I know it’s silly to waste time discussing something like a Lou Dobbs presidency, but this made me laugh:
“I would assume he’s going independent, since he’s made a very strong case that that’s where he is,” said Bay Buchanan, who ran Pat Buchanan’s 2000 campaign for president as the Reform Party’s candidate. “There’s enormous movement out there, I think more so than when Pat ran. I think they’ve really given up on Republicans, they’ve given up on Democrats; so he would be stepping into something where a path had been laid.”
Buchanan added: “I think he can win.”
The idea that a xenophobe can win a three-way race with an electorate that’s at least 25% non-white is beyond ludicrous.
I imagine Bay is just angling to run his campaign. After the bang-up job she did in 2000….
Update. It took me a while, but I did think of a way that this can be good news for conservatives. Say that Obama wins 48-45 with Dobbs getting six percent of the vote (the other 1 going to the usual rogues gallery of XFLers). Forty-five plus six is a majority, so it proves we’re still a conservative country, conservatism is more popular than ever, Obama has no mandate, etc.