QuoteMichael Savage, the radio talk-show host whose books include "Liberalism in a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions" says he may make a bid for the presidency. "I would think that somebody who's not a politician might be a viable candidate," Savage said. "I know it sounds bizarre but when you consider the people running for the presidency, none
[appear] qualified," he said in an online interview. Savage is the nation's third-most popular talk-show host on radio. His Talk Radio Network has about 8 million fans listening to more than 370 stations weekly. The report, carried on his SavageNation.com website, said although his chances of being elected might be small, he's sure he could move the Republican Party back in the direction of its conservative roots. "A non-politician who has a very large following, who is very conservative, and who believes in a simple message of borders, language, and culture has a great chance of electrifying the American people," he noted. Other current candidates simply mimic "sound bytes," he said. He said he can do no harm, since the GOP in its current state is incapable of winning. He said on the Republican side, the "Bush dynasty" has stifled all debate in recent years, and his goal will be to rekindle that. "The debate must be moved to the people away from the politicians," he said. The front-runners brought no praise from Savage. Sen. John McCain "ran in the mantle of Barry Goldwater and then he completely humiliated that legacy by being a senator in the mold of a Rockefeller Republican
" Savage said. On Rudy Giuliani, he said, "not a ghost of a chance
" As for Mitt Romney, he's, "all over the map."