03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lou Dobbs On "Today" Show: I Wouldn't Vote For Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

Lou Dobbs took to the "Today" show Tuesday morning as the next step in his post-CNN media blitz, and he told Matt Lauer that he wouldn't vote for Sarah Palin right now.

"Would I consider voting for her? Frankly, based on what I have seen, personally, no," Dobbs said of Palin. "I think the woman had a brilliant address at the Republican Convention last year. I think that since then she's left a lot to be desired as a person who is seeking votes, but that may be what this is about, campaigning for those votes like mine that certainly are not persuaded at this point."

Dobbs did acknowledge, however, that Palin is "certainly the frontrunner in terms of her popularity" for the Republican nomination in 2012.

Earlier in the interview, Dobbs discussed his departure from CNN, repeating his talking point from "The O'Reilly Factor" that CNN didn't mind his opinions when he was criticizing President Bush, but when the Obama administration came into power his brand of journalism was no longer acceptable at the network.

Watch (Palin discussion around 3:40 in):