Lou Dobbs For President...Maybe

Remember when conservative pundit Pat Buchanan ran for the GOP nomination in 1992, miffed with former President George H.W. Bush's policies? Now there's talk of another media big shot considering a bid: CNN's Lou Dobbs. Fans say he'd most likely run as a third-party populist, as Ross Perot did the same year Buchanan ran.

A TV business anchor, Dobbs has morphed into a powerful voice calling for new national leadership and ending illegal immigration. While not ruling out a run, he says, "I've got a day job that I love." Dobbs, however, says that he is desperate for a change in the direction of the country. Asked about accepting a vice presidential nomination, he says, "How about secretary of state? I don't want to seem overly ambitious."

By Paul Bedard