Think about it. “President Dobbs.” Has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it? Like President Fillmore. Just rolls off the tongue. The sad truth is, however that there are possibly as many as 900,000 people who would vote for Mr. Dobbs (that is the number of people still listening to him when he quit last week). Fortunately, there are more than 200 milion voters in America, so reason may yet prevail.
Where does candidacy possibilities like Lou Dobbs or even J.D. Hayworth running against John McCain leave us? Besides praying for a real change, it leads to the tragic answer that as long as vitriol and hatred make people feel better about themselves, we will not have an answer to our immigration conundrum.
I believe, however, that America is better than Lou Dobbs. I believe we are better than the vitriol that spews forth from the mouths, websites, and airwaves against immigrants. And, I believe that when push comes to shove, that those who know what is right will prevail and that immigration reform will happen. The problem is that I just don’t know when that will be.
Frankly, I think it would be great if Lou Dobbs ran for President on the platform of the Know Nothing Party. It would really wake Americans up to the damage that such positions have on America and our future.