For years Lou Dobbs made a living trying to convince Americans that illegal immigrants and their supporters were waging a war on the middle class. He now supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants because he wants to run for office and garner the support of Hispanics.
Dobbs seems to believe his own rhetoric about immigration and the supposed power of the groups he’s railed against for years. Americans aren’t very concerned about immigration while most of the opinions expressed are from small groups of pro and anti immigration activists on the political fringes. Dobbs failed to convince his viewership to keep watching his show but he convinced himself of the imaginary power of illegal immigrants and their supporters.