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Lou Dobbs Hints At White House Run In 2012 As An Independent

"Yes is the answer."

And the question?

Might former CNN host Lou Dobbs run for the White House in 2012?

Dobbs, who split ways with CNN earlier this month over his commitment to "advocacy" journalism, told former Tennessee senator (and, briefly, 2008 GOP presidential contender) Fred Thompson yesterday that he just might mount an independent bid for the presidency.

They talked on Thompson's radio show (the audio is posted here).

As Politico says, Dobbs' answer "fueled already rampant speculation about his political future."

Last week, NPR's Political Junkie blog asked its readers "what's the FIRST thing Lou Dobbs will be doing now that he's left CNN?" Sixty six percent said "join the Fox News Channel."

When we asked last week if Two-Way readers would like to see Dobbs run for president, 68% said no.