radio host or a candidate for office. I don't think anyone would begrudge him the opportunity to explore running for public office but using his radio platform to further his political ambitions is entirely inappropriate.
Now that Dobbs has confirmed that he is "considering" a run for president, United Stations Radio Network -- the company that syndicates his show nationally -- should require he make a decision about his potential candidacy and if he chooses to run for office it should force him to take a leave of absence until the conclusion of any potential campaign.
After all, it's the only right thing to do. Don't you think?