We don’t normally pay much attention to rumors here, but this one caught our eye. Apparently Republicans are buzzing that Lou Dobbs, the CNN anchor who styles himself a populist but comes off more like the unhinged distant relative who ruined Christmas, is thinking of running for governor of New Jersey.

When asked about his gubernatorial ambitions, Dobbs chortled, “I’m just not going to comment.” Asked early in the year whether he would ever run for anything, he said, “I cannot say never.”

(h/t: Political Wire)

The Star-Ledger:

It’s a hot topic in Republican political and fund-raising circles: CNN’s Lou Dobbs is thinking of running for governor of New Jersey.

Several well-connected Republicans say they’ve heard the buzz that Dobbs, famous for his sharp commentary about Washington policies and politics, may be turning his sights on Trenton and has inquired about the steps necessary to start a campaign.

Reached by telephone Wednesday at his home — a 300-acre horse farm in Wantage, Sussex County — Dobbs would not say whether he has any such plans. Asked if he wanted to deny it, Dobbs said, “I’m just not going to comment.”

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