Draft Lou Dobbs for President
A project of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is withdrawing support for Lou Dobbs
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is withdrawing support for Lou
Dobbs after years, including the suspension of websites calling on
Dobbs to run for President due to the perceived change in Mr. Dobbs's
stances on immigration issues.
"While Mr. Dobbs claims his positions have not changed, however,
that is not the perception of many of our mutual supporters," said
William Gheen of
ALIPAC. "His recent comments on Telemundo and his
national radio show supporting some kind of path to citizenship for
illegal immigrants is inconsistent with positions of
ALIPAC and the
views of most American citizens."
A recent Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, September, 2009 poll found
78% of likely voters were opposed to legalizing the status of the
estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. with only 19%
supporting it. Eighty-eight percent of African-Americans were opposed
to legalization. These findings are consistent with numerous other
certified polls presented in
ALIPAC's "Polls and Surveys" section at
Dobbs created shock waves last week when news
broke about his pro-Amnesty comments on Telemundo that appear to be a
departure from his prior support for existing immigration laws.
circulated the video of the entire Lou Dobbs interview on Telemundo to
over 30,000 national supporters.
"Our internal polling shows that over 70% of our supporters are
upset with Mr. Dobbs's comments on Telemundo is support of legalizing
illegal aliens. ALIPAC opposes any path to citizenship form of Amnesty
for illegal aliens currently in the US," said Gheen. "Therefore we are
dropping our support for Lou Dobbs and suspending the fan sites we have
ALIPAC was the first national organization to call on Dobbs to
consider a run for President of the United States. Gheen discussed
these issues with Dobbs on his national radio show on Monday, Nov. 30.
ALIPAC is suspending the operations of two Dobbs fan websites. The
Facebook "Draft Lou Dobbs for President or US Senate" and the fan site
www.LouDobbsForPresident.org will suspend operations and have a notice of
ALIPAC's discontinued support placed upon them. The site
was launched back in early 2008 and has generated pledges of over
$660,000 in contributions if Lou Dobbs were to run for office.
"We've received so many demands from prior Dobbs supporters to
remove their pledges of support that we have to suspend all operations
on the Dobbs fan sites," said Gheen. "Lou Dobbs has deeply offended his
base of supporters and ALIPAC is going to remain loyal to those
Americans who support our existing immigration laws instead of Amnesty
disguised as reform."
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